Developing a final project that you truly care about and one that represents YOU is hard.

That's where we come in.

Class schedules are tighter than ever and developing a creative project that you really care about is a huge task. How can you develop the necessary skills for your project while also receiving expert feedback on it? After all, your final project is everything, right?

Through OSFD, you can access international talent from different creative backgrounds to address various challenges facing the future of our food systems and to inspire change. We offer transdisciplinary and multimodal learning experiences in various formats including in-person and online courses, workshops, talks, and one-to-one coaching programs on topics combining food + creativity + sustainability of all kinds: Environmental, economic, social and spiritual. With over 25 years of combined experience in academia, research, consultancy, event production and food innovation, our founding team is here to bridge the gap between the industry, consumers, educators, producers and YOU.


  • Discover the exciting discipline of food design - through events, books and courses.
  • Available online, accessible from anywhere in the world.
  • Connect with other creative and food-loving experts.
  • Have the opportunity to participate, learn from others and share your experiences.


  • Bring food design to your university.
  • Ranging from 3 hours to 5 days each, on various topics.
  • Blended format: part taught through online pre-recorded video lessons supplemented by live interaction.
  • Includes OSFD Certification of Completion.


  • For projects - long and short - we connect you with relevant experts based on your location and needs.
  • Develop the necessary skills you need to build a stunning portfolio and develop a groundbreaking bachelor's, master's final project, or research thesis.
  • Become an OSFD Ambassador and work with us to spread the food design JOY
  • Includes OSFD Certification of Completion, and recommendation letters can be issued upon request.

How to work with us

  • Fill in this form and let us know where you are studying and what your project is about.
  • Attend our events and enroll in various courses to develop your skills. Choose from our themes - Food Design Thinking, Future Food Technology, Multisensory Food Experiences, Sustainability + Food Systems Resilience and Beyond Food Styling.
  • Book coaching sessions with our expert network to get personal feedback on your projects.
  • Let us know if you would like us to deliver courses or workshops at your university.
  • For internship opportunities, experiential food design retreats and training programs as well as connections with new opportunities within the industry.

"Working with OSFD has deepened my understanding of Food Design, providing different points of view, information and tools, but more than that, has connected me to so many relevant players in this broad international community. Throughout my Master's and PhD research, I've read, experimented and exchanged with Francesca and Jashan, who never offer less than awesome insights and truly care for those working with them."

- Ellen Gonzalez, BR