World Street Food Congress 2015

The World Street Food Congress (WSFC) is set to return for its second edition from 8th to 12th April 2015. With this year’s theme being “Engage, Empower, Enterprise”, the event will be held at a “more accessible location”, it also features a lesser number of stalls compared to its inaugural edition, as well as cheaper food prices.

Highlights (as advertised on WSFC’s website):

World Street Food Jamboree – With a brand new array of 24 stalls from 12 cities from all over the world with offerings rarely seen in Singapore menus. It will include the old traditional heritage icons, plus new, modern (no fusion food here, sorry) creations by funky street food chefs who’re giving  exciting new twists to  old foods.

Singapore Pavilion – Featuring some of the uniquely local born, bred and evolved heritage street food creations. Expect to see stalls offering these well loved grubs and bites, a clever food culture exhibition of sorts, street style demos with recipes, plus online cooking video content of these dishes.

Live Music – By an exciting line up of local and regional bands- street bandstand style will fill the convenient North Bridge Road and Bugis Junction neighbourhood with funky notes.

World Street Food Dialogue-Hackathon – Industry thought leaders such as Stephen Werther (The brain behind the upcoming Bourdain Market) and a Panel of food professionals from New York University and more will share their insights on topics that that are actionable and allows empowerment.

Pitch Box Session – Attendees are encouraged to pen down their 50 word long ideas on the idea board where relevant ideas will be extracted from and presented to the audience at the hackathon and pitch box session.

More information about the Jamboree food spread can be found here; with the list of participating food stalls and hawkers available here (PDF file).

World Street Food Congress (WSFC) 2015
Date : 8th to 12th April 2015
Venue : Open field next to Tan Quee Lan Street, opposite Bugis Junction (adjacent to North Bridge Road and Beach Road; near Bugis MRT station)

Operating Hours of Jamboree:
8th and 9th April (5pm to 11pm);

10th April (4pm to 11pm);
11th April (1pm to 12pm);
12th  April (1pm to 12pm)

– Admission to the Jamboree is free
– Food prices start from S$4.50 (methods of payment include Nets FlashPay, Nets, and coupons; which will be available for purchase on-site)
– Tickets to the Dialogue-Hackathon are S$450; seats are limited

Related reads:
World Street Food Congress: Why We Spent Over S$2 Million (Makansutra)
World Street Food Congress 2015: World’s Best Street Food Feast and Dialogue (Makansutra)
5 Stalls To Look Out For At The World Street Food Congress (The Straits Times)
‘A True Smorgasbord Of Flavours’ For This Year’s World Street Food Congress (TODAY)

Video: World Street Food Congress Returns to Singapore (Channel News Asia)


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