The Gauteng Show


Taking place at the Coca-Cola Dome from 31 July to 3 August 2014, get the latest trends and tips from the world of food and see celebrity chefs in action such as:

  • Masterchef Australia Judge Matt Preston,
  • Sweet Mandarin Sisters Lisa and Helen Tse,
  • Cake & Kitchen Boss Buddy Valastro,
  • Spice Prince Reza Mahammad,
  • Food Network’s Siba Mtongana of Siba’s Table,
  • SA Masterchef finalists Seline & Leandri van der Wat and the
  • 1st SA Masterchef Deena Naidoo

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R125 per adult | R50 per child under 12 | Free for children under 3.

Why not spoil yourself with a five star VIP Experience which includes

  • General admission to the Good Food & Wine Show
  • Admission and preferential (VIP) seating in the Celebrity Chefs Theatre
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival in the theatre
  • Pre-signed celebrity chefs cook book

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Doors open at 10am every day.


Coca-Cola Dome

Northumberland Ave, Johannesburg 2161
Tel: 011 794 5800

Gauteng Show Highlights

This is where the local and international celebrity chefs strut their stuff and demonstrate their signature recipes, using local ingredients


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MasterChef Australia Judge, Chef, Author and Restaurant Critic – MATT PRESTON

Matt Preston is an award-winning food journalist, restaurant critic and television personality. He writes a national column for the Taste Section for all News Ltd’s metro papers. Best known as a judge and co-host on MasterChef Australia, Preston is also a senior editor for delicious and taste magazine.

The Cake Boss! Everyone’s Buddy – BUDDY VALASTRO

Buddy Valastro, 36, is a fourth generation master baker and major television personality. His talent and passion for the family business, Carlo’s Bakery, has earned the straight-talking cake expert the moniker, and TLC TV show, Cake Boss! He is also a prolific author, having written a number of ‘How to…’ books.

Leandri & Seline van de Wat

Seline and Leandri van der Wat became known to South Africans as the two lovable sisters on Season 2 of MasterChef SA, finishing third and second respectively. Since the show the sisters launched themselves into the food industry becoming food writers, TV presenters, brand ambassadors and soon-to-be cookbook authors. Extensively covered by the media, these two are taking the country by storm.

Food personality, cook and presenter of food network’s Siba’s table – SIBA MTONGANA

Siba is a dynamic food enthusiast who brings style and charisma to her food programmes. She is the host of ‘Siba’s Table’ on DStv’s Food Network channel, which debuted in September 2013 and was an instant hit. It is now broadcast in over 90 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Siba’s previous award-winning cooking show, ‘Cooking with Siba’ aired on MNET’s Mzansi Magic while she was food editor of Drum magazine.

Chef , author and TV Personality – REZA MAHAMMAD

Reza Mahammad is the hugely popular and flamboyant TV chef and owner of the renowned Star of India restaurant in Kensington, London. Reza is a top chef and main talent for the Food Network UK and has received high praise for his last two series Reza’s African Kitchen and Reza, Spice Prince of India.

Food Network Host and Chef, The Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris

Food Network host and chef, also known as The Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris shot into the media spotlight with a weekly food programme on Cape Talk radio.  Since then, Jenny has made several television appearances and features as well as hosted her own programmes including her latest series,  ‘Jenny Cooks the Riveria’ on the Food Network channel.  Jenny is also an author, her most recent book, Nude Food, Rude Food, Good Food, was published in April 2014.  A range of her Giggling Gourmet products such as Glaze ‘n Baste and harissa paste can be found on many deli shelves around Cape Town.

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Sweet Mandarin Sisters, cooks, authors and food entrepreneurs – LISA AND HELEN TSE

Lisa and Helen Tse are the granddaughters of Lily Kwok, (accredited with introducing Chinese food to the UK).  As such they have grown up with the smells and flavours of Chinese cooking in their home and in the award-winning family restaurant, located in Manchester and known as ‘Sweet Mandarin.’ 

SA’s 1st MasterChef, Deena Naidoo

Just over two years ago, Deena Naidoo was an IT specialist who loved to cook. His life changed when he won the first MasterChef South Africa

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

Here you will see the best of local and international celebrity chefs; and, get the inside track on the latest tips, trends and treats. 2014 is no different. A stellar line-up of chefs includes: Cake Boss & Kitchen Boss Buddy Valastro; Matt Preston of MasterChef Australia fame; Lisa and Tse, the saucy Sweet Mandarin sisters; and, crowd favourite, Reza Mahammad. Joining the international cast of super chefs, are local luminaries: Deena Naidoo, Leandri & Seline van de Wat and Siba Mtongana from Siba’s Table on Food Network.

