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…

WAIKATO BUTCHER EARNS TOP SPOT IN NATIONAL TEAM

John Cox from New World Hillcrest has been named in the 2016 Pure South Sharp Blacks – New Zealand’s national butchery team who compete internationally each year. The Pure South Sharp Blacks will defend their three-time title in the 2016 World Butchers’ Challenge which sees the best butchers in Australia, Britain and France travel to…

Openings

The Hamilton hospitality scene continues to grow with some recent openings. It started with Sky Cities latest offering in their City Co-Op, La Parrilla.  Think authentic Tapas matched with a Spanish wine list.  The interior is gorgeous and cosy – grab a group and sit enjoying small bites in one of the booths or perch…

Lead and Inspire Day

Workshop attendees at today’s Lead and Inspire session with Jennifer Myers had plenty to think about. I loved the final quote, about a leader being one who inspires others to do things they didn’t know they could.