Like the 1985 novel by Gabriel García Márquez – Love in the Time of Cholera – our industry is “sick in his heart and in his stomach” similar as the main character Florentino Ariza longs for his lover, Fermina.  The hospitality industry is longing for their patrons and regulars. 

New dates announced for The Vegan & Plant Powered Show

The Vegan & Plant Powered Show (VPPS) – South Africa’s first dedicated vegan and plant-based exhibition presented by Live Events – has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now take place on September 5 and 6 this year. It was originally scheduled to take place at the end of May. The venue…

BEV Harvest Festival Cancelled

Due to ongoing concerns around the Coronavirus pandemic, and in light of the government’s announcement on the prohibition of gatherings of 100 people or more, Black Elephant Vintners has made the difficult decision to cancel their planned Harvest Music and Wine Celebration which was to have taken place at the farm on Saturday, March 28….

The Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival cancelled for 2020

Due to ongoing concerns around the Coronavirus pandemic, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival that was due to have taken place on  May 5 and 6 at Summer Place. We look forward to announcing the dates for 2021 soon. In the meantime we wish…

Capsicum Campus Head to speak at Creative Industries Career

Nadia Barnard, Principal at Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Rosebank campus in Johannesburg, is one of the speakers taking part in the Career Guidance Workshops at the Creative Industries Career Expo, taking place at Museum Africa, Newtown from March 11 to 13.

Wine Wednesdays at Pomodoro

Pomodoro is synonymous with authentic Italian cuisine, an unusual and carefully curated wine list and of course Stefano Mas it’s owner.

Pop the Corks!

The dates for the Johannesburg Cap Classique & Champagne Festival 2020 have been announced!

Taste Bud Battle, SA’s best food contest for youngsters, is back.

It’s South Africa’s best food competition for youngsters, and it’s back bigger and better than before. Taste Bud Battle seeks to find the country’s best young chefs, with the winner crowned after a competitive cook-off which will be held in Johannesburg in October.

Having Her Cake and Eating It!

Twenty nine year old chef Tamzyn Ehlers – who has heads up Durbanville Hills Winery’s Tangram Restaurant – is fast making a name for herself as one of the country’s top chefs, with her unpretentious yet sophisticated cooking.


Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs at the V&A Waterfront have been announced as the Guinness World Records official title holder for ‘Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available’. With 207 decadently divine Shakes on offer, Gibson’s no doubt have a Shake to satisfy everyone’s taste buds – a Milkshake Paradise indeed!

The sky’s the limit for young chefs in today’s culinary world – Jackie Cameron

Food is the common language that we speak around the world. In the opinion editorial below, award-winning chef, Jackie Cameron, owner of Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, author of two successful books, and Hostex 2020 ambassador shares her thoughts on following your dreams, common misconceptions about opportunities for chef school graduates.