Hungry for Design – Raoul Vleugels & Mark Leenders
What happens when the worlds of design and gastronomy come together? In the six-part series Hungry for Design, Eindhoven’s top chefs are linked to local designers, resulting in special collaborations, common ground when it comes to the creative process, and, of course, great food.
New video series
In the six-part series ‘Hungry for Design’ top chefs are linked to local designers, in which the chefs are challenged to develop a dish based on the work of the designer. Among the chefs are well-known names such as Dick Middelweerd, Naresh Ramdjas, and Cas Pikaar. The participating designers are all young, talented designers with different backgrounds: from a social designer to an architect and from a sound designer to a material researcher. Bringing the different disciplines together results in special collaborations, common ground when it comes to the creative process, and, of course, great food.
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The episodes are hosted by moderator and food designer Annelies Hermsen. As the daughter of Michelin chef Toine Hermsen and Design Academy Eindhoven alumni, Annelies understands the worlds of both chefs and designers.
Episode 1: Raoul Vleugels & Mark Leenders
Mark Leenders is chef at Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne Vestdijk 47. He graduated from Rooi Pannen in Eindhoven and then went on to work and learn at several restaurants. Mark likes to use pure flavors, and bases his modern creations on classic French cuisine, with a preference for local products.
Raoul Vleugels graduated as an architect from Eindhoven University of Technology in 2011. In 2014 he and Niels Groeneveld started Werkstatt, an architectural firm with a diverse portfolio in sustainable building.