Get your tickets now for the Visa Street Food Festival ZA on 2 September, featuring some of the best chefs in town. This year the Convivium team is bringing heritage food to Woodstock, and all proceeds from the door will go to a great cause.
“The lineup will be a bunch of crazy-talented people but they’re cooking things like tripe potjies, offal samoosas and really using cheap and forgotten ingredients.” says co founder Andy Fenner from Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants. Fenner will be joined by top chefs including Ivor Jones from Chefs Warehouse, Ryan Cole from The Test Kitchen, Chris Erasmus from Foliage and Arno Janse van Rensburg from Maison Restaurant, to name a few.
Entrance to the Street Food Festival is R100 and an additional R50 gets you into the Convivium Block Party. All funds from the door will go to Abalimi Bezekhaya, an organisation that supports small-scale farmers growing food for home consumption and for market in community gardens and home gardens throughout the Cape Flats. Abalimi Bezekhaya’s social enterprise project, Harvest of Hope, provides a market for these micro-farmers through a weekly CSA box scheme and by wholesaling to restaurants, hotels, and small grocers in the greater Cape Town area.
“We want people to understand that every cent from the door will go towards a worthy charity,” says Fenner. “We aren’t here to make money. We’re going to throw a pretty good party though…that’s for sure.”
Convivium (which means banquet – I Googled it) is an event that aims to showcase food, chefs and producers, closing the gap between the source and the end product that arrives on your plate. They want to create a space for collaboration, inspiration and connection.
Date: 2 September 2017
Venue: 48 Albert Road, Side Street Studios, Woodstock
Cost: Market access is R100 and an additional R50 gets you into the Convivium Block Party
Main picture: The founders of Convivium, Andy Fenner and Wesley Randles. Supplied