The fourth annual Street Food Festival paid homage to our food culture by dishing up authentic South African street foods pavement-style. The festival featured a food market of local talent, live music and crate talks geared towards food entrepreneurs with such industry speakers as Ming-Cheau Lin, Nikki Albertyn, Mpho Masango and Josh De Kock from Weekly Wors.
This year the Convivum team felt they could do more and decided to bring their festival to Woodstock. They want to reach people on a grassroots level through heritage food.
“The lineup will be a bunch of crazy-talented people but they’re cooking things like tripe potjies, offal samoosas and really using cheap and forgotten ingredients.” says co founder Andy Fenner
John van Zyl – Thali
Chris Erasmus – Foliage
Andy Fenner – Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants
Wesley Randles – The Shortmarket Club
David Cope – Publik Wines
Arno Janse van Rensburg – Kitchen at Maison
Ivor Jones – The Warehouse
AA Badenhorst Family Wines – Caperitif
More about Convivium:
Convivium is an event that aims to showcase food, chefs and producers in the most primal way possible. The way they do this is to close the gap between the end product (a meal) and the starting point (the earth and the animal).
Food is the catalyst that Convivium uses to shine light on the environment and social issues too, in a effort to identify challenges facing society today. More importantly, it will hopefully get people talking. It is – at its core – an opportunity to get people asking questions about our food industry. All gate proceeds at the Convivium Block Party go towards Abalimi Bezekhaya: The People’s Garden in Khayelitsha.
Visit www.conviviumtable.co.za for more info.
Curated by culinary-minded experience designers Studio H, the Food Studio conference is a 1 day food event that aims to change the way we think about food.
Join us for a day filled with interactive talks, business insights, great food and workshops.