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Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science

Granqvist Culinary Arts & Meal Science Symposium

Dear Attendee,
We would like to thank you for attending the 1st Granqvist Culinary Arts and Meal Science Symposium. Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun.

We wish you all the best and welcome you to the 2nd Granqvist Culinary Arts and Meal Science Symposium, in 2019. More information will follow later.

Tobias Nygren, PhD, senior lecturer,  Inger M Jonsson, PhD, Associate professor and Åsa Öström, PhD, professor, Örebro University, Sweden.


1st Granqvist Culinary Arts & Meal Science Symposium

Authenticity of Hospitality and Gastronomy – in Restaurants and the Public Sector


Friday, 18th March 2016 at The Nordic House of Meals, Campus Grythyttan, Örebro University in Grythyttan Sweden.

The aim of the conference was to influence the ways in which we can meet the future challenges of a healthy, tasty and sustainable meal, where the interaction between the experience and aesthetic design is emphasised, and services and tacit knowledge are of utmost importance.

Together with leading experts in the field of culinary arts, craft, heritage, hospitality and related scientific disciplines, the latest theoretical and practical knowledge were presented and discussed, new and innovative business applications highlighted, young scientists recognised, and Nordic research presented.

This conference brought together scientists, teachers, graduate students and practitioners from the hospitality industry to share and to discuss experience in a scientific environment.

The scope of the conference included the following topics as they relate to Culinary Arts and Meal Science:

  • Hospitality, meal experience and aesthetic design
  • The meal in the community room
  • The healthy, safe and sustainable meal
  • Gastronomy, commensality, heritage and future

We would like to establish the 1st Granqvist Culinary Arts & Meal Science Symposium as an extraordinary meeting place for scientists, students and companies. To facilitate spontaneous meetings and to make new contacts in order to initiate new collaborations and networks.