Returning for a second helping: The GREAT Food Festival at Resorts World Sentosa (TGFF 2018)

Following its successful debut last year, The GREAT Food Festival (TGFF) will make its highly anticipated return to Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) from 27 to 30 September 2018. TGFF 2018 is set to build on the event’s growing reputation as the region’s must-attend event for discerning food lovers in Asia, and promises to satisfy fans with new concepts in addition to bringing back the oldie-but-goodie concepts.

TGFF 2018 will feature four thematic segments:

  • Star Chef Arena
  • Rollin’ Sweet Times
  • The Cellar (NEW!)
  • Feast of Kings

TGFF 2018

1. Star Chef Arena

True to its nomenclature, this segment will feature over 40 new/signature dishes prepared by a star-studded team of overseas celebrity chefs and resident chefs of RWS. Here’s a sneak peek to give you a taste (pun intended) of what you can expect at TGFF 2018’s Star Chef Arena.

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Baked Lamb with Peppermint Black Pepper Sauce by Forest森

TGFF 2018
Chilli Crab with Sakura Ebi Spring Onion Pancake by Tung Lok Heen

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Tonno tataki, Bagna Cauda, Crumble di Pistachio by Fratelli Trattoria

If you were here for Art at Curate 2017 Series 6, we’ve got great news for you. Richard van Oostenbrugge – the Dutch chef responsible for the renowned Two Michelin-starred Bord’Eau Restaurant in Amsterdam – will be returning to RWS to present some of his world-famous signature dishes. These include must-haves like the Foie Gras Seaweed Broth Umeboshi, as well as the Scallop with Black Truffle and Fermented Oxtail Jus.

[NEW] Tastes of Siam

In this brand new open kitchen, guests will also get to witness a host of guest chefs coming together in a 6-hands collaboration to present a unique medley of Thai and Southeast Asian flavours. The guest chefs featured are Chef Dylan Jones from the renowned Michelin-starred Bo.lan, Chef Num from Samuay & Sons, and Chef Khanaporn Janjirdsak from Trang Ko.

[NEW] Festa Italiana

Featuring the two most-watched young talents of the Italian culinary world, Oliver Piras of Michelin-starred Aga Restauranta and Francesco Brutto of Michelin-starred Undicesimo Vinera who are in their early 30s, Festa Italiana will bring forth a refined celebration menu centered on the most popular staple of Italian cuisine – pasta.

[NEW] Diageo World Class Drinks

TGFF 2018

The action at Star Chef Arena goes beyond the gourmet delights. Diageo World Class Bar, another TGFF 2018 exclusive, will feature 6 specially hand-picked World Class drinks concocted by Diageo World Class Bartenders.

2. Rollin’ Sweet Times

Rollin’ Sweet Times was a sensational hit least year. That’s why we’re bringing it back as Asia’s largest consumer dessert and pastry showcase for TGFF 2018 – to fulfil every dessert lover’s fantasy with a line-up of the trendiest bakers and dessert chefs from around the world.

TGFF 2018
Up-and-coming pastry star Joe Leong will present his eclectic take on Chinese traditional-meets-contemporary desserts like Textures of Coconut

TGFF 2018
Conversely, veteran pastry and dessert chef Kenny Kong – who won Best Pastry Chef of the Year at the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence in 2017 – will be present his signatures like Chocolate Melt

Masterclasses at the Atelier by Bosch

At Rollin’ Sweet Times, baking enthusiasts will also get the rare opportunity to learn from the likes of Philip Khoury (who led R&D at Adriano Zumbo), Andres Fatso (who is back from last year’s TGFF by popular demand), Matt Adlard (affectionately known as the Topless Baker) and Neil Perry (Australian celebrity chef) at a pop-up baking studio fully equipped with the technology and professional equipment by Bosch.

Ticketing to masterclasses by Philip, Andres and Matt is available here. Limited and exclusive ticket giveaways (presented by Qantas) for Neil’s demo session will be available soon. Visit the TGFF website for more information.

[NEW] Secret Garden

TGFF 2018

Featuring the first-in-Asia thematic Tanqueray Citrus Terrace and Whisky Passage conceptualised by Diageo World Class Bars, gin aficionados may sample Gin & Tonic flights while whisky drinkers can opt for unique whisky and chocolate pairing experiences.

[NEW] Magnum Ocean Fantasy 

New to TGFF, Magnum makes a debut with Magnum Ocean Fantasy, one-of-a-kind Marbled Magnum creation, exclusive to TGFF. Made with Magnum’s signature white chocolate and premium toppings inspired by the ocean’s beauty, including edible pearls, silver glitter, and a magical mermaid tail.

[NEW] Spinning Galaxy

Let your inner dessert chef shine through by tuning into your creative streak and transform customizable desserts and drinks into various nitrogen-themed creations. Then, indulge in world-famous creamy gelatos by Australia’s N2 Extreme Gelato who will be anchoring Spinning Galaxy.


Also new to TGFF 2018’s Rollin’ Sweet Times is a fun, interactive and Insta-worthy playground, HAPPIPLAYGROUND. Featuring cute eco-friendly animals from Hong Kong, this is one event photo spot you wouldn’t want to miss. After all, if you didn’t take a photo, were you really there?

Don’t forget to hashtag #TGFF2018 and tag us @rwsentosa!

3. [NEW] The Cellar

TGFF 2018 will also be introducing an entirely new thematic segment specially created for wine connoisseurs. The Cellar will feature unique 6 fine and premium wines, including the RW CLOS DE TART MOMMESIN 2005, paired with the finest cuts of meats and cheese from around the world.

Wine connoisseurs of the most sophisticated palates will not want to miss the wine appreciation masterclasses by the renowned Master of Wine herself, Jeanie Cho Lee, who was named the 25th most powerful person in wine by Decanter magazine.

4. Feast of Kings

A boisterous celebration of thematic dining, partake in a medieval-styled banquet hosted by celebrity chefs.

Update on 14 August 2018: due to overwhelming response, Feast of Kings is currently sold out. The Ultimate Fan Pass at S$298, a new premium tier to TGFF 2018, is selling fast with limited tickets left.

Looking to work with top international chefs? We are hiring!

Be part of their live demonstrations, masterclasses and more. You’ll also receive a certificate* from the celebrity chefs at the end of event. Come contribute to a great experience in this special learning opportunity!

*Only applicable for those who work 4 days or more

Working Dates: 24 – 30 September 2018
Culinary Student Rates: $8 per hour (Weekdays) | $10 per hour (Weekends)
Skilled Chef Rates: $120 per day (Weekdays) | $150 per day (Weekends)

To register, please email:
Jessica Wan at
Kah Wai Wan at

Hungry? Get your tickets today.

The GREAT Food Festival 2018

27 – 30 September 2018
Resorts World Sentosa

Regular admission
S$35: one-day pass
S$45: four-day pass
S$150: squad bundle of four-day passes for four people

1-for-1 Mastercard promotions (while stocks last!)
S$30: one-day pass with the promo code ‘ONEDAYMC’
S$38: four-day pass with the promo code ‘FOURDAYMC’

Members and Mastercard cardholders enjoy special promotions and privileges.

Comment below to let us know which dish/chef you’re looking most forward to at #TGFF2018, we want to know!

The GREAT Food Festival 2018

TGFF 2018 Official Website
TGFF 2018 Introduction
TGFF 2018 Sneak Peek
TGFF 2018 Photo Contest (Tips for food photography included!)
TGFF 2018 Interview with Insta-famous baker Andres Fatso
TGFF 2018 Things To Do
TGFF 2018 Highlights (Photo Story)

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