The Festive Vegan & Plant Powered Show

Sat Nov 28, 11:00 - Sat Nov 28, 17:00



Be inspired and learn how to serve up a plant-based feast this festive season.

Be inspired and learn how to serve up a plant-based feast this festive season.

SA’s first online food & lifestyle show promises to be a professional, one-day visual and interactive experience for visitors.

Whether you live a full-time ‘VGN’ life, trying out meat-free days, enjoy tantalising your taste buds with innovative plant-based food or exploring sustainable and eco-friendly products, this virtual show offers a great online experience you will not want to miss!

• Inspiration from top local and international celebrity chefs

• Interactive masterclasses with Simon Toohey & UCOOK

• Plant Power Expert Talks

• Vegan & Meet for premium ticket holders

• The Great Big Festive Vegan Banquet

• Entertainment & special appearances

• The “Virtual Mall” shopping expo


The FVPPS will feature a host of international and local chefs in The Plant Kitchen including:·      

·      Amy Hoppy, ex Food Editor of Women's Health South Africa, award-winning food writer, media personality and recipe developer

·      Chris Erasmus from Foliage in Franschhoek

·      Dion Vengatass, Violet by Vengatass & SA Culinary Olympic Team Captain

·      Elisha Madzivadondo, Sunshine Food Co’s founder and microgreen farmer

·      Gaz Oakley, Top Vegan UK Chef aka The Avant-Garde Vegan

·      Hope Mdakane, Winner of the SA Chefs Association/Festive Vegan & Plant Powered Show competition to find the country’s most talented young chef

·      Jason Kosmas, head chef of The Pot Luck Club

·      Jay McNamara (aka Chef Jay Mac) founder of The Kind Kitchen

·      Jenny Morris, aka The Giggling Gourmet and one of this country’s best loved food personalities

·      Luke Dale Roberts, an icon of the South African food scene, founder and owner of The Test Kitchen

·      Mishkah Gool, in-house chef, brand ambassador and content creator for B-well.

·      Chef Cola, African Vegan on a Budget, Zimbabwe

·      Peter Lebese, flavour profile specialist, beverage designer and entertainer with Cape Town’s SIP Exclusive mobile bar service

·      Simon Toohey, Finalist in MasterChef Australia 2019

The Proveg SA Plant Power Talks in association with Wellness Warehouse Expert Speakers include:

  • Kate Aitken of Wellness Warehouse & Donovan Will of ProVeg SA
  • Dr Yesheen Singh, Medical Doctor: veganism / plant based eating and wellbeing from a medical perspective
  • Sharni Quinn, vegan foodie, coach, yogi, author: veganism / plant based eating and mental wellbeing
  • Lucy Bartholomew, Australian vegan trail runner: veganism / plant based as a professional athlete
  • Justin Smith, WWF SA, Head of Business Development: Planet-based diets - how dietary shifts can bend the curve on the negative impacts of the food system, moving from exploiting to restoring nature
  • Mia Smith, Consultant Dietitian at The Green Dietitian
  • Toni Brockhoven, Beauty Without Cruelty

Visitors will be able to engage with these top chefs and experts, ask them questions, join in an interactive masterclass and meet them in the Vegan & Meet area.

Watch Simon Toohey here:

Watch Gaz Oakley here:

Watch Chef Jay Mac here:

Watch Chef Cola here:



Get your Vegan & Meet tickets for R250 (which includes General Show Admission).
This "Virtual Meet & Greet” allows ticket holders to have a chat session with our celebrity chefs.
Get to know Gaz and Simon and uncover their personal stories as well as their very top secret
kitchen tips!
Our platform enables premium ticket holders to go on camera and capture a photo of them together
with their favourite chef.
*For R310 you can add a copy of Gaz Oakley’s Vegan Christmas including FREE delivery
nationwide - this is a great opportunity to discuss your most-loved recipes with him.
Tickets are extremely limited so buy yours now.



Be part of a unique interactive experience, cooking along with MasterChef Australia's Simon Toohey, using ingredients delivered to your door by UCOOK.
Simon will be showing us how to make his delicious Baked Rice, Aubergine and Leek Hotpot - the perfect vegan dish for your festive table this Christmas.
For only R495 you'll get:
  • A UCOOK Plant Based Market Box delivered to your door* (ingredients for two pax)
  • General admission to The Festive Vegan & Plant Powered Show
  • Access to the Premium Vegan & Meet Session area where you can meet Simon online, ask questions and go on camera with Simon for a souvenir photograph!
(*applies to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria & Durban only)