This year the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival explores food as both an art medium and an edible eccentricity. The festival will merge high-end gastronomy and African design, facilitating collaboration between visual artists and chefs to collectively design, create and serve a tasty visual feast.
Congratulations to Justina Bain and King Terry for making it to the finals of the Pick N Pay Luju Cook-Off! We look forward to seeing them go head-to-head live at 11am Saturday 1st October in the House On Fire Amphitheatre at the festival. Finalists were selected through a combination of an instore pre-cookoff activation and public voting process on social media.
At the Festival, celebrity food enthusiast Somizi Mhlongo will lead an Afro-Fusion cooking showcase using 100% PnP Luju Pantry ingredients. Drawing inspiration from the celebrity showcase, the finalists will be challenged to recreate the gourmet dish, adding their own African flair, in a bid to win the title of PnP Luju Cook-Off Master Chef. Over E20,000 worth of prizes to be won!
The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival invites suitable candidates to apply to trade in the festival’s Culinary, Fashion and children’s Beehive spaces. Different pockets of the festival, called Hives, offer opportunities for unique experiences, such as pop-up food stations that support drinks pairing, tastings and specialised demonstrations by renowned chefs and connoisseurs. Trader applications open Tuesday 13th June and close on 3rd July 2023. The application process is all online.