Bigger and Better World Street Food Congress 2017

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Who’s excited for the upcoming World Street Food Congress? It’s happening from May 31 – June 4, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

I’ve already written about this previously when K.F. Seetoh was in Manila to announce the event. You can read about it here.

Something new is the addition of the World Street Food Awards where they will be awarding 30 world street food masters. Also, if you’ve been to the WSFC last year, they promise that this year will be bigger and better. They did not expect the big number of visitors last year because they didn’t know that Filipinos were this crazy about food! Well, they know what to expect now and they learned from their experience last year. They will be prepared for the big number of people expected to visit this year.

See you there!


The Philippines will once again play host to one of Asia’s biggest food events, the World Street Food Congress (WSFC)! And this time, the event gets bigger and better. For five full days of gastronomic adventure, foodies from around the world will get to enjoy over 35 different kinds of street food from across 13 countries. This will happen from 31 May – 04 June 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

Organized by photojournalist and TV personality K.F. Seetoh of Makansutra and presented by Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), this year’s WSFC will highlight three exciting components: World Street Food Jamboree, World Street Food Dialogue, and World Street Food Awards.

You can find a wide array of authentic mouth-watering heritage street food representing different countries across the globe in the World Street Food Jamboree. Plus, you can also meet various celebrity chefs and watch their amazing whipping skills at the cooking demos.

The industry’s top chefs, global movers, entrepreneurs, and food aficionados will be coming together to share ideas, developments and opportunities in street food culture. With the theme, “Re-Imagining Possibilities”, the roster of speakers will be led by international food and travel celebrity Anthony Bourdain and the country’s very own Chef Claude Tayag and Sau Del Rosario.

30 World Street Food Masters will be awarded in the World Street Food Awards. These winners must possess characteristics of a true street food professional including perseverance, innovation, and the ability to identify possibilities that nurture the world’s comfort and street culinary heritage.

Indeed, by hosting an even bigger and better WSFC in the country, the Philippines is eventually becoming a global destination not only for events, travel, and lifestyle but also gaining recognition for being a premier destination for culinary adventure.

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