Share your knowledge and spread the food design JOY with our growing community spread across 125 countries and generate an additional income by teaching online courses, conducting workshops and offering online coaching and consulting.


  • Make the most of your passion and share your expertise: Create a course for our eager, motivated and passionate community of people around the world and generate more income from your creative knowledge.
  • Your course is crafted with OSFD: You add the content and OSFD helps make it happen. This will be the beginning of a project we'll work on together, side by side.
  • Build credibility: List your course and work alongside experts in the field of Food Design. Further your credibility and build your personal brand in this growing industry. 
  • Share and grow with the community: Get inspired and inspire other creatives. The OSFD student community is eager to learn and the community of professionals in Food Design Nation is the breeding ground for collaboration, innovation and more food design.
  • Teach at our partner universities: Join our ecosystem to reach and teach our growing list of partner universities across the globe.

Who can publish a course in OSFD?

Any professional in the creative field/food sector, because we all have something only we can teach. Prior teaching experience is preferred, but not mandatory. 

We require that authors should create courses as individuals, but not companies, so they remain owners of the content should the company be closed or should they leave the company/institution.

Our team of professionals is responsible for reviewing every proposal in detail to ensure that it meets OSFD’s quality standards. In addition to your course proposal, it is essential that you send all the necessary information so that we can have a clear picture of who you are and what you do, including a preview of the first pre-recorded lesson of your course.

How you will earn

Online Course:

The OSFD offers Authors 50% of each enrollment through online sales for 1 year. After 1 year from the date of publication of your course on the OSFD website, the OSFD team will review these terms.

Sales price of the Online Course will be decided upon reviewing your complete course and all lessons. The OSFD team will suggest a course price based on the course length, learning/teaching modality, and quality of video lessons.

Online Coaching Sessions:

The OSFD offers Authors 70% of each enrolment through B2C sales of Online Coaching Sessions. Sales price options for Online Coaching Sessions are as follow:

Feedback with Video Message: When enrolling students ask specific questions, indicate topics, or send projects for which they would like answers and/or feedback from the Author. The Author has two weeks to prepare a 15-20 min video message to address these points. 

Sale Price: 49 USD*

Single Session for STUDENTS: 1-hour one-to-one live video call

Sale Price: 75 USD*

Single Session for PROFESSIONALS / COMPANIES: 1-hour one-to-one live video call

Sale Price: 129 USD*

*excluding VAT

Engagements through OSFD ecosystem:

Authors receive a flat rate for all live sessions through our network of partnering Universities, Companies and Institutions

Sample Fees*:

Live Online Talk: 100 USD

Online Workshop: 300 USD

Hybrid Workshop: 500 USD

*Rates are for demonstration purposes only. Actuals may vary based on the specific project.

How you get paid

Cumulative, periodic payments (every 3 months, or every 6 months) will be paid out by OSFD upon receiving an invoice from the author, enlisting the specified amount due. For example, on April 1st, authors invoice OSFD for the amount owed for all sessions that took place between January and March. Then, on July 1st, authors raise an invoice for sessions delivered between April and June, and so on.

What OSFD courses are like

No two courses are the same. Usually, an OSFD course has between 1.5 and 3 hours of content and we require that at least 90-120 minutes of that content is in pre-recorded video format. But we will advise you in detail on all these topics in due time, as we help you curate the best format based on your unique content and teaching style.

How it works

Once you have submitted a proposal for review, the OSFD team will be in touch with you to help build your course according to our guidelines and quality standards.

In order to set up your course proposal, we will need you to share the relevant information with us via [this form]. We also ask that you share a video of you teaching, or giving a presentation. This can be a recording of something you’ve done in the past and it’s going to show the OSFD your teaching and/or public speaking skills. 

The OSFD team will review your information, and if the topic you’ve chosen aligns with the OSFD current offer and content mix, we’ll be in touch with you.

You’ll receive access to a digital folder containing a Course Template. In this document you’re asked to structure your course in detail. You will work on this document with an OSFD team member who can answer any questions and help you to translate your idea into a complete online course. In this Course Template you’re also asked to create and record one full lesson and share with us the video. 

