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Good Food and Wine Show 2015 Ticket Giveaway

May 18, 2015

I am about to be greatly disappointed. The annual Good Food and Wine Show 2015 is about to hit Cape Town and I know that I will not physically withstand being able to attend. Having been under the knife for a Total Knee Replacement almost 3 months ago there is no way that I will be able to stand around, walk, mingle with thousands of others trying to see, hear and taste all the divine stuff that will be on show there. But spiritually, and through social media, I shall certainly be there and I look forward to that immensely.

I can imagine all the last minute stress and flurry of activity before this mouth-watering event launches on Thursday 21 May.  4 action-packed, and I DO mean action-packed, days of this scrumptious event will delight every culinary palate. As well as all the usual food and wine stalls showcasing local (well loved and new) products, there will be Feature Areas (including an all new
Health Hub section where health and fitness expert, Lisa Raleigh,will be present at the ‘well i am’ KitchenThe Real Meal Revolution will be there too catering for all the LCHF/banting foodies out there and of course  fantastic local and international chefs will be demonstrating new and innovative ways of cooking and introducing the latest, state-of-the-art culinary equipment. I am told by the media release that the spotlight this year will be on home-grown chefs and South African food trends. Exciting stuff and I am so jaloooooors! To see what all is on show please take a look here and elsewhere on the site for information wink wink nudge nudge…….you really do need to visit the site, trust me!

Here are just 3 of many reasons that MY disappointment will be great: matt2

Matt Preston – photo courtesy of his website

flamboyant, cravat wearing, quick witted, tongue in cheek humour, razor sharp mind, caring and just all round fabulous MasterChef Australia judge & co-host, food critic, award winning food writer, cook book  author…..need I say more? So badly want to see this man in action!

Dorothy Klerck – photo via

Brilliantly talented Dorothy hails from Wellington right here on our doorstep in the Western Cape and designs and sculpts THE most amazing cakes. I have been an avid follower of hers on instagram and would love the opportunity of meeting and seeing her in action. Especially since I discovered that she has made some of the most stunning steampunk cake designs. I adore steampunk and have a whole pinterest board dedicated to it. Dot is busy crafting the official GFWS2015 cake as I write this and the tiny sneak peek pics she is posting are proving highly intriguing. You are all in for a major treat! Visit her at  to find out more about this fascinating lady.

  jenny morris

Jenny Morris – photo via facebook

Aaaah what can I say about Jenny, AKA The Giggling Gourmet, that you don’t already know?  South African Celebrity chef, TV and radio presenter, author of beautiful cook books, culinary teacher and caterer. Sure Jen is all of these including being one of SA’s most loved  food personalities. But when you get to know her she is so much bigger than any of those words that describe her. We have had the honour (and trepidation haha) of entertaining Jenny and her husband, David, in our home and they are just awesome people. I am going to miss my hugs this year!

The Celebrity Chefs Theatre will feature international and local chefs who will inspire, teach and engage closely with you. Heading up our local line up is Chef Jacqui Brown, who will be joined by Pete Goffe-Wood, Alfred Henry, Shaun Bruce, Jose Gomez and Coco Reinharz.There is so much more that I am going to be missing out on but alas time is short and I need to get this blog post out as I have tickets waiting to give away to FOUR lucky couples.


To stand a chance of winning a pair of general tickets tell me the name of one of the Feature Areas at the Good Food and Wine Show this year. Answers can be found on the website already given or if you read carefully also in this blog post. The first 4 correct commenters will win tickets. Only for Cape Town readers please or for those who will already be in Cape Town this weekend 21 – 24 May 2015. No travelling or accommodation costs are included in the giveaway.  

EDIT: 19/5/2015 12.15pm

This ticket giveaway is now over. Congratulations to the first 4 correct commenters. You will receive details on how to collect your tickets from Teena on behalf of GFWS. 

For all those unfortunate ones you can still buy tickets at Computicket or at the door.

