Claudelands, Hamilton
2nd & 3rd May 2020
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LET THE BEST CHEFS IN THE WAIKATO INSPIRE YOU

In 2019, we profiled the best the Waikato region has to offer and showcasing the talent we have working right here in our city.

Included as part of the entry ticket price, visitors enjoyed cooking demonstrations by some of Waikato's top chefs and cooks. This is your chance to gain insider tips and techniques, and learn some amazing recipes to take home to your own kitchen.

2019 THEATRE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

Ashleigh Brody

11.00am - 11.45am

Ashleigh Brodie

Gather Foodhouse

Eggs Bene Gather Style

Learn how to cook the most popular breakfast dish at Gather Foodhouse with the “egg master” & head chef, Ashleigh Brodie.

Brad King

12.00pm - 12.45pm

Brad King

Falls Retreat

Beef Brisket

Cured, smoked, dry rubbed and slow cooked for 12 hours, served with kumara, coconut & feta croquettes, horseradish aioli, house made pickles and garden daikon salad

Brad likes to keep it simple by utilising seasonal veg, local organic produce, and whatever is coming out of their kitchen gardens. Everything is made from scratch and is good, honest food.

Paul & Vincent - Madam Woo

1.00pm - 1.45pm

Paul Verma & Vincent Ko

Madam Woo

Char Kway Teow & Honey and Soy Tossed Squid

Vincent was born on the island of Borneo, where he grew up in a family heavily influenced by food. His father was a Chinese chef and his mum was a cook for a local canteen. Vincent now oversees all the Madam Woo and Hawker & Roll kitchens.

Paul comes from a humble background in Delhi, India where his love for food began at a young age. His love for Malaysian flavours and his drive to continue to push himself professionally made him well suited to the role.

Eden McPhillips

2.00pm - 2.45pm

Eden McPhillips

Garden of Eden Cakes

Banoffee Tart and Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Balls - raw/vegan/refined sugar free/gluten free

Eden McPhillips, with her dad Liam, was the winner of MKR NZ 2018 and is now the creative genius behind Garden of Eden Cakes. “I am passionate about baking, especially when it comes to raw and vegan goods that are both delicious and good for you to eat! No more guilt when eating a delicious treat! I am stoked to be bringing my baked goods to life and can’t wait for you to try them!"

Alex Williams

3.00pm - 3.45pm

Alex Williams

Wonder Horse

Creating your favourite Wonder Horse cocktails:

Daiquiri
Cucumber & Elderflower Gimlet
Negroni
Dark Cherry Manhatten
Whickey Sour
The Flip

SUNDAY

Matt Gatchell

11.00am - 11.45am

Matt Gatchell

Fill a Bowl

Slaw with butterfly chicken breast with raspberry vinaigrette and fire pepper sauce

Matt has been a chef for most of his life. With no formal training, Matt was trained on the job. Five years ago, Matt opened Café Inc., and then in December 2018, he opened Fill a Bowl to provide fast, fresh clean eating to ensure that people with allergies and certain lifestyles have ample choice in a safe setting. Matt’s passion with food is inclusive.

Maurice Montero

12.00pm - 12.45pm

Maurice Montero

Mr Pickles

Agnolotti filled with ricotta and pumpkin, beetroot sauce and parmesan

With over 14 years experience cooking in kitchens around the Netherlands and New Zealand, Maurice has honed his craft. Instead of focusing on any single cuisine or service styles as many seem to, Maurice's food tends to be more of a melting pot of cultures. Maurice is Co Owner of both 'Mr Pickles' and the soon to open, 'The Bearded Weasel'.

Two Raw Sisters

1.00pm - 1.45pm

Margo & Rosa Flanagan

Two Raw Sisters

Turmeric Sorghum Salad & Mango Lime Cashew Butter Ice Cream

Two Raw Sisters is a business that specialises in influencing and educating New Zealand’s community on how easy, time efficient and cost effective plant based foods can be through our plant-based food cooking workshops.

By ‘raw’ we mean another word for whole-foods using as minimally processed foods as possible. Minimising the use of nuts, seeds and superfoods, utilising seasonal produce and changing peoples’ perceptions on plant-based food with quick + easy tips, tricks and recipes.

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2.00pm - 2.45pm

Carl Houben

Wintec Culinary Tutor

Prawn, Snow Pea & Chorizo Gnocchi

Learn how to cook Prawn, Snow Pea and Chorizo Gnocchi with cherry tomatoes, rocket and confit red onion finished with a fresh prawn infused olive oil and toasted almonds.