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Get ready for an extraordinary 3 days of culinary bliss

Durban based food brands Knorr and Robertsons Herbs & Spices have taken on the sponsorship of Flavours of Durban, the culinary part of the Essence Festival which takes place from 11-13 November at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

With free entry, members of the public can look forward to 3 days of culinary bliss as top chefs James Robinson from New York and Kenneth Temple from New Orleans join local South African celebs Sherwyn Weaich from Ultimate Braaimaster and Lungi Nhlanhla from Masterchef SA fame as they cook up their signature dishes.

Throughout the show, Knorr and Robertsons will be co-hosting an interactive stand to showcase the versatility and flavours in their ranges. Activity at the stand includes Chef Lungi demonstrating with Knorr how simple and tasty weeknight “Mzansi” pasta dishes can be. Her Knorr pasta dishes will provide the easy and delicious solution for the age old question “whatsfordinnermom?” Robertsons, The Spice People, have strong ties with Durban having been founded close to the harbor in Creek Street in 1924, and will be showcasing their expertly blended range of Masterblends Braai and Roast spices. 

Visitors to the stand will get to sample delicious braai meat spiced with traditional SA flavours like Robertsons Masterblends Spicy Shisanyama, Traditional Braai Mix and Zesty Lemon & Herb.

Flavours of Durban at the Essence Festival is committed to small business enterprise development and provides the platform for Durban based restaurants, caterers and small businesses to showcase their food products and catering services.

3 Day Schedule

11 November 2016

10H00 - Flavours of Durban will have Head Chef Charles Danisa from Keys on Davenport who will be cooking his Keys signature dish.

10H45 - Flavours of Durban will have House of Food showcasing a traditional Durban curry for all guests to taste.

11H45 - Flavours of Durban will have Kenneth Temple (NEW ORLEANS CELEBRITY CHEF) cooking his Signature New Orleans Dish.

12H30 - Flavours of Durban will have CELEBRITY CHEF SHERWYN WEAICH cooking his European dish on stage.

13H15 - Flavours of Durban will have Hollywood Springfield cooking their Signature Mutton Bunny on stage.

14H00 - Flavours of Durban will have an invited African Country Nigerian Chef cooking on stage.

15H00 – Max Lifestyle will have their chef up on stage showcasing shisa nyama township style.

16H15 – 17H00 – Flavours of Durban will have Thami from FOOD EXPERTS COMPANY on stage cooking his local township dish.

12 November 2016

10H00 - Flavours of Durban will have 2016 Ethekwini Master Caterers Challenge WINNER La Montville Patisserie up on stage showcasing their Township dish.

10H45 - Flavours of Durban will have Celebrity Chef Lungi up on stage.

11H45 – 12H30 - Flavours of Durban will have Mary-Ann’s Kitchen up on stage showcasing a signature dish.

12H30 - Flavours of Durban will have CARGO HOLD cooking their Signature Dish.

13H15 - Flavours of Durban will have an invited African Country Nigerian Chef cooking on stage.

14H00 - Flavours of Durban will have Kenneth Temple (NEW ORLEANS CELEBRITY CHEF) cooking their Signature Curry Dish.

15H00 - DURBAN DESIGN DRINK will have Cocktail Mixology Drinks to take place on stage where Brandhouse will demonstrate some of DURBAN’s top cocktails.

16H00 - 17H00 – CLASSIQUE BRAAI LOUNGE will demonstrate and cook their SHISA NYAMA dish up on stage.

13 November 2016

10H00 – Wendy from ‘’WENDY’S CAKES FROM HEAVEN’’ will demonstrate their flair in freshly baked and prepared township style dishes.

10H45 - Flavours of Durban will have Mission Olive Catering demonstrating a township SHISA NYAMA dish.

11H45 - Flavours of Durban will have Celebrity Chef Lungi up on stage.

12H30 - Flavours of Durban will have Kenneth Temple (NEW ORLEANS CELEBRITY CHEF) cooking their Signature Dish.

13H15 - Flavours of Durban will have the Thabile from Manzini Empire cooking her Local Dish.

14H00 - Flavours of Durban will have Njabulo from BAKERS CREATIONS up on stage baking his gourmet cake.

14H30 - 16H00 - DURBAN DESIGN DRINK will have Cocktail Mixology Drinks to take place on stage where Brandhouse will demonstrate some of DURBAN’s top cocktails.

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