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The Good Food and Wine Show returns to Cape Town with Ramsay, Granger and Lanlard

It’s the tastiest date on the South African foodie calendar and an event where trends are born. The new look Good Food & Wine Show kicks off in Cape Town from May 23 to May 26 and is bang on with what’s hot and fabulous in food and cooking fashions.

The enduring appeal of celebrity chefs continues and appearing at the Cape Town show is the inimitable Gordon Ramsay, star of television series Hell’s Kitchen, The F Word, Ramsay’s Best Restaurant, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon’s Great Escape, Gordon Behind Bars and Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course along with the American versions of Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef and Hotel Hell. Chef Ramsay is famous for his scathing outbursts in the kitchen. However, despite his unconventional style, he is without a doubt one of the best chefs in the world and has several successful restaurants to prove it.


Comfort food gone global while baking has taken the world by storm so heading for our shores is master pâtissier, author and TV chef Eric Lanlard who counts Madonna and the Beckhams among his celebrity clients. Next year the charming Frenchman will become the first chef to travel to space with Virgin Galactic.


Also coming to the Cape Town show is Australian chef and star of Bill’s Food, Bill Granger who is known for delicious food that is simple, fresh, looks irresistible and more importantly is easy to create at home.

Locally sourced food and children’s nutrition are the leading trends in 2013, according to the US 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.

Getting children into the kitchen and involved in cooking for the family is the future of a healthy nation. So what better inspiration to our children than winner of the first Junior MasterChef Australia Isabella Bliss and her twin sister Sofia, who came in the top four of the competition which propelled them to international recognition? The two will be active at the show’s latest addition, the Little Chefs Kitchen.

The Bliss twins recently published a cookbook with their mother Sylvana Spina who will also be at the show on the innovative Dial-A-Mum where experts will be giving mothers advice – from nutrition and what to cook that night to what to pack into a healthy but tasty school lunchbox.

Where food comes from is making headlines around the world following the horse meat scandal. The Real Food stand is a fully interactive experience covering everything from sustainability and being able to rent-a-hen for your own freshly laid eggs to how to create your own blog and share your food experiences with the world.

The Cape Town Good Food & Wine Show also proudly launches the first South African Bar Show, a not-to-be-missed platform for premium brands in the bar industry.

The Good Food & Wine Show is more interactive than ever before – the whole family can interact with local and global foodie personalities who are showcasing their culinary skills while exhibitors have the opportunity to communicate directly with their target market.

The Good Food & Wine Show is being partnered with Fiera Milano, the world’s leading exhibition company. This is the recipe for all that’s fabulous in the kitchen! Don’t miss it.


The South African Bar Show
Visitors can expect a host of vibrantly themed interactive exhibition stands that showcase the very best in spirits, liqueurs, beer, craft beers and sparkling wine brands. Visitors to the show can learn how to mix perfect cocktails, pair liquor brands with food, make the best party drinks and find out what makes a great after dinner drink. They can also visit the connoisseur’s, jazz and other lounges. The Bar Show will also host the regional and national mixology championships.

Creative Coffee Theatre
The Creative Coffee Theatre is an interactive hands-on workshop zone where visitors and trade can learn from professional baristas how to create speciality coffees, create latte art and make the perfect cuppa. This area will also be hosting the regional and national barista championships; the winner will represent South Africa at the world championships.

Checkers Celebrity Chefs Theatre
One of our most popular theatres, the Checkers Celebrity Chefs Theatre is where our local and international celebrity chefs will be whipping up their signature recipes and demonstrating delicious recipes using Checkers ingredients which visitors can recreate at home.

Little Chefs Kitchen
Sponsored by Woolworths, Junior MasterChef Australia winner Isabella Bliss and her twin sister Sofia are sure to create a stir with the young ones when they present hands-on workshops MasterChef style for children aged 4-7 and 8-12.

Brilliant Baking Theatre
Baking is gaining world-wide popularity and this theatre is devoted to all things sweet, baked and tempting. BBC celebrity baker Eric Lanlard will anchor this interactive theatre featuring baking workshops, recipe and technique demonstrations. There will be opportunities for visitors to ask the experts all the dos and don’ts of baking.

Best of the Cape
Sponsored by the City of Cape Town, the best of Cape Town’s restaurants will showcase their winter menus paired with the finest wines.

Sponsored by Clover, Tafelpraatjies is a new interactive zone launching at the show where well known Afrikaans chefs will present options for different meal occasions. Themes include Sunday lunch as it should be; a romantic meal for two; outdoor breakfast; picnic lunch and more. An interior designer will show visitors how to theme each meal occasion.

The Real Food Theatre
Sponsored by Woolworths, this theatre will have hands on cooking workshops with a focus on natural sustainable ingredients. It is also a must for food bloggers with workshops on food styling for your blog, food photography and how to optimally set up your blog being held by leading bloggers.

Presented by magazine editors and authors who are mums, this zone will have interactive demonstrations together with Q&A’s with leading nutritionists, teachers and occupational therapists on how diet affects children’s behaviour and how best to feed your kids.

Spar Wine & Food Pairing
Learn how to pair a myriad of different canapés, sweet and savoury, with various wines.

DSTV Celebrity Chef Photo Booth and VIP lounge
Have your photograph taken with your favourite celebrity chef!


• 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


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.


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