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SOUTH AFRICA

KFC is testing vegan fried chicken in the US, could it come to SA?
KFC is testing vegan fried chicken in the US, could it come to SA?

If you enjoy a plant-based diet but still want what meat-eaters have, KFC will this week begin testing vegan fried chicken in the US city of Atlanta...

By Shereesa Moodley 28 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The core of food safety is centralised bakery facilities
The core of food safety is centralised bakery facilities

There is generally little outside recognition for a well thought out and perfectly executed plan of food safety until there is the smallest gap in the journey from farm to fork...

By Alan Hockey 8 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Uber Eats launches in Soweto, introduces bicycle deliveries

Uber Eats just added a tenth city to its South African operations. As of Thursday last week, Uber Eats is now available in Soweto...

By Andy Walker 6 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

UCook partners with Suzelle for delish DIY dinner kits
UCook partners with Suzelle for delish DIY dinner kits

UCook may be in the midst of its most exciting collaboration yet, having joined forces with quirky internet phenomenon SuzelleDIY...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

SA's TastePal ready to scale after early success with corporates
SA's TastePal ready to scale after early success with corporates

South African startup TastePal is ready to scale into other sectors and countries after completing its proof of concept stage with six corporates...

By Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Trends in the food and beverage industry: Changing the way Americans dine out

The experience of dining out is no longer just about finding a good place to eat. For Americans, it has evolved into something more complex and a lot of thought needs to be put into answering the age-old question: "Where are we eating out tonight?"

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 28 Jun 2018

COTE D'IVOIRE

Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC
Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC

KFC opened up its first restaurant in Côte d'Ivoire on 23 May, continuing the fried chicken brand's steady expansion across the African continent.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jun 2018

KENYA

Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door
Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door

Kenyan startup MoBar Delivery is connecting consumers with suppliers via couriers using a mobile app, streamlining and simplifying distribution of goods, starting with alcohol...

By Tom Jackson 12 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Farm-fresh fare and artisanal wares at Windmeul Kelder's new neighbourhood market
Farm-fresh fare and artisanal wares at Windmeul Kelder's new neighbourhood market

Tapping into the growing appreciation for artisanal fare, Windmeul Kelder has introduced an on-site marketplace packed to the brim with locally-sourced homemade goods...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head
#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head

Maxime Eon created BiltongBoard to link local lovers of biltong with the small producers whose quality products were going unnoticed...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook
#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook

Why Cook is a Gauteng-based catering company that focuses on delivering modern home-style cooking made from fresh ingredients directly to one's door...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Female family heritage Cooked into contemporary cuisine
#WomensMonth: Female family heritage Cooked into contemporary cuisine

Cooked is a quaint eatery serving up traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare infused with a contemporary twist...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Primi shakes up breakfast
Primi shakes up breakfast

Primi recently relaunched its breakfast menu, with a handful of new additions sure to please even the most jaded of foodies...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Allen Ambor
Burger special wasn't financially viable: Spur founder

When Spur ended its popular Monday Buy One Get One Free burger special at the end of March this year, cash-strapped diners mourned the loss...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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#DesignMonth: Adrian Morris on designing localised experiences

Having executed several projects in Ghana, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Australia, where it will be opening an office in April, Design Partnership foresees "a shift away from the cookie cutter to localised experiences, underpinned by the rise of local individuality, primarily driven by the fact that everything is everywhere today - the world has become non-differentiated, an ubiquitous sameness"...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

How to keep the beach off beachfront hotel staff uniforms
How to keep the beach off beachfront hotel staff uniforms

Being exposed to the sun's harmful rays is an everyday occurrence for your hotel waiters, who often serve and attend to guests by the hotel pool or on the beach...

By Stephen Sandmann 9 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Tips to get festive food stains out of staff uniforms
Tips to get festive food stains out of staff uniforms

During this time of the year, it is common for your hotel staff to enjoy a festive meal or two, possibly while still in their uniforms. While stains are a common problem, they can ruin clothes...

