Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Durban Good Food and Wine Show 2016

Are you looking forward to the Good Food & Wine Show? Or are you uncertain as to whether you want to attend? This year the Good Food & Wine Show is in its normal venue, the Durban Exhibition Centre but there are changes to who the chefs are and to the whole show. That’s what I love about Good Food & Wine Show in that they make changes every year and the chefs on show are always fascinating to watch and interact with.

The Good Food & Wine Show is Africa’s largest culinary event and this year the theme is FRESH. “It’s all about the prevailing global obsession with sustainability and a healthier planet, and it’s inspired by the global trend for urban farming and the gradual urbanisation of rural contexts. This is being driven by a worldwide foodie revolution and a desire to grow local and eat fresh.” Take a look at the FRESH approach in the sections of Wellness, Lifestyle, Wine, Market & Street Food, Beer & Alcohol, Gourmet and Baking.

The good/great news is that this year the entry to the chefs theatre is included in the show ticket price. Of course seats are on a first come first serve basis. Also included in the show entry is Cooking with Chefs; Eat Well, Live Well; Baking; SABC 3; Short Chef, Skinny Chef; and Cake Deco Lab.

New additions to this years show are :

·         Chefs Table : unique and exclusive masterclasses with the headline chefs.
·         Wine Theatre : leading sommeliers and wine makers teach the art of their craft.
·         Cake Deco Lab : South African Cake Decorators Guild

Now for the important part – Who are the chefs?

·         George Calombaris – judge on Masterchef Australia, chef and restaurateur
·         Jenny Morris – The Giggling Gourmet and one of South Africa’s most loved food personalities
·         J’Something – leader singer of Micasa and a great foodie
·         Neill Anthony – talented private chef and recently seen as a judge on SABC3 Top Chef
·         Sarah Graham – well known cook, food writer and TV show host
·         Siba Mtongana – host of her own show Siba’s Table
·         Claire Allen – took part in Masterchef season 3, food blogger, event coordinator and the skinny chef in Short Chef Skinny Chef
·         Siphokazi Mdlankomo – 2014 Masterchef runner up, cookbook “My Little Black Recipe Book” and the short chef in Short Chef Skinny Chef
·         Sherwyn Weaich – The Gourmet Bushie who offers live cooking demonstrations and classes. Look out for his soon to be opened restaurant

Tickets (from Computicket or at the door)

Early bird - R85 (on or before 25 October)
Adults - R100
Students - R70
Age 13-18 - R50
Under 12 Free
Senior R70 and free entry on Friday 28 October
Weekend Pass - R150
International chefs table  - R800 (George Calombaris)
Local chefs table - R300 (Neill Anthony and Siba Mtongana)

Wine Tasting

Wine combo ticket - R130 (includes entry to show, wine tasting glass and 5 wine tasting vouchers)
Wine glass and tasting - R50 (GFWS glass and 5 wine tasting vouchers)

Show Times

Friday 28 October and Saturday 29 October 10am – 9pm
Sunday 30 October 10am – 6pm

For more information and to see when and where your favourite chef's are, please visit the Good Food and Wine Show website.

Another exciting event happening at the Good Food & Wine Show is the 2016 KZN SCASA Regionals. What?? The Speciality Coffee Association of South Africa!

Coffee professionals, Baristas and aspiring Home Baristas are going to compete in the catagories of Barista, Latte Art and Cup Tasters to find the winners for KZN. SCASA runs the competitions as per the World Coffee Events formats.

This is the schedule so far :

Friday 28th Day One
10am : Semi-finals Barista Championship
5pm : Cup Tasters semi-finals
7pm : Almond Breeze Barista smack down

Saturday 29th Day Two
10am : Semi-finals Barista Championship
5pm : Latte Art semi-finals
7pm : Almond Breeze Barista smack down

Sunday 30th Finals Day
10am - 3pm : Barista Championship finals
3pm - 4pm : Cup Tasters finals
4pm - 5pm : Latte Art finals
5pm : Monin Minute
5:30pm : Prizegiving

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