Sarawak's first incubator for food entrepreneur

Are you an early-stage food entrepreneur with aspiration to grow your food venture?

Program Overview

SAGO Incubator is an 11-week, full-time and intensive incubator programme to equip foodpreneurs with the following skills and networks to grow their food business and succeed in the digital economy. Throughout the 11-week, you will attend workshops, masterclasses, demonstrations, exclusive events and learn from some of the best in the industry!

The programme runs from the end of May until mid-August 2022.

Food Innovation

Strengthen your current skills and further develop your creativity and innovation to commercialise new food products, processes and services. Learn from the experts and indulge in learning more about native Sarawak ingredients and our unique cuisines.

Business Fundamentals

Develop your business fundamentals, from digital marketing to finance, to manage and grow your business. Learn from experienced and successful foodpreneurs and digital food service providers to develop your growth & digitalisation plan.

Market Development

Sell and test your market (or a new market segment) for your product. Access commercial spaces during the program for you to conduct sales and leverage on a network of partners and community to cross-market and sell your products.

Foodpreneur Benefits

If you are one of the foodpreneurs accepted into SAGO Incubator, you will have access to the following benefits, and more to come, to help you launch and grow your food business!

Food Handler Training Certificate by Ministry of Health

Access to The Grounds & commercial kitchen

Mentorship from industry experts and successful foodpreneurs

Access to selected ingredients during the programme from Supreme

Access to commercial spaces to test and develop your market

The most promising food venture(s) will be receive rent-free commercial spaces to further grow their food business immediately at the end of the programme!

Who is this program for?

Are you the foodpreneur we are looking for? If you fit the following criteria, apply now!

  • at least 6-months into your food business
  • minimum 18 years old
  • willing to commit fully to the whole duration of the programme
  • able to be based in Kuching during the programme
  • your food products celebrates the native ingredients or unique dishes of Sarawak
  • passionate about food & growing your food business

Program Mentors

Our mentors are Captains of Industries, F&B expert, experienced Chefs and successful business entrepreneur who have committed to groom, develop and help you to succeed in your food business.

Chef Achang Libat

Consultant Chef


Spice Ranee (Masterchef Asia Finalist)

Chef Riezal Masir

Executive Chef, Pullman Kuching

amin aznizan

Founder, Kedey Kamek (7 outlets)

Datin Dona Drury-Wee

Chairperson, CHASS

cliff chong

Serial Food Entrepreneur

lee swee lin

Co-Founder, PichaEats


Founder, Alfresco Kuching

Marichelle Livan Lah

Manager, Lepau Restaurant


Foraging at The Hills
Sarawak Day
Food Festival

The culmination of the end of SAGO Incubator will be a Sarawak Day Food Festival called “Foraging at The Hills” to celebrate the unique native ingredients and cuisines of Sarawak, and our strength in diversity.

The festival will showcase the talented food legends in Sarawak, as well as our SAGO Incubator foodpreneurs. From traditional to experimental dishes, Foraging at The Hills promises visitors a multi-sensory gastronomy experience.

Can you take the heat?

Organising Partners

SAGO Incubator is jointly organised by partners with more than 20 years collective experience in F&B and hospitality training, startup and social enterprise incubation and F&B business management.

The Hills Kuching

WAT Sarawak

Retrospective Discovery LLP

in collaboration with our Implementing Partners

Contact Us

Questions, clarifications or looking to partner with us? Get in touch and we’ll get back to you soonest.

program location

The Hills Kuching
Interhill Place,
Jalan Bukit Mata,
93100, Kuching