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…

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.

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.

Springbok Culinary Team aims for gold at Olympics in Germany

South Africa’s hope for Olympic gold in 2020 is proudly carried by the South African Culinary Olympic team (Team SA) as they head for the 25th IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany, from 14 to 19 February, under the auspices of the SA Chefs Association.

What’s the real cost of a cup of coffee?

By taking simple and actionable steps, we can ensure our daily brew is better for us and the earth. In the opinion editorial below, David Walstra, Hostex 2020 ambassador, owner of SEAM Coffee Roaster and Thirdspace coworking space and coffee shop shares his thoughts on the challenges for coffee farmers in Africa.

Getting loved up at Silverstar

You’ll fall in love with the super-hot special deals Silverstar Casino, the West Rand’s favourite entertainment destination, has on the cards for Valentine’s Day!

Cheffing Success Takes A Lot More Than Cooking

Leadership and sustainability are more than just buzzwords in today’s kitchens and chefs have a vital role to play in the management hierarchy of successful hospitality industry operations. Chef James Khoza (executive chef at Sandton Convention Centre, president of SA Chefs Association and Hostex ambassador) shares his thoughts on these and other topics.

Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee, also known as butter coffee, is an energizing beverage made with quality fats and high-quality coffee.
The recipe is easy: just blend together coffee, MCT oil and grass-fed butter or ghee.

LCHF Foods

Since doing my first LCHF diet years ago, there has been some changes in the original ingredient (or allowed food) list. We’ve decided to use the basis of the Banting diet as a guideline for the LCHF lifestyle challenge. Find out more here!

Looking for an “any occasion wine”?

Looking for an “any occasion wine”? Here it is… Elgin Ridge 282 Pinot Noir 2016 – perfect for any occasion South Africa is home to only a couple of certified biodynamic wine producers, and Elgin Ridge Wine Estate happens to be one of these. Situated in the picture-perfect Elgin Wine Valley, the estate owned by Brian…


The world’s most prolific ballroom and dance theatre production, Burn the Floor, returns to South Africa for a much-anticipated tour across the country later this year. The show is set to dazzle local audiences with its spectacular dance moves and sizzling ballroom displays on stage and you shouldn’t miss it for the world!