Appetite Fest 2019 - Pretoria

 209 Aramist Avenue, Waterkloof Glen, Sun Arena Time Square, Pretoria 0010, Gauteng, Pretoria, South Africa 209 Aramist Avenue, Waterkloof Glen, Sun Arena Time Square, Pretoria 0010, Gauteng, Pretoria, South Africa - Map Directions
18 August 2019 - 19 August 2019


Calling all foodies, home cooks, aspiring chefs, pastry artists and culinary gurus!

Appetite Fest is a family-friendly food event that will be cooking up a storm at Time Square’s Sun Arena this August.

Bring your friends, round up the kids and get ready for a culinary festival that explores the diverse tastes and flavours of the Rainbow Nation. To celebrate the launch of this food festival in Tshwane, fans and foodies will be treated to appearances by all three MasterChef Australia judges – George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston. So, put on those oven mitts, haul out the spatulas and get ready to cook/bake/eat at Appetite Fest.

Come Hungry, Leave Happy!

Appetite Fest will see Time Square’s Sun Arena and outdoor areas transformed into a playground of interactive food stalls, tasting tables, themed hospitality areas and culinary theatres. International and South African chefs, award-winning cheese and wine-makers, craft breweries, restaurants and the country’s top food producers will showcase the finest foods and drinks to taste and purchase. To add to the experience, this brand-new food event in Pretoria will have four distinct areas for moms, dads and kids to enjoy:

Dad’s Den

Hot off the coals, this area is brought to you by Weber and is designed for dads and lads. Expect everything from beer and Brandy to braais and rugby. Marvel at the ‘toys for boys’ on display.

Mom’s Lounge

As the name suggests, the Champagne will be flowing in this pamper zone at Appetite Fest. Here the ladies can experience Africology treatments while sipping on bubbly and G&Ts. Cheers!

Kid’s Zone

A play area designed to dish up kids’ food and fun all weekend. Sponsored by KIDCENTRIC in conjunction with Clamber Club, activities include jumping castles, jungle gyms, face painting, a kiddies cooking theatre, coordination games, The Magic Company and so much more.


Tapping into the street food trend, Appetite Fest attendees can explore a diversity of artisanal food trucks and pop-up stalls including Mobile Coffee Cafe, Pan and Knife, Danos, The Filthy Moustache, The Purple Bull Food Truck, The Rolling Green and Original Cocktails.

What to Expect at Appetite Fest

Experience two jam-packed days of cooking workshops, tasting stalls, trend talks, masterclasses and more! Guests of Appetite Fest can also watch international and local celebrity chefs show-off their culinary skills in two food theatres and meet their favourite food stars at book signings, private cooking classes or at an exclusive chef’s table.

Included in the line-up of culinary stars at Appetite Fest are MasterChef Australia’s Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston; and South Africa’s most well-known chefs including Siba Mtongana, Adrian Vaughan, Sarah Graham, Nthabiseng Ramaboa (Chef Nti), J’Something, Bertus Basson, Peter Tempelhoff, Chris Papayannes, Eric Bulpitt, Katlego Mlambo, Nathan Jacobs and Stephanie Ceronio.


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