The nation’s best café is in Nelson. The Jester House Café between Richmond and Motueka on Aporo Road...
Nelson Cafe is NZ's Best
Dining Survey Shows Preference for Home Grown
The latest American Express Dining Insights survey examining the nation’s dining habits shows strong support for dishes made with New Zealand sourced ingredients...
Cafe of the year award: regional winners revealed
The regional winners have been found and now Kiwi diners await the decision of the judges...
Taranaki Halamoana Award Winners 2013
NZ Cafe of the Year top finalists revealed
Public has its say; now it’s up to the judges...
The Taste Summit
On Sunday afternoon at Taste of Auckland, we are inviting chefs to join us for a bite to eat, a drink and a discussion before heading out to explore the rest of the festival...
Kiwi diners still favour quality over quantity
The latest American Express dining survey examining the nation’s dining habits shows strong support for restaurant and cafés to improve the nutritional value of children’s meals.
Dine Aid turns 5. Celebrate with us on 15th November!
This year marks Dine Aid’s 5th anniversary of helping New Zealanders in need...
New OneMusic Licence great for business
APRA and PPNZ Music Licensing have come together to create a world-first, single music licence that best serves New Zealand businesses.
Voting Underway For NZ Cafe of the Year
2nd September, 2013
Forget local body elections; for food fans the big call this year is on which is New Zealand’s best café.
John Hellebrekers inducted into Restaurant Association Hall of Fame
The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has announced John Hellebrekers as the 2013 inductee into the Association’s Hall of Fame, an accolade reserved for those who have made an extensive and on-going commitment to New Zealand’s hospitality industry.
Gold for young chef star
Tamara Johnson of St Heliers Bay Café & Bistro in Auckland outshone competitors in this year’s ServiceIQ Modern Apprentice Chef of the Year competition, winning the gold medal.
Information for hospitality businesses affected by the recent earthquakes
Join us at the NZ Culinary Fare!
We’d like to remind you that the Restaurant Association is hosting the NZ CULINARY FARE (along with our premium sponsors American Express, G6 Hygiene, Goodman Fielder, Moffat and Southern Hospitality), this Sunday, Monday, Tuesday (18,19,20 August). So if you can, come along to the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane for a visit.
Top of the food chain
Marisa Bidois' law background came in handy when a chef decided to serve cake to all the diners on his birthday. Turns out, it was a hash job...
The unsung heroes of the restaurant scene
Celebrity chefs may be the trend du jour, but behind each one is a hard-working restaurateur, writes Nici Wickes (Viva Magazine, 31 July, 2013)
Outlook for Hospitality Industry Improves
As New Zealand’s economy continues to strengthen, so too does the hospitality industry.The third annual Hospitality Report, the definitive guide to the performance of New Zealand’s hospitality industry was released on 2nd July...
2013 Rotorua Hospitality Awards Winners Announced
The winners of the Rotorua Hospitality Awards were announced on Sunday night, 23 June at Skyline Rotorua. With an outstanding amount of support, over 850 votes were received across the 13 categories and demand for tickets for the awards evening far exceeded availability.
Cuisine crowns New Zealand's best restaurants
Diners in New Zealand are being treated to the finest food they have ever had according to Kerry Tyack, head judge of this year’s Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards...
Auckland hospitality superstars honoured at awards evening
The Lewisham Awards have been announced recently at a sparkling event at SKYCITY Convention Centre. The awards recognise the best in the local hospitality business as voted by those within the industry - and the hospo crowd came out in force to celebrate the best of the best.
IT'S THE YEAR OF THE GLOBAL ROAST
Selaks New Zealand Roast Day began in 2010 when Selaks decided to dedicate a day in honor of the humble New Zealand Roast. Selaks were determined to ensure that the roast retains its rightful place in our country’s rich epicurean history. This years Selaks NZ Roast Day is on 5th August, with opporutunity for restaurants and cafes to get on board the event...
2013 Rotorua Hospitality Awards Finalists Announced
The finalists for the 2013 Rotorua Hospitality Awards have been announced. Initiated and partnered by the Rotorua Branch of the Restaurant Association and foundation sponsor Gilmours Rotorua, the awards have gathered wide ranging support in the Rotorua area and throughout the country in the way of category Sponsors and product contributors.
Winners announced in 2013 Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards
For the sixth year in a row, the exceptional people and establishments that make up the hospitality industry in Hawke’s Bay have been announced.
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY SLOW COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS
Southern Hospitality Group Corporate Chef, Tony Taylor, will be holding live cooking demonstrations at a Southern Hospitality branch near you!