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The Kita Food Festival kicks off in Malaysia and Singapore

The Kita Food Festival is a celebration of all things food held across various locations in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. This year, the festival features a series of dining events and culinary experiences to suit every type of foodie. From four and six-hand fine dining events with some of the world’s best Michelin-starred chefs to communal cook-up mezze events and two Sunday barbecues.

Kicking off in September, the festival showcases Malaysian, Singaporean and renowned international chefs and hosts two symposiums titled Kita Conversations with TED-style talks from chefs, food producers, historians and anthropologists discussing topics pertinent to the industry, such as sustainability, food waste, and how to make a business profitable.

Kita Food Festival 2022
© Kita Food Festival 2022

“We have a bumper line-up and schedule of events being rolled out this year. None would be possible without the generosity and faith of our partners, including the Singapore Tourism Board, French porcelain company Legle, San Pellegrino, The House of Suntory, the two wonderful boutique hotels – Else in Kuala Lumpur and The Edison George Town in Penang – plus the fine people from PJPAC,” said Leisa Tyler, co-founder of KFF.

Kita Food Festival highlights

Some of the highlights include a Friday 13 October in Penang, New Zealand’s Vaughan Mabee, Masterchef judge and Chef of the Year, will collaborate with Malaysian Kim Hock Su at Michelin-starred Au Jardin. The dinner will showcase the two chef’s culinary skills using fresh artisanal produce. Thursday October 26 in Kuala Lumpur two of Asia’s best French cuisine chefs, Julien Mercier from Singapore’s Claudine and Japanese-born Masashi Horiuchi from Entier, will create fine bistro plates and sharing style dishes, all set against the skyline backdrop of the 43rd floor of Entier at the Alila Hotel. Sunday 22 October in Singapore sees the Big Sunday Barbecue, an all-star lineup of Singapore’s best up-and-coming chefs and hottest barbecue restaurants. There will be eight chefs, each paired into four teams. Each team will rein command over a barbecue, flame grilling an array of dishes throughout the evening.

Kita Food Festival 2022
The Great Mezze © Kita Food Festival 2022

Kita Food Festival dates

  • Kuching – 27 September 2023
  • Penang – 13-15 October 2023
  • Singapore 19-23 October 2023
  • Kuala Lumpur – 26-30 October 2023

Kita Food Festival tickets are on sale now.

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