The Capital Moloko hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg will be undergoing a soft renovation, which will include an update to its exteriors, carpeting, and soft furnishings; it is expected to be completed by the end of August 2018. The soft renovation will also involve a total overhaul of its restaurant and catering amenities.
The Smith family recently unveiled the newly refurbished Beluga at The Foundry in Greenpoint, Cape Town. After taking over the eatery as the new owners, the Smiths have implemented changes to the logo, menu, bar area, and entertainment offered.
This year's JHP Gourmet Guide recently took place at The Stack in Cape Town on 23 October 2017. The guide has changed in style, density and its overall travel-friendliness. The new guide now incorporates three-plate awards and only restaurants and its chefs who were plated in the last guide were considered for three plates in the 2018 guide.
Cape Town Tourism and CrescentRating have launched a Chef Exchange Programme in an effort to train more local chefs on the preparation of Halal food. Two chefs from Singapore, Muhammad Kamal and Javed Ahamad, will train and educate 37 Cape Town chefs on Halal gourmet cuisine.
Comedian Chris Forrest and celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood have paired their respective expertise for a new live cooking show titled Don't Burn Your Sausage. The show will be held at the Red Roman Shed at Emperors Palace from 22-24 September 2017.
The winners of the 2017 Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition were announced at a special event held at the Cavalli Estate in Somerset West. This year's event also coincided with the 21-year commemoration of Absa involvement with the Pinotage Association.
On Thursday, 1 June 2017, the winners of the #RedExperiment were announced at the Young Blood Art Gallery. The collaboration between Radisson Red and the Youngblood Africa Foundation encouraged local creatives to submit their artwork, for a chance to join the hotel's creative team and a chance to win R10,000.
Stellenbosch at Summer Place, the annual sensory showcase presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, delivered a magical taste down memory lane when it toasted the then and now of South Africa's pioneering wine route through fine food, wine, music and art in Hyde Park on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.
The very last day of autumn - May 2013 - in the heart of Sandton saw key clients and media being treated to a light-hearted and entertaining 'Chefs Experience' in the elegantly decorated Committee Room of Sandton Convention Centre (SCC). The enjoyable afternoon was filled with banter and camaraderie, hosted by Tsogo Sun's group executive chef Benny Masekwameng, group sommelier Miguel Chan and SCC's Executive Director, Mati Nyazema.
In 2011 Capetonian Lynne Cumings started a Mother's Day initiative in memory of her mother. In year one she donated one cake to the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged but vowed to get more people and companies involved going forward.