Course Gastronomic Science for Future Food

To meet current and future challenges to cook and serve tasteful, nutritious and sustainable foods, in a way that meets high standards and demands of consumers and (business) clients and patients, is not so easy. Chefs and developers from gastronomy, industry, food service, retail and hospitality need to – learn from – and work with – each other to bring future products, concepts & dishes. Next to that Wageningen Academy provides an inspiring learning platform with all the latest on applied gastronomic & social science.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Tue 31 October 2023

Registration is not open for this course.

You can already show your interest.

Why follow this course?

After this course you will be able to apply the latest knowledge and own experiences with the science behind and around eating and tasting in your own context. You will understand better why certain “tricks” work and how you can apply these in your daily work. Furthermore, you will be able to provide the food of the future in a responsible and fulfilling way. You will have the right knowledge to proactively answer the food questions of the future.

Is this course for you?

This course is developed for product developers, menu engineers, gastronomic chefs and culinary consultants from gastronomy, industry, foodservice, hospitality and retail.

Programme & topics

We will work with the best teachers and researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) as well as speakers from industry or gastronomy, under guidance of course leader dr. Guido Camps.


You will start this blended course online. After the introduction phase, where you will have plenty of time to get comfortable with the platform, the teachers and other participants, you will start an online programme of 3 weeks, which will take up around 4-6 hours every week. We will make sure that you will be offered interesting lectures, assignments, quizzes and possibilities to interact and ask questions.

On-site | 31 October & 1 November

You will end the programme with 2 days of on-site training, location to
be announced (in the Netherlands), including dinner and an overnight stay. The
programme is a mixture of short lectures, an interactive cooking workshop,
group assignments and presentations by innovative start-ups.

Covered topics

  • The future of proteins
  • Theory of taste
  • Sustainable diets & consumer behaviour
  • Food oral processing: How to make healthier foods tastier and more satiating
  • Eating behaviour in gastronomic context & stimulating towards healthier Foods

Practical information

€1995 per person and covers tuition, course materials, lunch, refreshments, dinner and a room on location.

Between 20 and 35 participants.

After attending this course, a certificate is issued.

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