Discover the latest food trends, wine releases transform your skills in the kitchen and nourish your palate with mouth-watering fare at the New Zealand School of Food & Wine premises in Auckland’s Viaduct.
Over three days from August 19 – 21 2017, you can enjoy an enticing mix of wine tasting, free cookery demonstrations, tutored masterclasses, and the opportunity to cook alongside passionate and talented chefs in the professional kitchen.
The tantalising world of food photography will be unlocked during the #Foodography Dinner on Saturday 19 August. Get tips on how to capture amazing food imagery on your phone. Bring along a friend to sip, style and snap as you build your own creations over 6 courses for the chance to win a dinner for two at leading Auckland restaurant, Clooney.
Guest chef in our kitchen
For the foodie adventurer, become a guest chef for the day, by helping to bring to life the celebration dinner on Sunday 20 August. This year, Samir Allen from Metro Top 50 Restaurant 2017 Gemmayze St will create a gastronomic Lebanese menu, preceded by an exclusive tasting of Lebanese wines.
Savouring and Tasting Wine
Join top New Zealand wineries as they pour a selection of new releases and discuss their innovative wine styles. Experts Joelle Thomson and Michael Jemison will offer free wine masterclasses during these sessions and focus on international aromatic white wines.
New Zealand Sommelier and Junior Sommelier of the Year competition
NZSFW will again host the New Zealand Sommelier and Junior Sommelier of the Year competition. Talented professionals working in hotels and restaurants around the country will put their wine knowledge and service skills to the test. You can observe the fanfare of the finalists opening a bottle of Champagne Louis Roederer as they vie to impress the judges between 2 – 4pm on Sunday 20 August.
Event information and ticket sales at event.foodandwine.co.nz