OUR SPONSORS FOR 2018
All of the following sponsors recognise the importance of being partnered with this premier event, and we appreciate their support in bringing this vibrant culinary show to Hamilton.
OUR OFFICIAL PARTNERS
We would like to recognise the special contribution our official partners provide the show.
Heathcote Appliances Ltd - Heathcote Appliances has been owned by the Heathcote family since 1946. From the original store based in Morrinsville selling a wide range of appliances and supplies to the local community. Heathcotes now have a large-format stores in Hamilton City, The Base (NZ's Largest Shopping Centre) Te Rapa, Morrinsville & Te Awamutu.
We have always prided ourselves on the level of knowledge, advice and service we can give our customers. If at any time you require help you can either email us or call us.
What makes us different? Being locally owned and operated Heathcotes has a vested interest in our local community, sponsoring various local events and schools. That’s why we are proud to get behind the Great NZ Food Show.
The Hits Waikato 98.6 - Music you know and love! The very best presenters in New Zealand!
The Hits is designed to engage with today’s adult listener. It’s the place you go to feel happy, connect with likeminded people, laugh and sing along to all the songs.
Wintec Centre for Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing and Hospitality
Whether it’s providing you with hands-on learning environments and access to some of the best purpose-built training facilities in the country, or engaging top industry professionals as tutors, we’ve got it covered.
When you join the ranks of Wintec graduates taking on the world, you won’t feel thrown in the deep end. Because we know there’s no better way to learn about your potential future career, than to experience it. So whether it's work experience or work-simulated learning, we’ll be here for guidance and support while you 'find your feet'. And when the time comes to put your knowledge into practice, you’ll enjoy developing the skills and confidence to succeed.
Before you’re ready to join the 'real world', we bring the world to you. When you’re learning top techniques and skills, in some of the best purpose-built training facilities in the country, you'll 'wow' your future employers from day one. Your confidence will soar to new heights in these learning environments, which include a student radio station, an art gallery, a practicing nursing ward, science teaching laboratories, fully equipped sport science facilities, specialist kitchens and a training restaurant, hair and beauty salons, music and design studios, a veterinary surgery, an animal house and fully equipped trades workshops, which are regarded as some of the best in the country.
Your tutors are more than just academics. They started where you are, now they’re highly respected in their fields of expertise, and keep actively connected with industry via their involvement in research and development. You’ll benefit from the wealth of knowledge, experience and industry connections, they have to offer you. By the time you leave Wintec you’ll be ready to make a difference: whether it’s to your life, someone else’s, or the world, we’ll help you get there.
Greenlea Butcher Shop
Greenlea is a family owned and operated business that traces its roots to the New Zealand east coast town of Gisborne. Peter Egan, Greenlea’s founder, has spent his lifetime working in the New Zealand meat industry, but got his start working in the family’s Gisborne butcher shop in the 1960s. In 1993 Greenlea’s first plant was built on the outskirts of Hamilton and was widely praised in the press for its efficiency. Following the success of the Hamilton plant, Greenlea purchased its second plant in Morrinsville in 1997.
More than twenty years after its first plant was commissioned, Greenlea is still managed by the Egan family. In 2011, carrying on the family tradition, Peter’s son James became chairman of the Greenlea Board of Directors. Tony Egan, Peter’s nephew, also returned to Greenlea after 12 years, as managing director. Peter’s son, Simon, and daughter, Caroline, are also directors on the board.
Greenlea’s family involvement does not end at the board table. The team spirit that pervades the company reflects the values and the strong family culture. Being one team is at the heart of what we do and how we do it. It’s Greenlea’s people working as one team that makes us successful. We’re big enough to achieve but still small enough to care. We’re passionate about our farmers, our products and our story. Get to know Greenlea, and you’ll discover why we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved and our amazing 100% grass-fed beef.
OUR SUPPORTING SPONSOR
We would like to recognise the special contribution our supporting sponsors provide the show.
Black Ridge Vineyard
Pioneers, risk takers, brave, fighters. These are words that have been used to describe the founders of Black Ridge, one of the southernmost vineyards in the world and the oldest in the Central Otago region.
Wines with a sense of place are hand-crafted from vines of almost 40 years of age planted on the steep schist hills that overlook the Alexandra Basin. We specialise in aromatic varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.