Making New Zealand's Food Famous

By Angela Clifford

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Making New Zealand's Food Famous

Project 2016-08-03 12:48:03 +1200

Whiria te tangata. Weave the people together.

Never before has such a diverse & significant group of New Zealand food people come together to rasie funds to make New Zealand's food famous. We want to inspire and empower New Zealand people by creating a strong sense of pride and respect for our natural resources. We want to put New Zealand's food on the world map.

The money raised here will allow us to employ someone on a part time basis to keep this movement going. Without this money there is no-one who has the time away from their own business to keep things moving forward. This person will keep and connect everyone together on this platform, help establish a strategic plan, they will organise events and communicate our message to the world.

ConversatioNZ was founded in 2015 by Roots Restaurant (NZ Restaurant of the Year 2015/16) chef & owner Giulio Sturla.

Above: Giulio Sturla with NZ Chef  & ConversatioNZ supporter Al Brown.

ConversatioNZ is a Movement initiated by chefs, media, producers and other people in the food industry with the aim of highlighting the quality and vast array of edible resources available in New Zealand.

It involves harnessing both traditional and innovative forms of knowledge (matauranga) drawn from the entire community of people (tangata) who gather, grow, raise, prepare and work with the gifts of the land (whenua) and the sea (moana).

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.

NZ Chefs collab

Above: Just some of the NZ chefs involved in ConversatioNZ collabrative cook-ups.

We would like to see culinary tourism become much more significant in New Zealand, so we can have the opportunity to show our food and our people to the world. ConversatioNZ will provide the platform from which to do that.

Our media partner for this national movement is Cuisine Magazine.

Just some of the people involved in this movement (and we'd always welcome more):

  • Giulio Sturla - Roots Restaurant, Christchurch
  • Lauraine Jacobs - Food Editor, The NZ Listener
  • Tony Stewart - Clooneys Restaurant, Auckland
  • Kelli Brett - Editor, Cuisine Magazine
  • Rob Elliot - Lemongrass Productions (Taste of Auckland)
  • Sarah Meikle - Wellington Culinary Events Trust (Wellington on a Plate, Beervana)
  • Fleur Sullivan - Fleur's Place, Moeraki
  • Monique Fiso - Haikai, all over NZ
  • Tom Hishon - Orphans Kitchen, Auckland
  • Al Brown- Depot, Federal & Best Ugly Bagels, Auckland & Wellington
  • Elle Armon-Jones - The Big Foody, Auckland
  • Ken O'Connell - Bracken Restaurant, Dunedin
  • Jonny Schwass - Harlequin Public House & Mrs Hucks, Christchurch
  • Giapo Grazioli - Giapo Haute Ice Cream, Auckland
  • Darren Lovell - Fishbone Restaurant, Queenstown
  • James Beck - Bistronomy Restaurant, Napier
  • Peter Langlands - Professional Forager, Canterbury
  • Michael Voumard - Little Brown Owl (vegetable grower), Canterbury
  • James Stapley - Bistro Gentil, Wanaka
  • Ainsley Thomson - The Sherwood, Queenstown
  • Angela Clifford - The Food Farm, Canterbury
  • Asher Boote - Hillside Kitchen, Wellington
  • Sid and Chand Sahrawat- Sidart & Cassia, Auckland 
  • Josh Emett- Rata Queenstown
  • Bevan Smith- Riverstone Kitchen, Oamaru
  • Emma Galloway- My Darling Lemon Thyme, A Year In My Real Food Kitchen
  • Jules Van Costello- Author, restauranter & expert on New Zealand craft beer

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We did it!

15/09/2016 at 10:47 AM

Hey everyone.

We did it! No words to say thank you enough. You're all legends! 

I just wanted to let our pledgers know first that Luxury Lodges of New Zealand have increased their reward to two nights in a lodge with the full dinner and breakfast experience, anywhere in New Zealand. That's $4000 value for only a $2000 pledge. Spread the word!

There are still plenty of other rewards left as well until our campaign finishes midnight Friday. 

Thanks again, look forward to being in touch when I've got all your details.

Angela

Almost there!

13/09/2016 at 9:27 AM

Hey everyone, 

We're almost there, only about $4500 to go, but we only have 4 days left! 

Please spread the word as much as you can, we're all in this together!

Thank you so much for your support so far. X

    Pledgers 205

    Arbour
    2016-08-11 21:31:19 +1200

    "See you in the big city! "

    Anna Flowerday
    2016-08-11 19:05:33 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-11 18:19:00 +1200
    Al Brown
    2016-08-11 15:45:26 +1200
    Bex De Prospo
    2016-08-11 10:20:43 +1200

    "The Anteater team is so keen to attend this event and to help with this amazing initiative. :)"

    Bex De Prospo
    2016-08-11 10:20:15 +1200

    "The Anteater team is so keen to attend this event and to help with this amazing initiative. :)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-10 18:44:05 +1200
    Arbour
    2016-08-10 18:14:23 +1200

    "with love from us in #OnlyMarlborough"

    Aaron McLean
    2016-08-10 16:50:11 +1200
    anna
    2016-08-10 11:17:44 +1200

    "Proud to support something that is so important and special to NZ. "

    Kathy Paterson
    2016-08-09 21:40:27 +1200
    Lydia
    2016-08-09 15:26:00 +1200

    "Great way to connect rural producers and urban foodies by uniting in a shared vision!"

