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L-R The Hermitage Hotel's Chris Walker(3rd) and Kane Bambery winner of the Chef of the region category at Salon Culinaire

Hermitage Hotel team cooks to victory once again at Salon Culinaire competition

May 13, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (1)

The Hermitage Hotel at Aoraki Mt Cook is once again celebrating culinary success with its award-winning chefs taking out first and third place at the Southern Light Salon Culinaire competition on Saturday (11 May 2013). Held at Otago Polytechnic in Cromwell, Hermitage Hotel executive chef Kane Bambery and chef de partie Chris Walker beat off stiff...

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Get the insider’s guide to making sausages with chef Jeremy Schmid

May 9, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

You are invited to join the Restaurant Association of New Zealand for a masterclass demonstration by chef Jeremy Schmid, owner of Two Fifteen Restaurant and author of the award-winning book Bangers to Bacon. This is a masterclass with a difference in which...


Customer Service Excellence…presented by Lisa Marchi, Serious About Service

May 9, 2013 • EventsComments (0)

This is another installment in the Restaurant Association of New Zealand 2013 live webinar series! This means that all members of RANZ, no matter your location, will be able to benefit from the valuable learning gained from this seminar. All you need is a...


What incentives do your staff need to encourage them to sell more?

May 9, 2013 • EventsComments (0)

Your floor staff can make the difference in business growth if they know how to sell. But how do you give them the tools and confidence to do that? Margaret Main is an HR Advisor with HRtoolkit Ltd, the HR manager for Small Businesses. She has extensive...

Sam Low Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Champion 2013

France is calling… latte art champ

May 8, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

It’s official, Sam Low is New Zealand’s top latte artist after he won the Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship on May 4. The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association, who organised the competition said it had been a great success with an...


Moffat lends its support to culinary innovation

May 8, 2013 • EventsComments (0)

Moffat is ‘fired up’ to encourage culinary innovation at the prestigious annual Nestlè Toque d’Or competition which gets underway on August 19. As part of the competition, a special Innovation Award challenges culinary students to demonstrate new and...


Are your chips good enough to win New Zealand’s Best Chip Shop Competition?

May 1, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Oppies of Rotorua rose to fame in 2011 when they won New Zealand’s Best Chip Shop competition. The win led to a huge boost in trade as Oppies became point of a destination for chip lovers. Now here is your chance to show that yours are the best chips....


It’s competition time for UCOL Cookery students

April 26, 2013 • EventsComments (0)

It is one thing to train to be a chef, but a completely different thing to put those skills to the test against your peers in culinary competitions. At UCOL Wairarapa five cookery students are preparing to do just that, thanks to the initiative of their...


People’s Choice judging of Beef & Lamb Award underway

April 26, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Guests at 140 nominated restaurants around New Zealand are being asked to vote for the best beef or lamb dish in the Beef and Lamb People’s Choice Award. All the guest has to do is order a main course of beef or lamb and ask the waiter for an entry...


Sweet notes win Brewers Cup while Krissie reclaims Cup Tasters

April 24, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Huhtamaki NZ Cup Tasters Championship Krissie MacGregor is off to Nice in June to compete in the World Cup Tasters Championship, and a sweet noted coffee has won the top position the inaugural AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup. AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup Champion Guy...