Next event: Good Food & Wine Show Johannesburg
The Good Food & Wine Show – which took place in Cape Town last month – was a resounding success, with capacity crowds of more than 25 000 thronging to what is regarded as South Africa’s best food, wine and lifestyle exhibition.
It was sold out on both the Saturday and Sunday, resulting in doors having to be closed during the show because of health and safety requirements.
Visitors indulged in a feast of sampling and taste sensations and enjoyed many new features including the health hub, the Banting aisle and the daily market.
They engaged with a range of food and wine interactive stands and were able to see their favourite chefs in action. There to entertain the crowds were Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and MasterChef Australia judge and author, Matt Preston.
Said Valastro: “This is my favourite show in the world and it’s not just because of Table Mountain. It’s a foodie’s dream here.”
Preston agreed: “What I appreciate is that the audience really know and love their food. You get the sense they’ll go home and cook what they’ve seen. One woman told me that the Good Food & Wine Show is like Christmas – all the goodies in one place. I like that description.”
The local line up was given extra focus at this year’s show and included the hugely popular Siba Mtongana, host of Food Network’s Siba’s Table, and perennial favourite Jenny Morris, The Giggling Gourmet, who is also a cook book author and a regular TV host on a variety of programmes on Food Network.
Morris said of the show: “It’s got a whole new feeling – it was pumping here this year – and I’ve been doing this show for 16 years, so it’s just great.”
Organiser Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa General Manager, Heidi Warricker said that feedback indicated that almost all visitors to the show were very happy. “They have taken away with them new ideas and plenty of inspiration; and the feedback we’ve received tells us that they really liked this year’s show.”
Fergill Fortuin of Perdeberg Winery was one of the happy exhibitors: “We sold far more wine than we had anticipated.”
It was a view echoed many times over.
“You really went the extra mile and we really appreciated all your help. You were always so cheerful and positive and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you,”said Maija Groenewald of the N2 Ice CreamTeam.
Visitor feedback included the following: “The Good Food and Wine Show lived up to its promise, delivering products and entertainment to satisfy every kind of food-lover: the health fanatic, the foodie extraordinaire, and even the regular Jane and Joe who just love to eat. Maybe next year they’ll up the ante and call it the Great Food and Wine Show,” said Freda Scheffler, Freda’s Blog: Chronicle of a Banter.
The Good Food & Wine Show now moves to Johannesburg from July 23 to 26 before hitting Durban on October 30 and November 1.
The Good Food & Wine Show Johannesburg
Dates: Thursday, July 23, to Sunday, July 26.
Celebrity Chefs: Tom Parker Bowles, Adriano Zumbo, John Torode,
Venue: Ticketpro Dome (formerly the Coca-Cola Dome), Corner Olievenhout and Northumberland Roads, Northriding
Hours: Thursday, July 23, to Saturday, July 25, 10:00-20:00; Sunday, July 26, 10:00-18:00
Cost: R130 for adults, R110 for pensioners, R110 for children 13-18 years old, R50 for children 7-12 years old, free for children under the age of six.
Tickets: Available through Computicket (www.computicket.com) or at the door.
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