World Gourmet Summit Celebrates 20th Year

Ever since its inception in 1996, Singapore’s World Gourmet Summit has become an iconic part of the city’s dining scene, highlighting the talent, craftsmanship, and unique tastes that goes into the creation of high-quality dining experiences. Celebrating its 20th year, the festival is set to return this month with a cast of world-class, Michelin-starred talents from within the country and around the world as it further establishes its position as the leading culinary event for all food enthusiasts. Names like Yoshinori Ishii, the prominent kaiseke chef whose London-based Japanese restaurant, Umu, was recently awarded two Michelin stars; Michelin-starred Nacho Manzano of Spain’s Casa Marcial; and two Michelin-starred Takagi Kazuo, known for its refined Kyoto-style Japanese cuisine, are among those set to grace World Gourmet Summit with their presence along with Israel’s Meir Adoni, and Ireland’s Mark Moriarty.

Guests can also expect to see an exciting lineup of gourmet affairs, from talks to special menu presentations by some of Singapore’s most notable dining establishments. At WGS 20 Best Chefs, for example, attendees are invited to partake in a discussion between acclaimed chefs on the latest issues concerning the dining industry, while dinner sessions with special wine and champagne pairings will take place over the course of the month-long festival at different venues within the city, highlighting tasteful cooking and dining culture from different parts of the world. In a special themed dinner, chef Takagi Kazuo will be representing Rougie Foie Gras with Dom-Perignon, while Reto Mathis, WGS’s first visiting masterchef from St. Moritz in Switzerland, will be serving his famous truffles and caviar in an event at Stellar at 1-Altitude.  The festivities will include the Awards of Excellence 2016 program, which will reveal some of the region’s top hospitality and culinary stars of the year.

“The last two decades have seen so many changes in Singapore’s food landscape and we are extremely proud to have contributed to its evolution,” says Peter A. Knipp, chief executive officer of PKH, which manages and curates the World Gourmet Summit. ” Coming into our 20th year is a major achievement for the World Gourmet Summit, with the real heroes being our local talents who have made a name for themselves both here in Singapore and abroad.”

World Gourmet Summit will take place from March 28 to April 24.

For more information, visit World Gourmet Summit




– Two Michelin-starred Takagi Kazuo, known for its refined Kyoto-style Japanese cuisine – can we also recognise that he will be representing Rougie Foie Gras with Dom-Perignon at a specially themed dinner

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