Higher education in Food Design

This full time higher education course is aimed at young designers, artists and researchers who wish to specialise themselves and food professionals who wish to develop a design approach.

It is a year of practice and meeting others, built up with focused workshops, professional immersion, visits, and specialised theoretical contributions. This course comes from more than fifteen years experience in the ESAD Reims in this research domain, with its numerous partners both private and public, as well as a specialised pedagogical team. It is a laboratory of creation and incubator for projects.

Career prospects : independent designer, designer working in the agribusiness sector or the world of cuisine, events creator, etc.


Theory, research and practice make up a packed 9 month programme : 

  • History of food, sociology and anthropology of taste
  • Gastronomy, haute cuisine, agri- food industry
  • Workshops, events, applied research

The students simultaneously pursue many projects : projects that take place over a term, workshops, seminars, theoretical classes and immersion in a professional working environment.


The curriculum is built with the specialised pedagogical team and a double partnership :

  • Academic, with the Equipe Alimentation, and the Unesco Chair in History and cultures of food of the Université François Rabelais de Tours.
  • Practical, different Michelin starred restaurants and the Lycée Gustave Eiffel (Reims).


Training team :

  • Germain Bourré, food designer
  • Julie Rothahhan, food culinaire
  • Gilles Stassart, journalist, artist, creator of restaurants
  • Émeline Eudes, PhD in arts and science of art, coordinator of research
  • Georges Ribeiro, head chef
  • Jean-Pierre Williot, lecturer in history, director of the Equipe Alimentation (LEA) in the Université de Tours
  • Marc de Ferrière, lecturer in history and president of the Institut Européen d’Histoire et Cultures de l’Alimentation (IEHCA -Tours)

Partners :
The business partners bring their expertise and their specification terms, in the framework of partnership projects. Here is a list of the main partners : le Salon International de l’Alimentation SIAL Paris, Kraft, Eurogerm, SAFI, Vilmorin, le groupe Seb, le SIAL, le Cniel, le CIV, Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, Rungis, Danone, Quick, Boncolac, Les Grandes Tables, Les Crayères, Carafont …

The cultural and academic partners are involved in this course and offer artistic and cultural openings, and share the research with the public. It is primarily the Manège de Reims, Scène Nationale de la Comédie de Reims, Centre Dramatique National, the Escola Superior du Artes e Design – Caldas da Rainha (Portugal), the institut français of Bombay (India), the réseau des Alliances Françaises en Amérique Centrale. 

Facilities : The course has access to all the facilities of the ESAD.

International recruitment with CVs on a level :

  • DNSEP, master, DSAA ou équivalent professionnel
  • DNSEP, Masters, DSAA or professional equivalent
  • Ten students maximum.
  • The course is validated by a certificate of “Higher Education in food design” (see : degrees)

Vivien Trelcat

After studying music and electroacoustic composition in the Musicology UFR in Reims, and then in the creation studio of Césaré, and completing his training in the IRCAM, Vivien Trelcat gives a lot of space in his compositions to accidents, artifacts, chance, while keeping a direct relation to gestures and bodies. Rumours, reflections and games of transparency are mixed into a sonic painting, in pieces influenced by repetitive music, improvised or extra European. A musical assistant in Césaré, he guides workshops on artistic practice in the school environment and with “second-chance” schools. In the ESAD, he teaches the use of sound.

Valentine Toutain-Quittelier

With a degree from the Ecole du Louvre and a doctorate in art history from the Université Paris-Sorbonne, Valentine Toutain-Quittelier is a specialist in artistic exchanges between France and Italy in the 18th century, as well as the Regency of Philippe d’Orleans. Her thesis, Regards en miroirs. Les relations artistiques entre la France et Venise, 1700-1730 (“Seeing in mirrors, Artistic relations between France and Venice, 1700-1730”) won the Prix Nicole in 2012, which was rewarded by the Comité Français d’Histoire de l’Art. She co-directed the acts Watteau with confluent des arts; Esthétiques de la grâce (Aesthetics of grace) (PUR, 2014) and Visible Lisible (Seeable Readable), confrontations et articulations du texte et de l’image (confrontations and arcticulations of text and image) (Nouveau Monde Éditions, 2007). Her current research is on the transfers of models in Europe, and the interactions between art and finance in the context of what was conferred art status and gained heritage status in the financial world in the 18th century. In the ESAD, she teaches the history of classical art.

Sara Lubtchansky

A graduate of Sciences-Po (Institute of Political Science) Paris and trained in urbanism, Sara Lubtchansky has worked for several years in the development of an international festival for gardens in Chaumont-sur-Moire. Convinced that the vegetal approach is both a tool for cultural outreach and a part of the city of tomorrow, she invites creators from all disciplines and in particular designers to take possession of this approach. A free- lance since 2008, she has developed a cultural management that is geared towards contemporary creation. In the ESAD, she is in charge of the development of partnerships with the vegetal design studio.
See more at : saralub.fr

Sam Callow

Born in England and a graduate of Fine Arts of University of Middlesex in London (painting, Sonic Art), Sam continues his exploration of art and sound in different ways. Very active in the Reims music scene, he works within a large number of musical projects, and presents a program on Radio Primitive. Sam has also been an English teacher for the past 15 years for adults and teenagers. In the ESAD he teaches English to the undergraduates.