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Born and raised in KwaZulu Natal, Lentswe Bhengu has been passionate about food and dining since his early teens. But it was only after working in the finance industry for five years that, in 2010, he switched

Celebrity Book Signing

Buy a signed copy of your favourite Chef’s cookbook. These are exclusive to The Good Food & Wine Show and in most cases not widely available in South Africa, so make your way to the Celebrity Book stand after the demo and get a signed copy of your favourite chef’s book.

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The Beer route:

Ever thought you would enjoy a beer which was a blend of pumpkin, coriander, butternut, cinnamon and nutmeg? The largest craft beer showcase on tap will be on tap – literally – at the Gauteng Good Food & Wine Show. From Naked Mexican to Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale; Johnny Gold Weiss to Wild Honey Blonde; Everson’s Cider to Belgian Beer; Jack Black Lager; Lion Heart Lager Butcher Block Pale Ale; CBC Krystal Weiss; CBC Lager – the list is impressive and the tastes will be too.

Sweet Treats in association with Selati Sugar

Kids enter through a giant cupcake and get given instruction on how to bake in the Selati Sweet Treats theatre … but watch out mums and dads because the kids are bound to be inspired and will want to take over your kitchen ever after.

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Writers Block

For the first time at the Good Food & Wine Show, writers, journalists, bloggers and wannabe pensmiths will be able unleash their words on all things culinary in the new specially designated Writers’ Block section. Even more inspiration comes in the form of a prize – a personalised and signed copy of Matt Preston’s book, which will be presented to the writer whose copy has been judged the best.

Jazz Quarter

The Good Food & Wine Show will host a jazz quarter that pays tribute to the things South Africans love most, music and food. This area will feature an electric mix of foods, which resonate with locals and can be enjoyed with friends while listening to the showcased Jazz, whether live or mixed from the decks.

The ‘Getting Together’ competition is association with The Wedding Collection.

The Good Food & Wine Show will be hosting its first wedding feature at the JHB show sponsored by leading bridal magazine, The Wedding Collection. We invite you to join the festivities. Judging this prestigious event will be The Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro.

Inspire higher with Goldcrest

So your kids assume that the words “Dad’s doing supper tonight” has to be accompanied by the sound of the pizza delivery motorbike, harmonising with the ‘ping’ of the microwave? And when it comes to getting the right atmosphere going for a loved-up, romantic dinner, it seems even Barry White has lost his touch. Sound familiar? Then you need to ‘open inspiration’ with Goldcrest – THE way to add a dash of excitement and a zing of imagination to every meal. At our stand at the Good Food and Wine Show we’ll be having some fun while we change the way you think about everything from packing school lunches to what Dad can cook up for the kids – as well as culinary delights to get your significant other in the mood for l-e-r-v-e! And if the camera loves you enough, you could even find yourself becoming the newest foodie presenter in town. So prepare to be inspired. See you there!

The Goldcrest Young Chefs of the Year competition

The Goldcrest Young Chefs of the Year competition

Stand a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Singapore, with a one-week experiential under the watchful eye of Chef Rick Stephen. R7 500 spending money is included in the prize.

The Goldcrest Young Chefs of the Year competition is your opportunity to let your hard work open the door to future success in the culinary arts. As the winner, you have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy an all-expenses-paid overseas trip and work experience with one of the world’s top chefs. It’s YOUR time to shine and show us Only the finest.


Wellingtons Romancing the Stove with Jenny Morris

Food Network host and chef, The Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris is going to be romancing the stove and giving couples cooking courses at the Good Food & Wine Show on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the show (1st, 2nd and 3rd August).  She’ll be running ‘the courses on the Wellingtons Romancing the Stove stand and she’ll be showing couples how to create ‘hot and steamy dinner delights’ – in the form of fragrant curries;  ‘a meal in one for two’ – gorgeous salads; ‘food for under the covers’ – getting dinner wrapped in jiffy; and ‘all you need to get going’ – delicious and easy starters.  There will be five courses per day but there’s limited cooking stations so book early if you want a chance to get cooking with your beloved at the show.

