Hospitality Business Magazine

Taste 2016 set to explode


Taste of Auckland 2016: Be part of the country’s biggest food and wine celebration.

Get your taste buds ready – Taste of Auckland 2016 will be a wild, wonderful ride for lovers of great food, wine and beverages, brought to the adorning dining public by some of our best chefs, producers and global culinary luminaries too.

In partnership with Electrolux, this year’s Taste offers a stunning line-up of world-class chefs and restaurants, live cooking demonstrations from culinary superstars, one-on-one chef opportunities and special VIP and hospitality experiences – showcasing the best New Zealand made products from over 100 fine food producers, wine makers, distilleries and craft brewers.

Top Auckland restaurants will bring together international flavours, from a mix of old favs – Farina, Euro and FISH and with debuts from Paris Butter, Tok Tok, Artwok, Miss Clawdy and Ima restaurant.

Leading chefs Gareth Stewart (Euro, FISH), Nick Honeyman (Paris Butter) and Andrew Mackle (Al Brown’s Depot Eatery) will front their ‘restaurants’ and Neil Perry’s Qantas Rockpool Team will turn the Qantas VIP Lounge into a hub of culinary greatness.  Brew Street pairs with award winning cheese maker Kapiti Cheese, ‘Meet the Brewer’ talks happen throughout and innovation boils over at the TSB Bank Producers Market.

The Electrolux Chefs’ Secrets gives restaurant aficionados the opportunity to get up close and personal, cooking and dining with leading chefs such as Kyle Street (of the soon to be opened, Culprit) and Megan May (Little Bird Organics). There’ll be free live cooking demonstrations in the Electrolux Taste Theatre, from top chefs including culinary superstar Peter Gordon and the Qantas Rockpool Team.

A special celebration of New Zealand legend Peter Gordon will be held in the Hospitality Marquee on the 30th anniversary of the original restaurant The Sugar Club opening in Wellington. And if you want more – there the ‘Culinary and Innovation’ themed Opening Night Gala and the Viva Champagne Lunch.

Taste of Auckland 17-20 November at Western Springs.  Tickets are on sale now, visit for more info.