Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Good Food & Wine Show in Durban

The 2015 Good Food & Wine Show is on in Durban from the 24 – 26 October at the Exhibition Centre.

Last year I attended the show with my daughter Laura and we had great fun trying products and looking at all the interesting stands. We didn’t go and watch the chef’s theatre and that is one of things that I wish to do this year.

Other than the international and local chef’s appearing in chef’s theatre, our local and lekker Chef Shaun Dampies from Granny Mouse will be cooking up a storm. Catch him in action on Friday 24 October only for 2 shows 10:45am and 3:30pm. I have found out the secret!!  He will be making desserts!!!!

Chef Shaun Dampies

The lovely Chef Jacqui Brown and her team from Ginja Magazine will also be there. If you haven't bought their magazines as yet, you are missing out. A truly wonderful and local magazine with interesting articles and fabulous recipes.

Chef Jacqui Brown

Here is a brief outline of what you can expect at this year’s show :

Celebrity Chefs Theatre line-up includes the following :



·         Cake Boss’s right hand man, Mauro Castano




·         FOOD NETWORK HOST & CHEF, JENNY MORRIS (the Giggling Gourmet)

The Best of Durban Restaurants - A mix of some the Durban’s flagship culinary destinations and features the Mix Masters 360 degree bar - Get your mix on with a range of summer sun cocktails.

The Beer Route - A large craft beer showcase will be on tap – literally – at the Durban Good Food & Wine Show. 

The Wine Avenue – offers visitors a fine selection of boutique wines.  Visitors will receive a free pack of wine tasting coupons with their R30 wine glass purchase (further coupon booklets cost R25 each). And, on the Wade Bales Wine Society wine stall, you can enter a competition to win a wine cellar worth R17 000 – a special wine fridge filled with specially selected estate wines.

Family Fun for Everyone - The Sweet Treats Theatre in association with Selati will show kids how to have some baking fun; there’s cupcake decorating on the Snowflake stand and an interactive treat for kids can be found on the Clover Tropika Smooth Ice stand. 

Celebrity Book Signing – on the Celebrity Book stand after the Chef’s demo, visitors can get a signed copy of their favourite chef’s book, which are exclusive to The Good Food & Wine Show and often not widely available in South Africa.

Your Master Kitchen – Top KZN chefs will show visitors how to experience the best in the world of kitchen design, appliances, kitchen tools, master class cooking and wine demonstrations.   Seating is limited so early booking is encouraged.

Extreme Nutrition Theatre with special guest, Hayden Quinn and a line-up of nutritional specialists will show visitors how to get a healthy food fix.

Celebration Cakes – how better to celebrate than with a cake? All the inspiration needed will be on show for any celebration - weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and more. 

Specialty Street – See some of Durban’s artisan products under one roof – taste the mouth-watering delicacies and be inspired to create food fantasies at home.

The Coffee Route – the Kenwood Delonghi Coffee and Baking Theatre shows how to enjoy, make and serve coffee.

World of Halaal - A separate and demarcated area showcasing the wonders of not only Halaal food but all things Halaal.

Romancing the Stove with Jenny Morris

This theatre, hosted by Food Network Host and Chef, Jenny Morris, is where couples are given cooking classes.  It could be seductive, it could be saucy … it could tantalize the senses but it’s all about the ingredients that hit the spot and Jenny will show people how to  enhance those ingredients and bring out the flavours.   Again, seating is limited so early booking is encouraged.

The inside scoop with SABC 3

Various SABC 3 Personalities have their moment to shine in the hot seat in an Oprah style talk show while visitors gather around to hear the inside scoop. This area will also be the hot seat for all local & international celebrity chef interviews.

Shongweni Farmers Marketthis hugely popular market with its stallholders is bringing its country charm to the show, and will present a range of yummy home-grown products.

Follow Good Food & Wine Show on Facebook, Twitter or on their Website to keep up with what you can see and taste.

Times :

Friday – Saturday 10am to 9pm

Sunday 10am to 6pm

Ticket costs for entrance:

R80 Adults

R40 Children 3 to 12 years

R75 Celebrity chef’s theatre

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