Thank you for attending The World Gourmet Symposium!

What a fantastic day - we look forward to seeing you next year at a Gourmet Escape event. Check out the event photos in 'News'!

A global platform to discuss, promote and celebrate the food, drink and hospitality industry

  • Learn how to grow and scale your business, brand and bottom line
  • Create a future vision for your business and profitability
  • Bring your senior team to be part of the shift in hospitality leadership

Led by the some of the world’s best minds and global innovators in culinary, technology, leadership, the World Gourmet Symposium is the new business stream of WA Gourmet Escape presented by Westpac. A thought leadership conference for leaders in the food, drink and hospitality industry to create a future vision of how we’ll be eating and dining.

Great things happen when passionate and bright people come together. Even better with food and wine.

The World Gourmet Symposium is held alongside Western Australia Gourmet Escape presented by Westpac (8-17 Nov 2019), check out the full program of events here.



Event Details


Thursday November 14, 2019


Registration opens at 8.00am with tea and coffee

Event 9.00am – 4.30pm

Why you should attend

  • Hear the latest in food and restaurant trends from some of the brightest minds and innovators
  • Be inspired by global thought-leaders in culinary, technology, business
  • Mingle and network with industry from around the country
  • Spend a day working on your business in a winery with fresh ideas
  • Participate in the global discussion to shape the future of eating, dining and hospitality
  • Be the first to see and hear the latest from Google on user trends for your restaurant/venue
  • Walk away with new concepts and techniques to make your business more sustainable AND profitable
  • Because we’re about growing businesses and the industry whilst having a really good time (imagine watching TED-x talks in a winery!)

Find out more


David Chang – Chef & MD, Momofuku
David Chang – Chef & MD, Momofuku

Coming to us with a diverse portfolio of food-business operations including media, publishing and as a restaurater and chef in his own right, David is the is the chef and founder of Momofuku and Momofuku group.

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Catherine Rex – Head of Corporate Strategy and Planning, Google
Catherine Rex – Head of Corporate Strategy and Planning, Google

At Google, Catherine leads Corporate Strategy and Planning for APAC. Always with a consumer, user or client mindset she works across resourcing to ecosystem investments for the future.

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Selassie Atadika – Chef, UN Humanitarian
Selassie Atadika – Chef, UN Humanitarian

Chef-owner of Midunu. After more than a decade spent engaged in humanitarian work with the United Nations and years of self-teaching in the culinary arts, she completed coursework at The Culinary Institute of America.

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Syed Asim Hussain – Co-Founder, Black Sheep Restaurants
Syed Asim Hussain – Co-Founder, Black Sheep Restaurants

Black Sheep Restaurants co-founder Syed Asim Hussain followed in his father’s footsteps when he opened his first eatery in 2012. Seven years later, the successful Hong Kong-based group has over 20 establishments.

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