Ticket Prices: Adults: R130

Ages 13-18: R110

Pensioners: R110

Ages 7-12: R50

Ages 0-6: Free

Combo: R155 (includes a taster glass and 5 tasting vouchers – additional vouchers at R25 for a book of 5)

Glass: R30 (bought separately including 5 tasting vouchers)

10+: R1000 (or R100 per ticket based on 10 or above)

Enjoy! And good luck if you’re entering the giveaway. I will notify all winners tomorrow Tuesday 19th before midday 🙂



Running back to back from 2o to 22 May is the Food for Thought Conference as per the media release below for all those interested:

 food for thought

Sustainable fishing, living Halal, food securityand how to do business in Africa are just some of the critical themes under discussion at the Food Hospitality World Africa conference – Food for Thought 2015.  South Africa’s premier food and hospitality industry event, Food Hospitality World Africa takes place 20-22 May at the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC) alongside the country’s biggest consumer exhibition, the Good Food & Wine Show.

The Food for Thought conference – created by conference industry leaders, MCI – will stimulate debate around many issues that stretch far beyond food and hospitality alone but which fundamentally affect the industry.  The aim of the Food for Thought conference is to provide a platform for engagement and to inspire delegates with new insights and information.

Othertopicsequally important to the industry include The Good Kitchen, where leading SA chefs talk about their increasing demand and need to source their ingredients direct from farms and producers; and We are what we eat – knowing the effects of unhealthy, processed foods, how does the hospitality industry adapt to be more responsible in its offering to consumers.

Disclaimer: I have received no personal reward for this blog post from Fiera Milano or The Good Food and Wine Show. The results of the giveaway will be fair and accurate according to the time that commenters post the correct answer to the question above.

26 Comments leave one →
  1. May 18, 2015 7:46 PM


    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:36 AM

      Congratulations Sweetie Pie you are the first winner of double general tickets to visit the Good Food and Wine Show Cape Town. I have sent you an email requesting your Christian name for the tickets. Please respond asap. Enjoy 😉

  2. May 18, 2015 7:54 PM

    Featured area,
    Romancing the Stove with Jenny Morris

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:38 AM

      Congrats Max you have won double general tickets to the Good Food and Wine Show this weekend. Details to follow via email. Enjoy 🙂

  3. May 18, 2015 8:07 PM

    Romancing the Stove

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:41 AM

      Well done Cailin you are a winner of double tickets to the Good Food and Wine Show this weekend. Details to follow via email. Enjoy 🙂

  4. May 18, 2015 8:22 PM

    Romansing the stove! Please pick me its on my bucket list

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:44 AM

      Congratulations Claudia, you are the final winner of double tickets to the Good Food and Wine Show this weekend. Details to follow via email. Enjoy ticking one thing off your bucket list! 🙂

  5. May 18, 2015 8:25 PM

    Romancing the stove

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:45 AM

      THanks for entering Shaun. So sorry but you were just a few minutes too slow! Better luck next time!

  6. May 18, 2015 9:16 PM

    The health hub section.. Just to add something different from your article 🙂

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:46 AM

      Thank you Isabelle. So sorry you aren’t a winner this time and thank you for popping by and reading!

  7. May 18, 2015 9:20 PM

    Romancing the stove

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:47 AM

      Thank you for reading and entering Jens, sorry you can’t be a winner!

  8. May 18, 2015 9:47 PM

    Health Hub 🙂

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:48 AM

      Geepers I’d make you all winners if I could….thank you for popping by and entering. Sorry you can’t be a winner today Leigh!

  9. May 18, 2015 9:52 PM

    Romancing the stove

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:48 AM

      Sorry Zirks…..thanks for popping by and entering….xx

  10. May 18, 2015 11:14 PM

    health hub section

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:49 AM

      Sorry you’re not a winner today Roshiena, thank you for popping by and entering!

  11. May 19, 2015 8:15 AM

    Health hub section

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:50 AM

      Hi Melissa thanks for reading and entering. Wish I could make everyone a winner but unfortunately I can’t! Sorry.

  12. May 19, 2015 11:18 AM

    The Health Hub Section;)

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:52 AM

      Leigh sorry you are not a winner 😦 but thanks for reading and entering

  13. May 19, 2015 11:38 AM

    Romancing the stove.

    • Colleen permalink*
      May 19, 2015 11:54 AM

      Sorry Shehaam, you are too late to be a winner 😦 but thank you so much for popping by and entering the giveaway

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