The World Gourmet Summit is back, and it’s a foodie’s dream come true! For a whole month, you’ll get to taste the best food in the world, straight from the hands of the best chefs in the world.
This year, it’s all about discovery. Chefs from all over the world, especially central and eastern Europe and Asia, will flock to Singapore to serve up the lesser-known cuisines of their home countries. Read on to find out more about some of these amazing and inspiring chefs we’re just dying to meet.
Here’s an inspirational story for all our aspiring chefs: French culinary legend Raymond Blanc is completely self-taught! We’re serious – the man who’s won both an honourary Order of the British Empire and the insignia of Chevalier in the Ordre National de La Légion d’Honneur (the highest French decoration) for his prowess in the kitchen has never had an ounce of official training. Apparently, he only started cooking for a crowd when the chef at a restaurant he waited tables for fell ill, and he took over to save the day. Forget Wolverine, this guy’s origin story is the craziest we’ve ever heard.
Jumping forty-six years into the future, he’s now the most respected chef in the world, with several Michelin-starred restaurants under his belt. The jewel in his crown is undoubtedly Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, which has earned and kept 2 Michelin stars for three decades.
For the first time in twenty-two years, Chef Raymond Blanc is back for the World Gourmet Summit, where he’ll be hosting a masterclass and cooking up a storm of French delights you won’t want to miss.
Get your tickets today!
Patrizia di Benedetto
Presenting Chef Patrizia di Benedetto, Queen of Sicilian cuisine, Breaker of glass ceilings, and Mother of the Michelin-starred Bye Bye Blues. This impressive lady has pretty much achieved all our #goals. She quit her sensible accounting job to chase her dreams and open the restaurant Bye Bye Blues in 1991, which has since won a Michelin star and the title of “Best Restaurant in Palermo”. And get this: she’s the only female Sicilian chef to have a Michelin star!
If you think Italian cuisine is all about pasta, pizzas, and risottos, then think again. This year, Patrizia di Benedetto graces the World Gourmet Summit to take your perceptions of Italian food and toss them out the window. Sail with her into the shores of Sicily and discover a side of Italian cooking you’ve never seen before, with a whole new set of ingredients and culinary traditions.
Sign up to discover and learn to cook true blue Sicilian cuisine with Patrizia di Benedetto in the World Gourmet Summit.
Ukrainian chef Yuroslav Aruykh hasn’t enjoyed the fame of other chefs in the World Gourmet Summit, but we’re sure the world will be hearing much more of him in the years to come. Although he’s the youngest chef by far, let’s not forget that age is just a number. Passionately in love with his country’s cuisine, he’s a traditionalist through and through, celebrating Ukraine’s culture through food.
Let Chef Yuroslav Artuykh take you on a journey through the forests, plains, and rivers of Ukraine with his stunning array of traditional dishes. He’s joined by Wine & Gastronomic Advisor Csaba Harmath, who will help you pair your food with delectable cocktails, elevating the unique flavours of the food for an enchanting dining experience. Together, they’ll have you falling head over heels for Ukrainian cuisine in no time. Come fly away with us and get a taste of Ukraine – you won’t regret it!
There are loads more events going on at the World Gourmet Summit this year, so get your tickets here!
On another note: Chope’s very own Egg Hunt has started! Every week, we’ll give you a hint on one of our blog posts leading you to a restaurant page, where you’ll find an Easter egg that’ll score you bonus Chope-Dollars. To find this week’s egg, the clue is “new in seafood“. Happy Hunting!