Marlborough food heroes on show

15 January, 2018 by
FMCG Business
Karena and Kasey Bird will share their recipes at the Culinary Pavilion.


Where can you meet foodie celebrities Karena and Kasey Bird alongside Kiwi stars such as Tiki Taane and Boh Runga?


Head to the 2018 Marlborough Wine & Food Festival on 10th February and you will find them all there. Festival goers will get the opportunity to sample a unique selection of world-class wines and delicious local cuisine all in the heart of one of Marlborough’s oldest and most picturesque vineyards – Brancott Vineyard.

This year, the festival is set for change in its Culinary Pavilion with the addition of the Local Food Heroes – Marlborough food producers who will provide talks and demonstrations, and sell delicious chef-created dishes.

Along with some of the best wines in the world, Marlborough has the food to match, and what better way to show this than the introduction of a series of bite-sized talks from the food producers themselves. Think Ted Talks, with the subject matter being Marlborough produce. These guys are the Marlborough Food Heroes.

While the Local Food Heroes is new, the Culinary Pavilion will once again focus on the best Marlborough has to offer in terms of produce, prepared by top New Zealand and international chefs. Culinary Partners Cloudy Bay Clams, Flaxbourne Pure Lamb, New Zealand King Salmon and Kono have teamed up with Collin Fassnidge, Nick Honeyman, Annabelle White and Karena and Kasey Bird.

Understanding the demand from consumers to know more about where their food is from and how it is sourced lead the changes in the Culinary Pavilion. The Local Food Heroes include; Verve Flowers, the farmer florist, Marlborough Black Garlic, Taylor Pass Honey and the Culinary Partners.

Did you know?

The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s longest running wine and food festival. With over 40 Marlborough wine producers, nearly 30 food producers from around the country and top entertainment, it is Marlborough’s best day out.