World-renown chef Marco Pierre White and Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, South Africa’s first Michelin-starred chef, will take centre stage at this year’s Good Food and Wine Show. This is the largest culinary event in South Africa, and doors open at the CTICC in Cape Town on Friday 2 June until Sunday 4 June.

As is the standard at the Good Food and Wine Show, the latest foodie trends will be on display, and this year’s participating celebrity chefs who will be putting their talent to good use will be Reza Mahammad, Jenny Morris, Lentswe Bhengu, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony, Lisa Raleigh,  Sherwyn Weaich and Vanessa Marx. In addition, musician-turned-foodie J’Something will be presenting a cooking demo and live show, with headline sommeliers in attendance being Lloyd Jusa (Saxon Hotel), Gregory Mutambe (12 Apostles Hotel) and Tinashe Nyamudoka (The Test Kitchen) – all sharing some of their fine wine knowledge with guests.

The floor this year will be divided into nine specific exhibition areas for attendees to explore: Market, Street Food, Gourmet, Baking, Kids, Wellness, Lifestyle, Wine, Beer and Alcohol.



British chef Marco Pierre White has been dubbed the world’s first celebrity chef by his peers and the media.  When he was just 33 he achieved the finest culinary rating of three Michelin stars, and still holds the title as the first British chef and the youngest chef ever to earn this honour. His reputation has led him to be known as the ‘the godfather of modern cooking’.

Marco Pierre White

Having trained under chefs such as Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone and Shannon Bennett, White retired from the kitchen in 1999 and became a restaurateur, publishing several books since then too, including the best-selling cookbook/autobiography White Heat.

Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is first South African Michelin star chef, and owner of JAN Restaurant in Nice on the French Riviera. Van der Westhuizen’s humble Middelburg origins set the foundation for his Boereseun and French twist cooking style on Boerekos.

Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen

Guests at this year’s show will be able to see White and Van der Westhuizen in action every day of the event, free of charge, at the Chefs’ Open Theatre. Additionally, the two chefs will be cooking up a storm at the Chefs’ Table – a smaller, more intimate ticketed affair where people will have the chance to meet both chefs, taste their food and sample some impressive local wine.

This year, the show hosts nine theatres, of which seven are free of extra charge for entry, serving up even more value for those attending. The Good Food and Wine Show theatres include: Eat Well/Live Well, Wine Theatre, Baking Theatre, Cake Deco Lab, Chefs’ Table, Chefs’ Open Theatre, Cooking with Chefs, the Kids Deco Lab and the SCASA Barista Championships – a new partnership with the Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa (SCASA) partnership and the show to host the 2017 Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Regional Barista Championships.

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The early bird online prices are valid up to one week prior to each show. Thereafter the door prices are applicable. Children under 12 can attend for free and Fridays are free for pensioners. Tickets are available online at and Computicket for Cape Town and Durban;  and Ticketpro for Johannesburg.

Door price Online


Terms and conditions
Adults R160 R144 Ticket for one entry for Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Senior citizens over 65 R110 R100 Friday free. Valid with proof of ID.
Valid for one entry for Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Students R110 R100 Valid with proof of student card.
Valid for one entry for Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Age 13-18 R60 R50 Valid for one entry for Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Age 0-12 Free Free Valid only with proof of ID
Two day pass R260 R210 Valid for two entries either Friday and Saturday, Saturday and Sunday or Friday
and Sunday
Three day pass R380 R350 Valid for three entries on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Wine combo R200 R180 General one day entry admission with wine tasting

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Wine glass and tasting R60 Wine tasting glass with six tasting coupons



Cape Town

10h00-22h00 Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June
10h00-18h00 Sunday 4 June


Cape Town International Convention Centre
For more information on GFWS please visit or email [email protected] or call +27 (0)21 702 2280.

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