Kultura is a modern Filipino American food and arts festival presenting over a dozen Filipino American chefs, visual artists and musicians.
Our festival features a roster of local culinary mainstays and heavy hitters from out of town: Chef Kristine Subido of Pecking Order; Top Chef Season 10 alum Chef Chrissy Camba of Maddy’s Dumpling House; Oxtail Filipino Inspired; Chef Bjorn De La Cruz of Manila Social Club (NYC); Dorothy Hernandez, co-owner and creative director of Sarap Detroit; Chef AC Boral of Rice & Shine and Naks Tacos (Long Beach, CA); Chef Sharwin Tee of Curiosity Got The Chef (Manila, Philippines) and more to be announced. The menu promises to be unparalleled.
Carefully curated to appeal to both those who personally identify with Filipino culture and the merely curious or uninitiated, Kultura Festival aims to highlight the best in modern Filipino-American food and arts in Chicago and the Midwest. October is Filipino American Heritage Month--join us as we kick it off in style!
October 2, 2016, 11am-6pm. ALL AGES.
Making news! Kultura made the Chicago Tribune! Joseph Hernandez reports, "These players [Jolibee and Seafood City] may be the biggest names bringing their food to the masses, but they certainly weren’t the first, nor will they be the last, if Filipino Kitchen and their Kultura Festival have anything to do with it."
Pick up a ticket and come see us October 2!
Hapa Chicago is a culinary concept from longtime friends Gilbert Paule, JR Runez and Kevin O'Connor that strives to bring Asian-American inspired street food to the Windy City. Hapa has spent the past year doing pop-up markets, small events, and catering for big-name clients like Threadless and Allstate Insurance. “Chicago is a world class city deserving of an event highlighting modern Filipino cuisine,” they say. “We can't wait for the day when you can hear on the street amongst friends ‘let's get Filipino’ like you would for Chinese, Thai or sushi.”