Seven Kiwi chefs bring their diverse flavours to Fieldays Online

The New Zealand food story will be on full display for visitors to Fieldays Online with a delicious line up of recipes from some of our favourite Kiwi chefs. From classic chocolate puddings to moreish harissa spiced lamb dishes, all seven chefs bring their unique styles, top tips and tricks all delivered with passion for viewers to enjoy. Visitors can watch their master classes live or on-demand – so there’s no excuse to cook along during dinner time! At home chefs can post a photo of their finished dishes with the #Fieldayskitchen2020

Make sure you enjoy the following chefs from Monday 13th July – Sunday 26th July:

Brett McGregor wasNew Zealand’s first MasterChef; ten years on, three cookbooks later, and a hit TV series under his belt, Brett is now Executive Chef at the Strata Lounge Auckland airport.  Brett’s demonstrations during Fieldays are titled – Easy to prepare tasty recipes using NZ’s best produce. Watch Brett at Fieldays Online make ‘Cashew Harissa Spiced Seeds and Lamb’ and ‘Spiced Coconut Soup’

Michael Van de Elzen is one of New Zealand’s most loved chefs having starred on a number of television shows, most recently TVNZ’s Eat Well for Less New Zealand.  He started a career in the food industry at the tender age of 14, working in some of Auckland’s and London’s landmark restaurants, while owning several of his own over the years. Michael is passionate about healthy food, and with his wife, Bee, opened the ‘Good From Scratch Cookery School’ on their lifestyle block in Muriwai in 2020. Watch Michael at Fieldays Online make ‘Warm Autumnal Salad’ and ‘Rubbed Woodfired Beef Skirt Steak with Pepper Salsa’

Simon Gault is a well know New Zealand chef, entrepreneur, food writer and television personality. His exciting new You Tube channel highlights his expert recipe tutorials, inventive cooking ideas with tips and techniques.  Watch Simon at Fieldays Online make the perfect ‘Roast Pork Fillet’, ‘Cointreau Date Pudding’ and ‘Faux Buffalo Wings’

Karena & Kasey Bird are sisters who grew up in the beach side community of Maketu, the landing ground of the Te Arawa waka, and where they still currently reside. Karena and Kasey are fluent speakers of te reo Māori and their cooking style is firmly rooted in their unique cultural heritage.Since winning Masterchef 2014, Karena and Kasey have travelled to over 50 destinations across the globe learning about food and culture whilst also being involved with a number of food events and activations throughout New Zealand. They have hosted two seasons of the award-winning series “Karena and Kasey’s Kitchen Diplomacy” which saw them travel to a new overseas destination each episode. They have cooked for a number of NZ dignitaries and celebrations/events around the world. They have been the food editors for Mana magazine and food contributors for the Herald on Sunday.  They have also self-published two award winning cookbooks “For the Love of…” & “Hungry”. Watch the sisters at Fieldays Online make ‘Poached Pears in Choc Pudding’, ‘Feta and Spinach Tortellini’ and ‘Eye Fillet with Creamed Oyster Sauce and Grilled Crayfish’

Nici Wickes is a published cookbook author, entertainer, broadcaster, food stylist, recipe developer and food editor. She’s all about no-fuss, confidence-building cooking. Her hugely popular TV series World Kitchen saw her travel the world seeking great food and the people who grow, cook and eat it. Five seasons of World Kitchen, two cookbooks (World Kitchen & Cook Eat Enjoy), six years as food editor for Viva (NZ Herald), five years charged with creating, testing and styling over 200 recipes each year for New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, too many stage appearances and cooking demonstrations in NZ and internationally to keep count of… and she still finds cooking fun! Watch Nici at Fieldays Online make ‘Dark Chocolate Tart’ and her ‘Mexican Chicken’

Belinda MacDonald was aco-winner of NZ “My Kitchen Rules” 2014 and a Kiwi food personality who lives and breathes her passion for fun flavourful food! She has graced the community with local foodie columns, TV appearances, keto food vlogging, culinary consultancy and shares her passion for all things delicious! Her website hosts a colourful collection of home cooked global recipes, tips and tricks all for those with an interest in good food and seasonal cooking. Watch Belinda at Fieldays Online make ‘White Chocolate Slab’ or her ‘Greek Goddess Iceberg Salad’, ‘Indian-ish cheese scones’ and ‘Brocolli, Hemp and Caraway Bread’


Fieldays Online is completely FREE

Key dates and times: Digital gates open 12pm Monday 13th July – 5pm Sunday 26th July

ALL Fieldays TV content is available ON-DEMAND following first screening until the end of the event. Visitors can plan their event experience around their tastes, save viewings for later and peruse the myriad of digital exhibitor sites, specials, demonstrations, and live chats.

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