Cape Town
31 May – 2 June 2024
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC 2)

Johannesburg
26 July – 28 July 2024
Kyalami International Convention Centre

The Plant Powered Show – the first of its kind to be held on the African continent – takes place this weekend at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, with doors opening on Friday, May 27 at 14:00 and closing on Sunday May 29 at 17:00. (See below for full daily opening and closing times.)

One of the highlights of this three day event, which is aimed at those looking to live and enjoy a healthier, more conscious and sustainable lifestyle, has to be the programme of exciting and informative Masterclasses, which will be held hourly each day and which will feature well-informed chefs and award-winning mixologists hosting interactive hands-on food and drink workshops. 

Masterclass tickets costs R145pp, there are 18 to choose from, and ticket holders can attend as many as they like on any day, as long as they are also in possession of a general admission ticket (R250pp). Due to their hands-on nature, the masterclasses are only available to those attending the show in person and not available to online visitors. 

The line-up is as follows:

Friday 27 May

15h00: Hand Tied Tussie Mussie with Flower Walker from The Petal Group

16h30: Oat Milk & Vegan Mayonnaise with Jay Miller, Thermomix

17h30: Potent Plant Medicinal Hot Drinks with Peter Daniel, Soaring Free Superfoods

18h30: Inspired by Fynbos” Cocktail Masterclass with Kurt Schlechter and Schweppes

Saturday 28 May

11h30: A Superfood Protein Smoothie Bowl with Peter Daniel, Soaring Free Superfoods

12h30: Dikgobe Bowl with Grilled Mushrooms & Chimichurri by Mokgadi Itsweng

13h30: Harissa-Hummus Ch*cken Pasta with Leozette Roode

14h30: Oat Milk & Vegan Mayonnaise with Jay Miller, Thermomix

15h30: Completely Vegan Malva Pudding with MasterChef SA’s Andriëtte de la Harpe

16h30: “Inspired by Fynbos” Cocktail Masterclass with Kurt Schlechter and Schweppes

17h30: Kelp Ravioli with Phil Mansergh from The Kelp Shack

18h30: “Inspired by Fynbos” Cocktail Masterclass with Kurt Schlechter and Schweppes

Sunday 29 May

11h30: Discovering Four Cape Indigenous Ingredients with Loubie Rusch, Local Wild

12h30: Food that Fuels your Purpose by Michele Mistry, INDIKAAP

13h30: “Inspired by Fynbos” Cocktail Masterclass with Kurt Schlechter and Schweppes

14h30: Non-alcoholic Mixology with Owen O’Reilly

15h30: Potent Plant Medicinal Hot Drinks with Peter Daniel from Soaring Free Superfoods

16h30: “Inspired by Fynbos” Cocktail Masterclass with Kurt Schlechter and Schweppes 

In addition to these requisite Masterclass sessions, The Plant Powered Show will also feature hourly chef demos in the Checkers Plant Kitchen, Plant-Power Talks, a marketplace of new, innovative and high-quality vegan and plant-based food, drink and lifestyle products, a Vegan & Meet programme where visitors can meet their favourite chefs and get books signed, pop up restaurants, food trucks, the Living on the Veg chill out area and a yoga zone.

Chefs taking part in the cooking demos include MasterChef SA judge Zola Nene, MasterChef Australia 2020 finalist Simon Toohey (online from Melbourne), Mokgadi Itsweng, Jenny Morris, Claire Sharryn Roberto, Jane Nshuti, Tamsin Snyman, Mira Weiner, Arabella Parkinson, Rudi Liebeneberg Michele Mistry and MasterChef SA finalist and Tarryn de Kock.

Says Warricker: “The masterclasses are not aimed solely at vegans and vegetarians but will also appeal to sports enthusiasts and those looking for healthier, more ethical lifestyle choices for themselves and their family.”

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Image below with thanks to Ayurvedic nutrition consultant, Michele Mistry of INDIKAAP

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