In the lead-up to our annual Food’s Future Summit, we’re thrilled to see so many new and exciting events contributing in a positive way to the future of food. Working together via various avenues and disciplines is of the utmost importance when trying to achieve a better future for all of us, and the Hong Kong Food Hackathon 2019 aims to highlight this in a fun and interactive way.

Back for its second year, the Hong Kong Food Hackathon is a creative event aimed at disrupting the food system in a circular economy. Launched in collaboration with business, food innovators, futurists and NGOs, the Hackathon provides a fantastic opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Over the weekend of 20–22 September 2019, multidisciplinary teams will be formed and will get the chance to create new HK-inspired recipes as well as designing new business plans to tackle human and environmental challenges. We foodies do love a good challenge!

What to expect

  • teamwork! You’ll be part of a team consisting of different people with various skills
  • 8 food stations and 8 chefs, plus nutritionists, engineers, designers, sociologists and more!
  • each team will recreate favourite Hong Kong recipes
  • teams will conduct research and design a prototype that will be judged at the end of the weekend
  • all meals, snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the weekend

Who should join

  • foodies with an interest in the future of food
  • students in the following disciplines: design, engineering, sciences, food, policy, film, hospitality and more
  • anyone with experience in the F&B industry


When: 6:30pm on Friday, 20 September 2019 until 5pm on Sunday, 22 September 2019

Where: Cook Beyond, 12/F, Block E and F, Luk Hop Industrial Building, 8 Luk Hop Street, San Po Kong

How much:
Early bird (until 30 August 2019 at 11:30pm): $400

Regular (until 16 September 2019 at 11:30pm): $490

How to register: just fill out this Google form and state in 150 words why you would like to join the Hackathon

Our goal is to inspire and initiate change within the world of food.

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