Culinary stars shine for Matariki

Denise Irvine checks out some competition dishes Kitchen teams in restaurants across the Waikato are currently doing clever things with the likes of mutton-bird, quail, kumara, horopito, bull kelp, bone marrow, kahawai, kawakawa, manuka honey, and more. They’ve created dishes to honour the appearance of the distinctive Matariki cluster of seven stars in the early […]

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 […]