On Wednesday 25th October, for one night only, we put our food-design skills to the ultimate test – competing against five architecture practices for the prestigious 'Archichef London 2017' title.
About the competition
Organised by Towant, six London-based practices, represented by two designers, were invited to become Archichefs for the night and compete for a practice profile on Architonic. The chefs from each practice proposed a dish (representing their practice's work, projects, history or brand) for Osteria's chefs to prepare and serve to diners at the ArchichefNight event. All attendees, along with Head Chef Christian Farrelly, then voted for the 'best dish of the night' to win the grand prize.
As is 'the Spacelab way', we gave all of our colleagues an opportunity to put forward a dish and a proposal to represent Spacelab. We all then voted for our preferred dishes. Sanel Durmus and Michael Beach were the clear winners and went on to represent us on the night.
Titled PC 25-10-17 (PC stands for project completion), we put forward a deconstructed lemon meringue pie in Spacelab-branded colours. We designed an architectural-feature dessert that represents our business motto, 'unlocking space, empowering people'. Diners were empowered to break the white-chocolate dome with their spoons to unlock the lemon meringue 'goodness' inside.
Alas, we were 'pipped to the post' by Pollard Thomas Edwards' Archichefs who submitted an 'Urban Zest' lemon drizzle cake.