South Africa’s largest culinary event opens in Cape Town on Friday 2 June until Sunday 4 June at the CTICC. After attending the media preview earlier this month, I can guarantee you that attendees will be in for a real treat!
The latest foodie trends will be dished up and South African foodies will have the chance to interact with the line-up of exciting food personalities, including Reza Mahammad, Jenny Morris, Lentswe Bhengu, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony, Lisa Raleigh, Sherwyn Weaich and Vanessa Marx. Lloyd Jusa (Saxon Hotel), Gregory Mutambe (12 Apostles Hotel) and Tinashe Nyamudoka (The Test Kitchen) will also be there to share some of their fine wine knowledge with show attendees.
What I’m most excited about is that budding child chefs will get their chance to discover the joys of cooking at the annual gastronomic gathering, thanks to The Kids Cooking Club, the Kids Deco Lab and a line-up of free live theatre events.
Claremont-based organisation The Kids Cooking Club will be sponsoring the Kids’ Corner at the show. Youngsters aged between 4 and 12 can learn how to cook a selection of basic meals, and practise techniques such as chopping, mixing, grating and kneading. Younger children will have plastic equipment to use, as well as guides to help them through the classes, while the older kids will be allowed a bit more freedom.
The Kids Deco Lab will also be there, where the kids can learn a bit about cake decoration – just as I did at the media launch! I can’t wait for Alyssa to get her turn.
In addition to the GF&WS Kids Corner and Kids Deco Lab, celebrity chefs such as Lisa Raleigh (who has just had a baby of her own) and TV star and mum Sarah Graham will be sharing their tricks on how to prepare healthy and delicious meals for the family as part of their presentations in the free live theatres at the show.
There’s also the chance to see and meet J’Something, leading man of popular band Mi Casa, who will share his secret recipes by preparing a tasty feast for the shows. As an added bonus, J’Something will take to the stage to perform his music.
Ticket prices for 2017
Entrance to the show is free for kids under 12 years of age. YAY!
Once inside the show, the kids programme is also free, but places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
The early bird online prices are valid up to one week prior to each show. Thereafter the door prices are applicable. Children under 12 can attend for free and Fridays are free for pensioners. Tickets are available online at www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za and Computicket.
10h00-22h00 Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June
10h00-18h00 Sunday 4 June