Good Food & Wine Show Cape Town set to break records with Gordon Ramsay’s appearance
Food lovers from all over the country are expected to flock to this year’s Good Food & Wine Show® in Cape Town (13-16 May) to see Gordon Ramsay, Mr Hell’s Kitchen, in action at the Show. The country’s biggest interactive food, wine and lifestyle exhibition is set to break records with the first ever public appearance of one of the most recognised chefs in the world, brought to you by Samsung and The Good Food & Wine Show.
Ramsay will be at the Cape Town Convention Centre in the Chefs in Action Theatre, in association with Samsung, Pick n Pay, Afrox and Top Billing, and will also host a number of book signings …
He is one of a sensational line-up of BBC Lifestyle celebrity chefs attending the Show this year. The others are Master Pâtissier Eric Lanlard, star of Glamour Puds; the gorgeous Anjum Anand of Indian Food Made Easy, Italian supremo Giorgio Locatelli who features in Tony and Giorgio; and chocolate wizard Willie Harcourt-Cooze, who cooks with cacao and is the star of the Willie’s Wonkie Chocolate Factory.
These chefs will be joining local chefs and celebrities as the Show reinvents itself, maintaining its ever-popular highlights, but also bringing the very latest in international trends to South African gourmands and good life devotees.
The show will be entirely interactive.
“Our visitors get to taste, sample, experience and experiment,” explains Christine Cashmore, founder and CEO of Good Food & Wine Show. “And they get the opportunity to cook with chefs who they’ve only ever seen on TV at our hands-on workshops where numbers are limited to 10 per session.”
Nine different interactive theatres will include City Bites, a celebration of Cape Town’s exciting restaurant scene, which perfectly captures the smorgasbord of eateries in the Mother City. Some of the chefs from these restaurants have been invited to participate in the exciting theatre – Ten Chefs take 10 Ingredients.
At the Celebrity Chefs Restaurant, diners will be able to eat from menus created by the celebrity chefs at the Show. In the Cocktails Theatre you can watch expert bartenders compete in the Regional as well as the National Classic and Flair competitions and learn to use their basic and advanced techniques and tricks.
Foodie shopaholics will enjoy browsing through the Slow Food Market featuring the Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market and the Willowbridge Slowmarket, and the Great Wine Sale where you can purchase top local wines at unheard of prices.
The Little Cooks Club is a fun, educational, hands-on cooking programme designed especially for moms and younger kids. More advanced classes for 7-15 year olds teach budding chefs all about food and food preparation, as well as cake decorating. Cashmore says that this will be the biggest Good Food & Wine Show to date.
“We are expecting up to 55,000 visitors over the four days and the Gordon Ramsay demos are certain to be hugely popular, so fans should keep an eye on our website for the programme and book tickets beforehand. You also need to pre-book for our hands-on workshops which are always a sell out.”
The Gordon Ramsay VIP Experience at R750 includes free show entry, a free wine glass, a VIP ticket to watch Ramsay live in the Chefs in Action Theatre, an autographed Gordon Ramsay cookbook and a printed bag.
If you live away from Cape Town, book the Gordon Ramsay Out of Town VIP Experience which includes VIP Experience benefits plus tickets to the Gordon Ramsay Dinner at maze and a night at One&Only including breakfast. For information and prices, please contact the Good Food & Wine Show.
Dates are 13-16 May 2010 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Telephone: +27 (0)21 797 4500