Singapore Vegan Festival – Agenda

Saturday, 21st November 2020

11:00 AM – Masterclass by Anna Wojtkowska: Santa’s Nut Roast with Mushroom Gravy

  

1:30 PM – The Eternal Debate: Can we Get Enough Protein on a Vegan Diet? Join World Class Athletes as they shatter myths and records!

For years, we have believed that in order to be an athlete in peak physical condition, you need dairy and vast quantities of meat and eggs. Moreover, it is said that the pattern amino acids in an animal-based protein have a higher biological value than those from plant sources.
In this session, we’ll meet three amazing athletes, who will address how getting enough protein on a vegan diet, even if you’re an athlete, doesn’t have to be a struggle. While protein is certainly an essential nutrient which plays many key roles in the way our bodies function, we do not need huge quantities of it and what we do need can be obtained from plant-based food. They will shed more light on what eat in day, the major advantages of a plant based diet, and how their diet fits in with their regime and recovery.

Meet Mountaineer Kuntal Joisher who holds the distinction of being the first vegan to climb Mount Everest, not once but twice; Pamela Christie, Professional Athlete, Body Builder and Model; and Jack Jagodka, Vegan Stuntman and Actor.

Duration: 1 Hour | For 40 Participants | FOC to attend

  

4:00 PM – Discussion on Plant-Based Guest Experience in High-end Hospitality. Current situation and perspectives for the future

Vegan Luxury Specialist Verde Camilla Parmigiani will be joining us live from Italy. Camilla will talk about the global situation in luxury hospitality, starting with airlines (as leaders in anticipating new needs of the customers) and moving into hospitality with some of the best examples from around the world that showcase the current and future scenario. Camilla will also speak about the focus of offerings in Singapore and how it compares to the rest of the world.

You will also get to hear the voice of an hospitality insider in Singapore telling us how consumer behaviour has evolved and how leading hospitality providers are responding to the new needs of guests. Both speakers will end the talk with a round up of what we’re expecting, wishing for, waiting for and asking for the future. The discussion will end with a Q&A session.

Duration: 1 Hour | For 40 Participants | FOC to attend

  

5:30 PM – Bake & Chat with a Vegan Mom & Daughter Duo

If you have always believed that raising a child on a completely vegan diet is unhealthy, inconvenient or impossible, then this is the workshop for you! Meet Ambaree and Ahaana, a mom & daughter duo leading a healthy plant-based lifestyle with much conviction. 9-year-old Ahaana is a little MasterChef who recently won a juniors’ cooking competition where she was the only vegan kid. Learn and bake along with Ahaana as she whips up the recipe that won her 1st place (with some modifications). Chat with Ahaana or ask Ambaree anything about Vegan Parenting.

An interactive session, with a quiz contest. 2 lucky kids will each receive a little gift hamper with healthy kiddy products. You’ll be baking Vegan Doughnuts that are baked (not fried), with choco & sugar glazing. We will email you the ingredient list a few days before the session, along with the recipe, so you can cook along. Suitable for Kids aged 7-14 years.

Duration: 1 Hour | For 20 Participants | $10/family (logged into 1 device)

  

Sunday, 22nd November 2020

11:00 AM – Cooking Demo: Beetroot Ravioli by Chef Damian Piedrahita

  

12:30 PM – Can Diet Influence our Mental Health? by Anna Wojtkowska

A decade ago, the idea that the bacteria in your gut could guide your behaviour and emotions was seen almost like science fiction. Today, it’s well established that the trillions of microbes in our gut influence our immune system and produce neurochemicals that are important for brain function. During this session, plant-based educator, Anna Wojtkowska will cover the link between mental health issues like dementia and depression and our diet. Anna will address topics like inflammation and oxidative stress and explain the mystery of the ?????-??? ???? and the secret communication between your brain and tummy.

End the session with a quiz, which might help you to understand the implication of every single small or big food decision (choice) you take every day.

Duration: 30 mins + approx 15 mins for Q&A | For 40 Participants | Free to attend

2:00 PM – Meet Singapore’s Top Vegan Bloggers as They Share What it Takes. 

What does it take to be a vegan food blogger? A chat about personal blogging styles and perspectives on the future. With so many vegan food related pages cropping up, we feel it has become a whole new genre of blogging that interweaves ethical and health concerns with delicious plant based food! In Singapore alone we have some fantastic blogs that share drool-worthy pictures, recipes, reviews and more

While we all have the same agenda and intention – to promote and showcase how delicious and nutritious vegan food can be, the style of these blogs can be vastly different.

Vegan Blogger and cookbook author Joy Yuan (@morethanveggies), plant-based foodie and Instagrammer Nicole Tan (@_findingnicole), and vegan Instagrammer and home cook Hero (@whynotplant) will share their different approaches to writing, aesthetics, styles, and platforms used and talk about how the genre has evolved over the years. What prompted these bloggers to start their vegan food blogs and what do they wish to achieve from it? What are the challenges in Singapore and what does the future looks like? How do they promote the message of veganism/health/sustainability?

Duration: 45 mins + approx 15 mins for Q&A | For 40 Participants | Free to attend