By Stephen Sandmann 23 Dec 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Seven tips to keep stains from ruining your staff's image
Seven tips to keep stains from ruining your staff's image

Keeping your front-of-house and kitchen staff's whites white is an important part of a good image in an industry where coffee, wine and other miscellaneous food stains are an everyday occurrence...

By Stephen Sandmann 4 Dec 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Ian Henderson
Why translation is only step one for success in international markets

KFC succeeds in China, where Home Depot, Mattel and eBay could not, by localising the brand itself and not just its collateral.

By Ian Henderson 8 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

To tip or not?
To tip or not?

Where does tipping staff end - I just stopped off at a garage next to the highway to fill up my Smart and grab some breakfast. Petrol cost me R360, plus a R10 tip, breakfast was R63 plus a R17 tip. I also gave the roaming car park attendant another R5 for "looking after my car."

By Aki Kalliatakis 9 May 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

New chef at Budmarsh Lodge introduces international tastes, ideas
New chef at Budmarsh Lodge introduces international tastes, ideas

Budmarsh Lodge appointed its internationally trained chef, Chris Tustian late last year and already he is encouraging its guests to experience European ideas allied to South African tastes in creating menus that underlie why this boutique hotel in the Magaliesberg so richly deserves its 5-star rating.

By Gwen Watkins 28 Mar 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Flight of faith pays off
Flight of faith pays off

This year's Unilever Food Solutions By Invitation Only competition, one of South African's most prestigious annual culinary competitions, was won by Petrus Madutlela, currently at the Savoy in London, in a tense cook-off at Hostex on Wednesday 16 March 2011.

By Gwen Watkins 17 Mar 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

[2011 trends] Back to the dinner table: 11 restaurant trends
[2011 trends] Back to the dinner table: 11 restaurant trends

Each year I return home from the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago and wonder which of the latest trends I had just witnessed will take South Africa by storm. There's been the Low-Carb/No-Carb Trend, the Zero Trans Fats, the Organic Trend, The Mini Dessert Portion Trend, the Health Trend and the 'that looks like another trend' trend.

By Michael Said 21 Jan 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

The only thing missing in Rosebank is common sense!
The only thing missing in Rosebank is common sense!

Arriving at the new and almost completed Rosebank hub recently, situated between the Zone and the area that once housed Tijuana 220 and Baccarat, I discovered the place had changed quite dramatically since my days of body shots, Corona Beer and Gypsy Kings. You see back in the day, you could almost count the restaurants within 3km of us on one hand. There was Tijuana 220, Baccarat, Late Nite Al's, Moosehead, Bourbon Street and few others; today you would need a Cray Supercomputer to count the eateries, add up the setup costs, calculate the square meters, the seats, the wage bill, the rental bills and most importantly the turnovers required in order to pay for all of this.

By Michael Said 13 Dec 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Why food critics simply don't matter!
Why food critics simply don't matter!

There are only two professions that I am aware of where 1: Someone gets hired to masquerade as someone who can't say no; 2: A person is paid to do what other people consider a pleasure, and 3: They usually declare themselves disgusted afterward...and I should tell you that the 'other' one is a hooker!

By Michael Said 27 Oct 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

2010 German team hotel's issue 'resolved'
2010 German team hotel's issue 'resolved'

The certification issue involving the Velmore Grande Hotel, where the German national team will be staying during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and which was threatening the 'good work' the organising committee has done so far, has been resolved, FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke told the media yesterday, Tuesday 1 June 2010.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 2 Jun 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

SA fish restaurant a catch in Europe
SA fish restaurant a catch in Europe

Ocean Basket opened its first European restaurant on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus in July. The 80-seat restaurant has a prime spot in the popular resort of Paphos, on the south-west coast of the island.

By ActivRetail 23 Sep 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
A new menu to inspire the senses

The Häagen-Dazs Shops in Sandton City and the V&A Waterfront have launched a new menu that will appeal to all the senses - and consumers are able to do more than simply taste the innovative creations.

By ActivRetail 24 Apr 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

It's Coxon for Christmas
It's Coxon for Christmas

Moir's and celebrity chef Alan Coxon team up for diva-licious Christmas campaign.

By ActivRetail 19 Nov 2007

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