How would it work:
1. Owner of the food stall would learn about the project from their hawker center manager, posters, from past participant or from MyHawkers.sg website.
2. When he/she decides to make a Meeting at his food stall he gets guidelines from the organizer and materials helping in conducting the meeting.
3. He/she chooses the topic and the Meeting in uploaded to MyHawkers.sg websites. It's possible to also print posters and flayers.
4. Interested participants learn about the Meeting from past participants, website, social platforms or posters and flayers at hawker center.
5. Participants sign up for a specific workshop and pay some small fee. website + application
6. Everyone meets at the specific food stall and the Meeting starts.
7. The Meeting might take place inside or outside (for example wet market tour). Some possible types of meetings are:
- Tasty meal during which the Tutor (food stall owner) tells amazing stories (might be personal, history of Singapore etc)
- Workshop how to prepare the food, tips and tricks
- Special dish not usually served
- Learning some special skill connected with food
- any other thing that the Tutor has in mind.
8. The Tutor and the participants are getting updates and information about new Meetings from MyHawkers.sg. The website is also a place to share photos and stories and (it can have a blog section for less formal posts)
9. The participants learnt something new and had great food. And the food stall owner earned some money and probably got a lot of future regular customers.
Special meetings for everyone feeling alone for holidays (tourists, expats but also Singaporeans). Great way to get to know some local customs and people. Even though the participants don't know each other, thanks to small amount of people, the atmosphere can be homy and friendly.
2. Organic/ healthy meetings
Hawker centers can promote more healthy eating habits. As Carmen suggested, there can be an organic garden next to hawker center where participant can learn about the ingredients. It might be also a workshop about growing own food or about pros of eating healthy and organic.
3. Wet market meetings
As Lindsey suggested, meetings that at least partly take place outside the hawker center, for example at wet market. Participants learn about choosing the right ingredients ("how to choose the best fish") and process of getting food to the table.
4. History meetings
Meetings where the food is a background for some great Singaporean stories from great Singaporean food makers.