Mbulelo Mpofu, showbiz journalist
In keeping with Africa Day and National Culture Week celebrations, event organizer Group Therapy will host its first Let’s Chow Foodie Conference on Sunday.
During the conference, various foodies and drinkers will hang out at the Venue with a Twist in Killarney.
Group therapy is behind the famous Amapiano festival and the recently launched Bulawayoman gin.
Food is an integral part of the culture of any nation and in line with this, Group Therapy Managing Director Vuyisile Ndlovu said the outdoor event aims to cultivate the culture of interactivity while tasting food.
“As the word suggests, this initiative aims to bring people together to taste the different dishes that we have in our region. People are used to paying when such events are held but to celebrate Africanness we will ensure free entry for everyone and food will be sold inside,” Ndlovu said.
In pure picnic and outdoors style, foodies will bring their camping chairs and mats where they will enjoy different dishes such as braised meat, hot dogs and kotas among other gastronomic delights.
Ndlovu said entertainment will be overloaded as patrons will enjoy music from a live band.
“We have invited the Afromuse group which will be our headliner. They will cover classic acoustic songs and there will be relaxing vibes. We are used to having loud crowds enjoying the Amapiano Festival, but it will be quite the opposite,” he said.
Bulawayo is known for programs like these, with Munch and Sip and Let’s Meat and Braii being the most popular. – @eMKlass_49