Recess Time: ON TOUR
Hear good stories, eat good stories! Recess Time: ON TOUR is an innovative "ugly produce" communal dining experience that combines cooking, conversation and storytelling for a meal unlike any other.
Celebrating "food waste management" as a vehicle for cross-cultural exchange, this unforgettable experience invites participants to reflect on their culinary traditions over a two-course meal.
Each course consists of a family recipe from a migrant homecook from the host country and a matching Singaporean dish — adapted to feature native ingredients and salvaged produce. Mealtime conversations are facilitated and documented by roaming interviewers, known as "Kaypoh (busybody) Kings/Queens".
Approximately 1.5 hours
English and/or Mandarin
50 per seating, up to a maximum of 150 per show day
1 x Director
1 x Producer/Touring Manager
2 x Chefs
3 x Actor-Facilitators
Production Requirement: Commercial Kitchen
The original Recess Time is a long-running micro performance lecture staged in Singapore. Containing messages from past chefs, photos, recipes and conversations captured by our roving "Kaypoh King/Queen", the Recess Journal connects Makan Masters and participants alike to a larger, collective tapestry of Recess Times.
Read it .
Photos by: Tim Nguyen Co.
It's so nice to be in a space that feels hopeful — it gets a bit doom and gloom sometimes. Think I really needed that.