On the 12th February we hosted the inaugural FOOD XX Symposium and Awards in partnership with Eat Out at the V&A Waterfront. The day was filled talks by international speakers, panel discussions with local industry, workshops, food and an awards ceremony.


FOOD XX is a platform and movement that delivers empowering content for womxn by womxn in the food and drinks industry in South Africa.

FOOD XX reflects the current zeitgeist and is at its core, an annual conference and awards ceremony that lives online throughout the year as digital content. The key focus of FOOD XX is to provide a safe space where womxn can help other womxn to achieve their dreams, provide support and have much-needed conversations.


FOOD XX Awards 

In partnership with Eat Out we honoured womxn food makers, producers, writers, educators and change makers alike in the following categories.


*Food Educator – Jackie Cameron of Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine

*Front of house – Gosia Zielińska, Sommelier at The Pot Luck Club

*In the Kitchen – Karen Dudley of The Kitchen

*Burger King Fresh Voices – Ishay Govender-Ypma

*Woolworths Farming – MokgadiMabela, bee keeper and founder of Native Nosi

*Krone Entrepreneur – Hilda Adams, fisherwoman, activist and founder of Weskus Mandjie

*Food Styling – Caro De Waal

*Heritage – Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido

*Bakers – Nikki Albertyn of LionHeart

*Secret ingredient – Brigitte Lilley of Jason Bakery

*Woolworths Giving Back – Margot Janse of Isabelo

*Spier Sustainability – Roushanna Gray of Veld and Sea

*Woolworths Future Food – Zayaan Khan

*Alcohol- Lucy Beard, distiller Hope on Hopkins

*Food Icon – Dorah Sitole





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