Kiwi’s Best Kitchen: tempt, taste, toast
Kiwi’s Best Kitchen is an absolute must-see during your Fieldays visit. KBK features exclusive New Zealand food and beverage exhibitors and demonstrations from top Kiwi celebrity chefs.
Exhibitors will be displaying all manner of appetising edibles to tempt your taste buds, predominantly derived from New Zealand primary production, including artisan cheeses, meats, preserves and produce, wines, spirits and liquors, and scrumptious snacks and treats. Gourmet kitchen accessories and appliances will also be showcased in this one-stop-gourmet shop.
Make sure you plan time to stop and watch our celebrity chefs in the Kitchen Theatre. With plenty of seating, you’re sure to be inspired by our chefs as they share their expertise, demonstrate their skills and create distinct and exciting dishes. Stop by afterwards in the Meet ‘n’ Greet area to say hi, buy a book or get a selfie.
Brett McGregor - New Zealand’s first-ever MasterChef winner
New Zealand’s first-ever MasterChef winner, Brett McGregor, joins us for a second year in the Kitchen Theatre. His first challenge on Thursday will be judging the culinary efforts of the Fieldays Rural Bachelor finalists, and then Brett will demonstrate his own unique, travel-inspired cooking expertise. Brett’s love of cuisines from other cultures ensures his recipes are fresh, tasty and exciting, with an eye on affordability and seasonal ingredients.
Michael Van de Elzen – New Zealand Hospitality Hall of Fame inductee and television personality
Friday features renowned New Zealand Hospitality Hall of Fame inductee and television personality Michael Van de Elzen in the Kitchen Theatre. Popular for his inventive twists on favourite food truck fare, and respected as an award-winning restaurateur and successful cook book author, Mike’s culinary creations range from haute cuisine to healthy, family-friendly meals.
Chelsea Winter – 2012 Masterchef Winner
Bringing a little of her homemade happiness to Saturday in the Kitchen Theatre is deliciously down-to-earth Chelsea Winter. The 2012 MasterChef winner, who relishes encouraging others to create sensational meals from easily-accessible, everyday ingredients, will be demonstrating her ‘simple made special’ philosophy and producing food to inspire.