The National Butcher’s Challenge 2017 presented by Crown National provided a platform for butchers from all over the country to compete and showcase their butchery skills and creative uses of beef, lamb and pork.
Each dish was carefully assessed by a panel of judges which included representatives from the South African Chefs Association and South African Meat Industry Council.
After careful analysis of elements such as hygiene, knife skills, marketability of the cuts, presentation and the uniqueness of the product formulation, the winning team was announced as Team 6 Pack with representatives from Old Town uMhlanga, Spar, Makro and Checkers. They will form part of the squad training for ‘Team South Africa’ working towards representing the country at the World Butcher’s Challenge in Ireland in 2018.
Step outdoors into BRAAITOLOGY – proudly sponsored by the leading Gas Grill & Hybrid Braai manufacturer, Chad-O-Chef – where industry chefs will prepare and cook unique dishes right in front of you, on the most universal and diverse Chad-O-Chef braais. Fire & Feast has introduced BraaiBucks which can be bought on arrival – one BraaiBuck for R25 - and redeemed for as many tasters as you wish to sample.
All this meat munching builds up an incredible thirst which is why Fire & Feast has introduced the refreshing Craftology. Leading craft beverages can be generously enjoyed while listening to live music and plotting the next meaty dish. Visitors can sample the delectable drinks from Soweto Gold Beer, Optium Craft Brewerty (OCB), Jack Daniels, Qualito Craft Distillery whiskey and vodka, as well as High End Brands.
Choosing the perfect wine to complement your main dish can make the meal that much more enjoyable. A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rosé instead? The My Braai Meat & Wine Pairing theatre will equip you to perfectly pair your meat dishes in the comfort of your own home. This exciting meat and wine pairing theatre, sponsored by MyBraai, will invite you to de-cant and devour while learning about flavour fusion. Chefs from MyBraai will team up with Leopard's Leap sommeliers to create the perfect meat and wine pairing with beef, pork, lamb and chicken. Pre-book your tickets for this ultimate foodie experience at R250pp (entrance ticket included).
We’ve all been there. You’re at the supermarket and you find yourself staring blankly at the vast selection of beef cuts in the meat aisle - not knowing what cut of beef would work best for your new dish.
Join us at the Fire & Feast Meat Festival as our sponsor of the Beef Theatre, Sparta Beef, show you which cut goes best with which dish.
Chicken wings? Roast chicken? Chicken Fingers? Steaklets?
At Fire & Feast there is something for every meat lover!
Visit our dedicated Poultry Theatre brought to you by Country Fair and Festive, where you can enjoy exciting cooking demonstrations and tastings from some of the industry’s finest chefs.
Pork 360 has put its weight behind Fire & Feast Meat Festival with the introduction of The Pork Tasting Room.
This tasty new feature will introduce all you meat-lovers to crispy, cured and crackling pork-tasting varieties while industry experts share useful tips on all things pork.
Looking for that much-needed iron boost? Sample the best quality lamb and mutton cuts, prepared in the best way by expert chefs in the industry at the Lamb & Mutton SA Theatre. The theatre will be an experiential and interactive zone where these delicious proteins will truly be the stars of the show.
For some really fall-off-the-bone tender, fully-marinated meats, stop in at the renowned BRM Bistro featuring at this year’s Fire & Feast Festival. Chefs with intimate knowledge of the BRM brand have perfected a menu that will give festival-goers a real taste of their mouth-watering meats…including their famous rib options.
Prepare to enjoy some of the best locally-brewed craft beers whilst relaxing at the well-stocked Craft Beer Bar. This is the perfect space to take some time out and enjoy a cold, refreshing beer whilst contemplating your next meaty meal!
South Africa is known for creating some of the most award-winning wines in the world. Wine is part of the South African culture and we are bringing that culture to the Fire & Feast Meat Festival. Buy your wine glass in the Wine Tasting Zone and experience the sensory examination and evaluation of the best local wines in SA.
Those with a penchant for the clearer beverage can stop in at The Gin Bar for a thirst quenching selection of Gin to choose from.
Don’t miss the live entertainment in our outdoor Beer Garden. In 2017 we had the talented KZN based band - Gus Brown perform. Watch this space to find out who will be performing in 2018.
The perfect accompaniment to smorgasbord of fine-tasting meat is a glass of smooth Jack Daniel’s whiskey. The Jack Daniels Whiskey Bar & Restaurant will serve innovatively meaty dishes and Jack Daniel’s range of Tennessee whiskey, providing festival-goers with a delicious dining option within the Fire & Feast meat mayhem.
Everything the modern man wants can be found in the well-stocked Jack Daniel’s Man Cave. This well-crafted area offers men the chance to…
…get inked by artists from Awhe Tattoo & Lifestyle Studio…
…enjoy a cut and a shave by the maestros from Barnet Fair barber’s shop…
…discover the latest petrol-head accessories from Knap Sak…
…get all the best grooming equipment from The Bearded Man…
…grab something casual from May Bru clothing & apparel…
…invest in a stunning bicycle from Ubuntu Bike Boutique…
The Jack Daniel’s Man Cave is the perfect place to source the ideal gift for Father’s Day - conveniently taking place the week after Fire & Feast Meat Festival.