Creating new Kiwi classics

Denise Irvine goes back to her culinary roots at Roto-o-rangi. Only this time, it’s top chef Ben Bayly cooking dinner. I grew up on a sheep farm at rural Roto-o-rangi, between Cambridge and Te Awamutu, and the food on my plate was classic New Zealand: tender roast lamb, basted in pan drippings, vegetables fresh from […]

FACES of FEAST – Ben Bayly

Denise Irvine chats to a few of the faces of Feast Waikato, first up Ben Bayly About: Auckland chef Ben Bayly was raised on a Te Awamutu dairy farm. He trained as a chef at Waikato Polytechnic (now Wintec), he travelled extensively and cooked in high-end eateries in Melbourne, the UK and France. Back in […]