Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) 2015

Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) 2015

Singaporean Food Influencers Gather For The 1st Time

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: May-2015


The 1st ever, inaugural Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) was held on 23-May-2015, at Lime House in Jiak Chuan Road. Inspired by similar conferences held in Australia, the 1st ever gathering of Singaporean food influencers was organised, and attended, by passionate Singaporean food bloggers and instagrammers.

Food And Socialikes Connect 23-May-2015

While on the way to Lime House, I spotted some awesome graffiti street art in the alleys along Jiak Chuan Road!

Graffiti Street Art Along Jiak Chuan Road

Graffiti Street Art Along Jiak Chuan Road

Grateful to Lime House for letting us use their 3rd Floor Lime Lounge for Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) 2015. Great event venue, spacious enough for all 50 over delegates, plus over 10 speakers and organising committee, with enough space for an admin corner and a pop-up coffee kiosk by Kafve Coffee and Gentlemen's Coffee!

Lime House - 3rd Floor Lime Lounge

Well planned and packed event, with 3 talks and 3 panels! And a whole host of sponsors, without whom, this event wouldn't be possible!

Programme For Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) 2015

Sponsors For Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) 2015

Dixon Chan, the CEO Of Burpple kicked off the 1st talk of the day, speaking on how technology has changed the way we share information about food.

Dixon Chan, CEO Of Burpple

We had a workshop by Alex Ortega, a Mobile Photographer, who shared tips and tricks on taking fantastic looking photographs with a smartphone, as well as with a traditional DSLR camera. He also demonstrated several of his techniques.

Alex Ortega, Mobile Photographer

The purpose of life and blogging, and how bloggers can use their media and social influence to aid the wider community around them, was the 2nd talk of the day, delivered by Dr. Leslie Tay (ieatishootipost), a well known Singaporean Doctor, Author, Blogger, Photographer, and Speaker.

Dr. Leslie Tay (ieatishootipost), Doctor, Author, Blogger, Photographer, Speaker

Wong Hoong An, a Singtel Director & Founder Of HungryGoWhere, delivered the 3rd talk of the day, sharing on how social media influenced both restaurants and diners in the past, and how present trends in social media affect them today.

Wong Hoong An, Singtel Director & Founder Of HungryGoWhere

We had 3 panel discussions, covering topics as broad as the impact of social media on the restaurant business, plagiarism and the rights of bloggers, as well as future trends of social media. Panellists for the day included Maureen Ow (Miss Tam Chiak), Journalist; Bernice Tan (Hungry Bunny), Lawyer; Daniel Ang (Daniel Food Dairy), Associate Lecturer; Seth Lui (Sethluicious), Marketing Consultant; and more.

Maureen Ow (Miss Tam Chiak), Journalist

Bernice Tan (Hungry Bunny), Lawyer

Daniel Ang (Daniel Food Dairy), Associate Lecturer

Lime House kindly sponsored not just the venue, but a hearty, tasty Jerk Chicken Sandwich for breakfast, and a sweet, fruity Coconut Mojito Mocktail for the after-party. Kafve Coffee was brewing throughout the day, churning out aromatic cups of coffee made with coffee beans roasted by Gentlemen's Coffee. A blend of Columbia, Guatamala, and Ethiopia Sidamo, with a macho robust body, soft floral aroma, notes of dried raisin and cocoa, with a milk finish.

Pop-Up Coffee Kiosk By Kafve Coffee And Gentlemen's Coffee

Jerk Chicken Sandwich By Lime House, Latte By Kafve Coffee And Gentlemen's Coffee

Coconut Mojito Mocktail By Lime House

Soon Huat kindly sponsored a Bento Meal for our lunch, an economy rice with various ingredients. Our challenge for the photography contest was to turn this simple looking takeaway box into a drool-worthy piece of art.

Bento Meal By Soon Huat

The Palette Knife kindly sponsored a trio of desserts for our tea, including a Rock Melon Mousse With Biscuit Crumble And Melon Glaze; a Lemon Cheese Cake With Cookie Base And Citrus Glaze; and my favourite, the Chocolate Caramel Mousse, Moist Chocolate Cake And Feulletine Base.

Dessert Trio By The Palette Knife - Rock Melon Mousse With Biscuit Crumble And Melon Glaze, Lemon Cheese Cake With Cookie Base And Citrus Glaze, Chocolate Caramel Mousse, Moist Chocolate Cake And Feulletine Base

With several other fellow bloggers at Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) 2015, had a great time!

With Hannah Chia (Hannah Chia Food Trail), Shermaine Helen Alyssa Lau (Little Tiny Sun), Hazel Lam (Hazel Dairy)

With Bernice Tan (Hungry Bunny)

With Adam Shah (The Halal Food Blog)

With Tiara Lim (Her Pen And Fork), Jennifer Yee (Jelly Loves Food)

Big thank you to the Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) 2015 Organisers, including Derrick Tan (SG Food On Foot), Aries Ong (Iron Sage), Nicholas Tan (Storm Scape), Aaron Nathanael Ho (Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow), and Nicole Poi (Pinky Piggu). Thanks to all the time and effort put in to plan and organise this, you've made history!

Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) 2015 Organisers, Source Credits

Thanks also to all the sponsers, including Alfero Gelato, Brand Cellar, Cold Front Co., Dancing Chef, The Entertainer (Mobile App), Fiji, Fullerton Hotel, Garden Picks, Gentlemen’s Coffee, Huiji, Kafve Coffee, The Laughing Cow, Lime House, Miam Miam, Oceans Of Seafood, Soon Huat, Spicy Thai Thai Cafe, Sunrise Bistro & Bar, The Palette Knife, and Win Win Food Singapore.

Goodie Bag From Sponsers

Garden Picks Classic Nut & Berry Mix - Baked Almond, USA Walnut, Roasted Peanut, Cranberry And Green Raisin

Garden Picks Honey Mustard Soya Crisps

The Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) 2015 conference was a success! Looking forward to more!