Who Stood Out at Good Food and Wine Show, Cape Town, 2014

This year’s Good Food & Wine Show took place between 29 May and 01 June at the CTICC.  Celebrity Chefs cooked up a storm demonstrating drool-worthy masterpieces.   The show featured over 250 exhibits with different designs, shapes, sizes, you name it!

Editorial director of the World Design Capital, Paul Duncan presented the best exhibits awards and said: “At the root of the mission for Cape Town’s world design capital status is the idea us using design for transforming life as well as creating beautiful things.  Food can do that.  Food brings communities together; food is a wonderful way to engage with change and to promote sustainability and it is great to see that coming through on many of the stands at the Good Food & Wine Show.”

The judging panel for the best exhibits awards included: Paul Duncan, Dax Villeneuva of RelaxwithDax; Samarier Smit from Media 24; Martelize Brink from RSG radio station; and Mark Rosenberg of Design Times.

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The Winning Exhibits:

 

Most Interactive: Spar Food Theatre (see image above)

Most innovative: Rentokil Pestaurant

Best Special Product:     Gold – Bella Vita Farm

Silver – Wilde at Heart

Bronze – The Charcuterie (see feature image)

 

Best Designer Stand:

Gold – Fratelli Foods

Silver – De’Longhi Coffee

Bronze – Fry Group Foods

Fine Wines, Beers and Spirits:

Gold – Klawer Cellars

Silver – Castle Milk Stout

Bronze – Arumdale Wines

Sustainability:

The VOC Vegetable Garden – Company’s Garden

Best Food Truck:              Meisies Kitchen (see image below)

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The Lion’s Den                 

The Lion’s Den at the Good Food & Wine Show provided a showcase for entrepreneurs to present their ideas and products.  Each entrepreneur was given 10 minutes to pitch to the audience in a bit to win a business package prize worth over R250 00.

Inclusive in the prize is a stand at the Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show (valued at R45 000), mentorship and product analysis by Managing Director of Product of the Year, Preetesh Sewraj (worth R100 000), marketing consultancy to the value of R25 000 from Rainbow Experiential Marketing, editorial and media coverage to the value of R25 00 from Wired Communications; and R60 000 worth of access over a year to relevant market data and analysis from WhyFive’s BrandMapp.

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One of the adjudicators, Paul Raphaely of NoMU presented the award to Jenny saying that she displays the true spirit of a successful entrepreneur.  “She has made a centuries old product relevant for today and she has the passion, integrity and determination to win and be a major success.  She will not accept ‘no’ for an answer and the fact that she knows her market so well while producing such a wonderful product means that she really deserves to succeed and get into major retail space. “

 

Jenny Cottrell of Jenny’s Cream Products beat competing entrepreneurs with her Clotted Cream.  I had the pleasure of tasting and purchasing the Clotted Cream some time last year.   It is indeed a great product.     

 

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“The timing of this couldn’t be better as I want to get into the retail market – and particularly the Johannesburg market –because I keep getting enquiries from people who want to buy it and they can’t find it anywhere.” gushed Jenny upon receiving the news.

Christine Cashmore , CEO of Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa, organizers of the Good Food & Wine Show, said that hundreds of businesses over the past 15 years of the show have been launched and become big businesses as a result.  “To give a prize like this – which includes a stand at the Good Food & Wine Show in Johannesburg in July will give more than a leg-up to Jenny’s Cream Products.  We’re delighted to help her on her way.”

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Congratulations to the winning exhibitors as well as Jenny!  Joburgers!  You better look out for Jenny’s Clotted Cream in July!

For more info, visit: www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za

 

Image Credit:  Jenny’s Images from Spill.co.za

 

Author Info

Thuli

Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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