Venue: Sidestreet Studios in Woodstock
Times: 09:00 - late
Ticket prices: R297.95 - Street Food Talks
R379.95 - Street Food Dinner
On Sunday 27 July, Cape Town’s first street food festival will be taking place at Sidestreet Studios in Woodstock.
A recognised World Design Capital 2014 project, The Cape Town Street food Festival (#WDC272) aims to introduce people to the City’s most loved street food, celebrate and support the talents of culinary entrepreneurs and usher in a food mentoring initiative.
In addition to enjoying the street food market, visitors can attend inspiring talks by some of Cape Town’s most dynamic food entrepreneurs who will share both their secrets to success and challenges faced along the way as well as give advice on how to start your own business.
Topics will include:
• Getting started and making it work
• Building your brand – the importance of choosing your name, your logo design and packaging design
• Marketing your business and the importance of social media
• Knowing when to say no
• Business planning and management
• On the street vs retail
• Important moments along the journey (things they wished they had known and things they would do differently)
• What can set you apart from the rest
• Pop-up pioneer Yang Zhao
• Co-owner of Department of Coffee, the first locally owned artisanal township coffee shop, Wongama Baleni
• Catering company (Cape Town and Johannesburg based) who will soon be opening their own bagel bar, Gusto
• Food entrepreneur who has built one of Cape Town’s most reputed and most recognisable food retail brands, Andy Fenner
The festival ends with a cherry on top – a one-of a kind street food dinner collaboration prepared by some of Cape Town’s finest street food entrepreneurs. The dinner consists of a five course meal complemented by craft beers.
• Ryan McDonagh (Lefty’s)
• Yang Zhao (Beijing Opera)
• Matthew Freemantle and Andrew Kai (Gusto)
• Heather Thompson (SOMA Confection)
• Vanessa Marx (Dear Me) Tickets to both the talks and dinner are limited and can be booked via quicket.co.za.
• 09h00 – Market opens (entrance is free to the public)
• 10h00 – Talks start
• 15h00 – Talks end
• 16h00 – Market closes
• 19h00 – Dinner starts
• 09h00 Registration and coffee
• 10h00 Andrew Kai and Matthew Freemantle (Mucho Gusto)
• 10h30 Kate Schrire (The Creamery)
• 11h00 COFFEE BREAK
• 11h30 Tebogo Makama wine and braai pairing
• 12h00 Yang Zhao (Beijing Opera)
• 12h30 LUNCH BREAK
• 13h30 In Foreign Transit
• 14h00 Andy Fenner (FFMM)
• 14h30 Department of Coffee
Check out the Cape Town Street Food Festival website for more details.