The launch of the popular Walmer Park Kitchen Maestro competition took place on 8 July 2017, with an exciting Food Truck vs the Kitchen cook-off in the Centre Court area. The theme of the cook-off was STREET FOOD MEETS THE KITCHEN where we saw three local food truck owners showcase their talents against three of the competition past winners. Thank you to our pro's: - Dewald Hurter from Makoy, The Kitchen and Flair Catering - Craig Brandon Williams from Urban Eats - Eddie Mponda and Janey Nortje from Groundfloor Cafe -2013 Kitchen Maestro winner Martinette Magnee - 2015 Kitchen Maestro winner Dallas Land - 2016 Kitchen Maestro winner Caitlin Botha.
The first Cook-off of the competition started with a blast on 15 July 2017, all contestants were given basic ingredients to create a homemade burger.... the challenge was to take those ingredients and impress the judges Dewald Hurter from Flair Catering, Chantel Cuthbert 2016 Kitchen Maestro Runner up and Craig Williams from Urban Eats. Our TOP TWO in cook-off 1 who proceeded to the Le Creuset South Africa Semi-finals are: - Imke Smit - Helena Roux
The second Cook-off of the competition was held this past weekend, the Cook-off 2 challenge was GOURMET TACO's. All the contestants were given basic Taco ingredients ... the challenge was to take those ingredients and impress the judges Craig Williams from Urban Eats, 2015 Kitchen Maestro Winner Dallas Land and the lovely Sarah Gibson from Two Oceans Wines. Our TOP TWO in cook-off 2 who proceeded to the Le Creuset South Africa Semi-finals are: - Beverly Strydom and Ian Smith
The last round of 'home cook hopefuls' cooked off in the Kitchen Maestro competition this past Saturday. The cook-off 3 challenge was GOURMET PIZZA's, All the contestants were given basic ingredients as well as pizza bases sponsored by Groundfloor Cafe ... the challenge was to take those ingredients and impress the judges Janey Nortje from Groundfloor Cafe, Dewald Hurter from Flair Catering and The Kitchen and 2016 Kitchen Maestro Winner Caitlin Botha! Our TOP TWO in cook-off 3 who proceeded to the Le Creuset South Africa Semi-finals are: - Tracey Crommelin and Siobhan Newcombe. All Photos taken by Michael Sheehan Photography
Saturday, 5th August saw semi-finalist Imke Smit and Helena Roux from Cook-off 1, Beverly Strydom and Ian Smith from Cook-off 2, Tracy Crommelin and Siobhan Newcombe from Cook-off 3. All the semi-finalist were given a Le Creuset Pressure Test, in the form of a Le Creuset Recipe selected By Chef Dewald Hurter - the recipe they had to replicate and add there unique twist and flavour to was the “Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken with Mushroom and Cream Sauce” (available on the Le Creuset website) Our 2017 KITCHEN MAESTRO FINALIST were announced! Ian Smith and Helena Roux cooked off in the FINAL Cook-off. All Photos taken by Michael Sheehan Photography
Our 2017 KITCHEN MAESTRO FINALIST - Ian Smith and Helena Roux cooked off in a nail biting 2017 Final. With 1 hour cooking time both finalist had to create their signature dish as well as the mammoth task to create a dessert selected by Chef Dewald – a Chocolate Soufflé. After a stressful finish both finalists succeeded to plate beautifully presented dishes to the judges, Kevin Askew from Swiss Appliances, Chef Dewald Hurter from Flair Catering The Kitchen and Catherine Fraser from Dulce Café Walmer Park. Our 2017 Kitchen Maestro winner Ian Smith, IT Technician at Nelson Mandela University won the judges over with his cumin, turmeric and coriander rubbed Lamb chops served with Tzatziki, oven roasted veg and sweet potato medallions. Congratulation to Ian Smith on being crowned the 5th Walmer Park Kitchen Maestro winnerAll Photos taken by Michael Sheehan Photography
We hosted an exciting expo for all Dad's here at the Walmer Park Toys for Dad and Vehicle Expo 2017!3 FUN-FILLED days for Dad to enjoy, with exhibits throughout the centre from Friday 16 June to Sunday 18 June 2017. From HUGO BOSS, Cape Union Mart, Nutritech, and don't forget the stunning cars and bikes on display from Max4 Cars, Mahindra Port Elizabeth, Hyundai Port Elizabeth, Mercedes-Benz at Maritime Motors and Auto Motorcycles...we’ve covered every wish list!
Easter fun and Walmer Park on 16 and 17 April 2017.
Valentine's Day 2017 - FURREVER Love
Boost your brand by hiring one of the Exhibition spaces at Walmer Park Shopping Centre.
Exhibitions at Walmer Park 2017
Red Bull Enduro Activation
HOP HOP HOP Happy Easter Every BUNNY! Easter Celebrations at Walmer Park Shopping Centre on 26 an 27 March 2016. Easter display and scratch patch by Mimi Rupp from Smartstone.
The fourth “season” of the very popular Kitchen Maestro competition was launched on 9th July 2016 with a TOP CHEFS in the Bay cook-off. The competition saw 25 amateur home cooks battle it out over a 7 week period for the title of Kitchen Maestro 2016. Congratulations to Caitlin Botha who won the title as Kitchen Maestro 2016.
Treat Mom Mother’s Day 2016 competition prizes and winners.
To celebrate all the Dad’s, Walmer Park Shopping Centre ran the annual Toy’s For Dad and Vehicle Expo in the mall. This year the expo took on a #RealHero theme and was held from Thursday 16th June - Sunday 19th June 2016.
The third “season” of the very popular Kitchen Maestro competition was launched on 11 April 2015 with an EP Kings cook-off. The competition saw 25 armature home cooks battle it out over a 7 week period for the title of Kitchen Maestro 2015.
To celebrate Fathers and Father figures in the lives of their children and families, Walmer Park Shopping Centre ran the annual Toy’s For Dad and Vehicle Expo in the mall. This expo was held from Friday 19th June to Sunday, 21st June 2015.
Crowds of ladies come out to enjoy a night of fun and excitement; they were treated to a variety of promotional stalls, nail treatments, luck draws and prize giveaways.
Walmer Park Shopping Centre hosted a fun filled Easter celebration on 4th and 5th April 2015 in the Promotions Arena. Kiddies joined us in the Entertainment Court at the kiddies play area filled with fun activities and a gorgeous Easter display done by Smart stone.
Congratulations to all our beautiful babies and wonderful parents who joined us on Saturday at the Walmer Park Baby of the Year 2015 prize giving.
Loadshedding getting you down, Walmer Park hosted the first ever Power On Expo in Port Elizabeth on the 8th and 9th of August 2015 for all your energy saving solutions.
To launch the new autumn and winter fashion Walmer Park tenants had on offer, we hosted a seasonal fashion show.
On the 18th of July 1988, some 26 years ago, Walmer Park Shopping Centre opened its doors to the public of Port Elizabeth for the first time and therefore Walmer Park’s birthday has also been celebrated on the 18th of July each year.
Our Top Two home cooks battled it out in a nail biting final cook-off. Thank you to our Judges Kevin Askew from Swiss Appliances, Dewald Hurter from Flair Catering and Claire Roberts from Growthpoint Properties. Well done to our winner Caitlin Botha!