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Share the kitchen with South Africa’s best chefs

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 September 13 to September 15.

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.

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Guests will work with their favourite celebrity chef to prepare a dish in the Appetite Fest Theatre Kitchen, learning the tricks of their trade first hand. Once the meal is ready, guests will share a meal with their chosen chef to complete the experience.

“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 personalised 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.

Appetite Fest tickets and experiences are available at Computicket now.

Stand a chance to win

Get It Joburg East has five double general access tickets for Appetite Fest 2019 to give away.

In order to stand a chance of winning, simply email your name and contact details to [email protected] by 4pm on Monday, September 9, 2019.

Winners will be drawn at random. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Prizes cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash.

The competition is not open to the sponsors or Caxton employees or their families.

Get It Magazine reserves the right to publish the names of winners on our website and Facebook page.


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