As sustainability becomes a big part of business events decisions, farm-to-table restaurants can provide planners with responsible ways to wine and dine their guests
1. Hideaway at Jampa, Thailand
Phuket’s Jampa restaurant, which acquired a Michelin Green Star in 2023 for its zero-waste, plant-based food, offers a unique and Instagrammable venue extension tucked away in a serene part of Pru Jampa organic farm.
The rustic restaurant operates only on Saturdays for lunch, taking in no more than 20 pax each time and strictly by reservation. A sharing-style set menu, priced at 2,900 baht++ (US$81++) per pax, is served here. Dishes change with the day’s best harvest.
Hideaway at Jampa welcomes private events up to a maximum of 50 guests. Such arrangements will require a rental fee of 300 baht per person.
The sustainability-focused team is also happy to conduct tours of Pru Jampa organic farm, which supplies a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs and chicken eggs to Jampa.
2. Open Farm Community, Singapore
Surrounded by nature in the Dempsey area, Open Farm Community’s farm-to-table offerings place emphasis on freshness, organic produce and grass-fed animal proteins. Ingredients for their seasonal menu are sourced from reputable suppliers such as Tiberias Farm, a floating marine fish farm off Pulau Ubin; Weeds & More, ethical smallholder farms in Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands cultivates seasonal vegetables; and Freedom Range for cage-free eggs. Meanwhile, aromatic herbs and blossoming flowers such as Moringa, Laksa Leaf, Blue Pea Flower and Roselle Flower, are harvested from the restaurant’s garden.
The restaurant offers a main air-conditioned area with a seating capacity of 70, while the sheltered outdoor deck can seat up to 40. Buyouts are welcome, with weekday rates starting from S$10,000 (US$7,588).
3. Farm to Table, Cambodia
The clue’s in the name, with Farm to Table championing Phnom Penh’s sustainable food movement since opening in 2016.
A leafy, tranquil escape in the heart of the Cambodian capital, the outdoor restaurant and community space serves healthy dishes using fresh seasonal produce sourced from local farmers and cooperatives to support organic farming. In true farm style, there will be clucking chickens and plenty of cute – well-behaved – kitties as companions. The restaurant can cater to a maximum of 60 pax.
4. Roganic, Hong Kong
Located in Causeway Bay, this boutique restaurant is the brainchild of British chef Simon Rogan.
With its farm-to-table concept, micro-herbs are grown in-house, while ingredients are sustainably sourced from local organic farms. Smaller groups can utilise the private dining rooms that can hold up to 26 guests, while the main dining room offers another 50 seats.
5. Warung Bumi, Yogyakarta
Nestled in Imogiri, Mangunan, Warung Bumi is an integral part of Bumi Langit, a space dedicated to educating travellers on harmonious interactions between humans, nature, and the creator. Visitors to Bumi Langit will be able to learn about local wastewater treatment, composting, cattle farming, and organic farming.
The on-site restaurant features a garden-to-table concept, with organic vegetables and poultry sourced from the area. Accommodating up to 100 guests, it offers buffet lunch or dinner packages featuring predominantly Indonesian cuisine.