Restaurant Association of New Zealand

Education Trust

The Education Trust was established in 1993 with the single purpose of providing training and education to the hospitality industry.

Each year, the Trust makes grants to worthy industry activities and supports a commitment to furthering education and career advancements for hospitality workers.

In 2002 the Trust purchased a commercial building in Normanby Road, Auckland, which now houses the Restaurant Association’s head office and taste, a multi-purpose facility that provides a focal point for the hospitality industry and hosts professional development classes, masterclasses and industry functions.

The Trust is also behind the Restaurant Association's ProStart programme, which provides an introduction to working in the hospitality industry. They also support hospitality by providing current industry advice through the New Zealand cookery apprenticeship programme. and the helps to prepare workers for the industry owns The Restaurant Show, an annual showcase of industry skills and produce that includes the Culinary Fare, masterclasses and seminars.


Tony Adcock - Chairman

David Meagher

Merv Ah Chee

Warren Bias

Alistair Rowe

Mike Egan