Mzansi Food & Drink Show Chief and Charge Corporate Cook-Off Challenge

The highly anticipated Mzansi Food & Drink Show features two competitions this year. It all happens at the Kyalami Convention Centre from 15 to 17 June, 2024.

The brainchild of RX Africa, the company behind Decorex JHB, Comic Con Africa, Africa Travel Week and FAME Week Africa, this inaugural mega food and drink festival will incorporate the successful Coffee & Chocolate Expo and the popular Fire & Feast Meat Festival. Plus there’ll be ew additions such as the Fine Food & Wine Show, the Bar & Good Spirits Showcase and the Mzansi Food Market.

Mzansi Food & Drink Show hours are Saturday, 15 June, from 10am to 9pm. Sunday, 16 June (Youth Day and Father’s Day) from 10am to 9pm, and Monday, 17 June from 10am to 5pm.

Chief and Charge Corporate Cook-Off

The Chief and Charge Corporate Cook-Off Challenge in which company teams consisting of a CEO, COO, CFO or CMO, together with a company colleague and a professional chef assigned to their challenge, will cook off against each other.

Each of the three-hour challenges will take place in two open theatres on the Fine Food & Wine Show floor, which will be kitted out with work benches, kitchen equipment and appliances and staple ingredients.

Teams will work with their assigned chef in advance to plan a three-course fine dining meal with their menus due for submission before Friday, 31 May. Within two weeks of confirming their entry, teams will also have the option to challenge a rival company to compete against them after which time the organisers will assign competing teams. Teams will need to provide their own ingredients and any other specialised kitchen appliances and equipment not provided by organisers.

Team menus will be tasted and scored out of 60 by three independent judges immediately after the cook-off challenge, with the top two teams competing in the final challenge on Monday, 17 June.

For information on how your organisation can get involved in the Chief and Charge Corporate Cook-Off Challenge, email

Best Braaier in Mzansi

The Best Braaier in Mzansi. Individual braai stations will be set up for 20 entrants to showcase their preparation and braaing skills. Each contestant will be tasked with cooking a three-course meal on the grill – a starter, a main course and a dessert – that is guaranteed to wow the tastebuds of the judges.

From 1 May, potential participants will be able to submit an entry form via the Fire & Feast Meat Festival social media platforms (FB: @fireandfeastmeatfestival; IG: @mzansifoodanddrink; X: @MzansiFoodDrink) with planned menus an integral requirement of entry submissions.

Mzansi Food & Drink Show tickets go on sale on March 15 here.

What: Mzansi Food & Drink Show 2024
Where: Kyalami Convention Centre
When: 15 – 17 June 2024
Social media: Tik Tok: @mzansifoodanddrink, Twitter: @MzansiFoodDrink, Facebook: @mzansifoodmarket, Instagram: @mzansifoodanddrink
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