What is set to become South Africa’s biggest culinary extravaganza – the Mzansi Food & Drink Show – will take place at the Kyalami Convention Centre from June 15 to 17, 2024.
The show was launched today in Johannesburg by RX Africa, the company behind some of the country’s premiere events including Decorex JHB, Comic Con Africa, Africa Travel Week and FAME Week Africa.
This mega food and drink festival will incorporate previous events including the hugely successful and popular Coffee & Chocolate Expo and Fire & Feast with new additions Fine Food & Wine, Bar & Good Spirits and the Mzansi Food Market.
Says Hanli Goncalves, Portfolio Director of the Mzansi Food & Drink Show: “We believe South Africans are ready for a food show of this stature and we are determined to make it the biggest and the best culinary show on the African continent. It will be the stage on which local culinary personalities will strut their stuff and all the latest foods and trends are on offer, with something for the whole family and for all tastes.”
Visitors to the show will be able to enjoy food and drink tastings, cooking demos, masterclasses, special offers and a marketplace filled with gastronomic delights. It promises to be a fun-filled event, catering for the whole family, and taking place over a long weekend that includes Youth Day and Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16 – the perfect occasion for the Fire & Feast Festival in particular to entertain dads and lads with all things outdoor, meat and braai.
Master of ceremonies at the launch event, which was held at the magnificent Buitengeluk Broadacres Gardens in Sandton, was Chef Mokgadi Itsweng, author of the best-selling cook book Veggielicious, who said: “We are so ready for a food and drinks event of this calibre. South Africans are well known for their love of all things food-and-drinks related. We all enjoy sharing eating and drinking experiences with friends and family, and our cuisine reflects the diverse range of culinary traditions embodied by the various communities that inhabit our country.”
Carol Weaving, Managing Director of RX Africa says: “We are in the business of building businesses so everyone can thrive whoever and wherever they are. As Africa’s leading exhibition and event organiser RX Africa works with relevant government entities, stakeholders and industry movers and shakers to connect trade, consumers, investors and business to bring about the best events on the African continent. The Mzansi Food & Drink Show will definitely be one of them.”
The Mzansi Food & Drink Show
Kyalami Convention Centre
- Saturday, 15 June, from 10am to 9pm
- Sunday, 16 June (Youth Day and Father’s Day) from 10am to 9pm
- Monday, 17 June from 10am to 5pm
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