We at DECO will find any excuse to celebrate and enjoy great food, especially with our readers! Today we got talking about our last reader event and couldn’t help but start salivating at the memory. Collaborating with Breville, @Home and our favourite food blogger Sam Linsell, our readers were in for such a treat at the SA Chefs Academy. Here are some of the event highlights to get you inspired …

Sam Linsell started the evening by demonstrating how the Breville juicer and some fresh vegetables can be transformed into a winning cocktail. We then moved onto an inspiring talk on kitchen trends by our ELLE Decoration editor Bielle Bellingham. This seasons top trends are riveting and bold, and have something for everyone. Throughout the evening we were kept hydrated by Fleur du Cap wine and were treated to a breathtaking sunset and mountain view from the SA Chefs Academy.

breville1One of the best parts of the evening, was being able to test drive Breville’s new products and learn about the options we have when it comes to kitchen appliances. Anyone can be a chef with these beauts at hand! Each guest went home with a full goodie bag of treats, including Sam Linsell’s first cook book Drizzle and Dip and a funky Breville recipe box.


Moving on to the tastier part of the night, Sam Linsell did an exclusive and interactive food demonstration for us. You may remember a post we did on Sweet Temptations, which was taken from Sam’s latest book Sweet, but for this event she also did some savoury dreams! Starting with salmon burgers on black squid ink brioche, Sam made everything seem so easy and really got us convinced that we could all become master chefs too! She finished off with glorious chocolate mousse like you have never tasted, and then it was time to raffle off a Breville Control Grip hand blender to a lucky reader.


Before leaving we had our personal Barista from Origin coffee, showing us how a real cup o’joe should be served! This reader event was full of fun, insight and inspiration. Not a second went by that there was a moment of silence. Our readers are certainly on top of our list and we are so happy to have them on board. We love being able to provide inspiration and treats in every issue like this, so keep your eyes open for more events and great giveaways!


For more information on our fantastic collaborators, click on the links below:

SA Chefs Academy     Breville     @Home     Fleur du Cap     Origin Coffee     Splash PR

Sam Linsell’s blog  Drizzle & Dip