One of the leading trends of 2013 is children’s nutrition, according to the US’s National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s hot 2013 chef survey” and the Good Food & Wine Show is bang up-to-date with these global predictions with plenty to offer younger visitors to the show.
The Good Food & Wine Show, which will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 23 to 26, believes that the future of a healthy nation is to encourage children to eat nourishing food and become involved in the kitchen. This year they have launched the Little Chefs Theatre sponsored by Woolworths, aimed at four to seven year olds and those aged between eight and 12.
What better inspiration to our children than the winner of the first Junior MasterChef Australia Isabella Bliss and her twin sister Sofia, who came in the top four of the competition? These two dynamic teenagers will be active at the Little Chefs Kitchen, where they will conjure up some of the dishes that helped make them famous. The two started cooking when they were less than three years old!
The twins will be in action on Friday, May 24 at 11h00 and again at 18h30 on the same day. On Saturday May 25, Isabella and Sofia will be cooking at 15h30 and at 18h30, while on Sunday, May 26, they are on at 11h00 and wind up their cooking demonstrations at 14h00. Their hands-on workshops are aimed at children aged 8 to 12 years and cost R150 per child.
A host of local chefs – many accompanied by their own children – will also be demonstrating including Mike Bassett of Myogo; Christian Campbell of Delaire Graff; Peter Tempelhoff of The Greenhouse and Brad Ball of Bistro 1862. Cost for these fun but informative workshops are R100.
There will also be classes for the four to seven year olds which cost R50. Children will also get to pick their own vegetables from a special vegetable garden built especially for the show.
Says Christiaan Campbell, Delaire Graff Executive Chef: “I believe that children may soon be guiding their parents towards ethical eating! We need to encourage them and get them involved from the beginning. I want all children to know where ingredients come from, how they are grown and to respect the earth.”
Booking is open at Computicket. Entrance to the Little Chefs Theatre on Thursday, May 23 is free with an entrance ticket to the Show. Prices for Friday May 24 to Sunday May 26 range from R50 to R150. The schedule can be found on www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za.
• Good Food & Wine Show Cape Town May 23 to 26 – Cape Town International Convention Centre
• Good Food & Wine Show Durban August 8 to 11- Durban Exhibition Centre
• Good Food & Wine Show Johannesburg September 21 to 24 – Coca Cola Dome
BOOKING AND TICKET PRICES
CAPE TOWN SHOW
Tickets cost R110 for adults for R55 for children. This includes more free theatres than ever before. Visitors will also receive a coupon book that will allow for massive savings and specials.
CONTACT GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW
• Tel: 021 702 2280
• Tel 0861foodie
• Web: www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za www.fieramilano.co.za
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• Twitter: #goodfoodSA