Food Archive - Marlborough Wine and Food Festival

Like any festival worth their weight, we have some amazing producers from all across the country at the festival. There is something for everyone… Burgers, whitebait, fresh seafood, ice cream, wild venison, coffee, bacon and avocado rolls, international foods and more! We will announce all the food sites closer to the 2020 event.

If you would like information about having a food stall at the 2020 festival, please email us on events@wine-marlborough.co.nz.


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Applications are now open for the New Zealand Home Chef Cook-Off Series!

The New Zealand Home Chef Cook-Off Series!

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Are you an amazing home cook that your friends and family tell you all the time that you have what it takes to be a professional? Then we’ve got an amazing opportunity for you.

We are calling out for New Zealand’s best home cooks to apply for the competition that’s run in the culinary pavilion during the 2019 Marlborough Wine and Food Festival. We’re looking for game home cooks to pair up with a professional chef and compete by cooking off using the same ingredients, same equipment, both live and on stage within 45 mins at the New World Culinary Pavilion! Each will be given a mystery box provided by New World Blenheim using amazing local Marlborough produce and competition for the ultimate title, the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival New World Culinary Pavilion Chef of the Year!

What you need to know:

  1. Applications open 1st October via the following link
  2. Finalists will be shortlisted and applications close 9.11.18
  3. Finalists will be announced during the programme launch (finalists will be asked to join the organisers in Marlborough for a party programme announcement)
  4. An MC and professional chef will be announced prior to the festival

What you’re competing for:

  • Title of Marlborough Wine and Food Festival New World Culinary Pavilion Chef of the Year
  • Trophy created with the above title and name (yours to keep for a year)
  • Tickets to the 2020 Marlborough Wine and Food Festival
  • Dinner for four guests, cooked by a professional chef (within Marlborough only)
  • New World Blenheim vouchers and more!

Click here to read all about what happens on the day and T&C’s of the programme

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