Singapore Welcomes Michelin-Starred Masterchefs & Artisans at the 17th World Gourmet Summit

The World Gourmet Summit is a highly anticipated annual gastronomic extravaganza, organised by A La Carte Productions (a subsidiary of Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd), supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, and presented by Citibank.

This 17th edition of World Gourmet Summit kicks off its eleven-day spectacle at the stunning S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, on 16 April 2013.

This year’s theme, Artisans & The Art Of Dining, showcases artisans from all over the world, whom all are experts in their respective fields. Discerning individuals who appreciate fine wines and gourmet cuisine will certainly know not to miss out on this series of events.

Prestigious Chefs Gabriele Ferron (Italy), Jean-François Piège (France), Joachim Koerper (Portugal), Matt Moran (Australia), Paco & Jacob Torreblanca (Spain), Rodrigo de la Calle (Spain), Sanjeev Kapoor (India) and William Ledeuil (France) make their appearances, showcasing their individual talents and intricate craftsmanship.

Over 600 guests turned up for the Opening Reception, clinking glasses of sparkling, and taking pleasure in sumptuous treats at the live stations, with the vivid and breath-taking aquarium as a backdrop.

Prior to the cocktail reception, the media had an exclusive press preview and interview sessions with the participating chefs. They shared their excitement about World Gourmet Summit, and their passion in the culinary profession.

A noteworthy event taking place on 19 and 20 April 2013, is the second edition of Citibank Gastronomic Jam Sessions, bringing together a series of culinary demonstrations presented by both visiting masterchefs and local personalities. It will be held at Alkaff Mansion from 9.30am to 5.30pm, priced at $70+ (1 day) and $120+ (2 days). Prices include coffee breaks as well as lunch degustation.

Group picture!!! *squeals*

Chef William Ledeuil and Chef Susur Lee are the only ones in this edition of World Gourmet Summit to present an Asian-European-fusion collaboration –a rare opportunity to taste European Chef William Ledeuil’s Asian-influenced cooking. Their ‘Jam Session’ is happening on 20 April, from 4.45pm till 5.30pm.

Chef Christopher Millar from Stellar, a chef I’ve always admired for his creativity and excellence, will be partnering Jean François Piège for the ‘Jam Session’, happening on 20 April, 2.45pm till 3.30pm.

Having hosted over tens of thousands of food enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs, World Gourmet Summit gets progressively exciting each year, reinventing itself to keep things fresh.

The ‘Hearts On Fire Edible Fashion Show & Chocolate Dinner’ at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is something worthy of attention, showcasing the collaboration between world-renowned pastry chefs Paco & Jacob Torreblanca from Spain, homegrown talent Chef Janice Wong and W Singapore – Sentosa Cove’s Executive Chef, Matthew Woolford.

For the full list of events, visit


1. 2am:lab – Chef Janice Wong
2. Forest 森, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore – Chef Sam Leong
3. Forlino – Chef Kentaro Torii
4. Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizzabar – Chef Lino Sauro
5. La Cantine by Bruno Ménard – Chef Bruno Ménard
6. My Humble House, TungLok Group – Chef Ken Ling
7. Osia, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore – Chefs Scott Webster & Douglas Tay
8. Stellar at 1-Altitude – Chef Christopher Millar
9. The Knolls, Capella Singapore – Chef David Senia
10. The Prime Society – Chef Dallas Cuddy
11. The Song of India – Chef Manjunath Mural

1. Alkaff Mansion
2. At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy
3. Capella Singapore
4. Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
5. Miele Gallery
6. S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
7. Singapore Island Country Club
8. Tamarind Hill
9. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
10. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
11. The St. Regis Singapore
12. Tóng Lè Private Dining, TungLok Group
13. W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

1. Absinthe Restaurant Français
2. Alkaff Mansion
3. Au Petit Salut
4. Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
5. Fat Cow
6. Hashi Japanese Restaurant
7. Hua Ting Restaurant
8. Kinki
9. Le Bistrot Du Sommelier
10. Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
11. Majestic Restaurant
12. OSO Ristorante
14. Sur Nuevo Latino Kitchen
15. Tamarind Hill
16. Tatsuya Japanese Restaurant
17. The Disgruntled Chef

Below are more pictures taken at the Opening Ceremony and of the S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa.

Pictures in this post are taken using a SONY NEX-3N and an iPhone 4S.