Maxime Gnojczak 2016 NextGen Chef

Chef Maxime Gnojczak (28), was born and educated in France. After working throughout Europe he arrived in New Zealand in 2013 and has been living and working in Wellington ever since. Maxime is active in culinary competitions and has won many accolades throughout his short time in New Zealand. In 2016 Maxime applied for the…[Read more]

Marc Soper’s 2016 Best Ora King Dish New Zealand

Our 2016 Ora King Awards judges Anna King Shahab and Geoff Scott raved about Marc’s dish and were in agreeance that it was the clear winner of the title of Best Ora King Dish New Zealand. And how lucky was I to spend some time with Marc last weekend at the Taste of Auckland festival where he demonstrated…[Read more]

The ODYSSEY Lunch – The Nelson Club, Nelson

Excellence celebrated! Excellence was truly celebrated this year at the 2016 Ora King Awards, affectionately known as The Ora’s.  A stunning lunch was served up at the Nelson Club on a sunny warm Tuesday afternoon on the 11th October.  This is the fourth year of The Ōra’s, where the awards recognise the outstanding contribution of…[Read more]

Joining Forces at Chillingworth Road

Last week myself and the Ora King Foodservice team travelled to Christchurch for the  second in a series of degustation dinners prepared by some of the Garden City’s best chefs. Four leading local chefs showcased fine New Zealand dining in Chillingworth Road Restaurant as part of the Ōra King Chef Collaboration Series. GH. Mumm Champagne…[Read more]

Geoff Scott Ora King Awards Judge 2016

NZ chef entries are now closed for the #OraKingAwards. We have selected our 10 semi finalists and handed the reigns over to our external independent judges. We are excited to have Chef and restaurateur Geoff Scott join Anna King Shahab in tasting and judging the semi finalists. Between Geoff & Anna, they will determine the overall…[Read more]