International designer Emilie Baltz will deliver the keynote at the International Food Design Experience, Conference and Studio, hosted at Otago Polytechnic in July.
Baltz is a founding faculty member of New York's Graduate School of Visual Arts Products of Design programmee and the Food Design Studio at New York's Pratt Institute.
A trained dancer and photographer, she wrote the L.O.V.E Foodbook and Junk Foodie: 51 Delicious Recipes for the Lowbrow Gourmand.
Her commissions in the past six months include Traces - an eating experience using the table as a canvas, and Lickestra, a musical licking performance using conductive ice creams that trigger baselines and tones when licked, turning the eater into a performer.
She'll be joined at the event by Kiwi chefs Michael Meredith, Guilio Sturla of Roots in Lyttelton and Auckland's Gianpaolo Grazioli from ice cream parlour Giapo. Image: the Traces eating experience.
Image: the Traces experience