The Cape Town Show



The Mother City will be hit by a storm of culinary delights and innovation as the best chefs in the world descend upon the CTICC for the Good Food & Wine Show, 21-24 MAY 2015. Celebrity Chefs and show Top Attractions are still being confirmed but save the date for now.

Doors open at 10am every day.



Cape Town Convention Centre

1 Lower Long St, Cape Town 8000.

Tel: 021 410 5000


Grain vs Grape



Lucy Corne is a qualified BJCP beer judge and the author of South Africa’s first dedicated beer book, African Brew. She also writes a blog as The Brewmistress where she shares her knowledge and passion for all things beer-related.

Twitter: @LucyCorne

Cathy Marston hails from Yorkshire, UK, and after completing her degree in English at Cambridge University, she joined Adnams Wine Merchants, passing all the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) exams, culminating in Diploma. She came to South Africa in 2001, and opened and ran The Nose Restaurant & Wine Bar, selling it after seven successful years. Cathy now concentrates on tasting, writing for local and international publications and, increasingly, on wine education and edutainment events. She is an associate of the Institute of Wines & Spirits and is the Approved Programme Provider in Africa for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Her first book “Love Your Wine” will be published in July this year.

Celebrity Chefs Theatre Presented By Woolworths & Robertsons Herbs and Spices:

This is where the local & international celebrity chefs strut their stuff and demonstrate their signature recipes

Carlo Cracco

Carlo Cracco, born in Vicenza in 1965, attended the “Istituto Professionale Alberghiero” (Professional Hotel Institute) in Recoaro Terme (near Vicenza, North Italy).

Gennaro Contaldo – one of the two Greedy Italians

Born in Minori on the Amalfi Coast, Gennaro Contaldo is widely known as the Italian legend who taught Jamie Oliver

Antonio Carluccio – One of the Two Greedy Itilians

Commendatore Antonio Carluccio is an OBE, OMRI and a much loved and admired Italian cookery writer,

Katy Ashworth – CBeebies and I Can Cook presenter

Katy Ashworth is a British actress who is best known for presenting I Can Cook on the BBC’s BAFTA award-winning children’s channel, CBeebies.

Cass Abrahams – Robertsons Herbs & Spices Chef

Known as The Spice Queen, Chef Cass Abrahams has a personality as zesty as her beloved spices and is a

Mystery Chef

The winner of Season 5 of Masterchef Australia will be at the Good Food & Wine Show, Cape Town.

Vichit Mukura

As the Executive Thai Chef and Senior Consultant to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok

David Higgs

Executive Chef, five hundred of the Saxon Boutique Hotel Villa & Spa In his varied and busy career David Higgs has been named Young Chef of South Africa in 2003, participated at the Culinary

Herman Lensing and Marinda Engelbrecht

Herman Lensing is food editor of SARIE magazine, whose readers immediately took to him with his unique, accessible approach to food. Herman won the Galliova award as South Africa’s best food writer and went on to write his first cookbook, VOOORSKOOT which was an instant hit.


Adventurer, chef, food stylist and food writer Anna Carolina Alberts is, passionate about real food, beautiful produce and people! After finishing chef school and an internship at the acclaimed Le Quartier Francias she headed homewards again to Gauteng where she owned a successful bistro for 2 years – in this time a love for blogging

Kamini Pather

Once a food blogger and generally hungry woman, Kamini Pather changed her life by winning the Second Season of MasterChef SA. She now spends her days developing recipes for print and digital magazines, as well as styling her creations for the photo shoots.

Charly’s Cake Angels

Charly’s Cake Angels is a docu-reality TV series that debuted in October 2011 and provides audiences with an intimate view of life behind-the-scenes of Charly’s Bakery, a family owned and operated bakery nestled in the heart of Cape Town’s District 6, best-known for its anything-is-possible approach to baking.

Emma Dean

Emma Dean is a cook, forager and author, and the winner of the 2013 series of MasterChef Australia.

Chef Tiaan

Chef Tiaan holds a special place in his heart for Stellenbosch, a place which he has called home for 27 years. He’s all about keeping it local. A professional chef for the last 9 years,