DUELLING CHEFS: Benny Masekwameng, MasterChef South Africa judge, will be joining forces with his Australian counterpart George Calombaris at the Good Food and Wine Show, taking place from today until Monday at the Coca-Cola Dome. Picture: THYS DULLAART
South Africa’s premier food and wine show is shaking up the weekend with an exciting programme dedicated not only to those who are passionate about learning new culinary experiences but to every Tom, Dick and Harry eager to find out about some of the finest food – and wine – products available on our shores today.
With a number of unmissable programmes ranging from the first ever MasterChef Live Theatre Experience and the much-anticipated return of the Master Chef South Africa cooking competition, to Mzansi’s Olympic culinary team. There’s definitely something for everyone to feast on.
Speaking yesterday at the media briefing, the Good Food and Wine Show’s director Christine Cashmore, said: “It is sad that we often get to focus on the negatives happening around us, failing to see and understand what a beautiful country it is that we live in.
“As South Africa’s premier food, wine and lifestyle show, that’s where we come in. As has become the tradition, we will be bringing you the latest trends in dining from all around the world.
“No one would ever want to miss out on that.”
In a sneak preview of some of the major features to expect this time around, Cashmore said: “We have great personalities in MasterChef South Africa and MasterChef Australia, as well as a live competition that was launched several years ago but had to be withdrawn.
“Food and wine lovers will get to see some of South Africa’s Brewster competition finalists who will be representing South Africa in Australia soon,” said Cashmore.
“Members of the public will get to meet our Olympic dining team, and also get to taste some of the dishes they create during the show.”
Now in its sixth year, the Good Food and Wine Show is aimed at showcasing the best and latest in food and beverage trends to the local public.
A word of advice to the cooking fanatics attending the show, starting today and ending on Monday at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, popular MasterChef Australia judge and culinary judge George Calombaris said: “My theory in life is that if you put something on a plate and you doubt it, then you have to do it again.
“That’s the same challenge I employ with my contestants on the MasterChef TV show.”
The highly sought-after MasterChef describes good food simply as something that “puts a smile on my face”.