The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant
The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant

There's been a lot of debate lately about whether or not the hospitality industry should ban tipping. One restaurant in Cape Town that's taken a stand is CHEFS, where there are no gratuities because there are no waiters at all...

By Eugene Yiga 1 day ago

Image credit: Callebaut
Ruby chocolate makes its striking debut in South Africa

Belgian-Swiss cocoa company Barry Callebaut officially unveiled ruby chocolate in September last year, much to the delight of confectioners, chefs and average chocolate-loving consumers around the globe...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Sep 2018

SA's growing appetite for convenience an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers
SA's growing appetite for convenience an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers

South African consumers are facing an increasingly stressful, time-starved lifestyle which has created a burgeoning demand for convenient solutions that can help simplify their lives...

12 Sep 2018

Coca-Cola's swoop for Costa Coffee will cut its exposure to sugar and plastic bottles
Coca-Cola's swoop for Costa Coffee will cut its exposure to sugar and plastic bottles

Coca-Cola's £3.9 billion acquisition of Costa Coffee has made quite a ripple. Atlanta-based Coca-Cola is obviously best known for its soft drinks portfolio, found in supermarkets, kiosks, hotels, bars and restaurants around the world...

By John W Walsh 11 Sep 2018

Meet the Maker: Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin
Meet the Maker: Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin

In this week's #MeetTheMakers, Samantha Snedorf visits the Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin producers and chats to Brendan Witherspoon, Sugarbird's brand ambassador and trade marketing manager...

By Samantha Snedorf 7 Sep 2018

How a Durban-based entrepreneur got into business with Pick n Pay
How a Durban-based entrepreneur got into business with Pick n Pay

Through tenacity and a fierce belief in his skills, entrepreneur Njabulo Sithole has taken his Bakers Creationz from his son's school to Pick n Pay outlets throughout the country...

6 Sep 2018

Coca-Cola narrows in on fast-growing coffee category with $5.1bn Costa acquisition
Coca-Cola narrows in on fast-growing coffee category with $5.1bn Costa acquisition

The Coca-Cola Company will acquire coffee chain Costa Limited, which was founded in London in 1971 and has grown to become a major coffee brand across the world...

5 Sep 2018

New look and refreshed menu for La Colombe
New look and refreshed menu for La Colombe

The multi award-winning and internationally recognised La Colombe in Constantia recently underwent a significant design revamp and now with young Chef James Gaag at the helm and a refreshed menu, a visit would be very well timed...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Sep 2018

Has the Cape's water crisis driven bottled water sales?
Has the Cape's water crisis driven bottled water sales?

With the water crisis in the Cape provinces (Northern, Western and Eastern), Insight Survey investigates whether sales of bottled water have significantly increased over the past year, and what the outlook is for 2018 and beyond...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 Sep 2018

Meet the Maker: Inverroche Distillery
Meet the Maker: Inverroche Distillery

Inverroche can only be found after a long drive out from the Mother City. Situated in Stillbaai or Stillbay, it's not called still for nothing...

By Samantha Snedorf 31 Aug 2018

Sovereign Foods, Cultiver enter BEE empowerment deal
Sovereign Foods, Cultiver enter BEE empowerment deal

Sovereign said Cultiver can potentially realise a turnover of R659m over the next ten years. This, in turn, will set Cultiver on a path to become one of South Africa's largest 100% black-owned poultry hatching and rearing operations...

31 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Jandri Van Zyl on building a Cape Town cake empire
#WomensMonth: Jandri Van Zyl on building a Cape Town cake empire

Jandri Van Zyl's sweet dreams of building a crowd-pleasing cake-haven have steadily been realised since her business The Velvet Cake Co. launched in 2012 to public acclaim.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Aug 2018

Dmg events launches key food innovation conference to the market
Dmg events launches key food innovation conference to the market

From 27-28 September, FoodNext.Africa will bring together startups, food innovators, foodtech businesses, investors and partners who are redefining the food industry from farm to fork...

Issued by dmg events Africa 29 Aug 2018

FoodForward's new digital platform unlocks real potential of foodbanking
FoodForward's new digital platform unlocks real potential of foodbanking

FoodForward SA has introduced the FoodShare Digital Platform, a technological answer to the logistical demands of an organisation that recovers surplus food in the supply chain for redistribution...

