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Meet our Eat NZ Hui Speakers - Tues 3rd May

Meet our Eat NZ Hui Speakers - Tues 3rd May

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We're incredibly excited to be able to bring together such an inspiring and diverse group of speakers for our eigth annual Hui. Here's a sneak peek of who and what we have lined up for you on Tuesday 3rd May 2022.

MC -
Nadia Lim; Chef, Writer, Farmer.
Nadia and her husband Carlos have recently opened Royalburn Station shop on their farm in Central Otago. They have the only mobile abattoir in the country but are also arable farmers who have set up a market garden. They’re setting the bar for ‘farm to table’ experience in Aotearoa.

Virtual Keynote -
Dan Barber; Owner Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, Author of ‘The Third Plate’ and star of Netflix Series ‘The Chef’s Table’. Perhaps the world’s best-known chef for his ‘farm to table’ ethos, we’ll be asking Dan about food culture. In ‘The Third Plate’ he talks about how good food cannot be reduced to single ingredients and that it requires a web of relationships to support it. What is the web that spans the NZ Food System and how can it be better deployed to strengthen our food story? This will include a live Q + A with Dan. Standby for further details on the Eat NZ Grains Day. Join us! In-person in Ōtautahi, or online here.

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Retail & Food Producers

Lots of Little Food Producers: Sarah Hedger, founder of YUM Granola. Known for her heroic stand for small food producers in the supermarket system, Sarah has inspired so many of us to stand up for what we believe to be fair. What’s her vision for small food producers in Aotearoa?

Lots of Little Food Retailers:
Sarah Balle, founder of Supie.
Sarah set up an online supermarket and she’s on a mission to create a better and fairer tomorrow. How could we reimagine supermarkets in Aotearoa?

Lots of Little Restaurants

Over two years of incredibly difficult times for people whose calling is to feed and look after us. How do they keep the faith and find the pathway forward, how will our leaders and next generation of chefs celebrate with kai?

Hear from: Eat NZ Founder & Chef Giulio Sturla of Mapu, Chef Max Gordy of Graze and Damaris Coulter (Ngāti Kahu) of The Realness World.

Lots of Little Dairy

If we are indeed a ‘dairy nation’ what role do our small dairy producers play? How important are they in adding richness & depth to our story-telling as well as ensuring our own people have access to dairy products to sustain them and to celebrate with? How do we reimagine how we get our daily dairy dose?

Join us to hear from: Glen Herud from Happy Cow Milk and Simon Lamb from Cranky Goat representing Speciality Cheesemakers of NZ.


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