PAST EVENTS

Past Events
Past Events

Kuching

We kicked off our 2023 festival with a debut in Kuching, hosting a four-hand dinner between chef Anthony Yeoh of Summer Hill (Singapore) and John Lim of Roots (Kuching). The hook? French classics prepared using the wonderful endemic ingredients of Sarawak.

Penang

Our 2023 Penang weekender was a brilliant affair, with a series of four-hand and takeover dinners featuring: Vaughan Mabee from Amisfield (Queenstown, New Zealand) with Kim Hock Su at Au Jardin; Hans Christian from August (Jakarta, Indonesia) cooking new Nusantara cuisine with Johnson Wong from Gēn; and a kitchen takeover by Peranakan-cuisine chef Malcolm Lee from Michelin-starred Candlenut (Singapore). We wrapped up the weekend with The Great Mezze at ChinaHouse, with four Singapore chefs and four Penang chefs cooking up elevated and unpretentious fare, shoulder-to-shoulder.

Singapore

2023 marked our debut into the Lion City. Curated by Brazilian chef Ivan Brehm from Michelin-starred Nouri (Singapore), the weekend comprised series of four- and six- hand dinners and lunches, followed by a Big Sunday Barbecue with eight of the city’s hottest chefs cooking over charcoal at Coop Coop (formerly known as Raw Kitchen Bar). The long weekend ended with Kita Conversations, an all-day symposium where we heard from some of the sharpest culinary thinkers from across the globe, including Anissa Helou, Prateek Sadhu, Matt Stone and Matthew Orlando.

Kuala Lumpur

Our final stop for 2023 was back home in KL. First up came a series of four-hand dinners, both ritzy and casual: from a collaboration between René Stein of Tisane (Nürnberg, Germany) with Darren Teoh at Dewakan, to Chele Gonzalez of Galley by Chele (Manila, the Philippines) serving up tapas at Mano. We held a Big Sunday Barbecue at Botanica+Co’s elegant Bamboo Hills location, with four chefs from Singapore and four from Kuala Lumpur. Kita Conversations saw culinary greats including David Thompson, Diana Chan, Khir Johari, and food waste hacker Benjamin Lephilibert. Then came the grand finale: a Thank You Dinner prepared by our 2023 Horizons chefs.

Langkawi

Our 2021 Festival began with our first-ever stop in Langkawi. Chefs Darren Teoh of Dewakan (Kuala Lumpur), Prateek Sadhu of Naar (Mumbai, India) and Chai Chun Boon of the Datai Langkawi cooked up a beautiful dinner against the idyllic backdrop of the Datai –– a most memorable start!

Penang

The weekend in Penang played host to two great collaborative dinners: Andrew Martin from 80:20 (Bangkok, Thailand) with Johnson Wong at Gēn, and Aitor Jeronimo Orive from Basque Kitchen by Aitor (Singapore) with Sun Kim Hock at Au Jardin. All of these chefs then joined CC Lee, Tan Hong Tat (Wagyu Tan), Mathijs Nanne, and Nurilkarim for the Great Mezze at ChinaHouse.

Kuala Lumpur

Our stop in Kuala Lumpur saw a total of 9 collaborative dinners, a multi-chef Big Barbecue at Tiffin at the Yard, and the launch of Conversations, our symposium series of talks and panels by key F&B industry leaders.

Kuala Lumpur

Where it all began. Our first KL Weekender consisted of 20 events over 5 days, including masterclasses, dinners and a Big Sunday Barbecue. More than 30 delegates participated, including Jeff Ramsay, Toni Valero, Jun Wong, Noreen Ramli, Joe Tan, Chai Chun Boon, Tubby, Sricharan Venkatesh, Masashi Horiuchi, Zoe Rai, Raymond Tham, Jack Weldie, Shaun Ng, Lroy Lim, Syuk Othman, Takashi Kimura, Tan Meng How, Wong Yin How, Tan Wei Loom and Darren Teoh, plus the teams from Aliyaa, Junglebird, Eats Shoots and Roots and Native Discovery.

Penang

Our first Penang Weekender saw three fantastic collaborations between chefs from Kuala Lumpur and Penang: Tyson Gee from ATAS (Kuala Lumpur) and Kim Hock Su at Au Jardin; Shaun Ng from Hide (Kuala Lumpur) and Johnson Wong from Gēn; and finally, a kitchen takeover at ChinaHouse by Gary Anwar of Ember (Kuala Lumpur).