Meaning of designer food in English:

designer food


  • 1(Originally) food created or approved by a fashion designer; (later more generally) food regarded as fashionable, exclusive, or as a status symbol, haute cuisine.

  • 2Food or a foodstuff that has been designed or modified (especially genetically or chemically) so as to provide health benefits to the consumer.


1980s; earliest use found in The Chronicle-Telegram.