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Singapore Vegan Festival – Agenda

Friday, 27 August to Sunday, 5 September 2021

Various Dining Events and Exclusive Menus at Partnering Restaurants: Check here

 

Saturday, 28 August 2021

9:00 AM – Panel: Inspiring the Next Generation of Vegan Entrepreneurs

Leading female voices (in business) share their valuable experiences, insights and knowledge in creating a kinder and better world.
Panellists: Elysabeth Alfano (USA), Miyoko Schinner (USA), Sonalie Figueiras (Hong Kong) | Format: LIVE Virtual

10:00 AM – Hawker Food Discovery Tour (Little India)

Participants will learn about popular local Indian dishes and cultural food habits. They’ll get an insight into the various ingredients used in Indian food and sample a variety of street food within Little India.
Conducted by: VegThisCity | Duration: 1.5 Hours | No of Participants: 15

10:30 AM – Panel: Is Veganism an Elitist concept?

Social and Economic factors, traditions, lack of access and education(among other factors) illustrate that not every one can or even should go vegan. If that’s true, is veganism then a lifestyle only for the privileged? Can a handful of people going vegan even make a difference to animal welfare?
Speaker: Seb Alex (Animal rights advocate and educator) | Format: LIVE Virtual (Screening can be attended physically)

11:45 AM – Weight loss on a plant-based diet: Talk + Raw, High-Protein Cooking Demo

The mechanics of sustainable weight loss with medical research and practical tips, followed by a Raw Cooking Demo. Plant-based educator Ania Wojtkowska will present the newest studies linking weight loss to a plant-based diet, debunk the carbohydrate myth and demonstrate two raw dishes including a high-protein vegan taco w/ healthy, home-made plant-based chilli as well as a raw chocolate truffle.
Speaker: Plant-Based Educator Ania Wojtkowska | Format: Physical & LIVE Virtual

1:30 PM – Masterclass by Chef Addis Tan

Smoked tomato salad, learn how to add a smokey flavor to your salad (and other dishes) without a smoker or smoke liquid. Learn to make a Crab Patty with Wasabi Slaw, which you can adapt into various dishes.
Guest Chef: Chef Addis Tan (Singapore) | Format: Physical & LIVE Virtual

3:o0 PM – Masterclass by Raw Chef Yin

Raw Vegan Mango Moringa Éclairs: Participants will learn how to make the Base, Mango Cream, Moringa Cream, Two-toned Glaze. Chef Yin will also share Decoration tips so you can plate like a pro.
Guest Chef: Raw Chef Yin (Malaysia) | Format: LIVE Virtual (Screening can be attended physically)

4:30 PM – Panel: Athletic performance, recovery and nutrition on a plant based diet

Hear from leading athletes/sportspersons about longevity, recovery, sustainability and overall viability of adhering to a plant-based diet for an extended period, while training and competing at the highest levels.
Panellists: Fiona Oakes (UK), Pat Reeves (UK), Kuntal Joisher (India) | Format: LIVE Virtual

  

Sunday, 29th August 2021

10:00 AM – Hawker Food Discovery Tour (Chinatown)

Participants will learn about popular local Chinese dishes and cultural food habits. They’ll get an insight into the various ingredients used in Chinese food and sample a variety of street food within Chinatown.
Conducted by: VegThisCity | Duration: 1.5 Hours | No of Participants: 15 (in Groups of 5 each)

10:00 AM – Panel Discussion: Can Alt-protein MEAT our expectations? Navigate the wide universe of plant-based meats?

