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Beer and Food Event a Success at CUT



Beer and Food Event a Success at CUT

Beer and Food Event a Success at CUT. On August 22, 2023, the CUT Hotel School and the Centre for Applied Food Security and Biotechnology (CAFSaB) came together to host their highly anticipated 2nd Beer and Food Affair. The event, held at the heart of Bloemfontein, proved to be a resounding success, leaving guests with a memorable experience filled with gastronomic delights and insightful learning opportunities.

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Crafted Dining Experience| A Culinary Journey

The culinary journey began as guests were greeted with warm hospitality at the CUT Hotel School. Nestled within the ambiance of the school’s elegant setting, attendees were treated to an exquisite five-course dinner menu expertly paired with a selection of five unique CUT craft beers. Each course was thoughtfully curated to complement the distinct flavors and characteristics of the accompanying brews, offering guests a symphony of tastes and textures to savor.

Education Meets Enjoyment| The Art of Beer Tasting

Beyond indulging in culinary delights, guests had the opportunity to expand their knowledge of beer appreciation and responsible drinking practices. Guided by knowledgeable hosts, attendees learned the proper techniques for tasting beer, gaining insights into the intricate nuances of aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel. Emphasizing the importance of responsible consumption, the event fostered a culture of appreciation for quality craftsmanship while promoting moderation and awareness.

Building Bridges| Strengthening Community Bonds

The significance of the Beer and Food Affair extended beyond the realms of culinary pleasure. Serving as a platform for collaboration and engagement, the event played a pivotal role in strengthening the university’s connections with its surrounding economic, governmental, and local communities. By fostering meaningful partnerships and fostering a sense of camaraderie, CUT underscored its commitment to driving positive change and contributing to the prosperity of the region.

A Message of Gratitude and Collaboration

Reflecting on the evening’s success, Prof. Henk de Jager, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, expressed his gratitude to all attendees, highlighting the integral role of partnerships in advancing the university’s mission. “Tonight is not only about drinking,” he remarked, “but engaging and enjoying the hospitality of CUT.” Emphasizing the collaborative spirit and innovative ethos of the university, Prof. de Jager reiterated the importance of collective efforts in enhancing sustainability and driving positive societal impact.


As the curtains drew to a close on the 2nd Beer and Food Affair, guests departed with hearts full of satisfaction and minds enriched with newfound knowledge. The event not only showcased the culinary prowess of CUT but also underscored the university’s commitment to fostering collaboration, innovation, and community engagement.

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