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An Authentic New Italian Patisserie and Bakery in Kingsland

May 15, 2014 • Bakery, Food serviceComments (0)

La Bottega on New North Road opened just before Christmas. (La Bottega means “The shop of a master artist.”) Owned and run by Davide Lovison, an experienced hospitality manager from Padua (Padova, Italy), La Bottega serves genuine pastry and yeasted treats from all over Italy, as well as a range of Tuscan bread. These are ...

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Sweet temptations get the better of Dorothy

April 24, 2013 • Bakery, Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

Desserts! Where do I begin? Well… I’ve never really been a big fan of desserts, reason being, they just don’t hit that spot deep in the pit of my belly. A lot of people look at me as if I’ve never lived, as soon as I turn down a...

Robert Reihana 2013 Young Bread Baker of the Year in Action

2013 Young Bread Baker of the Year

March 1, 2013 • Bakery, Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

Judging for the top young bread baker in New Zealand took place in Auckland on February 28 with Robert Reihana from Quality Bakers in Nelson winning the award of 2013 “Young Bread Baker of the Year”.  In winning this award, Robert demonstrated...

The Great New Zealand Hot Cross Bun Competition, brought to you by BIANZ

Have you got the Best Buns?

December 18, 2012 • Bakery, Events, FeaturedComments (0)

It’s all or nothing this time, with only one winner. Enter the Great New Zealand Hot Cross Bun Competition, brought to you by BIANZ, and you could be named the best bun maker in the country. BIANZ President Brendan Williams will visit your bakery to hand...

Muffin Break's new Premium Delight Range

Enjoy the taste of indulgence – with Muffin Break’s new Premium Delight Muffins

July 25, 2012 • Bakery, Cafe, Food serviceComments (0)

Craving a delicious afternoon snack with the perfect combination of creamy chocolate, citrus fruit and roasted hazelnuts? Now you’ll be spoilt for choice thanks to Muffin Break’s new gorgeous selection of Premium Delight Muffins. With five new...


Kevin Martin from Chocolate Earth live at Fine Food NZ

May 30, 2012 • Bakery, Events, Food serviceComments (1)

Regarded as one of the leading cake decorators in New Zealand, Kevin Martin’s cakes amaze and delight an ever-growing number of customers and admirers here and abroad. He will be demonstrating new ideas and techniques in cake decorating live at the...

Sam Heaven

Finding our next generation bakers

May 30, 2012 • Bakery, Food serviceComments (0)

Three ambitious secondary students are set to compete for the title of Rising Young Baker 2012, in a live ‘ready steady bake’ style showdown at Fine Food NZ this June. The lucky competitors are Sam Heaven, 14 years old from St John’s College in...


BakeNZ 2012 coming soon!

May 14, 2012 • Bakery, Cafe, Catering, EventsComments (0)

With only a short time to go until the 2012 Fine Food Show, the Baking Industry Association of New Zealand (BIANZ) is hard at work pulling together all the elements to create another winning formula.  BIANZ executive officer Belinda Jeursen says that after...

NZ Pastry Team

New Zealand Pastry Team placed fourth at the Asia Pastry Cup

May 1, 2012 • Bakery, Cafe, Events, Featured, RestaurantsComments (0)

The New Zealand Pastry Team have just competed in Singapore at the Asia Pastry Cup 2012 and after eight hours Jie Min and Bryan can take a breath, and reflect on a job well done. Months of training and nearly a tonne of sugar consumed in practices, they have...

Baker's Delight CapeSeed sandwich

Bakers Delight uses its loaf for cancer charity

May 1, 2012 • Bakery, EventsComments (0)

Bakers Delight is putting one of its delicious loaves to a good cause by helping Kiwi women with cancer look good and feel better. During a special three-week long fundraising campaign (3 – 23 May), all 32 Bakers Delight bakeries throughout New Zealand will...