World Street Food Dialogue: “Can Deliciousness Cure Poverty and Create Opportunities?”

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World Street Food Dialogue is a 2-day conference where you can network and learn from the movers and shakers of the street food and heritage cuisine movement including Stephen Werther the creator of the Bourdain Market in New York and Brett Burmeister, Consultant, Commentator, Portland Food Carts and Trucks in the US.

Don’t miss to register for the dialogue here: (use 10% discount code: “OAP#WSFC16” + bonus) 

Related Blog Post: CNN PhilippinesLeave your fear at the door and try everything at the World Street Food Congress


Who should attend:

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– Trade & Tourism bodies
– Kitchen Professionals/Chefs
– Restaurateurs/Entrepreneurs
– Educators
– Manufacturers & Corporates
– Media/Commentators
– Social Enterprise
– Foodies who want to get into this exciting industry


Why you should attend:

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– First of its kind street food movement that provides opportunities to network with some of the World’s most famous, influential movers, thinkers, food gurus and advocates from the F&B world.
– Hear the speakers touch on topics that open up opportunities in the space of street food entrepreneurism, culinary tourism and job creation in this industry; Speakers in this field will share expertise and where possible, partner up for local and
international opportunities.
– Gain inspiration and ideas in this field to enhance your own business goals.
– Rare opportunity to present your thoughts and ideas to the movers and shakers of the F&B world through the Pitchbox.
– Last but not least, flavour 24 of the world’s best street food vendors at the Jamboree.

Background of WSFC

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The third installation of the World Street Food Congress 2016 sails from Singapore to the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Metro Manila, Philippines, after two successful runs in Singapore (2013 and 2015). It is brought to you by Makansutra and Proudly Presented By: Philippines Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotion Board Philippines And Ayala Malls (Philippines)

About World Street Food Congress (WSFC)

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WSFC is a first of its kind street food movement that seeks to address opportunities and new possibilities in the world of street food culture. It has three segments which serve to Discuss, Recognise, Realise and Empower the best and the keenest in the fields through three components at the event:

1. The WSF Dialogue 20-21 April ( a 2-day Dialogue/ Conference and Hackathon)
2. The WSF Street Food Jamboree 20-24 April (concurrently with the Dialogue, a 5 day street food feasting festival with the best imported from around the world with top local vendors)
4. The WSF Street Food Awards ( where world 5 categories are recognised)

Speakers/activities at WSF Dialogue:

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Stephen Werther, creator Bourdain Market, New York, USA
Richard Tan, Former Director of The Hawkers Department, National Environment Agency, Singapore
Anton Diaz, Culinary Commentator and Founder, The Awesome Planet, Philippines
Sean Basinsky, The Vendy Project (Urban Justice), Street Vendors Project, New York
KF Seetoh, Creator and Curator, World Street Food Congress and Founder of Makansutra
William Wongso, Indonesian Food Ambassador, TV Host, Author and Consultant
Duangporn, Chef Owner Bo Lan, Thailand
Malcolm Lee, Chef Owner, Candlenut (Peranakan Restaurant), Singapore
Sangeeta Singh, National Assn of Street Vendors India(NAVI)
Brett Burmeister, Consultant, Commentator, Portland Food Carts and Trucks, USA
Odilia Wineke, Editor Detik. Com, CNN Indonesia
Woo Wai Leong, Winner of the First Season of The MasterChef Asia
Ian Kittichai, Iron Chef, Author and Television Personality Thailand
A Hawker Panel, where top international Hawkers will touch on their journey and aspirations


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I’m so excited to give a talk entitled, “Capitalizing on the Street and Heritage Food Opportunities in Manila!” 


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Pitch Box at WSF Dialogue.
Opportunities for delegates to pitch your ideas to the movers and shakers of the industry and, possibly have your ideas realized.


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World Street Food Congress Dialogue
April 20-21, 2016
Spaceman Location, Bonifacio Global City

Standard Rate $250.00 (USD)(~Php 11,607)
Standard Rate (Group rate) $200.00 (USD)(~Php 9,291)
Student Rate $150.00 (USD)(~Php 6,968)
Student Rate (Group rate) $120.00 (USD)(~Php 5,575)

Ticketed Event which entitles you to:
• Access to full programme of the Dialogue, documentation and demonstration sessions
• Lunches & refreshments, networking events, cocktail receptions
• Door gift and Jamboree dining vouchers worth Php 1,200 to the world’s best street food hawkers



  • To qualify for the Group Rate, delegates must register as a group from the same organisation.
  • To qualify for Young Student Rate, you must be aged 23 or under (proof of age required) and are in full-time education.
  • Limited student passes available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please attach proof of age and student pass with registration form.
  • Discounts are not cumulative. Only one category of discount will be applicable at any one time.
  • Delegate pass is non-transferable.
  • All intellectual property rights in all materials produced or distributed at the Dialogue is expressly reserved and any unauthorized reproductions, duplication or distribution is prohibited.
  • Substitutions or cancellations must be made in writing before 15 March 2016. Any cancellation thereafter, deposited will be forfeited. Refunds will be subjected to an administrative charge and/or bank charges be borne by the registrant.
  • Identity card and dialogue e-ticket have to be presented for entry.
  • The organizer reserves the right to refuse entry to any delegate as it deems fit.
  • The organizer will make every attempt to accommodate all interested participants. However in the event of a full house, it reserves the right to stop registration before the closing date.
  • Should there be a need to cancel the event, the organizer will refund delegates for registration fees paid and will not be held responsible for any travel and/or accommodation costs incurred.
  • All visitors must be in proper and respectful attire. Those in shorts, bermudas, singlet or slippers will not be allowed entry. The organizer reserves the right to refuse entry to delegates who are not properly dressed.


Register online here -> Use code “OAP#WSFC16” to get 10% discount. 

Related Blog Post: CNN PhilippinesLeave your fear at the door and try everything at the World Street Food Congress



Live an Awesome Life,



Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is an online partner of World Street Food Congress. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights

P.S. For the first registrants to use my code, you can join me for the exclusive pre-taste test event before the Jamboree gates open!

Register for the World Street Food Congress Dialogue and use discount code: “OAP#WSFC16

One thought on “World Street Food Dialogue: “Can Deliciousness Cure Poverty and Create Opportunities?”

  1. This street food concept is ok with the affordable, fast food, and quick recipe foods but it doesn’t not comes with the guarantee of meeting health standards, food poisoning and dirty cooking concepts. How could we focus on these sectors for healthy eating and start a open place eating culture. The main concept behind the street food is the delight and enjoy of eating in the open leaving off the dining table of home. The open eating gives some feeling of delight and refreshment to people who want to escape the regular eating habits for sometime. But is it good to form a habit to eat street food ? does a healthy living allows that ?

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