Leif Hedendal is a cook and artist who's work focuses on eating design, social practices, underground dining, pedagogy, health, agriculture, and food politics. Having trained at noma, Chez Panisse, Greens, and numerous Barcelona restaurants, his cuisine focuses on micro-seasonality, humanely raised meat, under–utilized vegetables, urban ag, and wild forage. He has done food–based work with SFMOMA, YBCA, Doug Aitken Workshop, Berkeley Art Museum, Kadist SF, Soex, Catharine Clark Gallery, Triple Base Gallery, Garage Biennial, Studio for Urban Projects, Kinfolk Magazine, Art In General (NYC), Space All Over (NYC), Ballroom Marfa, NADA at Art Basel Miami, Open Engagement (Portland), He Said She Said (Chicago), Roots and Culture (Chicago), and InCUBATE (Chicago). Leif's ongoing project since 2008, Dinner Discussion, a series of meals bringing together artists, food activists, curators, and writers to discuss their projects and form connections, has traveled to Copenhagen, NYC, and Chicago. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, CCA, SFAI, Mills College, and the Danish Royal Academy of Art.