After-party cleaning up is a strenuous back-breaking process – and one that inspired two Belgians, Helene Hoyois and Thibaut Gilqui, with the ingenious idea of making edible dishware.
They got the idea while cleaning up after hosting a dinner party. In the middle of a mountainous pile of dishes that seemed like a hike up Mount Everest, Gilqui jokingly asked Hoyois if eating the dishes would make the task any less daunting.
The joke, as it turned out, developed into an innovative business idea called “Do Eat."
Hoyois and Gilqui worked on perfecting a recipe and securing financial backing from a corporation called Wallonia Creative. They now have a small but growing business, headquartered in Brussels, with more than 30 employees.
Their products are now featured in France, Belgium and Italy, with plans to expand into Spain and Switzerland. Hoyois and Gilqui make use of a special potato- and water-based recipe in order to make edible containers for food. It’s completely delicious, biodegradable and oven-friendly.