Food for Thought


Video of jury deliberations - See the Winners!


We invite you to submit proposals for new ways of providing, presenting and eating food. A new recipe, a new type of restaurant, garden, farm, table, convenience store, city ........ anything is possible.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Shop
Country Paris, France
Registration Deadline 15 February 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 February 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility All

In the last 40 years the way we produce and eat our food has gone through significant changes. Not only has the production become more industrial, also our taste is more and more defined by the companies that make our food. These companies are only interested in the economics of making longer lasting and cheaper taste (on a bigger scale). The restaurants we eat at are increasingly owned and operated as big corporations. Operating according to tightly managed formulae they offer exactly the same food in all their branches. Its food is meant to taste the same all year round. Are we becoming scared of a burger tasting of spring?
At the 24/7 SANDWICHSHOP we strive to (re-)acquaint people with special tastes and develop new and ever changing combinations. But how can we involve the whole food chain? Should there be chickens in the garden, a cow slaughtered in the shop? Should we produce our grain on-site? Or should we have different 'shops' dealing with the raw materials? Should we serve different food? Sandwich pills? Algae rolls? Wood burgers? Or should we stop serving food and start to be hunter gatherer again?

Not yet announced

Available Prize
A - Money
B - Get your winning idea published (PDF) and/or exhibited
C - A magazine subscription
D - I am a saint and do not care about a price

Entry Fee

Max. 1 A3

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