Cape Gourmet Festival

Widely acknowledged as South Africa's premier food, wine, travel and lifestyle event, the annual Cape Gourmet Festival is a blend of culinary events showcasing its restaurant industry to the rest of the world. The two-week festival is packed full of activities and events for aspiring chefs, foodies and people who just like to eat really yummy things. It is the only African associate of the esteemed World Gourmet Club in St Moritz and is the finest culinary festival on the African continent, highlighting international as well as local foods. Incorporated into the extravaganza is the Good Food and Wine Show, the pinnacle of the festival, where celebrity chefs cook up and experiment with the best of contemporary South African cuisine. The Good Food and Wine Show is held in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg at different times of the year, but the Cape Town festival is arguably the best because of its incorporation into the larger extravaganza of the Gourmet Festival. The Johannesburg event is in September and the Durban event is in August. The Good Food and Wine Show now attracts about 13,000 people and seems to get larger and more popular every year.

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

Date: Good Food & Wine Show: 29 May to 1 June 2014

Website: www.gourmetsa.com