What to Expect at this Year’s ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2016 – Singapore Food Festival


The annual Singapore Food Festival organised by the Singapore Tourism Board makes a comeback from 15th to 31st July 2016. The much anticipated festival will feature many fascinating speakers, presentations, events and food for you to fall in love endlessly with. One of the exciting events to look out for at Singapore Food Festival 2016 is the Picnic Garden @ ION Orchard, held in conjunction with Culinary Creations 2016.

This is the second year running that ION Orchard is presenting the Culinary Creations, and it is also the only official mall partner of the Singapore Food Festival 2016. Three days of culinary indulgence and bustling activities (15th to 17th July 2016) will take place at ION Orchard‘s basement level – family and friends can also create your own one-of-a-kind picnic at the indoor picnic garden, exquisitely styled by Crate and Barrel.

Click here to find out more about ION Orchard’s first Picnic Garden. Shoppers can spend any amount at ION Orchard‘s F&B outlets to enter the picnic garden.


Redeem A Complimentary Picnic Basket – 15th to 17 July only

Spend a minimum of $50 at any ION Orchard F&B outlets to redeem a FREE picnic basket worth up to $150 with treats from well-loved brands such as Häagen-Dazs, Putien, Lim Chee Guan, Dunkin’ Donuts and The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. Limited to 100 redemptions per day on a first-come-first-serve basis.

In addition, they will also receive a code to redeem $10 off their first UBER ride. The first 50 tourists per day can redeem a free picnic basket upon presentation of their passport.

There are also daily star-studded events with local celebrities and a line-up of exciting culinary workshops, wine appreciation and food samplings waiting for you to visit, depending on your interest.

Click here for the list of Picnic Garden Activities and Celebrity appearances.

#IONxCulinary Social Media Contests

1) From now till 31 July – Upload an Instagram picture of your favourite food at ION Orchard mall with hashtag #IONxCulinary. 5 winners will each receive $30 dining vouchers.

2) 14 to 17 July | 10am to 10pm – Stand to win $50 dining vouchers when you visit the indoor picnic garden. Simply follow (@ION_Orchard) on Instagram and upload a picture of your picnic setup with hashtag #IONxCulinary.

ION Art and UOB present: Create

Another key highlight, the ION Art and UOB present: Create, will take on an interesting ‘palette to palate’ approach. Newly created dishes inspired by works from the UOB Art Collection, exclusive to Salt Grill & Sky Bar by Luke Mangan and The Marmalade Pantry from 15 July to 15 September 2016.

Salt Grill & Sky Bar by Luke Mangan‘s Executive Chef Matthew has designed a Let’s Have A Burger dish ($32++) inspired by Ms Lee Jia Zhen’s painting – Most Promising Artist of the Year Singapore award in the 2014 UOB Painting of the Year competition; while The Marmalade Pantry‘s Pastry Chef Ryan Low designed a cupcake ($4.90++) inspired by Mr Aaron Gan’s painting, Starry Starry Night, which he won the Established Category Gold Award Singapore award in the 2015 UOB Painting of the Year competition.

Create: Art Exhibition 

You can also view the above award-winning artworks including two other pieces – Purple Dream by Mr Tay Chee Toh and Space Odyssey by Ms Stefanie Hauger from the UOB Art Collection at ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard Level 4 from 20th to 31st July 2016, open daily from 10am to 10pm.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art-inspired dishes at the restaurants and from the sale of the paintings displayed at the exhibition will be donated to Rainbow Centre and The Little Arts Academy.

ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2016 – Singapore Food Festival 2016

More information about ION Orchard, please visit www.ionorchard.com

More details about Singapore Food Festival, please visit www.singaporefoodfestival.com

More information about Singapore Tourism Board, please visit www.stb.gov.sg or www.yoursingapore.com

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