Homaro Cantu, Chef and Inventor
Moto Restaurant and Cantu Designs, Chicago, Ill.
Innovative chef Homaro Cantu, is executive chef at Moto Restaurant as well as founder of Cantu Designs, a firm looking to take the dining experience to a new level through design and engineering. Through this company, Cantu has filed numerous patents covering diverse fields such as dining items, cookware and edible surfaces. Cantu has also worked with NASA to develop a "food replicator"—a converted ink-jet printer that produces edible prints. On display is a case that he uses to conceal his patent-pending process for printing edible paper, as well as some of his innovative utensil designs. Cantu's radical notions of food could change the way we feed people in crisis, disseminate medicine to stem an epidemic and sustain astronauts on long missions.
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