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Minister launches “stunning” Service Sector Regional Plans

Ten regions around the country now have Roadmaps and Plans for their service sectors, with four more on the way, thanks to industry training organisation ServiceIQ. Launched at Parliament, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Louise Upston said that the Roadmaps deserved to be launched at the nation’s seat of government. “This work is absolutely stunning. These are really substantial documents that are filled with data, information ... more

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EMBER Restaurant and Bar: new beginnings

The Ember team from left: Executive chef Niels Naumann, assistant manager Hansa Malhotra, owner Mark Davis, restaurant/general manager Mark Smithells. New owner, new chef — Ember Restaurant and Bar has a new life. New owner, Mark Davis, has a background in business management and had been looking long and hard for a new challenge. The previous owners David Kerr and Ryan Ladbrook were keen to focus on their burgeoning catering business and are happy to have passed their beloved ... more

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Concours National des Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs de la Nouvelle-Zélande

Sunday, August 6, 2017 Le Cordon Bleu, Wellington, New Zealand Every other year New Zealand hosts a competition within the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs members to select a national representative to compete at the International Jeunes Chefs Competition. The purpose of this competition is to encourage and promote the culinary expertise of young Chefs Rôtisseurs in the tradition of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs by exposing them to a competitive environment with their ... more

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Emirates celebrates nine years of the A380 service as newly revamped Onboard Lounge takes to the skies

Emirates’ newly revamped A380 Onboard Lounge has made its operational debut on a flight from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur, marking the 9th anniversary of the airline’s award-winning A380 service. Emirates has been operating A380 aircraft to New Zealand since 2009 and all four daily New Zealand flights are now served by A380s. The Onboard Lounge was first introduced on 1 August, 2008 and has since become a mainstay of Emirates’ double decker aircraft. Now in its 9th year, ... more

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Alexandra Park attracts more multi-day conferences

With its meetings and daily functions business well established, Alexandra Park is increasingly attracting large multi-day conferences and conventions, says Alexandra Park Sales & Marketing Manager Joel Reichardt. “We may not have a hotel on-site but we offer great proximity to the central city and airport. That’s a big plus for many attendees who are quite happy to organise their own accommodation and make the most of our central location and free carparking,” he ... more

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Setting new standards in Senior Lifestyle Cuisine

Marc Soper is used to creating sensational dishes for high-paying guests at the luxury Wharekauhau Country Estate in Wairarapa. Now, the multi-award winning executive chef, who was also crowned Chef of the Capital in both 2015 and 2016, is going to bring his exacting standards to bear as a judge of the 2017 New Zealand Senior Lifestyle Cuisine cooking competition at the NZ Hospitality Championships in Auckland on Sunday 30 July. For Marc, it’s a great opportunity to find out how ... more

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North to South at Sidart

In celebration of fine-dining restaurant Sidart’s eighth birthday, two of New Zealand’s top chefs have joined forces for a one-night only dining event in Auckland. On September 14, multi-award winning chefs Sid Sahrawat and Giulio Sturla, the chef-owner of the famed Roots Restaurant in Lyttleton, Christchurch will delight diners with an innovative six-course menu. The high-profile collaboration, North to South at Sidart, will showcase the best of local and ... more

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Skills shortage reaching crisis levels in the service industry

There’s a skill shortage looming in the service industry that’s going to affect all New Zealanders, across all regions, and visitors to our country. “Without scaremongering, there’s a very real crisis around the corner. It puts our successful service sectors at risk, and unless things change soon, New Zealand will be worse for it,” says Dean Minchington, Chief Executive Officer for ServiceIQ, Industry Training Organisation for the tourism, hospitality, ... more

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Feriza’s set to bring Ottoman opulence to the Auckland waterfront

Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter is welcoming exciting new restaurant Feriza’s to the neighbourhood this July. The venue will bring a splash of Ottoman opulence to the waterfront, with an emphasis on shared dining, and modern twists on dishes the Ottoman region is famous for. The restaurant is a gift from restauranteur, Alex Isik, to his elder sister Feriza. Feriza helped her brother achieve his goal of travelling to New Zealand from Turkey, enabling him to forge a life for ... more

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Paleo diet helps push venison prices to record highs

A drop in the number of deer being processed and the increasing popularity of the paleo diet pushes venison prices to record highs. Prices have increased steadily in the last two years and hit an all-time June high of $9 a kilogram, carcase weight, for quality stags. With venison prices traditionally peaking in spring in response to demand game meat markets in Europe, the upward trend is likely to continue in coming months. Deer Industry New Zealand chief executive Dan Coup said a ... more

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