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Feast by Famous Chefs

FOUR CHEFS, ONE NIGHT TO FEAST!

Feast by Famous Chefs was be held on the 9th October, 2016 at the Auckland Museum. Stay tuned for information about Feast by Famous Chefs 2017.

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On October 9th 2016, the hospitality industry had the opportunity to don their black ties and dinner dresses. Four of New Zealand's top chefs captivated their peers with course after course of mouth watering culinary delights. At Feast we experience 'Urban Eatz' - a four course lavish feast matched with boutique beer and wine.

The evening featured a stellar line up of chefs:

Makoto Tokuyama Owner, Chef ‘Cocoro’

Makoto Tokuyama was born and raised in a Buddhist temple in Kyushu, Japan. This culture-rich upbringing that honours traditional home cooking using local produce, has greatly influenced his present style of cooking. At his restaurant, Cocoro, Makoto presents degustation courses, using the best ingredients in New Zealand which he puts through a filter of Japanese tradition to create the courses.

Along with many other accolades, Cocoro was recently named the Best Specialist restaurant with a three hats rating at the Cuisine 2016 Good Food Awards.


Mark Southon Head Chef ‘O’Connell Street Bistro’

After training at Michelin star restaurants in Europe, Mark Southon embarked on his culinary tour ‘down under’. He landed a prestigious position at Vue de Monde - one of Australia’s top restaurants - and then fell in love with our shores, continuing his illustrious career in New Zealand.

Mark is a star of five TV shows - Food TV’s ‘The Foodstore Chefs’, the ‘Best of NZ Food’, TV One hit ‘Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge’, ‘Foodstore Gone Wild’ and most recently is the resident chef of ‘The Cafe’ on TV3. Now at the helm of the iconic O’Connell Street Bistro, a new challenge begins!


Giulio Sturla Owner, Chef ‘Roots Restaurant’

Lyttelton-based Giulio Sturla is considered one of the most exciting chefs in New Zealand and his popular degustation restaurant, Roots, was awarded the coveted Cuisine Good Food Award for Restaurant of the Year in 2015. In 2016, his restaurant was awarded its third Cuisine ‘hat’, making it the only restaurant outside of Auckland to be honoured with this accolade.

Fueled by an ‘anything is possible’ attitude, Giulio has elevated his restaurant to one of the best in the country within four years, using only fresh and foraged ingredients.


Josh Barlow Senior Sous Chef ‘The Grove’

Raised and trained in the Waikato, Josh Barlow’s first job was commis chef at Huka Lodge. After a stint in Sydney, Josh travelled to the UK to work at the 1 Michelin star restaurant, The Bath Priory, and the 2 Michelin starred, Hibiscus. He was also part of the opening team for Simon Rogan’s restaurant, Fera at Claridges, which earned a Michelin star 6 months after it opened.

Josh is back in New Zealand and is the senior sous chef at Auckland’s The Grove. In 2016, Josh has also been named as a finalist in the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition.


At Feast by Famous Chefs the industry is recognised through the presentation of the following awards:

The Hall of Fame Award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution and given exceptional service to the hospitality industry in the past and who continue to do so. The Innovator Award - sponsored by Bidvest is awarded to an individual or company who has show outstanding innovation in the hospitality industry. The Good Neighbour Award - the Restaurant Association, together with founding sponsor American Express, recognise and award a Restaurant Association member who is involved in doing outstanding things in community service.

Venue: Upper Events Centre, Auckland Museum

Time: 6pm - Midnight

Attire: Black Tie and Dinner Dresses

Theme: 'Urban Eatz'


TICKETS:

Restaurant Association Members price: $140.00pp
Non Members price: $300.00pp

Package Price for Members (Feast and 2 Day Hospitality Summit): $278.00

To purchase tickets please click here or phone 0800 737 827

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For more information on Feast by Famous Chefs please phone Jacqueline Jones, Events and Sponsorship Manager on 027 220 1835 or email Jacqueline@restaurantnz.co.nz




Hall of Fame Award

Recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution and given exceptional service to the foodservice/hospitality industry in the past and who continue to do so.

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Innovator Award

The Innovator Award is awarded to an individual or company who has show outstanding innovation in the hospitality industry.

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Good Neighbour Award

The Restaurant Association, together with founding sponsor American Express, have launched a new annual award which recognises a Restaurant Association member who is involved in doing outstanding things in community service.

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Sponsors

A huge thank you goes to the following sponsors who make this great event what it is

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Feast Accommodation Specials

Special rates for FEAST guests

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