Marco Pierre White and Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen heating it up at the Good Food and Wine Show!

Oh yes, ladies and gentlemen! The Good Food and Wine Show is heading to Johannesburg! This must be my favourite ‘foodie’ show (yes, I know – it is so much more!), and it was actually the first event we attended as official ‘foodie bloggers’ – ahhhh, fond memories!   Good Food and Wine Show 2016 – Fresh!

This year promises to be even more exciting with international culinary stars like world’s first celebrity chef, Marco Pierre White (also known as ‘the godfather of modern cooking’) and our very own Michelin star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, with his signature and inspiring way of adding a French twist on traditional South African ‘boerekos’,  headlining the show. All visitors to the show will be able to watch these superstars in action daily – free of charge – at the Chefs’ Open Theatre.  Fans can also book for the Chefs’ Table – smaller, more intimate where you will get the opportunity to meet the chefs, taste their specially prepared meals and sample some of SA’s top wines.  An opportunity not to be missed!

Marco Pierre White became the youngest chef ever to be awarded three Michelin stars at the age of  33, and he still holds that title, as well as being the first British Chef with that achievement. White says:  “I was last in South Africa in 2014 so I am excited to be returning in 2017 to headline the Good Food & Wine Show for the first time,” says White. “As much as I will be sharing my culinary journey with the visitors attending the shows, I am also looking forward to transferring knowledge and experience to some of the top local talent in South Africa and partaking in the diverse food culture this beautiful country has to offer.”  We’re so excited to have you back!

I’ve been following Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen on Instagram for a while now, and you can’t help but be impressed with his unique style, passion, beautiful photography and simply culinary creations. This gifted chef, from the humble little town of Middelburg is truely an inspiration!

And there is also so much more on offer – visitors will be able to interact with local personalities like J’Something, Jenny Morris, Lentswe Bhengu, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony, Lisa Raleigh,  Sherwyn Weaich and Vanessa Marx are also on this year’s Good Food and Wine menu, in addition to headline sommeliers Lloyd Jusa (Saxon Hotel), Gregory Mutambe (12 Apostles Hotel).  If you read the linked post above you will see that we attended a session by Lloyd Jusa last year – had great fun and was very educational.

The show will host 9 theaters, 7 will be free of charge – including Well/Live Well, Wine Theatre, Baking Theatre, Cake Deco Lab, Chefs’ Table, Chefs’ Open Theatre, Cooking with Chefs, the Kids Deco Lab and the SCASA Barista Championships – all of the sudden I think that a one day ticket won’t be enough!  Sounds like foodie heaven!

The Johannesburg leg of the Good Food and Wine Show will take place from the 28th until the 30th of July at the Ticketpro Dome.  You will find more information about the program of events, ticket prices (early bird tickets available for a limited period!) etc on

Follow the Good Food and Wine Show on Twitter @goodfoodSA  Instagram @goodfoodsa and facebook  #GFWS2017 for all the action!

See you there!

Information and images supplied via PR


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