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Food That Heals 2016

Singapore, 24 June 2016 – Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), together with At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, today launched the inaugural Food That Heals 2016 from 24 to 25 June at At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy.

In line with the Singapore government’s efforts in promoting healthy living, Food That Heals 2016 delicately combines the science of nutrition and the art of cooking and eating (cook like a chef and think like a doctor) in one platform to help prevent and achieve improved health outcomes for individuals.

The highlight of first day of the conference is the keynote address from Dr Timothy S. Harlan from the College of Medicine, Tulane University and Goldring Centre for Culinary Medicine. Dr Harlan will be sharing on “Eating Great Food, Your Easiest Path to Health”. Other intriguing topics include cancer prevention through diet, nutritious food for better eye sight, Type 2 diabetes prevention and Japanese macrobiotics. The second half of the day features two cook-and-tell workshops on Japanese macrobiotics and working with spices. 

Day Two of the conference will gather leading minds in Singapore, who are committed to healthy eating and living, sharing their personal experience in thought-provoking panel discussions and presentations. Topics include how chefs prepare their healthy menu, how top leaders walk the talk on eating well and living good, how to heal your body through food and plant-based diet. The second half of the day introduces the inspiring story of a senior chef who turned vegetarian as well as cooking with Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Dr Kwan Lui, Founder and Director of At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, said: “We want to empower smart eating in the selection of food, on how and when to eat, how to prepare and cook.”

With this mission in mind, At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy announced the first of its kind innovative collaboration with Khoo Teck Puat hospital called 'Earth to Table' Programme. This programme is designed to inspire a new generation of culinary wellbeing chefs for the rapidly aging population. 

Doctors and health experts present at the conference include Dr. Timothy S. Harlan from the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine; Mr Liak Teng Lit from Alexandra Health System (AHS); Chef Satish Madaan and Chef Andreas Nauser from At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy; Dr Sherry Wang from Cerebos Pacific Limited; Ms Bhupinder Kaur from the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre; Chef Emmanuel Stroobant from the Emmanuel Stroobant Group; Ms Jane Freeman from Food Equation; Chef Hidemasa Yamamoto from Hide Yamamoto Worldwide; Dr Jerry Tan from Jerry Tan Eye Surgery; Dr Kanwaljit Soin from Mount Elizabeth Hospital and WINGS; Mr Tan Koon Yaw from The Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Chan Tat Hon from The Bento People; and Dr George Jacobs and Ms Pauline Menezes from the Vegetarian Society (Singapore).

To encourage wider acceptance of healthy eating and bring Food That Heals to the community at large, the team is collaborating with three restaurants that will be featuring a “Food That Heals” menu for two weeks from24 June to 8 July 2016. The three restaurants are:

· Angela May Food Chapter at Robinsons The Heeren
· The Bento People at CT Hub
· Saint Pierre Market at Takashimaya Shopping Centre

To experience the menu, members of the public can call the restaurants, make a reservation and request to order the “Food That Heals” menu.

Ms Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “Food That Heals is an interesting conference that has come a long way. We hope this event continues to build momentum and create an impact in the community.”

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Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Ms Linda Christina
Assistant Marketing Manager
Sphere Conferences
DID: +65 6848 5372

Ms Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: +65 6319 1553

About Sphere Conferences

Sphere Conferences, a conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings, produces conferences that are of the highest quality bringing inspiration, innovation and value to customers. Sphere’s purpose is to empower customers with big and fresh ideas and lasting relationships that will enable them to excel in their chosen markets, by providing unique networking and learning platforms whereby they can learn, network and do business. For more information, please visit

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 

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About At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy

At-Sunrice is the first culinary academy in Singapore to be awarded the national CET Institution (NCI) accreditation. Our vision is to advance culinary art and the F&B profession with integrity and meaning. Our mission is to cultivate global chefs in a living environment of culinary authenticity, best fit apprenticeships and research. We deliver culinary arts education by applying skills and recipes from East & West, Herbs & Spices, and Old World & New World cuisines, and Innovation and Technology. Our programmes are synchronised with Study & Work rotations at top hotels, restaurants and food services supported by partners who champion our students and alumni success. We create culinary products and sensory experiences for enrichment, education, and increased yield for environment and for businesses. Graduates from At-Sunrice are also livening and working around the world in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore. For more information, please visit or follow us