Kuala Lumpur – The much-anticipated Kita Food Festival dining events in Kuala Lumpur will kick off on Friday, November 25th with a trio of dinners featuring a stellar lineup of award-winning and Michelin-starred Singapore-based chefs. Tickets are available here.
As a champion of Malaysia’s emerging culinary scene, Kita Food Festival aims to draw attention to Malaysia’s rising status among the global restaurant scene while highlighting the importance of the country’s culinary heritage and ethical producers, providing inspiration and training for the next generation of food producers, and building a platform for thought leadership and community.
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Johanne Siy of Lolla, #75 on Asia’s Best Restaurants, will cook together with Chef Mui Kai Kuan at Shhhbuuuleee, located at the rooftop of China Town’s one and only REXKL.
Newly crowned two-Michelin stars Cloudstreet’s Rishi Naleedra will cook for two consecutive nights with Shaun Ng at his intimate, elegant restaurant, Hide.
The feasting begins with a stylish lunch at Flock, W Kuala Lumpur’s all day diner. Here, California cuisine king, David Tang of Rosemead in Singapore will join forces with grill master extraordinaire of Kuala Lumpur’s perpetually sold-out Atelier Binchotan, and Haznizam Hamzah – the mastermind behind the the colourful creations at vibrant, down-to-earth Flock, inspired by bold Pan-Asian flavors.
A final series of dinners on Sunday starts with a sumptuous French feast at KL’s much-lauded Entier, where chef Jeremy Gillon of Singapore’s one-Michelin starred Restaurant JAG comes together with the maestro of melding French and Japanese cuisine, Masashi Horiuchi.
Chilean chef Cristian Encina will bring punchy South American flavours to the freshly minted Raw Kitchen Hall at Else Kuala Lumpur, the city’s hottest new small luxury hotel. Together with Raw Kitchen Hall’s Head Chef – Chef Leong Chee Mun and Chef Jun Wong (of the soon-to-launch Yellow Fin Horse), the trio will create a series of bold Latin-Asian dishes that are big on personality, dynamic on taste. Think sharing plates featuring seasonal local ingredients and bursting with flavour.
Kita’s first TED Talk-style event, titled ‘Conversations & Ideas,’ will be a full-day symposium in which trends, ideas, and major issues shaping the food world in Asia today will be discussed and revealed! This series of talks and panel discussions is designed by the F&B industry for the F&B industry: chefs, cooks, producers, and F&B professionals. It is informative, enlightening, and possibly even controversial.
Dynamic hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng, CEO of Unlisted Collection will share about identifying talent and how does he pick so many winners? From two-Michelin-starred Cloudstreet, Rishi Neleendra will discuss the transition from chef to successful businessman. Legendary chef Daniel Chavez will talk about the rise of vegan and vegetarianism- is it a trend, or is it here to stay? and Jordy Navarra will outline The Art of Hospitality: Building the connection between the kitchen and the Front of House.
There will be conversations on sourcing and traceability, dealing with no-shows diplomatically and without losing money, authenticity in traditional cuisine, and women’s growing role in today’s commercial kitchens. Top that off with great food, networking, and a cocktail hour to wrap up the day.
Line-ups: Tamara Chavez (Canchita), Lilian Chen (Langit), Ong Ning Geng (Chocolate Concierge), Ivan Brehm (Nouri), Benjamin Yong (The Big Group), Ray Adriansyah & Eelke Plasmeijer (locavore), Johanne Siy (Lolla) and David Tang (Rosemead).
Tickets are priced at RM 250 per person, which includes pick-me-ups, lunch and beers. Buy your tickets here or participate in the giveaway!
GIVEAWAY – Win ONE ticket to Conversations & Ideas on 28th November!
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How to participate:
- Follow @kitafoodfestival and @setthetables on Instagram
- Like the giveaway post, and comment why you should win
- Each comment will be counted as a new entry
- One winner will be reached via DM by 16th November
Terms and Conditions
- Participants’ Instagram account needs to be a public profile.
- Winner will be emailed the ticket once DM and details are acknowledged.
- Winner would be required to provide their IC number, mobile number and email address for verification purposes.
About Kita Food Festival
An industry-led, annual culinary festival offering a range of exceptional dining experiences, masterclasses, TED-like talks, and forums with some of the world’s finest chefs, winemakers and food thinkers, Kita Food Festival debuted in December 2021 with a series of sold-out dining events and masterclasses. Kita aims to spotlight Malaysia’s emerging place on the global restaurant scene while highlighting the value of culinary heritage and ethical producers, offering inspiration and skills for the younger generation of food producers and building a platform for thought leadership and community.