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Anthony Bourdain to join World Street Food Congress 2017

Renowned chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain will be one of the speakers in the upcoming World Street Food Congress 2017.

At The WSF Dialogue, he will talk about updates on his project, the Bourdain Market in New York, as well as tap potential partners  and vendor/hawkers.

The founder of the food congress, KF Seetoh, was tapped as a consultant of the Bourdain Market.

Bourdain has endeared himself to Filipinos through his feature on local culinary treats in the kick-off episode of the seventh season of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” in April last year.

The premiere episode of CNN’s award-winning travelogue focused on traditional customs in which Bourdain explored and tasted some of the delicacies Manila has to offer.

In December 2015, Bourdain was spotted at a Malate restaurant. He was then seen having merienda at a Jollibee branch in Pasay City.

This year's World Street Food Congress, with the theme "Re-imagine Possibilities" will be held at the Concert Venue of Mall of Asia Arena from May 31 to June 4.

The other speakers at the Congress are: Filipino chef Claude Tayag; 2006 Silver Spoon awardee Greg Descher; head chef and owner of the first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut Malcolm Lee; Lemon Grass chef-owner Mai Pham; Food editor Odilia Wineke; Sticky Mango chef-owner Peter Lloyd; Foodfare advisor Richard Tan; advocate of street vendors in India Sangeeta Singh; chef-owner Sau del Rosario and former Forbes' events director Shen Tan.

The speakers were expected to talk about the food culture around the world.

There will be more stalls this year, at least 28 plus a string of local pop-ups and booths. — BAP, GMA News