28 Aug 2018

Why you should do your winter weekend lunching at the Majeka House M Lounge
Why you should do your winter weekend lunching at the Majeka House M Lounge

On a chilly winter's day, we felt our winter stresses instantly slip away when we were offered an herbal infusion from Majeka House's own garden, served in charming floral cups with crisp, custardy-rum caneles at the reception desk. And from that first sip, we were well on our way to a spot of much needed mid-winter relaxation...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Aug 2018

Faithful to Nature Eco Awards to celebrate pioneering green brands
Faithful to Nature Eco Awards to celebrate pioneering green brands

Faithful to Nature has just launched its inaugural Eco Awards, which will honour the brands and companies demonstrating a commitment to conscious consumption and earth-friendly products...

28 Aug 2018

Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards
Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards

The 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards shortlist has been announced...

27 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Ginologist, where science meets good taste
Meet the Maker: Ginologist, where science meets good taste

Ginologist is a scientifically distilled gin that has made waves in the gin community in spite of its relatively short time on the shelves...

By Samantha Snedorf 24 Aug 2018

Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range
Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range

Situated 20 minutes away from Cape Town's CBD, against the Tygerberg Hills, the winery not only offers an unobstructed view of Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Robben Island, but also an extraordinary terroir which makes for great wines - sold in many restaurants and shops nationwide...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Aug 2018

Report: South Africa's grim agricultural outlook
Report: South Africa's grim agricultural outlook

South African consumers are urged to buckle up for rising food prices...

24 Aug 2018

Sophisticated comfort food with Terroir's new winter menu
Sophisticated comfort food with Terroir's new winter menu

For uncompromisingly good food in a relaxed winelands setting, I will often recommend Terroir Restaurant at Stellenbosch wine farm Kleine Zalze...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Aug 2018

New green-rated HQ for Pizza Hut and KFC Africa
New green-rated HQ for Pizza Hut and KFC Africa

Yum Brands, which owns KFC Africa and Pizza Hut Africa, has moved into its new green-rated headquarters at Knightsbridge Office Park in Bryanston, Johannesburg...

21 Aug 2018

Linda Reddy, supply chain director for Nando’s IMEA
#WomensMonth: Tough trading environment calls for supply chain innovation

Linda Reddy, supply chain director for Nando's IMEA, shares some insights into being a dynamic businesswoman...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2018

Coco Safar introduces dinner menu
Coco Safar introduces dinner menu

Luxury patisserie, coffee emporium, and glamorous brunch spot, the flagship Coco Safar in Sea Point has been delighting palettes with indulgent treats and sumptuous coffee concoctions for breakfast and lunch since the beginning of the year, however, since early August the eatery now offers a dinner menu...

By Ruth Cooper 21 Aug 2018

Checkers to launch Ready to Chef meal kits
Checkers to launch Ready to Chef meal kits

Checkers will be introducing its own range of meal kits called Ready to Chef, with four different recipes -including a vegetarian option - available in stores each week...

20 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Ryan Phillips of BrewCraft
Meet the Maker: Ryan Phillips of BrewCraft

In this week's Meet the Maker, Samantha Snedorf makes her own bathtub gin with BrewCraft's botanical kit and chats to owner, Ryan Phillips to find out a little more about what makes him tick...

By Samantha Snedorf 17 Aug 2018

Homeware haunt Block and Chisel opens in-store cafe in Cape Town
Homeware haunt Block and Chisel opens in-store cafe in Cape Town

Furniture and decor retailer Block and Chisel has opened a "coffee and toastie emporium" at its store in Diep River, Cape Town...

16 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Jacqueline Grobler
Meet the Maker: Jacqueline Grobler

Meet Jacqueline Grobler, owner of Angel Heart Liqueur, Ginifer gin, Westcliff gin, Luvoa Vodka and Venom Moonshine as well as a set of all natural bitters; quite the repertoire for just one lady. Here, Samantha Snedorf sits down and experiences a day in the life of this master distiller...

By Samantha Snedorf 10 Aug 2018

Tapioca starch market to exceed revenue by 2028
Tapioca starch market to exceed revenue by 2028

High in carbohydrates, and devoid of gluten, grain and nut, tapioca starch has witnessed application in the prevention of food allergies, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease...

8 Aug 2018

Miantha Roux, marketing manager: beverages for Clover SA.
#WomensMonth: There's no such thing as "too ambitious"

Miantha Roux is marketing manager: beverages for Clover is living proof of her mantra, 'There's no such thing as too ambitious'. This #WomensMonth, she explains how brands can build more empowered females through passion, purpose and persistence...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Aug 2018

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