The Mzanzi International Culinary Festival returns to Johannesburg for a third consecutive year and this year, Chefs of the highest culinary standards will grace the event as part of the Africa Month celebrations. Keeping to the proud heritage, MiCF festival returns to the prestigious Tinswalo Waterfall Estate boutique hotel on 28 and 29 May 2016.
MiCF 2016 will play host to leading International chefs from the continent bringing fine dining, authentic African cuisine to Johannesburg. Adding to the offering that Johannesburg has come to expect, this year Chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu has secured two Michelin Star chefs that will be demonstrating their culinary skills: Caribbean Chef Jason Howard and French Chef Chrisophe Serge Stéphane Moisand, who is accompanied by Kenyan Chef Rose Owiyo Oyugi Soula and a New York based Senegalese celebrity Chef Pierre Thiam.
Chef Nompumelelo, the Director of Africa Meets Europe Cuisine and founder of the festival said, “Through MiCF and our partners DAC, Miele and the National department of Tourism we continue to uniting people through food and culture which is a means of crossing the divide between cultures.”
With May being dubbed Africa Month, MiCF boasts a variety of flavours and this year the epitome of culinary canons. “I believe that we can tap into unique African flavours, enhance well-known local dishes using indigenous ingredients that are available in our market especially our small producers,” added Chef Nompumelelo.
This year visitors of the festival will be able to meet the local producers and taste meals cooked by the various cooks from Venda, Pedi, Cape Malay, Indian and San heritage. Food enthusiasts will be sampling food cooked by the visiting chefs while there’s food and drink stalls that offers you the best in local vendors.
Don’t miss out on this unique blend of cultures, tastes and sensations from the leading chefs whose travelled experience will take you around on a plate.