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Singapore Vegan Festival – Agenda

Singapore Vegan Festival - Agenda & Registration

 

10:00AM to 8.00PM – Vegan Market & Vegan Food Village

What’s a festival without some retail and delicious foods? A plethora of innovative gourmet and lifestyle products will be highlighted at the Vegan Market with an aim to support over 25 independent vegan businesses and brands. Feast on signature plant-based dishes from over eight participating restaurants at the Vegan Food Village.

Vendor list here | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Ballroom | Get tickets here

 

Masterclasses

11:00AM to 12.00PM – Masterclass by Michelin Bib Gourmand Lagnaa, Barefoot Dining 

Master Chef and owner Kaesavan of Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Lagnaa, Barefoot Dining has been championing Indian food and its traditions for over 30 years.

In his special masterclass, learn how to incorporate moringa and a variety of spices in a dish that is both easy to whip in the comfort of your home kitchen and benefit from the anti-oxidant and healing properties of this superfood.

More details coming soon.

Recipe will be provided and questions welcomed.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Guest Chef: Chef Kaesavan | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Bencoolen Foyer | Tickets and Details coming soon.

 
12:30PM to 1.30PM – Masterclass by Tamara & Daniel Chavez of CANCHITA Peruvian Restaurant

Daniel Chavez and his Mexican-born wife Tamara Chavez bring together their love for using locally sourced, ingredients in season, as they guide participants through a masterclass showcasing two stellar dishes:

  • Vegan Canchita Ceviche featuring Hearts of Palm, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, Sparkling Tigers Milk, Sweet Potato Puree and Canchita Corn
  • Causa Verde, a Potato and Peruvian Yellow Chilli Salad.

Recipe will be provided and questions welcomed.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Guest Chef: Tamara & Daniel Chavez | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Bencoolen Foyer | Get tickets here

2:00PM to 3:00PM – Masterclass by Cherie Tu: BBQ Pulled Mushroom Burger, French Toast Roll Up

Join cookbook author, recipe creator and vegan lifestyle advocate Cherie Tu who is flying in all the way from Sydney to show you how to whip up a delectable BBQ Pulled Mushroom Burger and French Toast Roll-ups that are as good for breakfast as they are for dessert. Uncover the versatility of each ingredient as Cherie brings them to life and listen to her share how she is @thrivingonplants.

Recipe will be provided and questions welcomed.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Guest Chef: Cherie Tu Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Bencoolen Foyer | Get tickets here

3:30PM to 4:30PM – Masterclass by Chef Vincent Wong: Watermelon ‘Tuna’ Sashimi and Vegan Panna Cotta

Experience firsthand Chef Vincent’s holistic approach to food that showcases his creative use of familiar ingredients to present an experience that is playful and inque. Save the date for his Masterclass as he demonstrates how to prepare the unconventional (and sustainable) Watermelon ‘Tuna’ Sashimi cold entree and his own version of local favourite dessert tau huay with a Soy Panna Cotta with Passionfruit, Japanese Grapes and Blue Pea Elderflower Gel. 

Recipe will be provided and questions welcomed.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Guest Chef: Chef Vincent Wong Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Bencoolen Foyer | Get tickets here

4:00PM to 5:00PM – Masterclass by Cherie Tu: Food Photography Workshop using Smartphones

Go behind-the scenes with the Sydney-based Instagrammer (@thrivingonplants) as Cherie shares her secrets on how she creates and captures stunning food images and videos for her over 380,000 followers. Find out how to bring your photos to life with Cherie’s nifty tips and tricks on lighting, angles, food styling props, backdrops and even editing using just your smartphone – no expensive cameras or fancy equipment needed!

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Guest Chef: Cherie Tu | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Foyer, VIP Room B | Get tickets here

5:00PM to 6.00PM – Masterclass by Davina Goh: Otah Otah and its adaptation into a Bahn Mi

A dish that is uniquely Southeast Asian, Otah-Otah is a fresh fish paste blended with local herbs and spices, then grilled or steamed. Davina shares step-by-step instructions and demonstrates how to cook the veganized version of Otah-Otah using whole food plant-based ingredients, with this recipe that pays tribute to her Peranakan roots. Participants will also learn how to adapt the steamed Otah-Otah into a fusion-style Banh Mi, making it a meal.

Recipe will be provided and questions welcomed.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Guest Chef: Davina Goh (Malaysia) | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Bencoolen Foyer Get tickets here

6:15PM to 7.00PM – Masterclass by Hawkerprenuer Wayne Tan & Agatha Teo of Living Wholesome: Thunder Tea Rice

Credited for presenting his version of Thunder Tea Rice (lei cha fan in Mandarin) for the millennial generation, IT-salesperson turned hawkerpreneur Wayne Tan and partner Agatha Teo run Living Wholesome Vegetarian at Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre. At the humble stall, they serve up bowls of this traditional Hakka dish with their own twist for a combination of fresh vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and herbs that are full of healthy fats, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals and completely vegan. Participants will be able to learn how to make the healthy yet delicious Thunder Tea Rice.

