Eat New Zealand

Eat New Zealand is taking to the road in 2019. Kate Underwood reports.  

Eat New Zealand is a collective of New Zealand’s chefs, producers, media, tourism and event operators, who have all been inspired to create a national platform to promote and champion our best food, drink, and culinary tourism opportunities. What started as a series of conversations in 2015 has expanded into a national food movement.

Eat New Zealand’s mission is to promote New Zealand as a premium food destination, while simultaneously ensuring we feed our own people, honour our heritage and nurture our unique landscape. The movement seeks to provide a forum to encourage and enable collaboration between all levels of the culinary chain and move towards more sustainable food systems.

In 2019 Eat New Zealand is taking to the road with a Pop Up kitchen series – ‘Talking Plates’. After kicking off at the Nostalgia Festival in Christchurch in mid-February, the project will travel around the country dishing up discussion and delicious food to the public. The plan is for the pop up to be part of a range of festivals including Taste of Auckland and Wellington on a Plate.

The dishes served will focus on three key themes from our latest #FoodHui: food resilience, a sustainable New Zealand fishery and locally grown grains.

The aim is to get people thinking about what they can do personally to change the way we grow/catch, purchase and prepare food. You can join the Eat NZ family and become an official supporter for just $11.50/month.

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