Culinary Event FAQs
Does it cost anything to submit my application?
What is the full timeline?
May 23: Call for Collaborators opens.
Why do you have a Code of Conduct?
Montclair Design Week is committed to a kind and inclusive experience for all of its participants. Whether your an attendee, volunteer, sponsor, partner, event host, MDW representative, showcase exhibitor or organizer, we value participation that is free from harm and harrassment. Please read our full Code of Conduct here.
I'm still not sure what you're looking for. How can I get more information?
We are so excited you've made it this far! That's already a great start - you're someone who's curious and wants to make a difference with your story about design.
What is this year's theme?
UNWRITTEN is everything we do and make without pausing to give or receive explanation--all the systems and rituals that we participate and move within, but rarely see. It’s those unspoken gestures and actions between us that make and break our community.
UNWRITTEN is about working together to uncover what’s been hidden or forgotten. It calls us to lay it bare, unearth, get naked, be curious. To encounter each other.
UNWRITTEN means that nothing is set in stone--that when we connect, we can discover things we never could have imagined. It means we can rewrite the story and our futures for the better.
How are out-of-pocket/material costs handled?
What is Montclair Design Week?
Montclair Design Week connects and engages our community in a week of thought-provoking, playful, and inclusive events that celebrate how design enriches our lives in ways both large and small, visible and unseen.
Can you describe this culinary event in more detail?
What happens to the food and installation after the event?
We will be partnering with local food banks, homeless shelters, after-school programs, community gardens and senior centers to ensure that event items are given new homes. A limited number of items will be auctioned in order to seed future projects through Awesome Montclair, our partner organization.
What kinds of collaborators are you looking for?
We are looking for people who are passionate about all aspects of food and eating - from cooking to growing to designing the setting. Are you a culinary artist, backyard grower, forager, food maker, or obsessed with the setting of meals? If you any of these, please join us.
MDW 2019 Culinary Event Collaborators
Are you a chef, baker, foodie, forager, maker, inventor, farmer, gardener, designer, artist, musician, filmmaker? Someone with special talents? Join us in creating one extraordinary night, with feasting, music and conversation on the menu.
Designed by you, our fellow collaborators!
Submissions deadline is extended! Due August 15, 2019, 11:59pm EST.