By Jeremy Khalil on May 7, 2015
The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Y.Bhg. Datuk Seri Hj. Ahmad Phesal Hj. Talib, announced on 5 May 2015 at Samplings on the Fourteenth in Berjaya Times Square Hotel that Kuala Lumpur City Hall, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia, will hold the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Big Kitchen Festival 2015.
Heating its way from the 29 until 31 May 2015, the food festival will bring together the best gastronomic delights from the 13 Malaysian states, presented through more than 60 food counters, enticing both local and international foodies alike.
With a single entry ticket, visitors will have the opportunity to attend all cooking workshops and demonstrations (based on first-come, first-served basis as seats are limited), listen to gastronomic talks and be entertained by cultural performances.
Food can be purchased using kupang, a specially designed token that will replace cash during the festival. The kupang will be available in denominations of half, one and five. The kupang can be purchased at the ticketing booth near the main entrance of the festival venue.
The festival is geared to be eco-friendly and ethically responsible through the use of bio degradable and non-Styrofoam packaging plus recycled bags, shared communal washing area to clean kitchenware and recycling bins for food waste disposal.
The announcement by the mayor was followed by the introduction of the participating chefs, sponsors and partners of the festival such as Malaysia Airlines, Gas Petronas, Electrolux, Berjaya University College of Hospitality, Majestic Hotel and Silka Hotel.
During the festival, the visitors will get the chance to meet with local and international renowned chefs who will conduct cooking workshops and demonstrations, as well as interact with the public such as Chef Norman Musa (the curator), Chef Wan, Chef Dato’ Ismail Ahmad, Chef Isadora Chai, Chef Adu Amran, Chef Dr. Ezani, Chef Malcolm Goh, Chef Firdaus Hanan, Chef Izyan Hani, Chef Jochen Kern, Chef Darren Chin, Chef Kamarul, Chef Anis Nabila, Chef Martin Yan, Chef Will Meyrick, Chef Claire Ptak, Chef Cyril Rouquet and Chef Mark Jarvis. Visitors will be able to learn and cook authentic Malaysian dishes and gather useful tips from the experts themselves during the festival.
Kuala Lumpur Big Kitchen Festival 2015 is an initiative the supports the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Master Plan 2015 – 2025 in positioning Kuala Lumpur as a Malaysian culinary haven.