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Marleen Vente

I'm a chef and an artist working in the applied arts (like bookbinding, leatherworking, fashion and graphic design). That basically means I love making things by hand. Lots of things! This place will showcase some of those things.

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Pop-up restaurant ‘Lokaal’ dish: ‘Fifth Quarter’ Tasting

May 3, 2017Edibles Image

As part of earning our commis chef degree our class took on a ‘circle of life’ project, where we adopted a newborn bull calf from a dairy farm at the start of the year and at the end had prepare a five course meal from it for 45 people. Inspired by revolutionary Dutch chef Nel Schellekens and her nose-to-tail cookbook on using every part of the animal, I decided to create a special tasting dish from our calf’s organ meats for our menu. For this project I also created the branding and decor, which are described in their own post.Read more

Wedding guestbook reinvented

December 2, 2017Books Gallery

This is Sander & Vicky’s wedding guestbook. Inside each envelope is a card made or chosen especially for them by one of their wedding guests. Instead of writing a message in a regular guestbook during the festivities the guests wrote their message to the happy couple in advance and brought it along on the wedding day. I created this book of envelopes to hold all the card.Read more

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M’s diary / art journal

November 19, 2017Books Image

A diary/artbook made as a personalized gift for a wonderful little girl (‘M’, whose favorite color is pink, and whose favorite animals are cats, I’d been told) with the hope to support her developing her creative talents and a strong, healthy self-image.Read more

Pop-up restaurant ‘Lokaal’ branding and decor

May 3, 2017Decorations Gallery

As part of earning our commis chef degree our class took on a ‘circle of life’ project, where we adopted a newborn bull calf from a dairy farm at the start of the year and at the end had to prepare a five course meal from it for >80 people. For this project I created all the branding, our special ‘tear-off’ menus and several large decor pieces. I also was the chef in charge of a tasting dish from our calf’s organ meats which is described in another post. Read more

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Sanne’s shoes

September 19, 2014Wearables Image

Sanne’s surprise party for her 30th birthday had everything she loves (great food, dancing and cars), except for one thing: shoes. So I decided to make her a personalized pair of pumps.Read more

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