Request for Proposals: Industrial Food Program

Beakerhead’s weeklong events in September take over the city, introducing fun activities that are an exciting smash up of art and science. There will be various interactive events and exhibits for attendees to take part in. Amongst the more than 60 events is the Industrial Food Program as part of Beakerhead’s Engineered Eats theme.

This is a call out for event planners and event management companies based in Calgary, who want to take part in this delicious interactive event. 

In 2016, Beakerhead’s food program will feature all things industrial arts! Imagine fire, tools, and heavy equipment, all coming together and turned into a fine-dining experience!

 DOWNLOAD FULL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline for proposals is end of day April 15, 2016.

QUESTIONS: Contact Hanan at hanan@beakerhead.com or at 403-701-0130.

Photo by Nic Sharkey.

Engineered Eats

Dining is a whole new experimental experience when chef and bartender becomes scientist! This year, creative Calgary chefs are exploring a specific theme – eggs! Knowing the science and properties of eggs, what delicious treats can they create? Explore special molecular cocktails and engineered temptations at participating bars and restaurants during Beakerhead. Citywide!

Check out the Engineered Eats menu items

 

Egg Farmers of AlbertaReservations should bemade directly with the restaurant – click on the restaurant name to go directly to the restaurant’s website for reservations.

Thanks to Egg Farmers of Alberta for supporting this year’s theme!

 

Engineered Eats participating Calgary establishments
Engineered Eats participating Calgary establishments

 

Engineered Eats is Getting Egg-citing!

Dining is a whole new experimental experience when chef and bartender become scientists!

This year, creative Calgary chefs are exploring a specific theme – eggs! Knowing the science and properties of eggs, what delicious treats can they create?

Beakerhead is excited to welcome (and challenge) the following Calgary establishments to this year’s Engineered Eats:

During Beakerhead, this September 16 to 20, everyone is welcome to explore special molecular cocktails and engineered temptations at these participating bars and restaurants. Citywide!

Thanks to the Egg Farmers of Alberta for being egg-cellent partners on this year’s theme!Egg Farmers of Alberta

Please note that restaurants and bars are being added regularly. Please check back for participating establishments. Reservations should be made directly with the restaurant – click on the restaurant name to go directly to the restaurant’s website for reservations during September 16 to 20.

 

Engineered Eats participating Calgary establishments
Engineered Eats participating Calgary establishments

 

Eating the Periodic Table

Doing loops in this month’s Wonderment of Beakerhead 2014: Photo Recap is of course The Periodic Table.

In 2014, hundreds got to dine on the Periodic Table — Canada’s first sustainable energy ferris-wheel-turned-dining-room. It may have been snowing (remember Snowtember?!), cold or muddy, but that didn’t deter people from enjoying a multi-course meal based on the Periodic Table created by esteemed Calgary chef Nicole Gomes and the views atop a gently rotating wheel. It was both lovely and guilt-free… the ride was powered with used cooking oil from downtown restaurants using Sustainival‘s conversion technology.

Delighting diners was also a mechanical installation, entitled Invasion of the Space Ponies, by local artist, Lisa Brawn.

Thanks again to Fort Calgary for housing the ferris wheel, and Sustainival, Boom Goes the Drum, The Rocket House, Absolut Canada, Big Rock Brewery, Lisa Brawn, local Calgarian bands, like Jocelyn & Lisa, and of course, Chef Nicole Gomes (we’re still dreaming of the cotton candy desert!).

Jocelyn & Lisa and an astronaut groupie. Photo by: Curtis Anderson
Jocelyn & Lisa and an astronaut groupie. Photo by: Curtis Anderson
Hon Joan Crockett and co-founder Jay Ingram. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Hon Joan Crockett and co-founder Jay Ingram. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Chef Nicole Gomes. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Chef Nicole Gomes. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Invasion of the Space Ponies by Lisa Brawn. Photo by Kelly Hofer Photography
Invasion of the Space Ponies by Lisa Brawn. Photo by Kelly Hofer Photography

Top photo by: Life Unscripted Photography by Jackie Ho

 

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Sparktacular!

The Wonderment of Beakerhead 2014: Photo Recap continues with Yelp‘s ultimate scientific food exploration.

In 2014, Yelp joined up with Beakerhead and put on a sold-out event that celebrated the creative ingenuity of Calgary establishments.

Thanks again to TELUS Spark for hosting the event and all Yelp partners* who participated!

