New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Now in its eight year, New Zealand School of Food and Wine’s W&F Celebration brings together fabulous food, exciting wines or become a food blogger in July - August 2021.

New for 2021 is the New Zealand National Wine Tasting Challenge which will be held around 4 regions (Christchurch, Central Otago, Wairarapa, Hawke's Bay) and the final will be held in Auckland on Sunday, 1 August. 

From 29 July - 1 August, we will have a W&F Celebration at our premises in the Viaduct. Starting with the Foodography Dinner 2021, a multi-course tasting menu where you can create a series of fabulous dishes to shape, snap and upload your fun photo, this years theme is Midwinter Christmas Menu. This is our 5th year and in 2019, Carol Hirshfeld filmed the evening so take a look here. If you are looking for mouth watering dishes and keen to put your time management skills to practice this could just be the thing to engage and entertain you on Thursday, 29 July from 5pm - 8pm. 

Urban Winter Forage with Riki Bennett is back Saturday, 31 July from 9:30 am - 2 pm. This is an opportunity to learn more about the native plants that abound even in our cityscape.

On Sunday, 1 August, there will be a New Zealand National Wine Tasting Challenge (regional teams coming to Auckland to compete) 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm followed by Wine tasting from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and a Gastronomic feast to end the night prepared by Chef Finn Gybel and our cookery students under his guidance. A unique opportunity to savour New Zealand fare.  

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