The Plant Powered Show takes place in Cape Town in May

Words: Crush

The Plant Powered Show takes place this year at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Friday, May 27, to Sunday, May 29.

The unmissable three-day live in-person event includes an exciting virtual component, which will allow visitors from other provinces and around the globe to attend online. The live show has been curated to ensure a great and safe experience for attendees within the parameters of the relevant government Covid-19 guidelines.

the plant powered show

The Plant Powered Show is the first of its kind in South Africa, bringing the plant-based, vegetarian, vegan and conscious living revolution to a mainstream audience…

It’s a marketplace filled with plant-based food, drink and lifestyle products, as well as a raft of exciting interactive experiences.

Aimed at those looking to live and enjoy a healthier, more conscious and sustainable lifestyle with a smaller environmental footprint, The Plant Powered Show features a smorgasbord of amazing Plant Powered Show participants including professional chefs, celebrity cooks and rising stars presenting live cooking demos, mixologists, health and wellness experts. It’s a marketplace filled with plant-based food, drink and lifestyle products, as well as a raft of exciting interactive experiences.

Don’t miss the MasterChef SA reunion at The Plant Powered Show

Join the MasterChef reunion, as South Africa’s culinary sweetheart and MasterChef South Africa judge, Zola Nene, will be joining the show’s alumni — Andriëtte de la Harpe and Tarryn de Kock, at The Plant Powered Show.

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With a personality that packs a lot of flavour and an inescapable passion for food, Nene’s successful culinary career has been spanning for more than 10 years. In 2019, Nene scooped the Best in the World Award at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for her second cookbook titled Simply Zola. She will be performing two demonstrations at The Checkers Plant Kitchen, powered by Simple Truth, on Saturday, May 28 at 15h00 and Sunday, May 29 at 14h00.

Join the MasterChef reunion.

De Kock was a finalist in the most recent MasterChef South Africa series shown on M-Net, where one of her competition highlights included winning the dish of the day in the Vegan Mystery Box challenge. De Kock has been a curious foodie for many years and started her own baking business in 2017, before branching out into a lunch service and private catering. Having been both vegan and vegetarian, de Kock loves experimenting with plant-based eating, and hopes to encourage others to be more mindful, flexible and adventurous in what they put on their plates.

The Plant Powered Show features professional chefs, celebrity cooks and rising stars presenting live cooking demos.

Runner-up of MasterChef South Africa 2022, De la Harpe, owns a bakery called ‘n Montvol, and is also passionate about creating plant-based dishes. Together, the talented twosome will be demonstrating how to make de la Harpe’s MasterChef SA finals dish of butternut steak with asparagus, red pepper sauce, ricotta and smoked chimichurri as well as a croquette made with mushroom duxelles and chick*n fillets. 

the plant powered show

They will be joined online by MasterChef Australia’s Simon Toohey who will chat to the dynamic duo from his home in Melbourne, Australia. So showgoers can expect some delightful banter and the sharing of top tips. Their demo will take place in the Checkers Plant Kitchen on Saturday, May 28 at midday. 

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This year’s line up also includes Chef Mokgadi Itsweng, who will be sharing tales about her ongoing love affair with food in an intimate cooking demo.

Conscious Living At Its Best!

“We are delighted to finally be able to launch The Plant Powered Show as a live in-person event in Cape Town but also pleased that it will retain the online component,” says event producer, Heidi Warricker.

the plant powered showShe goes on to say “We believe that this ‘hybrid’ format will be a potent combination. Consumers want to live more consciously and be more mindful of the animals we share the planet with. At the same time, chefs and foodies want to be inspired to create delicious meals with exciting new ingredients. It’s a food revolution. After a postponement due to  the pandemic, we are starting live this year in Cape Town”.

Meet the Plant-Based Community

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The plant-based food revolution is a fast growth industry and an exciting space for new and emerging businesses and start-ups. 

TPPS is an opportunity for show visitors to sample and even learn to cook tasty, healthy and sustainable food. Anyone with an interest in food, health, the environment or more conscious living, will benefit from attending the show. And while the event is largely food and drink focused (including vegan wine and mindful drinks), there’s also an emphasis on a plant-based lifestyle, sustainable living and integrated wellness merchandise from vegan beauty products to home décor and eco-friendly personal accessories.

Anyone with an interest in food, health, the environment or more conscious living, will benefit from attending the show.

Chefs, food personalities and experts taking part in The Plant Powered Show include Zola Nene, Simon Toohey (online only) as well as Mokgadi Itsweng, Giggling Gourmet Jenny Morris, Claire Sharryn Roberto (nutrition and functional foods expert), MasterChef finalists Andriëtte de la Harpe and Tarryn de Kock, Jane Nshuti (African food educator), culinary consultant and chef Tamsin Snyman, Mira Weiner (plant-based advocate), Arabella Parkinson (plant-based chef), Phil Mansergh (The Kelp Shack), Loubie Rusch (indigenous foods expert), Owen O’Reilly (mixologist), Michele Mistry (Ayurvedic Nutritionist), Peter Daniel (health and wellness expert), award-winning food writer Amy Hoppy, Toni Brockhoven (Chairperson, Beauty Without Cruelty), Rudi Liebenberg (Executive Chef Belmond Mount Nelson), Leozette Roode (vegan cookbook author) and award-winning bartender and drinks consultant Kurt Schlechter (Co-owner and Director of Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen and Cape Brandy Bar).

Sponsors of The Plant Kitchen Chef’s Theatre are Checkers, AGT Foods, Alpro, B-well Foods, On the Green Side, Denny Mushrooms, ClemenGold, Unique Kitchens, Sonae Arauco, Hirsch’s, SA Chefs Association, International Hotel School, Van Loveren Wines, My Kitchen, SA Avo Growers Association and in The Plant Power Health & Wellness Talks, ProVeg South Africa and Wellness Warehouse. TPPA supporting partners include Food Forward SA, SA Vegan Society, WWF SA, Beauty Without Cruelty and Tourism Cape Town.

The Plant Powered Show 2022 is going to be inspirational, invigorating, engaging and energetic – whether you attend the event in-person in Cape Town or online. This is South Africa’s first plant-based food, drink and lifestyle show and one you and friends and family cannot afford to miss.

The Plant Powered Show

Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

  • Friday, May 27, 2022, from 14:00 to 20:00
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 10:00 to 20:00
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022, from 10:00 to 17:00

Book Your Tickets!

Tickets for the online show cost R120 and R250 for the in-person and are on sale from Quicket. CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS.

WIN with the Plant Powered Show & Wellness Warehouse

The Plant Powered Show has partnered with one of SA’s biggest conscious-living brands, Wellness Warehouse and they have a gift for you… apart from winning two general admission tickets to this show-stopping event, you could also stand the chance to WIN a prize worth R2000!

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All you have to do is visit the competition link and complete the COMPETITION ENTRY FORM HERE TO WIN. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 24th May with tickets emailed directly to them and the hamper will be available for collection at the VIP desk at the show.

*Follow The Powered Plant Show’s socials below, tag a friend AND tag @plantpowerza to increase your chances of winning.

T’s & C’s:

▪️ Open to South African residents only⁠.
▪️ The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 24th of May.⁠
▪️ The winner will be chosen through a randomised selection process.⁠
▪️ You may not tag the same friend/username more than once. You can tag different friends/usernames.

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