The past few days have been wonderfully challenging and a lovely reward at the end with the event being a success! It’s amazing to see a venue transform from a blank canvas to a decorated delight! Everything came together beautifully…..
The Qualite Cheese Awards run annually – a black-tie event that must balance the seriousness of the awards as well as have an element of fun and entertainment. A Qualité Award is a symbol of outstanding quality for dairy products and is only awarded to South African Dairy Champions.
The whole event is managed and run by Ann Dalton (Event Manager for Agri Expo). Gavin Taylor heads up the theme concept, design and entertainment element of the event and I assist him with it’s execution. This year our theme was “Vaudeville” and the venue was transformed into a fantastical circus-themed arena. A ringmaster, unicyclist, human drinks tables, a hoola lady and a juggler welcomed guests in.
The main event kicked off with an Aerial Act wow-ing the crowd from the ceiling, followed by the effortlessly entertaining “3 Tons of Fun” . The main cheese award for 2013 was ushered in with a show-stopping performance from the incredibly talented “Limited Edition Drum Corps”. The evening was a success and super fun. The usually conservative crowd actually got up to dance! Wow!
And the best part is that this coming weekend 26-28 April 2013 we can all go sample and buy some of these delicious cheeses. If you’re interested, visit http://www.cheesefestival.co.za/ to get your tickets!