With just a little more than a month until this year’s Cape Town leg of the Good Food and Wine Show, we got a sneak peek into the new-look event and at the media launch on Monday.
In addition to unveiling the chefs that will be part of the show this year, we were given some interesting tidbits about new look and feel of the the biggest food show in Africa.
First thing’s first – the chefs:
I’m so excited that George Calombaris, one of the Masterchef Australia judges and also an extraordinary chef will headline the show.
— Good Food&Wine Show (@goodfoodSA) April 26, 2016
The other international act is Adriano Zumbo. You would have seen him appear on Masterchef Australia too. He’s the guy who set the contestants challenges like making croquembouche and macaron towers. (On my bucket list: Visiting his Patisserie when I go to Melbourne in a few months’).
The local chefs include Jenny Morris, J Something, Sarah Graham and Siba Mtongana. Also look out for Clare Allen and Siphokazi Mdlankomo of Masterchef South Africa fame.
— J’Something™ (@jsomethingmusic) April 25, 2016
So what’s different about the show this year?
Chefs in action: You’ll recall that in past years we had to pay extra to see the Chefs in Action. This year however, you only pay your entrance fee. The Chefs in Action theatre will be open to everyone – no big black curtain to hide the celebrity chefs – and it’s first come first serve. If you don’t get a seat you’ll still be able to see the chef. You just have to be willing to stand and watch. And if you’re a keen foodie, you don’t mind spending time on your feet to see your favourites in action.
Chef’s table: The only thing you’ll have to pay extra for is the private masterclasses hosted by the chefs. After the cooking demo, you’ll be able to dine with and get to know them. There are limited seats available for this so if you’re keen you have to book early.
A sensory experience: The show promises to be sensory. You’ll experience how the environment you’re in affects your taste buds.
New vendors: About half of the vendors are new. This is great because what kind of foodie doesn’t want to be exposed to new foods, food experiences and food trends? I know I’m looking forward to it.
— From My Fingertips (@Aneeqah) April 25, 2016
Dates: 27-29 May 2016
R140 for a single entry ticket
Discounted rates for pensioners and students
R190 for a weekend pass
R126 per tickets for group bookings of 10 or more.
For more info visit the GFWS website.