Some of South Africa’s most prominent chefs will showcase their culinary prowess at Appetite Fest 2019 taking place at Time Square South Africa in Menlyn Maine from 13 to 15 September 2019. One of the highlights of this year’s Appetite Fest is the “I’m Cooking With” workshops that give food enthusiasts the chance to cook alongside their favourite celeb chefs.
Local celebrity chefs who have enthusiastically put up their hands to cook with their fans are Siba, Sarah Graham and Bertus Basson. MasterChef Australia’s Shannon Bennet and Shashi Chelia, the winner of MasterChef Australia 2018, will also host “I’m Cooking With” workshops at Appetite Fest 2019.
“A proud supporter of South African talent, we are thrilled to give food fans a chance to rub shoulders with some of the country’s very best chefs and learn as they cook with them in the kitchen. South Africa is home to some exceptionally talented chefs who have strong legions of fans that are going to love to have a personalized cooking experience with their favourite celebrity chefs,” says Brett Hoppé, the General Manager at Time Square.
Tickets for “I’m Cooking With” workshops cost R950 and are available at Computicket. This includes a dynamic 75 minute long cooking experience with the chef, an Appetite Fest apron and access to the main Appetite Fest exhibition space and outdoor activations.
Visitors to Appetite Fest 2019 can also watch international and local celebrity chefs cook in two food theatres and meet their favourite food stars at book signings, private cooking classes or at an exclusive Masterclass.
Included in the line-up of culinary stars at Appetite Fest are MasterChef Australia’s Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston.
Conceptualised by Time Square’s eclectic team of food, beverage and entertainment specialists, Appetite Fest is an exciting platform to explore the tastes, flavours, sights and sounds that make living in South Africa great. The Sun Arena and outdoor areas will once again be transformed into a fairground of inspired food, drinks and entertainment experiences.
In the Sun Arena, a wide range of exhibitors including craft brewers and distillers, artisan food producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries will offer a bounty of the country’s finest foods and drinks to test-taste and purchase. Visitors can also watch international and local celebrity chefs show-off their culinary prowess in food theatres and be part of interactive question and answer sessions.
Outside gourmet food trucks will serve up a diversity of exciting street food, while comedians, DJs and bands will keep visitors entertained in vibrant, authentically South African festival-style. There will also be themed zones for the ladies, guys and kids. For the ladies think craft gin and sushi, and for the guys think bikes and beer. Children will be safe and entertainment in the access controlled, safe and secure Kids Zone with professional and caring child minders. Activities include jumping castles, go-karting, jungle gyms, ball pit, face painting, children’s cooking theatre, coordination games and their very own kid’s food court. For the older crowd, there is Magic Company.
Appetite Fest tickets and experiences are available at Computicket now.