Get ready Wellington – The Food Show is on its way


Autumn in Wellington means it’s time to bust out your big coat, wind a scarf around your neck, hop on a trolley bus, and head to The Food Show Wellington at the Westpac Stadium from 9 to 11 May 2014.

And because the show coincides with Mother’s Day on 11 May, it’s the perfect opportunity to treat your Mum to the manifold delights of The Food Show, including New Zealand’s greatest selection of food, drink, and kitchen equipment for both of you to sample and take home.

Among the incredible array of new goodies on offer this year are choccies from Wellington Chocolate Factory, Meyer Gouda Cheese, Tom's Chimney Cakes, Maille Mustard, Nescafe Dolce Gusto, and Chantal Organics.

Plus you’ll find more artisan food producers and vineyards at the show than you’ll find at your average wine and food festival. Assemble the ultimate morning tea using honey from J Friend and Co, butter from Lewis Road Creamery, bread mixes from Laucke Flour Mills, brownies from Real Good Brownies, and Spanish Fig Cake from Te Mata Figs. Taste wines from Durbanville Hills, Brown Brothers, Sacred Hill, Waipara Hills, Tohu and many more.

Remember that included in your ticket price are free, world-class cooking demos in the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre from the likes of Julie Le Clerc, Peta Mathias, Martin Bosley, Chelsea Winter, Nadia Lim, Justin North, Ray McVinnie, and more. Plus you should check out the Kenwood Kitchen where top local chefs will demonstrate fab recipes using Kenwood equipment and celebs will battle it out to win fantastic prizes from Kenwood in the ‘New Generation Game’, an update on the classic Bruce Forsyth game show.

The show also includes the excitement of the Wellington Culinary Fare. This event showcases the skills of Kiwi chefs and trainees competing in a series of static cookery events, live cookery and hospitality challenges. With a varied programme including beef and tea matching, decorated children’s birthday cakes, the ever-popular ‘Bed Making Magic’ contest and the serious competition of the ‘Chef of the Capital’. You’re sure to be entertained and dazzled by the spectacular culinary talent on display.

Heritage Hotels has joined The Food Show this year as the Official Accommodation Sponsor for all three shows in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland – and is offering a special room deal for people visiting the Wellington show. This great package from $169 per night at Heritage Boutique Wellesley Boutique Hotel includes a Classic Room, a bottle of wine, a delicious sweet treat, a copy of Good Magazine, and a 20% discount on Continental Breakfast the next morning.

And just for buying a ticket online, you will go in a draw to win a 12-day Intrepid Travel ‘Real Food Adventure’ trip for two to Vietnam. The winners will be immersed in one of the freshest and most fragrant cuisines on the planet, with a focus on street fare, local specialties, and home cooking. Travelling on a small group adventure with a local guide will truly provide a foodie experience of a lifetime savouring the highlights of Vietnamese culture and cuisine from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

Tickets are on sale online so get organised and book at now.

For information, imagery, media passes, interviews or anything else, please contact Alisa Keall-Grant from the pr shop on (09) 360 0385 or email