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Taste Festival Berlin


10 days of Food and Creativity.

Food is a central topic for cutting edge design today. At the same time chef's and producers are experimenting with various aesthetic and conceptual approaches that are relevant in contemporary food. They are not only innovating culinary techniques but are also reflecting on our daily food philosophy.

The Taste Festival is a 10-days-Festival in Berlin introducing outstanding designers, artists, food curators, chefs and producers. Aimed at all food enthusiasts as well as industry professionals, the Festival is an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about taste, the sourcing of ingredients, the experimentation behind the dishes and the cultural significance of dining.

The idea is to focus on Dutch product- and food-design roots in the singular reputation it has throughout the world in today‘s context. We see in the Netherlands, especially in the field of food design, a remarkable creative cluster of designers, even more than in other countries! Precisely because the Netherlands are not known in Germany as a culinary „highculture“, it‘s even more refreshing to see more and more Dutch designers coming up with innovative projects. The appearance of their work among international contemporary positions and in the context of a new food culture will deliver decisive key impulses. Showing the creative potential of contemporary Dutch design, its leading role in conceptual-analytic approaches, is a decisive motivation of „Taste“.

Taste Festaival features an exclusive exhibition and shows works from 30 internationally recognised designers and artists in addition to hosting food events, mini-markets, presentatuions and parties. Taste displays not only the quality and fantasy of the latest New Food Culture but also shows how the visual effects of graphic design, illustration, performance and architecture spill into and influence the field of food and design.

The Festival day starts with Festival workshops for creative experimentation sessions. At noon everybody is invited to the daily Mini-Markets alongside the pier of the River Spree where they will be presenting rare products and futuristic street food dishes. In the evening, the mise-en-place for the dinner takes place at 7.30 pm during week and 8.00 pm at the weekend at Direktorenhaus.

Taste Festival

01 - 10 June 2012


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