The GREAT Food Festival 2017 Highlights

It was four days of epicurean goodness, as gourmands turned up in droves for their choice of dishes from Michelin-starred and award-winning restaurants at the The GREAT Food Festival.

Held from 21 to 24 September 2017, The GREAT Food Festival was jointly organised by Resorts World Sentosa and Savour Events, and boasted over 40 international and local culinary celebrities, 100 signature and heritage-inspired dishes, as well as 300 desserts and pastries. Its claim to fame – Singapore’s most wide-ranging food festival to date.

Here are some shots we captured on location.

Guests at Star Chef Arena
Guests making their rounds at the Star Chef Arena, one of five segments at the event. This was at the Bullring, RWS.
Chef Florian Favario
Chef Florian Favario of 1 Michelin-starred Céleste from The Lanesborough, UK.
Frosted Lychee, Grapefruit Jelly by Chef Florian Favario
Frosted Lychee, Grapefruit Jelly by Chef Florian Favario.
Chef Kristen Kish, Winner of Bravo's Top Chef Season 10
Chef Kristen Kish (right), Winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 10, hard at work preparing her dishes.
Chef Emma Bengtsson
A guest getting her mandatory Instagram photo with Chef Emma Bengtsson of 2 Michelin-starred Aquavit, USA.
Crispy Pork Neck by Chef Emma Bengtsson.

Those who hold their roots close to their heart also got to take a walk down Heritage Lane.

Heritage Lane
Heritage Lane was another of the five segments of The GREAT Food Festival. It was found at the Forum, RWS.
Labyrinth
Modern gourmet interpretations of local hawker favourites by 1 Michelin-starred Labyrinth, Singapore.
Labyrinth's Rendang Quinoa Risotto with Bergedil
Labyrinth’s Rendang Quinoa Risotto with Bergedil.
King Crab Cannelloni by FOC that re-imagines pasta-based cannelloni.

In a series of masterclasses, connoisseurs had the rare opportunity to pick up culinary techniques from their favourite celebrity chefs.

Chef Hal Yamashita
Masterclass with Chef Hal Yamashita, who helms Syun at RWS, Singapore as well as nine other restaurants in Japan.

Hal Yamashita

Chef Cat Cora
Q&A with Chef Cat Cora, America’s first female Iron Chef, during her masterclass. Perfect chance to get up close with the affable chef.
Chef Scott Webster
Up close and personal with Chef Scott Webster of 1 Michelin-starred Osia.
Chef Scott Webster’s famous Valrhona Hot Chocolate Soup with black pepper vanilla ice cream.
Hands-on masterclass with award-winning pastry chef Kenny Kong.

Another segment, The Rollin’ Sweet Times was also Southeast Asia’s largest consumer dessert and pastry showcase, boasting over 300 sweet treats that were as appealing to the eyes as they were to the palate.

Rollin' Sweet Times
Rollin’ Sweet Times was found inside the transformed Resorts World Convention Centre for The GREAT Food Festival.
Photogenic Ice Pops
Photogenic cartoon ice pops, anyone?
Milky Way Cake by Boufe Boutique Cafe
Milky Way Cake by Boufe Boutique Cafe.
#WickedMallows by The Wicked Cream Co.

Many guests were also found snapping photos in this dark room that showcased Black Star Pastry’s GlowNuts:

Taking hipster food to a whole new level.

Aspiring bakers also got to see the Insta-famous bakers Julián Ángel and Clifford Luu work their magic at Cake Atelier.

Cake Atelier
Cake Atelier with Julian Angel.
Julián Ángel showing guests the proper techniques in cake coating.

Gourmands and Instagrammers, look out for The GREAT Food Festival again in 2018.

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