Words & Photo: Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa
The Good Food & Wine Shows are South Africa’s favourite culinary expos which showcase the latest in global food trends and some of the world’s best chefs and food personalities.
The dates for the 2014 Good Food & Wine Shows are:
• Good Food & Wine Show Cape Town May 29 to June 1 - Cape Town International Convention Centre
• Good Food & Wine Show Johannesburg July 31 to August 3 - Coca Cola Dome
• Good Food & Wine Show Durban October 24 to 26 - Durban Exhibition Centre
What’s New for 2014?
The Baking Village: The Good Food & Wine Show is the perfect place for lovers of cooking and baking to come together. Here visitors can learn new techniques, watch demonstrations and buy everything they need to bake like the experts.
Seductive Nutrition: For those in the business of juicing, raw foods, organic or simply servicing the growing number of food intolerances, this pavilion is a must for you.
A focus on children and food: With obesity in South Africa ranking one of the highest in the world, it is important to educate children on healthy eating and how to make it fun. From interactive gardening workshops; to cooking; lunchbox assembling and smoothie creations.
Speciality foods: From artisan cheese makers to game dealers, and chocolate makers, the shows focus on artisan food products.
Gourmet Tourism: There is no better platform to showcase a destination, whether near or far, than through the food and cuisine of that country. Showcase delicacies, allow visitors to meet the chefs and then offer them an excellent package to visit the destination.
Regional Wine Tasting Tours: We’ve upped the ante and moved away from the traditional wine walk to a tasting tour. Join your region and make a statement as we will be offering show visitors the opportunity to jump on board a tasting tour, showcasing the best wines, restaurants, delis and eateries of your region.
Celebrity Television Cooking Shows Go Live: This is an opportunity for the public to meet contestants, judges and celebrities from their favourite television shows.
Masterclasses For Masterchefs & Masterbloggers: Hands- on cooking classes with world renowned local and international celebrity chefs together with well-known bloggers. It’s an opportunity to share their passion for cooking and skills around blogging, as well as Pinterest and Instagram, social media and social cooking.
Good Food Champions: If you think you should be nominated as a Good Food Champion, email with your details including the size of your business; your type of product; point of difference; provenance and what you’re doing to improve the world we live (and eat) in.