Everyone is invited. Singaporeans, residents, visitors, migrant workers, expats, dogs, cats… Culture Kitchen is an inclusive dinner party for everyone.
Why do we do this? We’re a group of Singaporeans who have travelled the world, including to some of the world’s greatest conflict zones. We believe that our experiences while travelling are universal.
Sharing a meal with someone is the best way to learn about how they live, eat, play. It is also the tastiest.
As a nation of food lovers (food-obsessors, more like), we take our food very seriously. We’re also surprisingly open to most things, as long as it’s edible and tasty.
In our tiny island, we have a concentration of different peoples and cultures represented here. In this little city-state we call home. It would be a shame to let it go to waste.
Culture Kitchen began as a direct response to some of the creeping anti-foreigner sentiment seen in Singapore circa 2013 (how did it start? read this). We were a series of small volunteer-led pop-up events. Our impact was minimal, but we learned a ton.
Now that we are larger in size, ambition and scale, we are going to make Culture Kitchen a consistent part of the Singapore landscape. In mid-2015 we won a grant from Jetstar which will enable us to create large-scale experiences and events. We have a clearer mission now. So stay tuned for the next installation of delicious food and friends from all over the world.