Matariki Entries – Restaurants

FURNACE RESTAURANT & BAR 150 Victoria Street, Hamilton Buried Forest – $24.00 48 degree sous vide eel swimming along the Waikato river forest, tasting and scenting its’ surroundings and burying itself on your plate. Earthy flavours are used to ground the dish and Ranginui smiles down from above; shining his warmth that is then woven…

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…

2016 Matariki Dish Challenge Winners announced

Victoria Street Bistro takes out the Supreme award in the Matariki Dish Challenge for a second year running. Andrew Clarke and the team at Victoria Street Bistro have proved a formidable force, not only gaining two hats at the Cuisine Magazine Good Food Guide this week, but also winning the Waikato Food Inc Matariki Dish…

Matariki Dish Challenge Terms & Conditions

Matariki Dish Challenge Terms and conditions: The challenge is open to any eatery in the Waikato region (refer to waikatofoodinc.com) The competition dish must include a minimum of two local ingredients which must be specified. Price for the dish must be no higher than $30. Judging for overall winner will take place between 6th June…

2016 Matariki Dish Challenge Judging Criteria

Service Rate the overall service        (1 – 5) Take into account the friendliness of staff, time it took to be greeted, time from ordering to delivery of meal, were the plates cleared?  Were there any other courtesies offered such as water supplied etc.? Were the Tino Reka Te Kai competition details prominently displayed        Y          N…