Dining Out

Appetite Fest – a feast for the senses

Aug 22, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Appetite Fest is back, and we’ve got the ticket breakdown right here for you so that you don’t need to waste time on figuring out which ticket to buy. Get yours before it’s sold out! 


R60 – R450 

General Access 

Experience the Appetite Fest when you want by buying a general access weekend pass. This pass is for general access only on all three Appetite Fest days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). It does not include the VIP Hospitality Suites, Chef’s Table Masterclasses or #IMCOOKINGWITH classes.  

Ticket breakdown:  

R450 per adult for a weekend pass 

R150 per child for a weekend pass 

R175 per adult per day 

R60 per child per day (4 – 12 years) 



Get educated by a celebrity chef in Time Square’s theatre kitchen and build your culinary understanding and get insights on how to prepare, plate and present their signature dishes! Hang out with your favourite celebrity chef during a 75-minute session and learn from the best.  

Ticket includes: 

Entrance to Appetite Fest for the day (for general access only) 

45-Minute to 1-hour cooking session 

15-Minute Q&A interaction session 

Appetite Fest apron 

Local soft drink bar during the cooking session 

Glass of wine after the cooking session 


VIP Hospitality Suite 

This ticket gets you the best seats in the house when it comes to the food theatres where you can indulge in the culinary delights and beverage selections throughout the day. You’ll also get the chance to meet your favourite celebrity chef during the suite meet and greet. The ticket does not include access to the Chef’s Table Masterclass or the #IMCOOKINGWITH experience.  

Ticket includes: 

 Entrance to Appetite Fest for the day of the ticket 

Exclusive, limited and dedicated private seating area 

Premium seating for the food theatre 

Host for the suite 

Full local bar 

Food catering, including breakfast, a mid-morning pick-me-up, a finger fork lunch, afternoon tea and a canape dinner.  

Meet and greet with the chefs featuring on the food theatre that your suite is allocated to 

R2500 per person per class 

Chef’s Table Masterclass 

Enjoy a Chef’s Masterclass with your favourite chef in Time Square’s new masterclass kitchen. Experience live cooking in an all new chef’s table setup, including a 3-course meal demonstrated and served by your favourite celebrity chef. Each masterclass promises to be a unique feast for the senses! 

Ticket includes:  

Entrance to Appetite Fest on the day of the ticket (for general access only) 

1 to 2-hour culinary experience  

Arrival drinks experience on the pool deck 

Meet and greet with each chef Local bar 

Wine farm showcase 



Friday Special – Chef’s Table Masterclass with Matt, Gary & George 

Experience the Australian Master Chef judges, Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris cooking up a storm in a unique 3-course Chef’s Table Masterclass. They will conduct a live cooking demonstration paired with the best local wines.  

Ticket Includes:  

Pre-assembly registration is welcome 

Unique collectors laminate and lanyard 

Meet and greet with Matt, Gary and George 

3-Course tasting menu 

Wine farm showcase 

R450 weekend pass to Appetite Fest (for general access only) 


Thursday Evening with Matt, Gary & George 

If you’re a foodie at heart, jump at your chance to get tickets to this spectacular evening with talks and interactions of all the chefs participating in Appetite Fest 2019. This includes Australian Master Chef judges, Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris with special guests like Shannon Bennett, Sashi Cheliah, Sarah Graham, Bertus Basson, Siba, Claire Allen and Lorna Maseko.  

Ticket Includes:  

Pre-dinner drinks on arrival 

3-course set menu prepared by Matt, Gary and George 

Local wine farm pairing and showcase 

Open local beverages available 

R450 weekend pass to Appetite Fest (for general access only) 

Unique signature collectors laminate and lanyard  

Seat to the most exclusive food evening of the year 


By Renate Engelbrecht

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