Conversations & Ideas at W Kuala Lumpur

Kita Conversations & Ideas


This package is RM270 nett per person, only full-day tickets available, inclusive of service charges and tax.

Date: Monday, 28 November 2022
Time: From 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM (Coffee from 9:30 AM, Symposium begins at 10:00 AM)
Location: Studio 1 & 2, W Kuala Lumpur

Ticket price includes a full day of talks and forums, tea, coffee and drinks throughout the day, a 2-course lunch and cocktail hour

A full-day symposium where trends, ideas and the big issues shaping the food world in Asia today are discussed and divulged. Informative, enlightening and possibly even controversial, this series of talks and panel discussions are designed by the F&B industry for the F&B industry: chefs, cooks, producers and F&B professionals.

Hear from industry greats like Loh Lik Peng, CEO of Unlisted Collection and the umbrella for some of the best restaurants Singapore has seen. Just how does he pick so many winners? Legendary chef, Daniel Chavez will talk about the rise of vegan and vegetarianism- is it a trend or is it here to stay? Are people looking to eat healthier at restaurants? When weighing up healthy eating, isn’t it better to look at how our ancestors ate? Rishi Neleendra will discuss the transition from chef to businessman, and Jordy Navarra will outline The Art of Hospitality: Building the connection between the kitchen and the Front of House.

There will be conversations on sourcing and traceability, dealing with no-shows diplomatically and without losing money, authenticity in traditional cuisine and the growing role of women in today’s commercial kitchens. Top that off with some great food, plenty of networking and a cocktail hour to wrap up the day.

On the lineup:

Loh Lik Peng (Unlisted Collection)
Daniel Chavez (Canchita Peruvian Cuisine)
Rishi Naleendra (Cloudstreet)
Jordy Navarra (Toyo Eatery)
Tamara Chavez (Canchita Peruvian Cuisine)
Lilian Chen (Langit Collective)
Ray Adriansyah (Locavore)
Ong Ning Geng (Chocolate Concierge)
Benjamin Yong (The BIG Group)
Ivan Brehm (Nouri)
Eelke Plasmeijer (Locavore)
Johanne Siy (Lolla)
David Tang (Rosemead)

About Merchant

  • Kita Food Festival 2022 is a series of dining events, masterclasses and TED-style talks with leading chefs, producers and tastemakers from across Southeast Asia.


121, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur , Kuala Lumpur

The Fine Print

  • Price is quoted per person, inclusive of dinner menu, service charges and tax.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another diner should the need arise.


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