Restaurant Association of New Zealand

Grill Magazine

Important event for the Hospitality sector at Taste of Auckland

Taste of Auckland and Silver Fern Farms invite you to join us on Sunday 17 November for a hearty discussion about the restaurant industry, over a bite to eat and a drink.

Keith's Take: Restaurant critics' integrity – yeah, right

altLike US military intelligence, the very concept of restaurant critics' integrity is oxymoronic, at least in the eye of the hospo community.

Public interest in environmental dining is high – Global Menu Report

altThe latest part of the Unilever Food Solutions Global Menu Report has been released in New Zealand as part of an international effort by the company to increase professional interest in environmentally sound food solutions.

Fat Duck misled customers over food poisoning

altThe famous Bray, England restaurant, the Fat Duck, has been roundly criticised in a new report on the outbreak of food poisoning amongst its customers in 2009.

Winners of Proud to be a Chef set for Melbourne

The four New Zealand semi-final winners of the Proud to be a Chef programme were announced in Auckland last night. The four successful contestants will travel to Melbourne for the finals of the 2012 Australian-based competition, and be treated to an exciting sequence of professional culinary events that should energise their chosen careers.

Keith’s Take: Congratulations Fonterra – About time too!

The elephant in the room at AUT, as contestants for the 2012 Proud to be a Chef programme went through their paces before Auckland's leading chefs, was the question: why has it taken New Zealand's largest food producer so long to make a meaningful contribution to culinary professionalism in this country?

The Robertson Review: Legislative priorities

altThe polling is done, the votes are counted – well, almost counted – and New Zealanders can no longer have the excuse that they are distracted by the election campaign for getting on with life.  

Ten 'Fonterra Foodservices Proud to be a Chef' finalists announced

altTen of the country’s leading trainee chefs have been announced as finalists this week in the annual Fonterra Foodservices Proud to be a Chef competition.

MasterChef magazine bumper Dec/Jan issue on sale now

This month's issue of MasterChef Magazine is brimming with great ideas for gifts and entertaining through the festive season and well into the New Year.

Keith’s Take: Food producers should eat out more

altThe latest report on New Zealand's food industry for the Ministry of Economic Development – Moving to the Centre: the future of the New Zealand food industry – perpetuates one of the most debilitating myths about New Zealand food; that the best is reserved for export.