Photo by: Life Unscripted Photography by Jackie Ho
Photo by: Life Unscripted Photography by Jackie Ho
Photo by: Raymond Wong
Photo by: Raymond Wong
Photo by: Curtis Anderson
Photo by: Curtis Anderson

Top photo by Cynthia Radford.

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* Yelp partners:

Scientific Sippings from:
Tool Shed Brewing yelp.ca/biz/tool-shed-br…
Tito’s Handmade Vodka titosvodka.com
RumChata rumchata.com
Coyote Ugly Canadian Whiskey coyoteuglywhisky.com

Electrifying Eats from:
TELUS Spark
YYC Pizza Week
Executive Chef Richard Bywater
deVille Luxury Coffee and Pastries yelp.ca/biz/deville-luxu…
Broken City yelp.ca/biz/broken-city-…
Oliv Tasting Room yelp.ca/biz/oliv-tasting…

Engineered Entertainment from:
Beakerhead! yelp.ca/biz/beakerhead-c…
TELUS Spark yelp.ca/biz/telus-spark-…
Diva Salon Spa yelp.ca/biz/diva-salon-s…
Breathe Parkour yelp.ca/biz/breathe-park…
The Costume Shoppe: yelp.ca/biz/the-costume-…
Neil Zeller Photography: yelp.ca/biz/neil-zeller-…
Maclin Ford yelp.ca/biz/maclin-ford-…

Engineered Eats

Engineered Eats across Calgary makes for today’s entry into the Wonderment of Beakerhead 2014: Photo Recap.

Dining is a whole new experimental experience when chef and bartender become scientists. In 2014, several restaurants created special molecular cocktails and engineered temptations during Beakerhead.

Thanks to CHARCUT Roast HouseBlack Pig BistroCandela Lounge, CilantroMilestonesRAW BarShip and AnchorTaste and VineArts for showcasing the best of Calgary’s engineered eats!

RAW Bar. Photo by Chris Malloy Photography
RAW Bar. Photo by Chris Malloy Photography
CHARCUT Roast House. Photo by Kelly Hofer.
CHARCUT Roast House. Photo by Kelly Hofer. 
Candela Lounge. Photo by Raymond Wong.
Candela Lounge. Photo by Raymond Wong.

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Engineered Eats

Dining is a whole new experimental experience when chefs and bartenders become scientists! Explore special molecular cocktails and engineered temptations at participating bars and restaurants during Beakerhead. Citywide! Loads of restaurants are expected to take part.

A complete listing of participating establishments will be available soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Engineered Eats

Dining is a whole new experimental experience when chefs and bartenders become scientists! Explore special molecular cocktails and engineered temptations at participating bars and restaurants during Beakerhead. Citywide!

Participating locations:

 

 

 

 

 

Right in my mouth!

Calling all foodies! If you couldn’t possibly be in ten restaurants at once but need to try it all, join Beakerhead for Yelp’s kick-off party to this year’s Engineered Eats week. Everyone is welcome to come sample what mad-science concoction these participating venues have on offer. Lab coat optional, but we wouldn’t look at you funny if you wore yours.

This year’s line-up includes: Black Pig Bistro, Candela Lounge, Charcut, Cilantro, Mango Shiva, Milestones, RAW Bar, Ship and Anchor, Taste and VineArts. Jump into the gastrointestinal petri dish at TELUS Spark Science Centre and don’t forget your spoon – because this event is free!  Yelp’s Engineered Eats Kickoff Party launches on September 9th from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m at TELUS Spark.

Beakerhead Call for Intrepid Calgary Restaurants

The Challenge: Delicious! 

Beakerhead is seeking proposals of scientifically concocted three-course meals for Centrifuge, a bio-fuelled ferris wheel that will be turned into a 32-seat outdoor dining room, over three days during Beakerhead, September 11 – 13th, 2014.

This mid-air dining experience is a world first! Installed in a highly visible location during Beakerhead 2014, diners will enjoy dinner on this 16-bucket, lit-up ferris wheel while enjoying their molecular gastronomy meal.

Engineering an Experience
Beakerhead is looking for a menu fuelled by imagination and experimentation at the intersection of science, technology and art. The goal is an outstanding experience enriched by an understanding of the science and engineering involved. Service should be taken into account, since the experience is entwined with the gentle circling of a ferris wheel overlooking the city. Service by stiltwalkers would not be out of the question!

Taste is not the only sense that can be stimulated. You’re encouraged to explore opportunities to delight diners with engineered smell, sight and touch.

Is your restaurant in? Download this Request for Proposal.

Deadline June 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm (MST)
Questions: Hanan(at)beakerhead.com