Sustainability Will Take Center Stage at the 23rd World Gourmet Summit

Sustainability Will Take Center Stage at the 23rd World Gourmet Summit

There will be talks and discussion, culinary adventures from different restaurants and wine tasting experience during the month-long culinary festival. / Photo by: Getty Images


Discover everything that the culinary world has to offer in the coming World Gourmet Summit which is labeled as Asia’s Premier Haute Cuisine Festival, according to the website This year, the summit will focus on the theme Sustainability in the Gastronomy World to highlight food waste management and to take a further step towards a plastic-free environment, as shared in The Straits Times.

From April 1 to May 12, 2019, Singapore will be busy with back to back culinary adventures from different participating restaurants in the country as well as a variety of talks and discussions to introduce the concept of sustainability to many. Aside from delectable food and different cuisines, winemakers from all over the world are also in the loop to provide an unforgettable wine tasting experience during the month-long culinary festival, according to the website of Visit Singapore.

What is the World Gourmet Summit?

As per the website of World Gourmet Summit, the event was inaugurated in 1997 as a brainchild of the Singapore Tourism Board. The aim is to establish the country as a prime culinary destination that will be recognized globally. Success came as the event was recognized by A La Carte Productions as a gastronomic event.

Through the years, the event has been inviting stars from both local and international food industries to showcase their culinary expertise. Singapore is filled for days with a community of gourmet chefs providing a dazzling and unforgettable culinary adventure. Aside from the spectacular culinary adventure, the annual exhibit also invites representatives from the beverage industry to showcase their craft as well.

The Highlights of the World Gourmet Summit 2019

Sustainability in the Gastronomy World Forum

On April 9, 2019, a panel of experts from the food and beverage industry will discuss the topic of sustainability in the gastronomy world, according to The Straits Times. The invited speakers are Jeffrey Soh, Dalilah Ghazalay, Kenny Eng, Sheryl-Torres Wu, and Roderic Proniewski. The event is hosted by the sim Professional Development, a company who provides executive programs and immersive experiences to groups and professionals.

According to the founder of the World Gourmet Summit, Mr. Peter Knipp, in an article by The Straits Times, the culinary world shouldn’t be an exception in terms of observing sustainability. It can be observed in the industry through water conservation, refusing single-use plastics, recycling materials, and maximizing the use of an ingredient. He also said that these changes help sustain and bolster the environment, which is one of the reasons behind the theme for this year’s World Gourmet Summit.

The forum is scheduled at 3 in the afternoon until 5 and is available for anyone who wants to explore the concept of sustainability. The ticket price starts at $28, according to the website of the World Gourmet Summit.

Master Chefs Dining Delights

From April 24 to 27, a series of specialty dinners will be happening in different restaurants across Singapore. Some of the participating restaurants and chefs are Akira Back with the Modern Japanese Gastronomy Dining Delights. The Ukraine Gastronomy Dining Delights at Alley will be held on the 25th by master chefs Iurii Kovryzhenko and Mykhailo Sosnovskyh. Blue Lotus will be hosting the Hunan Gastronomy Dining Delights led by chef Jacky Shaw and the Turks & Caicos Gastronomy Dining Delights by Nikita O’Neil Skippings. The Hungarian Gastronomy Dining Delights will happen at Grissini led by chefs Soma Oroszki and Csaba Harmath and, as for the Seafood Gastronomy, it will take place at the Mezza Nine by Roy Brett.

Celebratory Menu Calendar

Restaurants all over Singapore will also offer their own celebratory menu in coordination with the World Gourmet Summit. Some of the restaurants that you can visit from April 1 to 14 are Arbora Restaurant, Frieda, Bakalaki Greek Tavern, Summer Palace, Nami, Open Farm Community, Origin Grill & Bar, Fat Cow,  Ding Dong, Ashino, Whitegrass, The Sampan, and many more.


In coordination with the World Gourmet Summit, there are some restaurants all over Singapore that will offer their own celebratory menu. / Photo by: Getty Images


World Gourmet Awards

The 19th edition of the World Gourmet Awards will fall on April 22, 2019, from 5 to 7 in the evening at the One Farrer Hotel. The awarding body will be recognizing professionals and establishments from the food and beverage industry both in Singapore and the region, according to The Straits Times. The categories for the event are Chef Awards, Hospitality Awards, Wine & Bar Awards, Service Professional & Establishment Awards, Highest Honors, and the Special Category.

UNGA: Gastro Market Place

Currently, on its 3rd placement, the Gastro-Market Place is a platform for growers and farmers to showcase their fresh produce and to educate diners as well. The event will take place at the Chjimes Lawn on Victoria Street on April 23 from 6 pm to 10 pm. The ticket for the Market Place is priced at $10 per entry and the proceeds will go to the Singapore Children’s Society which is the charitable beneficiary this year of the World Gourmet Summit according to Strait Times.