KITA Food Festival 2022

The KITA Food Festival 2022 included dining events, multi chef cook ups, masterclasses and Conversations, a day of TED-style talks for the F&B industry.We brought together more than 100 leading regional chefs, producers and taste-makers from across Southeast Asia and India for 19 events in three different destinations across Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur Overview

Kuala Lumpur

The weekend in Kuala Lumpur saw a total of 9 collaborative dinners, a multi-chef barbecue at Tiffin at the Yard and Conversations, our TED-style series of talks and panels by industry leaders.

9 Collaborative Dinners

Multi-chef Big Barbecue

A full day of industry talks

List of Delegates & Participants

Ivan Brehm (Nouri, SG) | Rishi Naleendra (Cloudstreet, SG) | Sun Kim (Meta, SG) | Jordy Navarra (Toyo Eatery, Manila) | Eelke Plasmeijer & Ray Adriansyah (Locavore, Bali) | Johanne Siy (Lolla) | Daniel & Tamara Chavez (Canchita, SG) | David Tang, (Rosemead, SG) | Jeremy Gillon (Jag, SG) | Christian Encina (Pica, Bali) | Darren Teoh (Dewakan) | Shaun Ng (Hide) | Mui Kai Quan (Shhhbuuuleee) | Ka Hong Lau (Atelier Binchotan) | Haznizam Hamzah (Flock) | Aidan Low (Akar Dining) | Masashi Horiuchi (Entier) | Gary Anwar (Ember) | Jun Wong (Yellow Fin Horse) | Long Chee Mun (Raw Kitchen Hall) | Wong Yin How (Vintry Group) | Danny Leong (The Sake Place) | Daniel Yap (Gooddam) | Lim Heng Kit (LI Restaurant) | Table & Apron | Burnt & Co | Joloko

Penang Overview


There were two collaborative dinners in Penang, with Andrew Martin from 80:20 cooking with Johnson Wong at Restaurant Gen, plus Aitor Jeronimo Orive from Basque Kitchen by Aitor cooking with Sun Kim Hock at Au Jardin. All of these chefs joined with CC Lee, Tan Hong Tat (aka Wagyu), Mathijs Nanne and Nurilkarim for the Great Mezze at ChinaHouse.

2 Collaborative Dinners

Multi-chef Great Mezze

Langkawi Overview


Chefs Darren Teoh of Dewakan, Prateek Sadhu from Mumbai and Chai Chun Boon from Langkawi kicked off the 2022 festival with a weekend at The Datai Langkawi.

1 Kitchen takeover

1 Collaborative Dinner

1 Masterclass    

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