Recipe will be provided and questions welcomed.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Guest Chef: Wayne Tan & Agatha Teo (Living Wholesome) | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Bencoolen Foyer Get tickets here

 

Food Tours

10:00AM to 11.30AM – Vegan Tour: Chinatown Breakfast Walk

Enjoy an early morning exploration of the historic Chinatown district on this delectable breakfast tour, curated by VegThisCity, a Singapore walking and virtual tour company that has been featured in Lonely Planet’s list of Top 10 vegan food tours of the world. You’ll enjoy a Chinese tea experience, savour a variety of vegan street fare and gain an insight into Chinese culture, customs and cuisine.

Date: Sunday, 28 August | Conducted by: VegThisCity | Duration: 1.5 Hours | No of Participants: 15 Get tickets here

 
10:00AM to 11.30AM – Vegan Tour: Banana Leaf Experience
Ever wondered the right way to eat on a banana leaf? And, what are the different dishes on your banana leaf plate? Come with us as we understand the different tastes in Indian cooking and identify intriguing vegetables, herbs and spices used in traditional cuisine. You’ll discover new tools, new places to shop for Indian ingredients and experience the art of eating on a banana leaf.

Date: Saturday, 3 September | Conducted by: VegThisCity | Duration: 1.5 Hours | No of Participants: 15 Get tickets here

10:00AM to 11.30AM – Vegan Tour: Peranakan Discovery
Step back in time for a fascinating insight into the Peranakan culture and heritage in Katong, one of Singapore’s oldest neighbourhoods. Step into stores steeped in history, savour a variety of Peranakan delicacies and learn how this culture heritage continues to reinvent and remain relevant in Singapore today.

Date: Sunday, 4 September | Conducted by: VegThisCity | Duration: 1.5 Hours | No of Participants: 15 Get tickets here


Talks, Panels, Workshops (Free for Admission ticket holders)

11:00AM to 12.00PM – Healthy “Ferrero Rocher” Truffle Workshop by Raw Chef Andrea Lee (FREE)

Join Certified Nutrition coach and Raw Food Chef Andrea Lee of The Clean Addicts Wholefoods Bakery as she demonstrates how to make a healthy, vegan ‘Ferrero Rocher’ Truffle. Learn how to incorporate superfoods into tasty desserts, and hear about the benefits of treats that are dairy, gluten and refined sugar free.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Conducted by: Raw Chef Andrea Lee | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Foyer Book Your Slot Here

11:00AM to 12.00PM – Mindful Eating Session by Jolie Michelle Ow (FREE)

When was the last time you enjoyed a quiet, peaceful meal free of distractions and interruptions? Come join us and gain an insight into the art of Mindful Eating with Jolie Michelle Ow, artist, art facilitator and founder-director of mindfulness centre Canvass Life. In this special session, you’ll learn how to develop a deeper connection with food and enjoy the benefits of being present while eating. Find out how taking time over a meal helps to reconnect the senses, improve focus and manage stress. Take home actionable tips on mindful eating you can practice daily with the whole family.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Conducted by: Jolie Michelle Ow | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Foyer, VIP Room B Book Your Slot Here

12:00PM to 1.00PM – Impact of Our Everyday Choices: Talk by Seb Alex (FREE)

Our everyday choices matter! With the world’s population slated to reach a whopping 10 billion people by 2050, and the ever-looming threat of a climate crisis, are you ready to take action and be a changemaker? We produce enough food to feed the world’s population, but, over 800 million people still suffer from chronic hunger! What can you do about it? Learn the impact your individual choices have on the world around you and how simple actions can heal the planet and your health.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Conducted by: Seb Alex (Lebanon) | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Foyer Book Your Slot Here

 
2:00PM to 3:00PM – Meet the Changemakers: Panel Discussion

As the world realises that we need to overhaul our food systems for the sake of the planet, these people are answering the call for change and redefining the protein industry. Hear from these leaders as they share their valuable experiences, insights and knowledge in creating a kinder and sustainable world. 

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Panellist: Dr. Andy Kusumo Founder and CEO of DynameatMax Rye Co-founder and Chief Strategist of ThurtleTree Labs, Mihir Pershad Chief Executive Officer at Umami Meats Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Foyer | Book Your Slot Here

 
3:15PM to 4.00PM – Cupcake Decoration Workshop: Kids’ Session by NikkiBakes (FREE)

“Come join us for a fun activity decorating cupcakes and explore your creativity. We will be decorating cupcakes with buttercream and sprinkles.” Specially for the young ones, founder of NikkiBakes will lead a fun session guiding children on how to frost and decorate cupcakes which they can then take home and enjoy.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Conducted by: Nikki | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Foyer Book Your Slot Here

 
 
4:30PM to 5.30PM – Our Plate & the Planet: Kids’ Session by Ambaree Majumdar (FREE)

Families will enjoy this fun, interactive and engaging session on the direct connection between our diets and the future of the planet. Social entrepreneur Ambaree Majumder will use easy-to-understand visual aids and models to explain climate issues and food sustainability to the younger audience and how small shifts in what we eat can have a big impact on the planet.

Date: Saturday, 27 August | Conducted by: Ambaree Majumder | Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Foyer Book Your Slot Here