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Food & wine festivals in Singapore: World Gourmet Summit 2017 comes to an end

From international cuisine to charity galas, the World Gourmet Summit 2017 wraps up its 21st edition in Singapore

Apr 18, 2017 | By Teri Chong

Winners of the Awards of Excellence 2017

The 21st edition of the World Gourmet Summit wrapped up with a burst of flavour after two whirlwind weeks of gastronomy. From March 20 to April 16 the event brought together more than 2,700 foodies that attended more than 50 World Gourmet Summit activities and events, which cemented Singapore‘s reputation as a vibrant international culinary destination. The partnership between 49 top dining destinations in Singapore and visiting master chefs also brought new cuisines to the table.

Culinary events by the World Gourmet Summit included a five-course dinner by Chef Jarno Eggen, as well as a Sunday Brunch extravaganza at Singapore’s Tamarind Hill. Visitors were treated to specially crafted dinners and exotic menus throughout the summit. In addition to the gastronomic adventures, the nearly month-long event was the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Gala Dinner, held in conjunction with World Gourmet Summit. The aim of the dinner was to raise public awareness on the plight of kidney patients. A record $1.120 million was raised at this meaningful dinner, with proceeds going to the NKF.

World Gourmet Summit 2017: National Kidney Foundation (NKF) “Better Lives” Gala Dinner

Keeping in line with their theme of “UNGA”, WGS brought stunning dishes from all over the globe. Peter A. Knipp, CEO of PKH Pte Ltd, who manages and curates the World Gourmet Summit event comments, “Alongside our talented chefs of Singapore, we were honoured to welcome WGS’s most diverse assembly of culinary stars representing countries from Asia, Europe, North and South America.”

The World Gourmet Summit was not without the acknowledgement of culinary achievements. At the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence (AOE), many outstanding individuals and establishments were awarded for their dedication to the gastronomical field. Amongst the winners was Chef Julien Royer of two-Michelin-starred Odette who was crowned Chef of the Year. Restaurateur of the Year went to Wee Teng Wen of The Lo & Behold Group—mastermind behind establishments Odette and The White Rabbit, while Restaurant of the Year was awarded to Morsels.

The World Gourmet Summit continues to be an amazing epicurean experience for all those who visit it. We look forward to the future editions of the summit, as well as the many delicacies and gastronomical spreads it continues to bring.

For more information, do visit World Gourmet Summit.

 
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