Gauteng foodies are in for a treat when the 3-day Appetite Fest returns to Time Square from 13 – 15 September after its inaugural event last year! The festival is conceptualised by Time Square’s Food, Beverage and Entertainment teams, and the Sun Arena and its outdoor areas will once again house the event.

On the line-up for the gastronomic festival are Gary Mehigan; George Calombaris; Matt Preston and Shannon Bennett of MasterChef Australia. Joining them for this year’s tour to South Africa is the winner of MasterChef Australia 2018, Sashi Cheliah.

“We have extended the Appetite Fest by a day, made it a spring time event and cooked up an array of new experiences that festival-goers are going to love. Amongst these are the ‘Cooking with…’ workshops where food enthusiasts will have the opportunity to actively cook alongside some of South Africa’s celebrity chefs. MasterChef Australia’s charismatic judges will also be hosting Master Classes, giving their fans an opportunity to meet their favourite ‘Aussies’ and watch them in action in the intimate setting,” says Brett Hoppé, the General Manager at Time Square.

So what’s on offer? There’ll be items to sample and purchase from craft brewers, distillers and wineries, as well as artisan food producers. Local and international chefs will show off their stuff in the food theatres, while outside there’ll be a diverse range of food trucks and entertainment. Kids will be taken care of in the Kids Zone by professional and caring child minders, and there’s a host of activities to keep them busy.

Tickets are available from R175 per day for adults and R60 per day for kids for general access. Click here to book.

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