More than 100,000 visitors to the Maker Faire were treated to cutting edge experiments that the young talents brought from around the world. One year after From farm to fork, as the hall was named, we decided to catch up with some Food Makers to relive some of the highlights of last year as well as to learn about what they’re up to now. 4 young people, 4 disruptive projects presented in 2 different articles and an enormous desire to innovate. After Wenda and By-Ento it’s time to discover other two great Food Maker Champions!
Sebastian Melnitsky, founder of Meltz
Sebastian Melnitsky is the founder of Meltz, a new brand of Italian chocolate whose union of tradition and innovation makes it a standout in the global market. At #MFR16, Meltz showcased ‘Crockable’, a unique chocolate and hazelnut bar whose form tells the story of the marriage between past and future.
Q. Hi Sebastian, nice to meet you here! How would you describe your experience at the Maker Faire Rome 2016?
A. Hi thank you for this interview! First, we received so many comments and positive feedback. There were a fair amount of women who told us that Crockablelooked like a piece of jewelry, and they had a lot of questions about that particular design feature. I explained that the design was meant to evoke the mountain passage through Monviso, where we get the hazelnuts that are used in the bar. The mix of tradition and innovation that we try to tell in Crockable’s distinctive shapes arouses curiosity in a lot of people, and they often say that it makes a perfect gift. Honestly, I never expected such a warm response…