Christchurch 2015

1-3 May, Fri–Sun 10am–5pm, Horncastle Arena

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Jonny Schwass

Jonny Schwass

Jonny has 20 years experience as a chef, he is known to take a no-nonsense approach to cooking, which has made him a big hit in the world of cuisine, overseas and at home.

Chef Schwass has a passion for competition cooking. He was captain of the New Zealand Culinary team, who won gold and bronze medals in the FHA Culinary Challenge in Singapore. The team also participated in America's largest restaurant event the NRA Hotel Show in Chicago and brought home three bronze medals.

Jonny Schwass opened the doors of Restaurant Schwass on 28 September 2007, a day Jonny will remember as the first event the restaurant managed - catering his wedding. Restaurant Schwass became a major success in a short span of time. The restaurant went onto receive local, national and international recognition and was a three-time finalist in Cuisine Restaurant of the Year. Sadly the restaurant was destroyed in the earthquake on February 22 2011.

Jonny writes a regular column for Dish magazine and was a finalist for the New Zealand Magazine Awards columnist of the year. He regularly features on local radio RDU and on National Radio.

After losing his restaurant, Jonny focused his energy and talent on raising much needed funds and awareness for multiple charities within Christchurch. Each year he hosts (with the support of the greater hospitality community) The City Mission Sunday Lunch, to date he has helped raise $250,000 for the mission.


See Jonny Schwass live in Christchurch 2015 Change city

Friday 1 May
Lets slow it down a little
12:30pm-1:15pm Whirlpool Cooking Theatre

In his classes for The Food Show 2015, Jonny Schwass will demonstrate his passion for slow cooking and the joy of finding flavour in the lesser known and often overlooked cuts of meat. Jonny will show you that cooking for loved ones should never be a chore, and the most important times are the ones shared at the table not those spent nervously in the kitchen.

Sunday 3 May
Lets slow it down a little
11:30am-12:15pm Whirlpool Cooking Theatre

In his classes for The Food Show 2015, Jonny Schwass will demonstrate his passion for slow cooking and the joy of finding flavour in the lesser known and often overlooked cuts of meat. Jonny will show you that cooking for loved ones should never be a chore, and the most important times are the ones shared at the table not those spent nervously in the kitchen.

Italian Classics with award-winning restaurateur Jonny Schwass of Harlequin Public House
2:20pm-3:10pm Kenwood Kitchen

Join local favourite Jonny Schwass, award-winning restaurateur, chef and writer for Dish magazine, on a gastronomic journey to Italy.

Jonny will be sharing his no-nonsense approach to good quality home cooking that will draw family members to the dinner table in droves. Learn how to create Italian classics such as homemade tomato sauce and tortellini with pasta dough made from scratch with the use of one kitchen appliance.

You won't have to leave the comfort of your own home for good Italian fare again.


Recipes by Jonny Schwass


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