Postgraduate in Food Event Design

Edition: 7th

Language: Spanish

Duration: 6 months

Start Date: Online 01/10/18 + on-site 21/01/19

Schedule: Monday to Thursday from 18.30h to 22.40h

Credits: 30*

Biada 11; 08012 Barcelona, España


The Postgraduate in Food Event Design provides the foundations so the future professionals can conceive an original catering with an innovative experience where not only taste stimuli are involved, but every sense, through contrasts in temperatures and textures, plays of colours ans forms, and visual illusions. Students learn to work using provocation, irony, decontextualization, performances or shows, always aligned with a gastronomical reflection, the starting point to create new experiences for all the participants in the event.


The aims of the postgraduate course are: to generate experiences by designs, to create one’s own language in the relation of gastronomic culture with arts and design, to recover traditions (gastronomic memory) and blend them with the latest aesthetic canons, to work in multidisciplinar teams and to give the necessary tools and theoretical knowledge to students so they can develop their project from beginning to end. Resources on negotiation techniques, gastronomic coolhunting, photography, representation techniques, among others, are learnt.


The course starts with a theoretical segment in which previous concepts, design processes, generic event types and history of gastronomy are taught. By this, the student acquires a solid foundation for a better gastronomic proposal, contextualizing it in accordance to the corresponding event.

The second segment focuses on the planning area, where students perform several practical exercises. Edible materials are at the heart of they all, taken as the main vehicle to communicate and achieve a successful event.

There is a third optional segment, composed of educational visits outside the course schedule to broaden the students’ knowledge.

Student Profile

The course is for industrial, graphic and interior designers, with at least two years of professional experience in their field, who are passionate about gastronomy in events and want to focus their professional profile on this world.

Creative directors from any field who are interested in the culinary world and particularly in offering and managing new experiences within the field of catering.

There will be a previous interview to assess the candidate’s interest and motivation.

Job Opportunities

This course prepares specialists to plan the gastronomic moment of an event. Therefore, the student can be part of the team of an event organisation agency or also manage a catering company.



Researcher and graphic designer. He studied graphic design in La Massana. His work is backed by a number of years as a copywriter in Enric Satué’s studio (National Design Prize).

He is the co-author of the books “Libros Prohibidos” and “Revistas Prohibidas” (Viena Editorial) and “El mundo de la cerveza artesanal” (Larousse Editorial). He currently manages his own studio where he works with the country’s leading publishers and is editorial director of Beta Editorial.

He has curated a number of exhibitions such as “Cuentos de guerra. Literatura infantil en tiempos de guerra” and “Menús de Guerra, cocina de vanguardia y supervivencia” for the Catalonia Museum of History. He is also the art director of the Fundación Institut Català de la Cuina i de la Cultura Gastronòmica.


The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

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