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Public Kitchen and Mondillo Wines Keep guests Warm this Winter with NZ Wool Blankets

June 25, 2014 • Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

On a wine delivery visit to Public Kitchen & Bar Domenic Mondillo was tackled by Manager Heidi Thomson about ways to promote their Mondillo Wines at the restaurant this winter and also ways to warm up Public Kitchen & Bar for winter. The answer was simple, “New Zealand wool blankets – in red”! Simple As!!! As it ...

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Nici Wickes Returns for Selaks NZ Roast Day 2014

June 25, 2014 • Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

A roast is a roast is a roast, right? Not at all. And in 2014 Selaks NZ Roast Day sets out to prove New Zealand’s favourite winter meal can be both traditional and contemporary. It’s a landmark year for Selaks as it celebrates both its 80th anniversary...

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Strongest Growth In Six Years For Café And Restaurant Sales – Hospitality Report 2014

June 19, 2014 • Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

New Zealand’s hospitality sector experienced encouraging growth as rebounding consumer and business confidence played a major part in the (almost) tripling of the sector’s annual growth rate1. The fourth annual Hospitality Report, the definitive guide to...

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Preparing for a processed food future

June 18, 2014 • Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

Meeting consumer demands for safe and healthy processed food is the key to feeding the world’s burgeoning populations, according to leading food scientists forecasting the future at a Massey University symposium this month. Massey became New Zealand’s...

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Limits on Immigration and Work Visas may stop tourism growth

June 18, 2014 • Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

Hospitality businesses are already struggling to find chefs and managers of restaurants and bars. The suggestion by some political parties that they want to further limit the industry’s access to migrant workers on work visas will severely limit the...

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Sake etiquette experience with the MASU team

June 18, 2014 • Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

The etiquette of Japanese dining often represents a significant portion of the food’s enjoyment factor. And it can be so much more rewarding if you understand the customs that drive the social interactions. So if you’ve ever struggled over the etiquettes...

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Garden to Table now serves the capital

June 18, 2014 • Food serviceComments (0)

Wellington school kids now have access to a successful fresh food programme that has proved highly effective in New Zealand at educating children about healthy eating. The Garden to Table Trust has announced it is to launch in four schools in Wellington...

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Masu claims fourth food award

June 10, 2014 • Food serviceComments (0)

It’s been open only nine months but already Auckland’s MASU Japanese Robata Restaurant and Bar at SKYCITY has notched up an impressive four major food awards. The latest accolade comes in the national Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014 where the chic eatery...

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Wanted: Passionate Project Manager to help us make a difference

June 3, 2014 • Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

We are seeking proposals for a Consultant Project Manager to help us establish a sound business model for Merge café. Merge café is a unique café with a thriving social conscience created by Lifewise, an Auckland-based charitable trust. Located in...

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour appoints Nick Honeyman as Executive Chef

May 23, 2014 • Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

Nick Honeyman has been confirmed as Executive Chef at Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour with a wide ranging brief to make the 5-star hotel’s elegant Lava Dining his own. Honeyman is well known in the cosmopolitan Auckland dining scene and comes to Sofitel...