Once the Course Template is completed and you send us one video lesson, the OSFD team will review it checking for consistency, quality of the content, learning modality, learning outcomes. Finally we will look at the video lesson and consider the video/audio quality and your teaching style. 

If your course is accepted for publication you will receive our Author’s Friendship Pact outlining our terms and conditions. 

Once you have recorded and uploaded your material, OSFD will take care of the rest. We will upload the course to the OSFD platform and publish it. According to our course release schedule the OSFD team will decide when to launch the course. You will be notified when this happens. 

When your course will be launched you will be asked to participate in promotional activities like a live interview on the OSFD Instagram page, a live webinar on Dr. Francesca Zampollo’s YouTube channel, etc.

Course Content Guidelines

  1. Your course will be delivered online through pre-recorded video lessons. 
  2. Your course must contain a minimum of 90-120 minutes of pre-recorded video content. This could be a combination of pre-recorded slides with a video thumbnail of you speaking, prerecorded slides with voice overs, and/or prerecorded video footage (on-site, of you in action, at work or visiting places) with voice over. 
  3. Your course MUST be strongly rooted in the three pillars of this school: food (using food/is about food/is for food), creativity (uses creativity of some kind or teaches it), and sustainability (environmental, social and/or economic). Alternatively, it can address two of these and have potential for the missing one.
  4. In addition to 90-120 minutes of pre-recorded video content, we encourage you to consider digital or physical kits that can be a compilation of files, tools, materials, props, ingredients, or artifacts to supplement the learning of your course. Digital Toolkits include handbooks, lists, links to external content, how-to guides, worksheets, flowcharts, and Physical Toolkits should be made available for delivery.
  5. Alternative learning/teaching formats: Experiential learning approaches to participants through sensory stimulation or typology of interaction created. The specificity of the teaching/learning format will be curated based on the topic of the course and the author’s vision in line with OSFD guidelines.  
  6. While the examples in the course and its “story” can have local references (local to your country or geographic area), the content and the learnings outcomes should be applicable anywhere in the world (internationally), in order to qualify for place-based Hybrid Workshops within the OSFD ecosystem through our partner and affiliates network.
  7. In our Hybrid Workshops, your course can be taught in universities anywhere in the world. The workshop will add a hands-on project, which an OSFD facilitator will help with. The topic of this practice-based and hands-on workshop will be co-curated by you, our OSFD team, and the partnering University, in order to provide a place-based learning experience to students. For example students might be prompted to use local materials/ingredients, collaborate with local brands, etc. For this reason your Online Course, while presenting content that might be local to your work and geographic area, the learning points should be delivered in a way that can be re-contextualised anywhere in the world.

What you need

  1. A burning desire to teach and share your knowledge with the community.
  2. Good teaching and public speaking skills.
  3. Access to video recording hardware and software.
  4. Basics video editing tools and skills or access to it.

Our Partnership

By creating an Online Course you access the OSFD Ecosystem, which means that you will become an OSFD Coach, and OSFD Affiliate, and your course will be listed in our offers for University Partners. The OSFD partners with Universities around the world to deliver Live Online Talks, Online Workshops, and Hybrid Workshops, see below. 

Once your Online Course is listed in the OSFD platform we will propose it to all the Universities where we will offer Online Workshops and Hybrid Workshops. When a University chooses your course for an Online Workshop or a Hybrid Workshop we will inform you and schedule your sessions. As it is mentioned under “rates” you will receive compensation for each engagement on an Online Workshop or Hybrid Workshop.


While the author owns the Intellectual Property rights to their course content, as long as the course is “live” or “published” on the OSFD platform (minimum 365 days or 1 year), we require that you refrain from publicly posting more than 10% of the duration of any individual video lesson. 

During the first year of publication you cannot publish the course elsewhere (on your website, on another educational platform, etc.) prior to written approval from the OSFD team. After this period we will revise these terms. 

However, you are free to use your content in an offline setting or in other formats (for example, public speaking engagements, consulting requests, etc).