The Plant Powered Show comes to Gauteng

The Plant Powered Show – which has been a huge success in Cape Town for the past two years now comes to Gauteng for the first time.

The show is aimed at anyone with an interest in food, health, wellness, the environment or more conscious living, as well as the trade, including retail, restaurant, hotel and hospitality establishments, local distributors and exporters, looking for innovative, high-quality products.

As with the Cape Town show, held at the end of May this year, a bumper line-up of chefs and mixologists will be at the Gauteng event taking part in free demonstrations in The Checkers Plant Kitchen, powered by Simple Truth. Free tasters of the dishes made by the chefs will also be available for the audience to sample.

Many of the chefs taking part in the demos will also be hosting hands-on Masterclasses in which a maximum of 20 premium ticket holders per class will be able to cook an array of plant-based dishes alongside them.


A glance at the programme of the free demonstrations taking place in The Checkers Plant Kitchen, powered by Simple Truth, shows the following:

  • Zola Nene making Plant based burger tacos and Green curry broccoli noodles
  • Wandile Mabaso and his intriguing Earth, Wind & Fire demo
  • Siphiwe Sithole and Andile Somdaka making a Millet and African Melon dish.
  • Gregory Henderson creating his Boerpampoen Panna Cotta, Marula Caviar and Crumble.
  • Black Garlic and Wood Kitchen demonstrating how to make popular Zambian dishes such as Lumanda, Impwa and Nshima.
  • Siyabulela Kobo making isiGwampa.
  • Rea -The Cooking Dietitian demonstrating her Vegan Basil Mac and Cheese dish.
  • Chad January making Spinach falafels with beetroot and sweet potato mash and wilted greens
  • Deena Naidoo creating a Thai Green Curry with Veg Chicken Strips and Lime-infused Rice as well as a Vegan Chai Panna Cotta with Strawberry and Anise Compote and Chocolate Sand.
  • Sue Gajathar demonstrating her Vegan Fish Curry and Hasselback Butternut.
  • Amy Hoppy with her Easy Cheatable Treats with Macro Mixes.

… and many more.


Apart from the exciting line-up of chefs who will entertain with live demos, the three day event will also feature diverse and compelling talks by leading health and wellness experts in The McCain Health & Wellness Talks. Topics will include topics such as Forgotten Food Systems (Gregory Henderson), Vegan Certification and Labelling (Anusha Lakha), McCain Foods Farms of the Future (Phumzile Baliki and Thabile Motsamai) and more.

Not everything at the show will be halaal. The Gauteng Plant Powered Show will also feature:

  • The Valpré Hospitality Area, a perfect space for networking, relaxing and enjoying Valpré wine spritzers.
  • The Plant Jungle Pub, serving conscious cocktails curated and mixed by top mixologists.
  • Pop-up eateries.
  • Daily yoga demos and classes hosted by The Nest Space.
  • The Plant Powered Marketplace, which will be stocked with plant-based food, drink and conscious living products to sample and purchase.

Sponsors include Checkers, McCain, Rhodes, Hinds Spices, LemonGold, Avolands, Macro Mixes and Valpré. Supported by SA Chefs, The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA), The Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) and SANHA – the South African National Halaal Authority.

Dates & Times

  • Friday, August 4 from 12:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday, August 5 from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday, August 6 from 10:00 to 17:00

Tickets are on sale at Quicket: click here. Tickets starts at R120. Book online (in advance) and save 25%.

Visit the show website: https://plantpoweredshow.com


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