Patrick Chapus

A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Valence, with a bursary from the FIACRE 1992,  resident artist in Salzbourg (Austria, 1996),  with exhibitions in the Centre culturel de Beauvais (1997), in the gallery St-Séverin in Paris in 1998, Patrick Chapus has been teaching at the ESAD since 1982. His pedagogical experience and his interest for all forms of artistic creation are valuable assets for the teaching of drawing and painting. At the ESAD he has taught drawing since 1992.

Laurent Greslin

A designer, Laurent Greslin began his career through the discovery of material. After acquiring the diplôme des métiers d’art (graduate in arts and crafts) option woodworking, he worked for two years in a forge and discovered as a result metal and the arts of fire. In 2002, he graduated with a Masters in the ESAD in Reims. He returned once again to the flame to learn about the art of glass blowing with the ADAC in Paris. From 2003 to 2010, he was head of industrial design for the SEB group in the agency DELO LINDO. In September 2011, Laurent Greslin opened his own design studio in which he developed his activity around more personal concerns, questioning the concerns of his profession while at the same time articulating the facettes of his knowledge, from crafts to cutting edge industry. In the ESAD he coordinates the digital hub which he set up in 2005, and teaches design.
See more at : zilab.com

Jason Glaser

An American artist, based in Paris. His work is plural : painting, drawing, film, photography, music and installations, are all different mediums for this artist who graduated from Hunter College, the City University of New York in 1996. He exhibits in France and in the United States. In the ESAD he teaches painting in the English language.

Daniel Meszaros

Daniel Meszaros is an architect, a graduate of the Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Villemin. In 2006, he founded Projectiles, a multi disciplinary workshop in architecture and scenography, which was laureate of the Nouveaux Albums des Jeunes Architectes in 2006. The projects in progress are a witness to the diversity of the sizes and the complementarity of themes that are covered : Musée d’archéologie in Lodève (2011-2015) ; Galerie de l’Histoire du Château de Versailles (2010-2011) ; Welcome halting sites for travellers in Paris (2009-2012) ; social housing in Paris (2009-2013) ; Wooden office in Epône (2009-2011) ; Dogon exhibition in musée du Quai Branly (2010-2011)…  In the ESAD he teaches architecture and space.
See more at : projectiles.net

Amandine Chhor

Designer diplômée de l’ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Amandine a travaillé dans différents studios de design et de scénographie avant d’intégrer la Direction Artistique d’Hermès pendant quatre ans. Développant en parallèle des projets d’artisanat à l’étranger, notamment au Cameroun, au Cambodge et au Maroc, pour valoriser des matériaux et savoir-faire traditionnels à travers la mise en place de nouveaux outils de conception, elle collabore également avec des éditeurs tels que Petite Friture sur la mise au point de la collection d’étagères Loop, issue d’un questionnement sur l’industrie du fil d’acier. En 2013, elle fonde avec Aïssa Logerot le studio AC/AL à Paris. Avec un intérêt fort pour les matériaux et procédés de fabrication artisanale et industrielle, le duo dessine à quatre mains des produits et pièces de mobilier valorisant la fonction d’usage et la rigueur de la simplicité. Parmi leurs clients figurent notamment Hermès, Petite Friture, Ligne Roset, Habitat, Bolia, Eno Studio, Versant Edition, Hartô, Kering…


Sonia Da Rocha

After studying graphic design in the ESEIG in Portugal, Sonia De Rocha moved to Paris to study with Claude Mediavilla ; this encounter resulted in the creation of MediaType Foundry in 2010. The same year she studied a post graduate course “typography & language” in the Ecole Superieure d’Art et de Design of Amiens during which she developed a character using Latin and Arabic. She then joined the team of Jean François Porchez ( Typofonderie and Zecraft ). Since 2013 she has been working independently as a graphic designer and typographical designer. In the school Sonia De Rocha teaches graphic design.
See more at : www.soniacaramelodarocha.com

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La Chaire IDIS : industry, design and social innovation

Pier Paolo Pasolini between art and philosophie

Appel à contribution pour la journée d'étude, le 29 mars 2016 à Reims, co-organisée par le Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches sur les Langues Et la Pensée (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne) et l’École Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Reims.

Les propositions (1500 signes, espace compris) comporteront un titre et un résumé. Elles seront accompagnées d’une brève bio-bibliographie de l’auteur (600 signes maximum).
Elles devront parvenir avant le 15 janvier 2016 en format Word par courrier électronique aux trois adresses suivantes :

Véronique Le Ru – leru@club-internet.fr
ESAD de Reims :
Emeline Eudes – emeline.eudes@esad-reims.fr
Fabrice Bourlez – fabrice.bourlez@gmail.com

Réponse aux auteurs : 29 janvier 2016.


Newsletter mai-juin 2017

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Open doors days

Rendez-vous incontournable de l’ESAD, les journées portes ouvertes sont l’occasion pour les futurs candidats ainsi que pour les passionnés d’art et de design, de découvrir les locaux, équipements, et les travaux réalisés par les étudiants. Les enseignants, le personnel administratif et les étudiants seront à votre disposition durant ces deux journées.

Retrouvez le reportage audio réalisé et diffusé par Radio Primitive :

29 & 30 Janvier 2016 10h – 18h ESAD de Reims 12, rue Libergier 51100 Reims Tél. 03 26 89 42 70