The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019: how to take part in the planet’s biggest culinary celebration

Giulia Sgarbi - 22/05/2019

From 22-26 June, Singapore will welcome some of the world’s most celebrated chefs, restaurateurs and food writers for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 event programme. Aside from the awards ceremony – when the new edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will be revealed – many events will be open to the public, providing a chance to get to know renowned international cooks up close (and sample their food). Discover how you can get involved in the hottest culinary celebration on the planet.

Sunday 23rd June – #50BestTalks: Kitchen Karma, presented by Miele


Two days prior to the main event, 50 Best will bring together culinary heavyweights Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Italy; Daniela Soto-Innes, the recently crowned World’s Best Female Chef 2019 of Cosme in New York; Tetsuya Wakuda of Waku Ghin in Singapore; Ana Roš of Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia; and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin in New York, who will make up the panel for a live discussion as part of 50 Best’s thought-leadership series #50BestTalks.

The event will see the celebrated cooks share the stage to discuss recent changes in the kitchen environment and their own philosophies with regards to respect, mindfulness and happiness on both sides of the pass.

#50BestTalks: Kitchen Karma will take place from 18:00 to 20:00 on Sunday 23rd June at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. Tickets are priced from S$100 and are available at

Sunday 23rd June – 50 Best Masterclasses


For those who dream of learning directly from the cream of the culinary world, a series of Masterclasses will take place, which will see four acclaimed chefs share their skills across three intimate events.

Rasmus Kofoed of Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark (9:45-11:15) will showcase his seafood cookery; while Virgilio Martínez and Pía León of Central in Lima, Peru (12:00-13:30) will demonstrate how they create their unique ‘altitude’ menus at the three-time No.1 spot on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list; finally, Gaggan Anand of Gaggan in Bangkok, Thailand (14:15-15:45) will reveal the secrets behind his dishes marrying space-age techniques with centuries-old traditions at the spot that topped the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list a record four times.

The 50 Best Masterclasses will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands on Sunday 23rd June at the times mentioned above. Tickets are priced from S$150 and are available at

Tuesday 25th June – The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony

While the main event will not be open to the public, it will be possible to follow the revelation of the 2019 edition of The World's 50 Best Restaurants list, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, via the livestream on Facebook and on YouTube. The results will also be published live on Instagram and Twitter

23-25 June – 50 Best collaboration dinners


As part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 event programme, Singapore will also be home to a series of dinners that will see international chefs collaborate with the city-state’s local gastronomic talent. Held at some of Singapore’s most sought-after restaurants, the collaborative dinners will include:

- Mirazur, Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen and Atelier Crenn with Odette on Sunday 23rd June (dinner). This dinner is a fundraiser for breast cancer research. 
- Quintonil with Cut by Wolfgang Puck at Marina Bay Sands on Sunday 23rd June (dinner)
- Schloss Schauenstein with Corner House on Tuesday 25th June (lunch)

Reservations for each of the dinners can be made via the host restaurants’ websites:

Odette (reservations open 7th June):

Cut by Wolfgang Puck (reservations open now):

Corner House (reservations open 25th May): 

Further details on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 events programme will be announced soon. To stay up to date with the latest news, follow 50 Best on Instagram and Facebook, subscribe to our channel on YouTube and find us on Twitter.