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 on the African continent – takes place from Friday to Sunday at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). The show will also incorporate a virtual component, allowing visitors from the rest of the country to take part.

Below are just some of the highlights on the line-up which includes demonstrations by leading chefs, masterclasses and an impressive speaker programme.

Highlights each day include:

FRIDAY

  • Interactive demos in the Checkers Plant Kitchen Chef’s Theatre, powered by Simple Truth, with top chefs including Arabella Parkinson who experiments with gastronomy through a sustainable development lens (15:00); Chef Mokgadi Itsweng author of the best-selling recipe book Veggielicious (16:00); celebrity chef and TV and radio personality Jenny Morris aka The Giggling Gourmet (17:00) and Jane Nshuti who aims to make a positive impact by helping families eat healthier meals while embracing their African heritage. (18:00)
  • Fabulous hands-on Masterclasses with floral guru Flower Walker (15:00); Jay Miller (16:30); Peter Daniel (17:00); and award-winning mixologist Kurt Schlechter (18:30)
  • Health & Wellness Talks – presented by ProVeg International – every 20 minutes from 15:00 including speakers from Wellness Warehouse; Beauty Without Cruelty; On the Greenside and Leaf Eaters.

 SATURDAY

  • Award-winning chef and MasterChef South Africa 2022 judge Zola Nene will be one of the star attractions at the show. See Nene in action in the Checkers Plant Kitchen Chef’s Theatre, powered by Simple Truth, at 15h00; she will also be signing copied of her award-winning recipe book afterwards. The show’s alumni Andriëtte de la Harpe and Tarryn de Kock , who both make it to the Top 3, will be showing visitors how to make Andriette’s MasterChef SA finals dish of butternut steak with asparagus, red pepper sauce, ricotta and smoked chimichurri as well as a croquette made with mushroom duxelles and chick*n fillets. (12:00). Also on line-up are the inimitable Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris (11:00); MasterChef Australia 2020 finalist Simon Toohey online and all the way from Melbourne (13:00); nutrition and functional foods expert Claire Sharryn Roberto (14:00); Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel chef Rudi Liebenberg (16:00); plant-based chef Arabella Parkinson (17:00) and Gemma Hancock who will be showing audiences how to cook with kelp (18h00).
  • Masterclasses with Peter Daniel (11:30), Mokgadi Itsweng (12:30), Leozette Roode (13:30), Jay Miller (14:30), Andriëtte de la Harpe with her vegan malva pudding (15:30), Kurt Schlechter (16:30), Kurt Mansergh, on how to make kelp ravioli (17:30) and an “Inspired by fynbos” cocktail masterclass with Kurt Schlechter (18:30)
  • Health & Wellness Talks – presented by ProVeg International – every 20 minutes from 11:00 including speakers from Wellness Warehouse, Beauty Without Cruelty, On the Greenside and Leaf Eaters

 SUNDAY

  • Inspirational and fun demos in the Checkers Plant Kitchen Chef’s Theatre, powered by Simple Truth, with the inimitable Jenny Morris (11:00); Mokgadi Itsweng (12:00); Tamsin Snyman of Plant-Based Creative who has developed a range of vegan foods and offers a consulting service to families to assist them transition creatively to a more plant-based lifestyle (13:00); the always fabulous Zola Nene (14:00); creative cook and plant based advocate Mira Weiner from McGregor (15:00)
  • The Great Big Food Forward SA cook-off at 16:00 – a mystery basket cook-off competition between the chefs that is going to be a lot of laughs, a lot of fun and a lot of food!
  • Masterclasses scheduled for today feature Loubie Rusch (11:30); Ayurvedic nutritionist Michelle Mistry (12:30); cocktail masterclass with award-winning mixologist Kurt Schlechter (13:30 & 16:30); non-alcoholic mixology masterclass with Owen O’Reilly (14:30); and Potent Plant medicinal hot drinks with Peter Daniel (15:30)
  • Health & Wellness Talks – presented by ProVeg International – every 20 minutes from 11:20 including speakers from Wellness Warehouse; Beauty Without Cruelty; On the Greenside; and Leaf Eaters
  • Vegan Meet & Greets for cookbook author chats and book signings

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