Hospitality Business Magazine

The Christchurch Food Show hots up

rsz_chch_food_show_chelsea_winterIt’s almost time for the South Island’s foodie event of the year, The Christchurch Food Show – and what a show it promises to be.

Taking place at Horncastle Arena between 1 – 3 May, visitors not only have the opportunity to stock up on the very latest new foodie products available on the market, but make the most of show special prices and giveaways.

With a variety of celebrity chefs lined up to provide inspirational cooking demonstrations at the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre, visitors will be able to learn from the experts, as each cooks up a storm. As well as the familiar star faces, such as Peta Mathias, Chelsea Winter, Annabelle White, Ray McVinnie and Christchurch’s own Jonny Schwass, visitors can also expect to meet the new faces at the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre, including Karena & Kasey Bird, Sachie Nomura and Fleur Sullivan, from Fleur’s Place in Moeraki Bay.

Dona White, CEO of North Port Events says: “Fleur is already making a big name for herself within the culinary world and even has the legendary British chef, Rick Stein following her. She will no doubt be stirring up a wave of excitement at The Food Show Christchurch, where she will share some of her most popular dishes and passion for creating great foods from everything that the ocean provides.”

As visitors are taken through tantalising taste journeys over a weekend that’s packed full of all things foodie, wine sponsor, Waipara Hills, have provided specially paired wine matches to the dishes that the celebrity chefs create within the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre. Plus they will be holding a special wine blending session in the cooking theatre, allowing participants the opportunity to make their own wine.

Early bird tickets available now and special accommodation prices from Heritage Hotels. Buy tickets online at to avoid queues on the day and go in the draw to win a six nights in Nelson – valued at $5,000, including a guided walk and two nights in the famous Abel Tasman Marahau Lodge.