The Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show

Celebrate your love of cuisine and vino at the Good Food and Wine Show.
Pick any weekend of the year in Cape Town and you’re bound to find a host of events planned throughout our hip and happening city. We have rounded up a bunch of super fun things to do in and around the Mother City this weekend like the Good Food and Wine Show taking place from 2 – 4 June 2017.

Catch the big guns of the culinary world at this year’s beloved expo

The Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show (GFWS) is one of the country’s foremost gourmet events, and as always, it’s back to whet the appetites of Mother City foodies at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Friday, 2 to Sunday, 4 June 2017. This immensely popular event shines the spotlight on all things tasty and is highly anticipated by local lovers of yummy nosh and chefs alike.

This year’s fest returns with a spring in its step and will be tackling the controversial issue of food waste and how to minimize it in our kitchens.

The Good Food and Wine Show has eight separate sections for you to enjoy. These dedicated sections aim to totally encapsulate their respective ideas, and showcase the best goods and services available. There will be areas dedicated to Wellness, Lifestyle, Wine, Market, Beer and Alcohol, Kids, Street Food and Baking. So whatever aspect of food you love, this event provides the perfect experience for you.


LOADS OF FOODIE FUN: Interactive theatres and hands-on cooking workshops led by first-rate, internationally renowned chefs are on the bill for the 2017 festival. So, anyone with a passion for food and wine would do well to tear themselves away from MasterChef reruns, get off the couch and go check out what’s cooking in the show’s demo kitchens.

CELEBRITY CHEFS THEATRE: Join local and international celebrity chefs in an exclusive demo kitchen as they strut their stuff and demonstrate their cooking skills and signature dishes using fresh local produce. These experiences must be booked separately through, and ticket prices vary depending on the chef featured. See below for a full list of the chefs you could be seeing.

KIDDIES’ ACTIVITIES: Parents need not panic: the Good Food and Wine Show will keep your little one occupied with multiple activities and games.

SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE FOCUS: Fitting the ‘fresh’ focus, this year’s show will incorporate multiple stalls with an urban farming and garden theme, with the aim of promoting sustainable lifestyles and healthier choices. If you’ve always wanted to grow your own veggie garden then this is your opportunity to get top tips from the pros.

THE ART OF WINE: Sip on delectable premium wines and learn more about the beloved beverage in this section of the festival. Not only focused on the sip ‘n swirl session, this zone also aims to teach eager attendees a little about food and vino pairings.

CHEFS TABLE: Be one of the 30 lucky people to spend some one-on-one time with the chefs at this year’s Good Food and Wine Show. There are four chefs offering this treat, namely Marco Pierre White, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, Jenny Morris, and Reza Mahammad. In this private session, the chosen chef will take you through the preparation of a dish in this masterclass of note.


MARCO PIERRE WHITE: The godfather of modern cuisine is coming to Cape Town and we cannot wait to be terrified by him. He has trained the likes of Gordon Ramsay, so you know he’s top-notch (but hopefully not as shouty).

JAN HENDRIK VAN DER WESTHUIZEN: The winner of South Africa’s first ever Michelin Star will be in attendance to impart some wisdom on modern SA cooking. We also saw him on Suzelle DIY, which was hilarious BTW.

JENNY MORRIS: The Giggling Gourmet goddess is back at the festival this year, and her signature style of cooking is bound to draw in the foodies.

REZA MAHAMMAD: The popular TV chef and owner of the Star of India is appearing at the Good Food and Wine show for the very first time!

SARAH GRAHAM: The amazingly talented presenter of Food Safari is bringing her simple food philosophy to enrich your cooking, and excite your palate.

J’SOMETHING: Singer and chef, J’Something loves getting creative with food, and will have delicious recipes for you to attempt at home.

NEILL ANTHONY: The Cape Town based protegee is hitting the Good Food and Wine Show 2017 to show you just how the kitchens of Cape Town like to cook!

VANESSA MARX: Let’s hear it for the ladies of the culinary world! Marx has been trained by the best and she’s studied food all over the world; your cooking will benefit hugely from her tips.


Tickets are available from and cost R160p/p for general admission (day pass), R100p/p for students and pensioners (with valid ID), R50 for kids aged 13 to 18-years, and R200p/p for a wine combo ticket. Weekend passes are available for R350p/p online or R380p/p at the door.

Credit: capetownmagazine