Introducing our new Chairperson

Malcolm Jensen M(Inst)D CURRENT Advisor/Partner – Advantage Business Ltd MANAGEMENT SKILLS/PECIALITIES Change Management Management Organisation Succession Planning Business Planning Leadership/Governance Business Re-organisation Malcolm has more than 30 years experience in the Commercial, Not-for-Profit and Education Environment – initially in employed roles in the Government, Meat Exporting and Financial Services sectors, before beginning a 25 year…

Chairperson’s Report 2017

Our 2017 AGM saw a wonderful turnout of interested foodies in the Waikato and a lively discussion after with our Food for Thought Panel. A welcome to Malcolm Jensen our incoming Chairperson along with Katherine Mitchell and Lisa Quarrie, new members on our committee. A big thank you needs to be extended to the hard…

Double Dutch at NZ Champions of Cheese Awards

Two New Zealand cheesemakers of Dutch origin have stepped outside their traditions with two new cheeses that have claimed the top prizes at the 2017 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards. The Smoked Goat Gouda by Meyer Gouda Cheese was judged as the Countdown Champion of Champions (Commercial), and Fifty Fifty by Mercer Cheese was awarded…

Kai For Kaikoura Fundraising Lunch

On Tuesday the 13th of December a magical lunch was put on by Waikato Food Inc, The Event Company and a host of amazing local businesses to raise funds for the Red Cross Kaikoura Earthquake appeal. This was a fantastic example of what we can do when we join forces!  In a little under a…

Kai For Kaikoura – a lunch with a cause

The Waikato food and hospitality industry bands together for a great cause this Christmas. On Tuesday the 13th of December Turtle Lake at the Hamilton Gardens will be a buzz with over 200 diners enjoying a delicious four course lunch – BUT there is more to this lunch than a dose of Christmas cheer! All…

CREATIVE CUTS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

  Waikato chef named as Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards 2016 Finalist 22 November 2016 Mat McLean, head chef of Palate Restaurant has been named as a finalist in the 2016 Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards.  His dish was Silver Fern Farms short rib, grilled tongue, smoked potato & liquorice. Judges commented that…

Matariki Dish Challenge 2016 Foraging Filed Trip

This year’s Matariki Dish Challenge begins on Monday.  To help inspire local chefs and teach them a few new trick Waikato Food Inc organised Indigenous food expert, Chef Charles Royal to take them bush. After a morning spent foraging in Pirongia Forrest it was inside for a beautiful lunch. Read more about the day and…