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Top Tips for the Food Show Wellington

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The Food Show Wellington returns from 11 to 13 May 2012 at Westpac Stadium with a blast of new features, new exhibitors, and a fabulous line-up of free live cooking demos.

1. The Kenwood Kitchen - new feature in Wellington

Free live demonstrations from outstanding chefs, every day of the show. See how to make superb cuisine with Brett McGregor, plus chefs from Logan Brown, La Bella Italia and Martha's Pantry. Discover the art of cocktail making from the Matterhorn's Riki Carter and see Delonghi's Giovanni Infantino demonstrating how to make beautiful coffee at home.

2. Masterclass Series, in association with Waipara Hills and Sanpellegrino

The masters are in the house for these exclusive classes, limited to just 50 seats per session. Learn all about seafood preparation, food styling, healthy gourmet cooking, wine,beer and food matching, and how to make an unforgettable high tea. Classes presented by Al Brown, Ray McVinnie, Nadia Lim, Lauraine Jacobs, Simon Holst, and Annabelle White. Plus, in honour of Mother's Day on 13 May, Nadia Lim will host a special champagne breakfast session. Tickets are $50 per class and include a gift valued at $40 - get in quick or miss out.

3. Electrolux Cooking Theatre - featuring new season MasterChef NZ contestants

See all-day cooking demosfrom top Kiwi and international chefs, free with entry to the show. This year's line-up includes the popular Chelsea Winter and Brenton Thornton, contestants from the new season of MasterChef NZ. Plus, demos from Al Brown, Ray McVinnie, Richard Till, Helen Jackson, Nadia Lim, Annabelle White, Nici Wickes and Claire Aldous. What's more, Alison and Simon Holst will present a special mother and son demo on Mother's Day.

4. New foods, drinks and special deals

Every year the Show features the latest and greatest from local and international producers -this year is no exception. Go to and add these new products to your itinerary: Cec's Porridge/Muesli/Bircher, a new '3 in 1' cereal flavoured with elderflower syrup, new 80% cocoa bar, chilli and lime, and dark chocolate and yoghurt coated cranberries from Donovan's Chocolates, vanilla syrup foam from Heilala Vanilla, and lactose free yoghurt from Retro Organics. And take advantage of specials such as: buy any two products from The Damson Collection for $15, Bookfeast will be offering $5 and $10 specials, plus many books athalf price, Dilmah will be giving away samples of acai berry, pomegranate, and vanilla tea, and Bessemer Cookware will be on sale at up to 25% off.

5. The Culinary Fare

The New Zealand Chefs Association presents the Culinary Fare, where top competitors from the hospitality industry race against the clock to complete a variety of challenges, culminating in the award of the coveted 'Chef of the Capital' title.


There is no better place than our website to browse fully searchable lists of exhibitors, new products, show-only specials and live cooking demos. Spot something you like, click a button and compile your own personal show itinerary, complete with an interactive showmap. Save it, print it out, or share with friends via Facebook and Twitter.

7. Pre-purchase tickets

Let nothing slow down your Show experience - including queues on the day. Pre-purchase your ticket now at

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