Director of Indian Tourism Manoj Pattanaik, Consular General of India Mr VK Sharma and Mrs Sharma at the Durban Good Food and Wine Show


The Good Food & Wine Show hands out stand awards to encourage its exhibitors to put in an effort when it comes to their stands, product and service. It has paid huge dividends this year for the exhibitors who are showcasing the latest in food and kitchen trends at the Durban show held this past weekend.


The full list of winners are:

Most Interactive Stand:

Rhodes Isishebo Theatre and Incredible India

Most Innovative Stand:

Woolworths Little Chefs’ Kitchen

Mentions to:

Little Herb Garden

Willow Creek

Best Speciality:


The Tea Merchant

Romesco Olives

Best Designer Stand:

Sweet Temptations and Kenwood (joint first)

Mentions to:

Gloria Jean’s Coffees South Africa


Best Fine Wines, Beers and Spirits:

The Standeaven Brewery

Mentions to:

Ice Tropez

Inverroche Distillery

Sustainability Awards:

Food and Trees for Africa

Mentions to:

Miko/Fair Trade

Bradley Smoker

People’s Choice

Spekko MasterCurry


The judges were Ginga magazine’s Jacqui Brown and Sean Rust; Trish Beaver from The Witness; Mhlengi Mafu of JournalismIzko and designer Vida Herbert.

Says Jacqui Brown: The enthusiasm was impressive. For those people who really made an effort, they were rewarded as their stands stood out.

Sean Rust was delighted with the focus many producers – had on fresh and organic foods demonstrating that the city is in line with international trends.

Commented Trish Beaver: “I was delighted with the variety of innovative, creative and exciting product in the market”

Mhlengi Mafu had a word of advice for exhibitors: “If you employing people to man your stand ensure that they know all about your product. Many of the people in the commended stands were staffed by people who were both passionate and knowledgeable.”

Vida Herbert said: “Some stands went the extra mile so that their stand truly reflected their product. Kenwood was a good example of this. The Rhodes Isishebo Theatre looked wonderful but also drew in the crowds thanks to its happy vibe.”