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It’s almost time to gather your friends, wind a scarf around your neck, find the car keys and head to The Food Show Auckland 2012 happening from 2 to 5 August 2012 at ASB Showgrounds.
In the meantime, go to www.foodshow.co.nz and marvel at the avalanche of food, drink, kitchen equipment, new features and general deliciousness in this year’s show. You’ll be gobsmacked.
While you’re online, check out the incredible line-up of celebrity chef demos taking place in the Electrolux Cooking Theatre, browse our searchable roster of fabulous exhibitors, and discover standout features like the Masterclass Series, the brand new Kenwood Kitchen and Auckland on the Menu, a farmer’s Market located at the heart of the event.
The Masterclass Series – in association with San Pellegrino, Sacred Hill, and The Great Hiring Company
This exclusive series of intimate seminars are limited to 50 people per class so you can get up close and personal with famous chefs and learn top techniques from the masters.
Check out Ray McVinnie’s 'Food Styling Fundamentals', learn how to cook duck like a pro at Lauraine Jacobs’ ‘Duck and Pinot’ class, mix up cool cocktails with Hayden ‘Woody’ Wood, and see how to cook tasty game dishes with Josh Emett.
Discover the secrets of French cakes and macarons with Julie Le Clerc, Asian tapas with Brett McGregor, high tea essentials with Annabelle White and Mark Gregory, and family food classics with Simon Gault.
Tickets are purchased separately to the general entry fee at a cost of $50 per class and include a gift bag valued at $40. Spaces are limited to 50 people per class – so get in quick to avoid disappointment.
The Kenwood Kitchen – NEW in 2012
The new Kenwood Kitchen features FREE all-day food and drink demos from some of New Zealand's best chefs and barmen.
The roster of presenters is highly distinguished and includes Woman’s Weekly Food Editor Annabelle White, Eugene Hamilton and Hayden Smith from the famous Simon Gault restaurant Euro, and 2010 Masterchef Winner Brett McGregor.
Kim Evans, owner of cafes Little and Friday will be making a selection of delicious sweet pastry treats, Executive Chef from Clooney Des Harris will demo dishes that look spectacular but are easy to make at home, and Mea Culpa Ambassador Riki Carter concoct special coffees and coffee-infused cocktails right before your eyes.
Or check out Pip Wylie, Head Chef from Grey Lynn’s Ripe Deli demonstrating favourite dishes including the divine Raw Energy salad, or witness gluten-free baking guru Neville Green and wife Judy creating their mouth-watering focaccia and delicious French bread.
Tickets are on sale at www.foodshow.co.nz now.