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Eat New Zealand was formerly called ConversatioNZ and was established in 2015 by owner of the ‘Cuisine Magazine Restaurant of the Year’, Giulio Sturla.
We're a collective of New Zealand's chefs, producers, media, tourism and event operators, who have all been inspired to create a national platform to promote and champion our best food, drink, and culinary tourism opportunities.
We’ve had the opportunity to create this website as a result of a successful application for tourism grant funding from Auckland International Airport. This application was a joint effort between Eat New Zealand and our strategic partner; The Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
Eat New Zealand is a movement initiated by chefs and people in the business of food with the aim of highlighting the quality and vast array of edible resources available in New Zealand.
The movement seeks to provide a forum to encourage and enable collaboration between all levels of the culinary chain and move towards more sustainable food systems.
— These are our founding principals, goals and ideas
To express New Zealand's history of gastronomy and the culturally diverse community
To enhance the knowledge and bring together the entire community of people from all levels of the food industry
To highlight the quality and vast array of edible resources available in New Zealand
To combine gastronomic endeavours with the importance of human health and the natural environment
To promote animal welfare and a sound production processes in our land, fresh water, sea and wilderness
To encourage research, education and innovative thinking
To increase consumer awareness by promoting local, seasonal and high quality produce
To build a culture of quality and sense of fellowship in the food industry
To empower the younger generation to build a more sustainable future
To advocate nationally and internationally New Zealand's unique and biodiverse food resources and food tourism
To encourage people to address global issues and be part of the global food movement
— The collective behind the movement
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