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Discover your talent with Discovery

Do you love Discovery Channel and TLC Entertainment? At this year’s Good Food & Wine Show Discovery Networks will be giving you the chance to have your moment in the spotlight to tell us what it is you love about our channels, your special message may even appear on air! There will be delicious cake pops and tasty biltong for all our visitors, with one lucky person winning a special prize of Discovery treats each day. There will also be a special ‘Selfie Zone’, where you can get a snapshot alongside your favourite Discovery Channel and TLC Entertainment star.


Meet Willie Wonka

The fun is being dished out in dollops for children. The official Willy Wonka character will be walking around the show and handing out sweets all day; the Candylicious stand will be making marshmallow fun; the Bakers Sweet Treats theatre in association with Selati will be showing kids how to have some baking fun, there will be cupcake decorating on the Snowflake stand; and you’re in for an interactive treat on the Clover Tropika Slush stand. And, of course, children’s favourite – the Cake Boss – will be giving demonstrations in the celebrity chefs theatre every day.

The inside scoop with SABC 3

Various SABC 3 Personalities have their moment to shine in the hot seat in an Oprah style talk show while visitors gather around to hear the inside scoop. This area will also be the hot seat for all local & international celebrity chefs interviews. Visitors can relax inside the theatre on comfortable seating or gather in the Top Billing Coffee lounge adjacent to the stage for a cup of coffee, a sweet treat or a glass of bubbly. 

Jonathan Boynton-Lee – Top Billing/ Strictly Come Dancing contestant – Saturday or Sunday
Lorna Maseko – Top Billing – Thursday and Friday
Simba Mhere – Top Billing
Katlego – Expresso – Friday – Sunday
Ewan – Expresso – Friday – Sunday
Zola – Expresso – Friday – Sunday
Ashish Gangapersad – ex Prado from Isidingo/ Strictly Come Dancing contestant – Saturday or Sunday
Tema Sebopedi – Lerato from Isidingo – TBC (Thursday and Sat)
Nolly Nqayi – Zukisa from Isidingo – TBC (Thursday and Sat)
Michaella Russell – Charlie from Isidingo (Thursday)
Arno Marais – Benjamin from Isidingo TBC (Thursday and Sat/ Sun)


The Bartenders Workshop Cocktail Zone

The bartenders Workshop will be hosting and interactive cocktail zone where you have the opportunity to demonstrate your bartending skills. Guided by a master mixologist, you will step behind you own bar and prepare your very own cocktail. Interactive demonstrations will take place every half an hour for the duration of the show.

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Kyknet Kook

This is a celebration of Afrikaner culture, heritage and food. It features well known Afrikaans celebrities cooking up a storm.

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Food Champions

Following the trend for hand-made with love and care, we will feature a range of local artisanal foods and drinks that have been especially crafted with you in mind.

The Pop-up Truck Stop:

Foods trucks around Johannesburg have been competing to be a part of the Good Food & Wine Show, so don’t miss the best food trucks around: 5 Star Star Street Chef, Smooch, StrEat Cuisine. The best coffee in SA, Vida E Caffe, are also launching their food truck and South Africa’s finest food and wine event – the Good Food & Wine Show.

Regional Wine Tasting :

We’ve upped the ante and moved away from the traditional wine walk to a tasting pod. Each visitor will receive a free pack of wine tasting coupons with their wine glass purchase. Further coupon booklets cost R20 each. Visit the Wade Bales wine stand and you could win a wine cellar – a special wine fridge filled with fabulous, boutique wine estate wines – worth a whopping R20 000.

Extreme Nutrition Theatre

Are you food fit and is your food fit for your exercise or sports regime?  We have gathered some of the current leaders in sports nutrition into one area where you can get the inside track on how to optimise your training.  Join rising cooking star, Lentswe Bhengu as he demonstrates the ins and outs of healthy food and how to optimise your nutrition for your sporting and exercise needs.   Don’t miss this opportunity to get your healthy food fix.

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Tools for Cooks

A new area dedicated to the best in cooking appliances, utensils and tools will help you get not only creative but also super practical in the kitchen. Look out for the Cake Boss bake-ware that is being launched at the show as well as a whole range of gadgets designed to help your cooking prowess available on the stands such as Kenwood’s, Braun’s and Boardmans’, to name a few.