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Meet the Chefs and Mixologist taking part in the Good Life Show (Gauteng)


…including MasterChef South Africa Judge Katlego Mlambo, Cookbook Author, Aiden Pienaar and many more…

As Africa’s only sustainable food, drink and lifestyle show, the Good Life Show brings together the prominent ‘Plant Powered Show’ and the ground-breaking ‘Natural and Organic Show’ all under one roof. Taking place at the Kyalami International Convention Centre, 26th – 28th July 2024, this dynamic show is targeted at anyone with an interest in food, drink, wellness, and the environment; and will host numerous exhibitors, including those in the ‘Free-From’ and ‘Sustainable-Living’ sectors.

As part of the many exciting features and immersive experiences on offer, visitors to The Good Life Show will be able to watch live cooking demos in the Woolworths Good Life Kitchen or take part (at an additional cost) in some exclusive, interactive Masterclasses in the Woolworths Masterclass with PlantLove.

There’s a fabulous line-up of top chefs taking part at the culinary extravaganza including:

  • Aiden Pienaar – ‘Mexico in Mzansi’ Cookbook Author

Currently head chef at Second Story in Sandton, he has recently launched his own cookbook, ‘Mexico in Mzansi’, which fuses two colourful cuisines together, Mexican and South African.

  • Andile Somdaka – Executive Chef at Eziko Restaurant

This decorated chef, who successfully served as chef for both former presidents, is a passionate advocate of African traditional foods and ingredients.

  • Chad January – Chef, Food Stylist and Magazine Editor

Chad is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch in 2014 and has worked at international award-winning restaurants, La Colombe and The Test Kitchen.

  • Ché Gourmet – Gut Health Association

As Taste Creator at Che Gourmet, this chef will show you how you can not only eat delicious food but also dishes that help to correct and balance your gut health.

  • Deena Naidoo – Recipe and Food Content Creator

Winner MasterChef SA S1, Deena will be entertaining and inspiring audiences with some delicious Indian creations.

  • Emma-Claire Peter – Culinary Innovator

Experienced culinary innovator with 18 years’ experience across multiple disciplines within the greater food industry in SA and internationally.

  • Emma Morey (innovation chef), Monique Malan (product developer in plant-based meat alternatives), Anita van Wyk (Tabu Foods) – Woolworths Chefs

As headline sponsor, Woolworths will be bringing three amazing culinary experts to create some delicious and innovative dishes.

  • Jessica Munisamy – Modern Tailors Restaurant

As the Executive Chef from Joburg’s lauded Modern Tailors Indian restaurant, Jessica believes food brings families and people together.

  • Katlego Mlambo – Executive Chef Four Seasons, The Westcliff and MasterChef South Africa Judge
    A Silwood School of Cookery graduate, Katlego has 15 years of experience working under some of the best chefs in South Africa.
  • Mixologist Masterclass – Mianca Laubscher

Mia Laubscher emerges as a seasoned Mixologist and specialist beverage consultant, boasting an impressive 13-year journey within the hospitality industry.

  • Reabetjoe Mokoko– The Cooking Dietitian

This Food Service Dietitian is utterly passionate about making healthy, delicious food.

  • Siphiwe SitholeAdvocate for Indigenous African Foods

Siphiwe believes in taking indigenous foods out of the periphery into the mainstream.

  • Siyabulela Kobo – Owner of Kobo Cuisine

Acclaimed chef and self-titled ‘Son of the Soil’.

  • Sue Gajathar – The Vegan Chef

Sue creates delectable gourmet and artisanal vegan food that is good for you and great for the planet.

  • Vanessa Jarvis Findlay – Visionary Entrepreneur and Culinary Artist

As the Founder, Chef, and Owner of the award-winning NEKED Food, a renowned 5-star vegan restaurant nestled in the picturesque town of Clarens, Vanessa has redefined plant-based dining with her innovative creations.

  • Zana Alvarado – Durban-based Chef

She is one of the few chefs in the country certified by the World Chefs Association in Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals.

Apart from the exciting line-up of chefs who will entertain with live demos, the three-day event will also feature:

  • Daily strength, balance, and mindfulness sessions with silent headphones.
  • SA Chefs Plant-Based Chef of the Year Competition – this exciting culinary battle takes place live at the show.
  • The Sustainable Pub, serving conscious cocktails curated and mixed by top mixologists.
  • Pop-up eateries serving delicious foods.
  • The Good Life Show Marketplace, which will be stocked with plant-based, natural, organic, free-from and sustainable living products to sample and purchase.

The Good Life Show brand sponsors include Woolworths, SimplyBiz by Nedbank, McCain, AGT Foods, Flora South Africa, Raisins South Africa, Rhodes Quality, Hinds Spice, TODAY®, and Avolands.  Supported by SA Chefs, The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA), The Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA), SANHA – the South African National Halaal Authority.

So don’t miss out on this exciting, innovative and entertaining event – if you have a smidgen of interest in improving your lifestyle, then the Good Life Show is for you.

Catch the daily highlights from the Cape Town Good Life Show here:

Limited Two for One Special – Use Promotional Code: TWO4ONE. Promo ends Friday 5th July.

‘Buy one, get one free’ tickets can be purchased here.

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