Kiwi’s Best Kitchen: tempt, taste and toast

Stock the pantry and tempt your taste buds with delicious, New Zealand primary production ingredients in Kiwi’s Best Kitchen.

Featuring artisan butchery and delicatessen meats, specialty cheeses, finest domestically produced liquors, spirits, wines and ales, preserves, condiments and sauces, and delectable dessert treats, this is the marquee you can’t resist. Gourmet kitchen accessories, appliances and kitchen design and build specialists will also be showcased in this one-stop-gourmet shop, located between the Rural Living and Agribusiness Areas, on the corner of F Street and N Road. Check the schedule and enjoy a culinary session with our celebrity chefs in the Kitchen Theatre. Experience an insight into their talents, travels, tips and tastes and after the cooking presentation stay to meet and greet the chef, take a selfie or buy a book.

Celebrity chefs

    

Brett McGregor – Wednesday 14 June 2017

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Joining us on Wednesday for his third year in the Kitchen Theatre is New Zealand’s first-ever MasterChef winner, Brett McGregor. Fresh from filming his latest TV series Taste of a Traveller, Brett’s passion for sharing global culinary styles, ingredients and techniques will be a key feature of his on-stage cooking demonstrations.
 
See Brett McGregor at 9.15am, 11.00am, 1.15pm, 3.15pm on Wednesday in Kiwi's Best Kitchen at Fieldays

Mark Southon – Thursday 15 June 2017

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On Thursday we are joined by Michelin restaurant trained, UK born Mark Southon. The resident chef of TV’s The Café, Mark is renowned for his love of wild foods, seafood and quality ingredients. Join Mark for one of three on-stage demonstrations and at 11am. Mark will also be judging the culinary efforts of the Fieldays Rural Bachelor finalists.

See Mark Southon at 9.15am, 11.00am, 1.15pm, 3.15pm on Thursday in Kiwi's Best Kitchen at Fieldays

Michael Van de Elzen – Friday 16 June 2017

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Michael Van de Elzen makes a popular return to the Kitchen Theatre. The renowned New Zealand Hospitality Hall of Fame inductee and television personality is popular for his inventive twists on favourite food truck fare, respected as an award-winning restaurateur, and celebrated as a successful cookbook author. A familiar face on TV’s Kiwi Living, Mike’s culinary creations range from haute cuisine to healthy, family-friendly meals inspiring how we cook in our own homes.

See Michael Van de Elzen at 9.15am, 11.00am, 1.15pm, 3.15pm on Friday in Kiwi's Best Kitchen at Fieldays

Karena and Kasey Bird – Saturday 17 June 2017

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Saturday brings double the culinary pleasure as we’re joined by the famed sisters of Maketu, Karena and Kasey Bird. Since their 2014 MasterChef win, the pair have published two successful cookbooks and hosted their own popular TV show, Karena & Kasey’s Kitchen Diplomacy. World travels, family and heritage add flavour to the unique cooking style of these passionate and talented young women.

See Karena and Kasey Bird at 9.00am, 10.45am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm in Kiwi's Best Kitchen at Fieldays


2017 Kitchen Theatre Timetable

 Wednesday 14 June

 Brett McGregor

 9.15am

 11.00am

 1.15pm

 3.15pm

 Thursday 15 June

 Mark Southon

 9.15am

 11.00am

 1.15pm

 3.15pm

 Friday 16 June

 Michael Van de Elzen

 9.15am

 11.00am

 1.15pm

 3.15pm

 Saturday 17 June

 Karena and Kasey Bird

 9.00am

 10.45am

 12.30pm

 2.30pm

 
 
 
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