And the winners are...

MONDAY 7TH JULY 2014

Fine Food NZ 2014 also played host to a number of significant industry events hosted by the Baking Industry of New Zealand, New Zealand Chef's Association, Restaurant Association of New Zealand and TheShout magazine

Best New Product Awards

Best New Retail Product – Bennetto’s Drinking Chocolate 
Best New Foodservice Product – Sealord Chilli Battered Prawns 
Best New Equipment Product – JL Lennard NZ with IceZone


Bakery of the Year Awards 

Bakery of the Year 2014 – Heavens Bakery of Greenmeadows in Napier 
Runner up – 10 O’Clock Cookie Baker Café in Masterton 
Third place – Melody’s Bakery of New World in Palmerston North


Gourmet Pacific Challenge, by the NZ Chefs Association

Winner – The New Zealand Culinary Team of Richard Hingston, Darren Wright, Steve Le Corre and Mark Sycamore.


Who Owns The Pavlova? (Australia vs New Zealand), by the NZ Chefs Association

Winner – The New Zealand Culinary Team of Richard Hingston, Darren Wright, Steve Le Corre and Mark Sycamore.


TheShout Fight Club 

Day 1 Winner:

Cocktail: The Jammy Pirate
Mixologist: Garth Parkinson, of Bellini at The Hilton Auckland 
Ingredients: Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum, blackberry jam, fresh lime, cloudy apple juice, apple cider vinegar, freeze dried berries.

Day 2 Winner:

Cocktail: First Round 
Mixologist: Leon Bavlon, of 1885, Auckland 
Ingredients: Waiwera Juniper Vodka, lemon, orange marmalade, Fountain Drinks Cherry and Pomegranate, mint.


The Restaurant Association’s Barista Smackdown sponsored by Tiger Coffee and IncaFe

Winner – Masako Yamamoto of Atomic Coffee Roasters and Café in Auckland.