By Jessica Colley
When K.F. Seetoh looks at a plate of satay, he doesn’t just see culturally expressive, delicious food—he sees opportunities.
This perspective sparked the conception of the World Street Food Congress, a 10-day celebration of vibrant street food culture around the globe. Chefs, restaurateurs, and food enthusiasts will gather for the inaugural event in Singapore from May 31 through June 9, 2013 to feast, jumpstart a dialogue on the impact of street food on jobs, society, and education, and honor talented street food artisans through an awards ceremony.
“What do chefs like to eat?” Anthony Bourdain asked recently at a press conference announcing details on the first-ever World Street Food Congress. “There is a gravity that pushes chefs towards street food. Every bite tells you something about who cooked it and where they come from.” Bourdain is an enthusiastic voice in the World Street Food Council, along with James Oseland, Editor-in-Chief of Saveur, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Chef and Owner of Spice Market, and other prominent industry names. All share Seetoh’s vision that street food is about more than nourishment and taste—and it’s about time we start talking about Continue Reading…