Dr. Francesca Zampollo is a Food Design researcher, consultant, keen public speaker, teacher, HuffingtonPost writer, and YouTuber. She is the founder of the Online School of Food Design©, the first and only provider of online education on Food Design. Francesca has a PhD in Design Theory applied to Food Design and is an award winning Food Designer. She is currently developing Food Design Thinking, a branch of Design Thinking she has theorized in 2012. She is the founding editor of the International Journal of Food Design, and the founder of the International Food Design Society (2009). Francesca has organized the first, second, and third International Conference on Food Design, and has taught Design Theory and Food Design at London Metropolitan University and Auckland University of Technology as a senior lecturer.
DESITA FOUNDER AND CEO - PRESIDENT OF THE JURY
Expert in Design for Business, he is supporting entrepreneurs helping them realize their projects. Founder & CEO of DESITA, the International Foodservice & Retail Consultancy Company specialized in concept design, franchising and contract. Vice President and International Coordinator of IREF Italia, the European Franchise & Partnership Network Organization. Ambassador to Italy of Franchise Arabia. Ambassador to Italy of MENAFA, the Middle East and North Africa Franchise Association. Representative for the sustainable business to Italy of H.H. Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi, aka “Green Sheikh”, member of the Ruling Family of the Emirate of Ajman –UAE. Speaker at: TEDx Milano, BIFEX Beirut, Franchising EXPO Dubai, Detrop Thessaloniki. Blogger.