Top 5 things you should do at The Wellington Food Show


The Wellington Food Show is poised to transform the Westpac Stadium into a culinary extravaganza from 20 to 22 May, featuring a profusion of fabulous food, drink, kitchen gadgets, and live celebrity chef demos. To whet your appetite, here’s a taste of this year’s top five must-see attractions:

1. Wellington producers in the house

For Wellington foodies looking for what’s good in their ‘hood, we’ve got gourmet sauces, dressings, spices, and salts from Bosley’s Pantry, handmade from scratch dumplings from House of Dumplings, cold-brew coffee from Trade Secret Coffee, authentic porc pâté from Pascal’s, and fairtrade organic tea from Ritual Tea. Look out for all these and more locally made products at the show.


2. Robert Oliver and Cindy of Samoa live show

If you only see one celebrity chef demo at the show, make it the one from My Kitchen Rules judge Robert Oliver and his fabulous fa’afafine singing sidekick Cindy of Samoa. They’ll be making fresh Pacifica salmon and mango recipes while dishing up a huge dollop of funny. And while you’re there in the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre, learn about the fine wines from Official Wine Sponsor Waipara Hills, matched to each chefs’ recipes.


3. Artisan Village

Handmade, small-batch, traditional, and super-high-quality goods all gathered in one place? Perfect! If you’re looking for delicious treats at The Wellington Food Show, The Artisan Village is your best destination. Check out handmade crackers and biscuits from The Shortbread House, craft spirits from Liquid Alchemy, raw sauerkraut and kimchi from Living Goodness, ethically produced East Bali cashews from The Baron, herbal beverages from Tohu, and champion cheeses from Grinning Gecko.


4. Street Food Alley
Hungry? Need a sit-down? Head to the Street Food Alley where you’ll find a groovy atmos, live music, delicious café-style food from Taco Queen, Afrika, The Whitebait People, Paella Boys, Sawadee Food Truck, and Tom’s Chimney Cakes & Langosh, plus tasty beers from Good George Brewing.


5. The Healthy Hub

For visitors who want to eat healthy and feel great (and who doesn’t?), The Healthy Hub makes it easy by gathering health-giving products in one spot at the show. Including Blue Frog Breakfast all-natural cereals, Green Tea X50, Hunter Gatherer Gourmet baking mixes, Blue Dinosaur Paleo Bars, ViBeri organic blackcurrants, Soul Organics Cold Pressed Organic Juices, coconut oil from VCO Natural and more.


The Food Show is proud to support the City Mission and encourages all show visitors to bring along a can or three and donate them to this very worthy cause.

Show tickets are on sale now so book early online at, get the best rates, and go in the draw to win a Sunshine Coast foodie escape for two including return flights, five nights accommodation, cooking school and a gourmet tour.  

Access to all show features and cooking demos is included in your ticket.