Jan Kriel Food Jam 2023

For the first time ever, Jan Kriel hosted a Food Jam event with the help of The Aleit Academy 2nd years. The second-year students of The Aleit Academy showcased their exceptional talents at the Jan Kriel Food Jam event, held on the 7th and 8th of March 2023. This event, organised by budding event planners and hospitality professionals, offered a gastronomic experience like no other.

Masterclasses with Celebrity Chefs:

One of the highlights of the Jan Kriel Food Jam was the opportunity for attendees to learn from the best in the business. Celebrity chefs such as Elmarie Berry, Martjie Malan, Tiaan Langenegger, Chef Fayruza, and Martelize Brink conducted masterclasses, sharing their culinary secrets and expertise. Participants were treated to 2.5 hours of hands-on instruction, where they honed their cooking skills and gained valuable insights from these renowned chefs.

Everything You Need, Provided:

The organisers left no stone unturned to ensure that attendees had everything they needed to create culinary masterpieces. Each participant received a kit containing the recipes, ingredients, and equipment required to prepare the meals showcased during the event. Whether you were a novice cook or an experienced foodie, the Jan Kriel Food Jam had you covered.

Wine Pairing Perfection:

What’s a gourmet meal without the perfect wine pairing? The event featured carefully selected wines from Delheim Wines, expertly matched with each dish. This added an extra layer of sophistication to the dining experience and allowed attendees to savour the flavors in a harmonious union of food and wine.

Personalised Aprons:

As a delightful bonus, every participant received a custom apron. These aprons served as a memento of the event, a tangible reminder of the culinary journey they embarked on during the Jan Kriel Food Jam.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

None of this would have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, Food Lovers Market and Delheim Wines. Their contributions made it possible for us to create an unforgettable culinary experience for all involved.


The Jan Kriel Food Jam 2023 by The Aleit Academy was a resounding success. It not only showcased the exceptional talent of the second-year students but also provided a platform for culinary enthusiasts to learn from celebrity chefs, indulge in gourmet meals, and experience the magic of wine pairing. With masterclasses, recipes, ingredients, equipment, and custom aprons all included, this event was a gastronomic dream come true.

The Jan Kriel Food Jam has undoubtedly become a must-attend event for food lovers and aspiring chefs alike.