Tino Reka te Kai Matariki Dish Challenge 2021

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Hosted by Waikato Food Inc

Back for its sixth year Waikato Food Inc’s 2021 Tino Reka te Kai Matariki Dish Challenge is once again putting the Waikato and New Zealand cuisine on the map.

Each winter, local chefs sharpen their knives and create a dish celebrating both Matariki (Maori New Year) and Waikato produce.

The coveted Marty Wong created trophy has graced the walls of some of the Waikato’s best eateries and it is expected the competition will be just as strong this year.

Open to restaurants and cafes alike, this years challenge runs from the 12th of June until the 12th of July.


  • Saturday 12 June –
    Monday 12 July
  • Waikato
  • Spaces are limited