Street Food Festival 2015 Johannesburg – Food & Drink

The Street Food Festival 2015 Street food is real food: it’s always been around in South Africa, but never celebrated like restaurant cuisine.

The second annual Street Food Festival places this authentic portion of South African culture in the limelight and provides a platform for local food talent. The festival with food market and conference featuring such industry speakers as Abigail Donnelly, Karen Dudley and Uno de Waal, will take place in Cape Town at Side Street Studios, Woodstock, Sunday 26 July, and for the first time, in Johannesburg, at Hazard Gallery, Arts on Main, Maboneng Precinct, Saturday 1 August. This year’s festival takes the same format, with Johannesburg’s vibrant Hazard Gallery in the Maboneng Precinct added as the second venue.

In both cities, markets which are free and open to the public will be serving authentic street fare made with quality ingredients: look for foods like askoek, smileys, walkie talkies, samoosas, shisa nyama, bunny chows, gatsbys, fish and chips, rotis and vetkoek, prepared by some of South Africa’s best street food vendors.

The conferences will feature talks and workshops geared to inspire all those who are passionate about food to bring their products to market. Sharing the secrets of their success will be dynamic presenters Eat Out and TASTE Editor Abigail Donnelly on ‘Food Styling’, chef and cookbook author Karen Dudley of Woodstock’s The Kitchen and food writer and blogger Thando Moleketi on ‘Making Food your Business’, digital entrepreneur Uno de Waal on ‘Marketing via Social Media’, design consultant Laureen Rossouw and Mail and Guardian Arts, Culture and Entertainment Editor Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine on ‘How to Deal with the Media’, lifestyle journalist Sylvia McKeown on ‘Food trends’ and Gideon van Lill, on ‘Logo and Packaging Design’. A festive and flavourful Street Food Dinner, creatively collaborated with contributions from speakers and market vendors will cap off the day in each city.

Date & venue: Sat 1 August Maboneng Precinct.