Category Made in SA

The Cape Town Festival of Beer 2015 – 5 mins with Atlantic Storm Brewery

There really is no place to be this weekend other than Hamilton’s Rugby Club, next to the Cape Town Stadium for the 7th annual Cape Town Festival of Beer. This event is a meeting place of local and international micro-brewers, a place to sample the best of beer.

On Thursday I had the privilege to hang out with the brewers and organisers at Hamilton’s Rugby Club for the launch of the festival, the Brewer’s Braai. I asked Martin Tucker, one of the co-founders of the festival what made them start a festival of craft beer… his reply was that it was an excuse to their wives for the four friends to drink beer for 3 days! Since they all have full-time demanding jobs as well as organising this event, I think this is well-deserved...

Read More

The Food Crew – an article for Your Baby magazine in 2010

A recent post on Mommy Mall Cape Town’s Facebook page reminded me of this article I wrote for Your Baby Magazine in 2010.  To tell you the truth, the idea for the article came about because I wanted to interview other moms in business to gain insight into being a mompreneur.  I was actually very surprised when the editor accepted my proposal!

Here is the article as I submitted it – nearly double the length of words that I had been allocated, however Your Baby printed it with very little editing (including using my proposed title).  Grab a cup of tea – the length of this article breaks all the rules of writing a blog post….

Article: “Mom’s The Boss” (working title)

Writer: Joanne Clegg

Date: 05 March 2010

Joanne Clegg of The Food Crew started a Private Chef Service and Marine Cul...

Read More

Experiencing Dash Restaurant’s Winter Menu

“Tonight we’re going to have food put on the plate by an interior decorator,” my dad quips to my mum and I last Sunday afternoon, “we better have dinner before we go out.” Nonsense, I tell him, I’ve looked at Dash’s winter menu and there’s ‘pan fried loin of venison, parsley mash and carrot puree’ as an option, that sounds filling enough.

I’ve been invited to visit Dash Restaurant at the Queen Victoria Hotel on the border of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. I’m taking my mom, as August is her birthday month and she deserves a treat. My mum comes in a pair, so we’re taking my dad along. He also deserves a treat.

The sky is displaying a spectacular sunset that Cape Town offers as an apology for some rather dismal weather in winter...

Read More

First Naturals Beauty Open House for 2016 – in Harfield Village

You all know of my love affair with the Naturals Beauty range. I personally use their products and I am an agent in the Southern Suburbs for Naturals Beauty. I hosted my first Naturals Beauty Open House in November 2009!
I’m hosting my first Naturals Beauty Open House for 2016 on Tuesday, 9 February at my Harfield Village house and would love you to join me. It’s the perfect opportunity for buying beautiful body and skin care pamper gifts and beauty essentials for yourself, and supporting a home-grown local business in doing so.
Please email me to RSVP on joanne@thefoodcrew.co.za for the address details. Also email me to request a direct price list from me, I am happy to deliver any orders (or arrange collection) if you are unable to make it on the 9th.
If you are near Harfield Vil...
Read More