The Good Food & Wine Show is South Africa's premiere food, wine and lifestyle show, and will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 26-29 May. Food lovers from all over the Cape are expected to flock to the 12th annual show at the Cape Town International Convention Centre to see Heston Blumenthal, the renowned "Culinary Alchemist," in his first ever public appearance in South Africa.
The show offers visitors the unique opportunity to be inspired by live cooking demonstrations at the Chefs in Action Theatre, and to learn the tips and secrets from the world's top chefs at hands-on cooking workshops. This year, visitors can rub shoulders with James Martin, Rachel Allen, Jonathan Daddia, Atul Kochhar and more. Children can also take part in specially designed cooking classes that make healthy eating fun, and will delight in performances by Katy Ashworth at the CBeebies Little Cooks Zone.
With hundreds of interactive stands that showcase the latest global trends and the finest culinary delights, the Good Food & Wine Show offers a full day of entertainment and inspiration for the whole family. Join in!
You won't want to miss this year's exciting line-up of Michelin-starred and celebrity chefs:
Known as the "Culinary Alchemist", Heston is a self-taught gastronomic genius and owner of The Fat Duck, which holds a 3-star Michelin Guide rating and was named best restaurant in the world on more than one occasion.
Famous for his moves both in – and out – of the kitchen, James was a finalist on Strictly Come Dancing and has appeared on numerous cooking programmes since 1996 including Ready Steady Cook, Saturday Kitchen, and Sweet Baby James. Known for his modern approach to British classics, he has even cooked for the Queen Mother and is the author of numerous award winning cooking books, including the puddings bible Desserts.
Author of several books, including Entertaining at Home and Home Cooking, Rachel is a television star, teacher, wife and mother yet she manages to balance her many roles with style and grace. Rachel’s down-to-earth, practical approach takes the stress out of entertaining at home and her easy-to-follow recipes demontrate how to save time while dishing up delicious, healthy meals.
The chef patron of Benares restaurant in Mayfair, Atul is one of the most critically acclaimed chefs in Britain. He was the very first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star and has been instrumental in changing the perception of Indian food in Britain with his boldly flavoured, contemporary cooking.
Celia Brooks Brown
Known as the New Urban Farmer, Celia is an established vegetarian food writer with six books to her name, including Entertaining Vegetarians and World Vegetarian Classics. She has also appeared on numerous TV programmes including UKTVFood’s Market Kitchen and BBC2’s Saturday Kitchen.
At only 23 years old Katy is new to TV but has definitely found a career that suits her talent. Host to the new flagship CBeebies I Can Cook which focuses on getting under-sixes in the kitchen, children learn all about food from field to fork accompanied by Katy's original songs which she sings and plays on her guitar.
A former finance systems consultant in London, Jonathan began his training on the weekends in his own kitchen and with frequent food trips to France. Despite never having worked in a kitchen before, he eventually worked unpaid in the Gordon Ramsay restaurant, Petrus, and finally his determination and passion led him to get his big break as a contestant on the Masterchef series. With such an inspiring journey, it's an honour to welcome Jonathan and his South African wife, Mandy, to the Cape show.
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