As most South Africans, I too enjoy nothing more than a good braai and a beer on the weekend. Saying this, I couldn’t have been more excited when I heard about the Fire & Feast Butcher’s FestivalWe were fortunate enough to get invited to the event and thought we’d extend the invitation to a few lucky followers by just sharing the link to this post as well as tagging @tablesandthyme on Twitter or Facebook


Are you ready to sink your teeth into a succulent event unlike any Joburg has ever seen?

Food and meat lovers who have been eagerly anticipating this first-of-its-kind event in Johannesburg can look forward to a program packed with the best the local meat and gastronomy industry has to offer. This includes pairing and cooking methods on show, as well as an assortment of cuisine to tantalise your taste buds.

“It is going to be a phenomenal show. The Festival menu offers something for every taste bud. The exhibitors comprise of an array of food, beverage and lifestyle brands and, with the new dates in place, festivalgoers will have the opportunity to discover even more current food trends. Foodies will also get the chance to rub shoulders with the who’s who of the industry.” says Paul Edmunds, Sales & Sponsorship Manager at Reed Exhibitions, organisers of the Festival that have partnered with Crown National to bring the event to life.

Beef steak with grilled vegetables

Stepping into the festival, visitors will be able to pick and choose which sections to check out first: whether it be the Beer and Braai Garden, Lamb and Mutton Kitchen, Beef Kitchen or the Wine and Food Pairing Zone.

“South Africa’s meat eaters are always keen to experience new ways of indulging in their favourite diet staple. Therefore, we have exciting demo theatres, including Pork 360, which is an interactive and experiential theatre dedicated to the pork industry,” adds Edmunds.

We’ll be announcing the lucky winners in the second week of May, happy braaiing :)