Written By Eustacia Huen Via Forbes
The luxury dining business is notoriously difficult to crack. You can be a self-taught wonder like Charlie Trotter, or a cultured person exposed to the finest things in life. But unless there is a wealthy benefactor to support your aspirations, breaking into the fine-dining industry is notoriously gruelling. While many may be accustomed to the idea of working free-of-charge as apprentices in order to enter the industry, all this could radically change with the advancement of 3D printing.
According to Hod Lipson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University and Co-author of “Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing,” although social media has launched many careers of fashion bloggers, photographers and health experts, it hasn’t made as big of a shift for chefs. Yet, along with 3D food printing—with which more people get the chance and resources to create new flavors, textures and dishes, there will be a greater and wider platform for more new talents to break out on their own.