Singapore is seeing an explosion of plant-based meats and it’s slowly being embraced as it moves from the fringes into the mainstream. But with so many alternatives now available, how does one effectively navigate the wide universe of plant based meats? Listen to experts as they break it down for you – from soy and gluten to konjac, mycelium and microbial fermentation to cell based meat. Does it really taste like meat? Is it nutritious and healthy? Can I afford it? And if I’m not vegan, should I still make the switch? These are just some of the questions we will explore as we decode the world of alt-protein.
Panellists: Ronald Dalderup, CMO Growthwell Foods; Abhinav Sinha, Founder GoodDo and VP Strategic Partnership at GoodDot (India); Dr Dalal Alghawas, Program Director, Big Idea Ventures | Format: LIVE Virtual

11:00 AM – Coffee & Networking 

12:30 PM – Masterclass by Michelin Starred Chef Emmanuel Stroobant

Angel hair, mushroom, dashi Angel hair, mushroom, dashi: 2 Michelin Star Chef of St. Pierre will host an exclusive masterclass showing how to create this eclectic plant based dish. Those participating in the physical class will get to enjoy a sample portion of the dish, and receive a complimentary pack of healthy noodles.
Guest Chef: Chef Emmanuel Stroobant (Singapore) | Format: Physical & LIVE Virtual

2:00 PM – Virtual Food & Cultural Tour of Poland: Discover Poland and Polish Food

Join Polish national Ania Wojtkowska on a cultural and culinary journey to her homeland Poland. She will take you through the flavours of her childhood, across the seas and the mountains. Learn more about Polish culture, food tradtions, festivals and feasts! You’ll also learn about Poland’s turbulent history and its connection with food. During the session, Ania will also illustrate how to veganize some popular Polish dishes/ingredients!
Speaker: Anna Wojtkowska | Format: LIVE Virtual on Zoom

3:30 PM – Masterclass by Chef Damian Piedrahita

Avocado Camembert roll with lemon foam, garlic and turmeric mayonnaise: Executive Plant Based Chef Damian will create this luscious appetiser. Participants will learn how to create and assemble the different elements of the dish, such as lemon foam and a plant-based mayonnaise made from garlic.
Guest Chef: Chef Damian Piedrahita (Singapore) | Format: Physical & LIVE Virtual

5:00 PM – Evidence Based Eating by Dr. Shireen Kassam

Hear from a leading Haematologist as she uncovers the connection between diet and Lifestyle diseases with a focus on Cancer, Bone Health and Children’s health. Dr Shireen will illustrate how a healthy plant based diet can successfully prevent, treat and reverse many such chronic diseases. Dr. Kassam will also speak about the recent studies showing reduced risk of COVID and severe covid in those eating a plant based diet.
Guest Speaker: Dr Shireen Kassam, MBBS, FRCPath, PhD, DipIBLM (United Kingdom) | Format: LIVE Virtual on Zoom

 

Friday, 3rd September 2021

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – [ONLINE] The Heart-Mind Connection by Jolie Michelle Ow

Allow Jolie to guide you into a mindfulness experience of exploring sensations in the body, to listen and understand how the nervous system feels with awareness of the mind. Mindfulness asks us to be aware of the emotions behind our thinking, but it is not “heart vs. mind.” It is about seeing our whole body, and our feelings, as part of the process of understanding ourselves. Learn about your creative potential with a brief introduction of the creative human brain versus an animal brain. Followed by a creative visualisation to awaken the heart and mind with self care and compassion and a mindfulness eating experience with your choice of beverage, fruit and snack.
Guide: Jolie Michelle Ow | Format: LIVE Virtual on Zoom

 

Saturday, 4th September 2021

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM – Vegan Market in the Sky

A remarkable display of several leading homegrown and International vegan brands that will include gourmet vegan cheeses, gluten and dairy-free desserts, healthy snacks, plant-based meats, cruelty-free skincare, and lifestyle products.
Venue: SKAI Suites at Swissotel the Stamford

10:30 AM – Peranakan Food Discovery (Joo Chiat / Katong)

Step back in time for a fascinating insight into the Peranakan culture and heritage. In this experience, participants will savour a variety of Peranakan delicacies and learn about the culture’s influences in art, architecture and fashion.
Conducted by: VegThisCity | Duration: 2.5 Hours | No of Participants: 15 (in Groups of 5 each)

 

Sunday, 5th September 2021

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM – Vegan Market in the Sky

A remarkable display of several leading homegrown and International vegan brands that will include gourmet vegan cheeses, gluten and dairy-free desserts, healthy snacks, plant-based meats, cruelty-free skincare, and lifestyle products.
Venue: SKAI Suites at Swissotel the Stamford

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