Category Archive


BIG Little City announces Restaurant Month’s return for 2013

June 25, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

BIG Little City is thrilled to announce the return of Restaurant Month to Auckland’s central city to showcase the talents of our city’s chefs and the delights of our dining experiences this August. Teaming up with headline sponsor American Express® and the creative flair of Lemongrass Productions (the event organisers of Taste of Auckland), Restaurant ...

Read More

Judges announced for Nestlé Toque d’Or

June 20, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

The judges have been announced for this year’s top student culinary competition – Nestlé Toque d’Or – and the line-up includes some impressive new faces plus returning personalities. This year’s panel of judges includes: Juan Balsani, The Grove...

Carrot ravioli with spinach, vegetable roulade, beetroot infused tofu, carrot puree, potato and parsley crisps.

Competition brings out innovation with fresh New Zealand grown vegetables (+WIN)

June 19, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

WIN – Details below Who would have thought to use a turnip to create lasagne, varieties of onions as the main ingredient in a dish or expect to drink a Gazpacho Sunrise for breakfast? One thing that stands out again and again with each year of the NZ...

The Chip Group

Get in quick for the Best Chip competition

June 14, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Entries are open for the 2013 Best Chip Shop Competition. This year in addition to naming a National Winner and Regional Winners, every shop that produces chips that contain less than nine per cent fat will receive a Highly Commended Award. This award makes...


Mother Earth Reward open for entries

June 13, 2013 • EventsComments (0)

The hunt is on to find the 2013 Mother Earth Reward winners – clever schools and early education centres promoting wholesome food and healthy eating to families and their community. Schools and early education centres enrolled in the Enviroschools programme...


Visa Wellington On a Plate reveals fifth feast

June 7, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

The coolest little culinary festival in the world has launched its 2013 menu, with organisers revealing the biggest Visa Wellington On a Plate banquet yet. Festival Co-director Sarah Meikle says the ingredients for this year’s programme include 110 of the...

NZMA staff and students with Prime Minister John Key

NZMA students showcase their skills to the Prime Minister

June 5, 2013 • EventsComments (0)

Prime Minister John Key was given a taste of NZMA hospitality on May 31 at a breakfast put on for local Panmure, Glen Innes and Ellerslie businesses. Held at the Marist Rugby Club, six hospitality students from NZMA Panmure were brought in to serve Mr Key and...


Waiheke Island Yacht Club opening base at heart of America’s Cup

June 5, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

A new Kiwi syndicate is working hard to join the action in time for this year’s America’s Cup in San Francisco. And while Team New Zealand focus on winning on the water, the Waiheke Island Yacht Club is all about winning the taste war – the new yacht...


Viognier, Sémillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Shiraz learn the basics of wine at taste

June 5, 2013 • EventsComments (0)

Ever felt you needed better wine knowledge to grow sales in your venue? In recent years many different wine names have appeared and understanding their differences can be difficult. So why not come along to Wine 101 – The Basics at taste (Restaurant...


Auckland hospitality superstars honoured at awards evening

June 4, 2013 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

The Lewisham Awards were announced on June 2 at a sparkling event at SKYCITY Convention Centre. The awards recognise the best in the Auckland hospitality business as voted by those within the industry – and the hospo crowd came out in force to celebrate...