The annual Good Food and Wine Show is coming to Johannesburg from July 29th – 31st and to Durban from October 28th – 30th. Dubbed Africa’s largest culinary event, this year’s theme is “Fresh” and is set to attract foodies of all ages, shapes, and sizes. According to the organizers, this year’s GF&WS promises to be new, improved, and rebranded. Exploring current, innovative food trends, you can be sure to leave the show informed and delighted. Tying in with the theme of sustainability, this year is inspired by urban farming and gradual urbanisation of rural settings.

As can be expected, a variety of top-class chefs such as Master Chef co-judge George Calombaris and Chopped judge and Ayiba alum Siba Mtongana will be headlining the show and offering the experience of masterclasses. An array of programmes and innovative culinary experiences will not leave you wanting. Join in with Cooking with Chefs, Cake Deco Lab, and the Baking Theatre to name three of the nine theatres that will provide exhilarating programmes. Zones such as “gourmet,” “baking,” “beer and alcohol,” “wine,” “street food,” “wellness,” and “lifestyle” promise to offer something for every connoisseur and palate.

This year hours will be extended on the Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Children under twelve enter for free (and will be able to enjoy the kiddies area), children between the ages of thirteen to eighteen pay R50, senior citizens enter for free on Friday and will be required to pay R100 on the Saturday and Sunday. Students will need to pay only R100 while the price for adults is R140. For those looking to experience the full array of what’s on offer, a weekend adult pass which includes entry on the Saturday and Sunday will cost R190. An early-bird ticket for online sales will cost R126 for adults until July 26th.

A general admission ticket includes entry to Cooking with Chefs, Eat well…Live Well, Chefs Open Theatre, Short Chef Skinny Chef, SABC 3, and Cake Deco Lab. For the vinos out there, a wine combo ticket costing R170 offers not only general admission but a wine tasting glass and wine tastings to the value of R40.

Tickets will be available at the door, or book your tickets online.

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