Ora King Next Generation: Clement Mathon

Clement Mathon, Ora King Next Generation Mentoring Programme

  Clement Mathon or ‘Clem’, currently lives and works in Queenstown. He is a chef working under Ben Batterbury at True South Dining at The Rees luxury apartments. Clem applied for a place on the inaugural Ora King Next Generation Mentoring Programme earlier this year. Clem’s application intrigued us at Ora King HQ – he’s…[Read more]

Mat McLean’s simple Ora King salmon dishes

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Chef/Owner of  Palate restaurant in Hamilton Mat McLean ran a series of BBQ cooking classes for his customers throughout the month of April. Mat teamed up with us at Ora King salmon, Silver Fern Farms and Hamilton boutique brewer Good George to create impressive, yet easy to replicate dishes. He demonstrated the dishes at the class along…[Read more]

Mementos Shared – Mahana

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Every chef or foodie holds onto one or two special memento’s that evokes for them a memory related to food, cooking or entertaining – the first good knife they ever owned, a cookbook that led them into a life revolving around cooking, a special bowl passed down through the family. For me it is a…[Read more]

Ora King Next Generation Mentoring Programme: Stage 2

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On Tuesday the Ora King New Zealand team descended upon Christchurch for stage 2 of the Next Generation Mentoring programme. The recently opened Empire Bar and Izakaya played host as our venue. The day begins with Executive Chef for the Empire group (which also includes Baretta and The Cuban), Mark McCracken picking myself and Anne-Marie up…[Read more]