The CIA has partnered with 3D Systems
to give students the opportunity to explore the future of three-dimensional (3D) printed food
and artisan culinary methods. The college and 3D Systems are developing educational collaborations and launching a beta program for the ChefJet™ Pro culinary 3D printer.
State-of-the-art 3D food printers housed at the New York campus will be integrated into the baking and pastry arts and culinary science curricula beginning this spring. Additionally, 3D Systems will provide CIA students with fellowship and internship programs at The Sugar Lab, its Los Angeles-based 3D printing culinary innovation center.
Later this year, the CIA will commence a beta-testing program for the soon-to-be produced ChefJet Pro professional-grade food printer. The printer will be able to create edible 3D printed confections from custom candies to ornate cake toppers.