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Plan your weekend: Street Food Festival in Cape Town and Joburg

The second annual Street Food Festival will return to Cape Town on Sunday 26 July, with the programme extending to Johannesburg for the first time the following Saturday, 1 August. This year’s festival will focus on traditional cuisine and street treats from around the African continent.

The two cities will follow jam-packed programmes plus a food market offering favourites like pizzas, hot dogs, burgers and noodles as well as loads of local and authentic delicacies from smileys, mielies and samoosas to mopani worms, bunny chows and gatsbys. The market will be open from 9am to 4pm and entrance is free.

Street Food Festival in Cape Town and Joburg. Photo courtesy of the organiser.

Street Food Festival in Cape Town and Joburg. Photo courtesy of the organiser.

For those looking for insight into the South African food industry, the festival includes exciting seminars hosted by local experts. The talks and workshops cost R300 each and topics range from social media marketing and logo and packaging design to food styling and trends. Guest speakers will include Eat Out editor Abigail Donnelly and The Kitchen’s Karen Dudley (at the Cape Town leg) and founder of Between 10and5 Uno de Waal and Mail & Guardian arts, culture and entertainment editor Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine (at the Joburg leg), amongst others. See full programme below.

Street Food Festival in Cape Town and Joburg. Photo courtesy of the organiser.

Street Food Festival in Cape Town and Joburg. Photo courtesy of the organiser.

The event in both cities will culminate in a collaborative African street food dinner prepared by owners of Gusto and Max Bagels, Matthew Freemantle and Andrew Kai. The dinner will cost R350 per head and will be paired with Hope on Hopkins craft gin.

The Cape Town Street Food Festival will take place at Side Street Studios in Woodstock this Sunday, 26 July 2015. The Johannesburg event will be held at the Hazard Gallery in Maboneng on Saturday 1 August 2015. At both locations the market will run from 9am to 4pm (open to the public free of charge), and the talks will be held from 10am to 3pm, with the final dinner beginning at 7pm.

Street Food Festival in Cape Town and Joburg. Photo courtesy of the organiser.

Street Food Festival in Cape Town and Joburg. Photo courtesy of the organiser.

Purchase your tickets on Quicket.co.za.

Seminar programme for Cape Town (26 July at Side Street Studios, Woodstock):
09.30: Coffee and registration
10am to 10.30am: Laureen Rossouw – Dealing with the media
10.30am to 11am: Gideon van Lill – Logo and packaging design
11am to 11.30am: Break
11.30am to 12.15pm: Abigail Donnelly – Food styling workshop
12.15pm to 1pm: Beer tasting
1pm to 2pm: Lunch and eating competition
2pm to 2.30pm: Uno de Waal – Online marketing
2.30pm to 3pm: Karen Dudley – Making food your business

Street Food Festival in Cape Town and Joburg. Photo courtesy of the organiser.

Street Food Festival in Cape Town and Joburg. Photo courtesy of the organiser.

Seminar programme for Johannesburg (1 August at Hazard Gallery, Maboneng):
9.30am: Coffee and registration
10am to 10.30am: Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine (Mail & Guardian) – Dealing with the media
10.30am to 11am: Logo and packaging design
11am to 11.30am: Break
11.30am to 12:15pm: Sylvia McKeown – Food trends
12.15pm to 1pm: Beer tasting
1pm to 2pm: Lunch and eating competition
2pm to 2.30pm: Uno de Waal – Marketing via social media
2.30pm to 3pm: Thando Moleketi (Jozi Foodie Fix and THE WKND SOCIAL) – Making food your business

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