The 2016 Good Food and Wine Show Hits Durban in October

Words: Crush

Some of South Africa’s top chefs and food personalities will be appearing at this year’s Good Food & Wine Show, which takes place from 28-30 October at the Durban Exhibition Centre. George Calombaris, the popular MasterChef Australia judge, restarauteur and cookbook author, will be headlining the show.

The rest of the stellar line-up features local talent including Siba Mtongana, Jenny Morris, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony, J’Something, MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather, Siphokazi Mdlakhomo and Claire Allen. Others who will be delighting the crowds are TV regular Clement Pedro, health and wellness expert Lisa Raleigh, Top Billing presenter Lorna Maseko, “Gourmet Bushie” Sherwyn Weaich, Deborah Andrews, KZN’s spice sorcerer Sandren Govender, David Goette. Indian cooking authority Asha Maharaj and Vanessa Marx winner of Eat Out’s inaugural Rising Star Award 2013 will also be there too.

In addition to the chefs, this year’s event will feature a bigger-than-ever array of exhibitors and a stunning line-up of top attractions including: the Chef’s Open Theatre – which this year is included in the entrance ticket price; the Chef’s Table where you can dine with international and local chefs (at an additional cost) and Cooking with Chefs, comprised of hands-on, entertaining demonstrations.

Look out for the Eat Well, Live Well installation for the latest trends in health and wellness foods; the Baking Theatre with the latest in baking tips and trends and a new Wine Theatre featuring award-winning sommelier Lloyd Jusa as well as Lorraine Immelman and Jenny Morris. The little ones have not been forgotten as there will be an innovative Kids Corner which will be run by the newly launched Kids Food Academy that allows kids to take part in the journey that food takes from the farm to the family.

The Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa will also be hosting the KZN Regional Barista Championships at this year’s show. And, amongst the various exhibitors, there will be a Shongweni Farmer’s Market area with speciality stalls sampling and selling everything from locally made cupcakes to cured meats.

Whatever you had planned for the weekend of the 28-30th October, cancel it. The Durban Good Food and Wine Show is set to be an exciting week out for food lovers and families.

Be sure to get your tickets to the continent’s premier culinary event and exhibition platform either from Computicket or at the door.

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