Hungry for Design – Taks Yuen & Renee Scheepers
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.
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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 3: Taks Yuen & Renee Scheepers
Taks Yuen is the owner of Chinese restaurant Mei Wah in Eindhoven. Together with his wife and mother, he is now the third generation to run the restaurant, which offers a mix of centuries-old family recipes and contemporary creations. Last year Mei Wah was named Asian Restaurant of the Year by GaultMillau.
Renee Scheepers graduated from the Man & Well-Being department of Design Academy Eindhoven in 2013. Immediately after, she started design collective NUL ZES with a couple of peers. With her own studio, Renee, as a design researcher, tries to find answers to social issues.