Food, food culture, food as culture and the cultures that grow our food

Guixégasbord Food Facility

October 29, 2005

(image © Marti Guixé 2005)

If you haven’t already made a reservation for the opening of Marti Guixé’s Food Facility at Mediamatic (Post CS) this Sunday evening, you are plum out of luck because I just made the last one. You can still make reservations for every Friday and Saturday evening between the 4th of November and the 11th of December. This is one conceptual restaurant you could never visit too often.

Food Facility, the title of Guixé’s working prototype restaurant, has no kitchen. Instead the central kitchen is replaced by kitchens of existing take-out restaurants in the area. Talk about locative eating! As a guest you can choose menu items compiled from Guixé gleaned take-out restaurants and consume the order at the glammy Food Facility. Of course there are already existing restaurant hubs on the web. Waiters on Wheels representative Sharad Agarwal told me that although it is possible to order one entree from one take-away restaurant and desserts and entremets from others, Delhi’s Waiters on Wheels customers never seem to do this. Food Facility marks the first time that diners can experience their urban menu in performance format at one dining location. (Rectification: the above statement is wholly untrue! Read about it here.)

Food Facility open Friday and Saturday from 18.00h - 22.00h
November 4 - December 11, 2005 at Post CS, Amsterdam.
Read Mediamatic’s announcement here or call +31 (0)6 3376 8810 for reservations.

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  1. MPD Export - conceptual artists & designers - came up with the concept for No Kitchen United in 1998: it is a restaurant without a kitchen. Instead, food can be ordered from selected (or all) delivery restaurants in the vicinity of the restaurant location. The concept is 100% identical to the concept of Food Facility.
    Brands can be registered, concepts can’t - consider the fast food restaurants McDonalds, White Castle (first), Wendy’s and Burger King - same concept, different brands.

    We carried out the performance a number of times between 1998 and 2003, in cultural settings as well for businesses. And we still have the project in our portfolio as a tool in our art business. We cater for 15 to 150 people at the same time, and allways with extremely enthousiastic comments and results.

    As to comment on Guixe’s testing of his prototype, we can prove the concept works - we expect nothing more then succesful evenings at Post CS.

    The claim at the end of the post ‘…Food Facility marks the first time that diners can experience their urban menu in performance format at one dining location…’ is not true, because MPD Export claimed and performed this in 1998 already.

    Kind regards,

    Esther Plomp & Pieter van der Werf - MPD Export - conceptual artists

    Comment by Pieter van der Werf — November 4, 2005 @ 11:07

  2. Dear Pieter and Esther,

    I stand corrected and will rectify this forthwith in the blog hopefully within the next hour.
    Until Sunday I’m up to my ears in blog entries (end of Ramadan, raw food workshop review, battle of the food processors - the usual) plus culiblog is one year old (according to the Jewish calendar). I would be pleased to meet with you soon after I do a bit of research on your work.

    Thank you very much for responding, shedding some light upon the dim…

    Warm regards,

    Debra Solomon
    conceptual artist

    Comment by Debra — November 4, 2005 @ 12:38

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