    Pegasus Bay Winery
    2016-08-09 15:04:14 +1200

    "Let's make this happen people!"

    Guy Porter
    2016-08-09 06:52:48 +1200
    Kate
    2016-08-08 21:30:32 +1200

    "Can't wait to meet Rosie. #makingnewzealandsfoodfamous"

    Kim Campbell
    2016-08-08 18:45:39 +1200

    "Good luck, NZ food deserves to be shown "

    Michelle Jones
    2016-08-08 14:37:43 +1200

    "So excited to see people wanting to put NZ food on the map"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-08 14:04:32 +1200
    Trish Coleman
    2016-08-08 14:03:59 +1200
    Trish Coleman
    2016-08-08 13:40:43 +1200

    "God damn, let's get this show on the road. If I win Lotto I'll fund the whole amount :) Go team Make NZ Food Famous xx"

    Ginny Grant
    2016-08-08 13:16:13 +1200
    Kat Wiggins
    2016-08-08 12:43:10 +1200

    "Good luck! Awesome cause... "

    Jannine Rickards
    2016-08-08 11:40:50 +1200
    Pete Russell
    2016-08-08 11:34:06 +1200

    "You guys ROCK!"

    Kirsten Rødsgaard
    2016-08-08 11:08:30 +1200

    Followers 7

    Making New Zealand's Food Famous

    Project 2016-08-03 12:48:03 +1200

    Whiria te tangata. Weave the people together.

    Never before has such a diverse & significant group of New Zealand food people come together to rasie funds to make New Zealand's food famous. We want to inspire and empower New Zealand people by creating a strong sense of pride and respect for our natural resources. We want to put New Zealand's food on the world map.

    The money raised here will allow us to employ someone on a part time basis to keep this movement going. Without this money there is no-one who has the time away from their own business to keep things moving forward. This person will keep and connect everyone together on this platform, help establish a strategic plan, they will organise events and communicate our message to the world.

    ConversatioNZ was founded in 2015 by Roots Restaurant (NZ Restaurant of the Year 2015/16) chef & owner Giulio Sturla.

    Above: Giulio Sturla with NZ Chef  & ConversatioNZ supporter Al Brown.

    ConversatioNZ is a Movement initiated by chefs, media, producers and other people in the food industry with the aim of highlighting the quality and vast array of edible resources available in New Zealand.

    It involves harnessing both traditional and innovative forms of knowledge (matauranga) drawn from the entire community of people (tangata) who gather, grow, raise, prepare and work with the gifts of the land (whenua) and the sea (moana).

    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.

    NZ Chefs collab

    Above: Just some of the NZ chefs involved in ConversatioNZ collabrative cook-ups.

    We would like to see culinary tourism become much more significant in New Zealand, so we can have the opportunity to show our food and our people to the world. ConversatioNZ will provide the platform from which to do that.

    Our media partner for this national movement is Cuisine Magazine.

    Just some of the people involved in this movement (and we'd always welcome more):

    • Giulio Sturla - Roots Restaurant, Christchurch
    • Lauraine Jacobs - Food Editor, The NZ Listener
    • Tony Stewart - Clooneys Restaurant, Auckland
    • Kelli Brett - Editor, Cuisine Magazine
    • Rob Elliot - Lemongrass Productions (Taste of Auckland)
    • Sarah Meikle - Wellington Culinary Events Trust (Wellington on a Plate, Beervana)
    • Fleur Sullivan - Fleur's Place, Moeraki
    • Monique Fiso - Haikai, all over NZ
    • Tom Hishon - Orphans Kitchen, Auckland
    • Al Brown- Depot, Federal & Best Ugly Bagels, Auckland & Wellington
    • Elle Armon-Jones - The Big Foody, Auckland
    • Ken O'Connell - Bracken Restaurant, Dunedin
    • Jonny Schwass - Harlequin Public House & Mrs Hucks, Christchurch
    • Giapo Grazioli - Giapo Haute Ice Cream, Auckland
    • Darren Lovell - Fishbone Restaurant, Queenstown
    • James Beck - Bistronomy Restaurant, Napier
    • Peter Langlands - Professional Forager, Canterbury
    • Michael Voumard - Little Brown Owl (vegetable grower), Canterbury
    • James Stapley - Bistro Gentil, Wanaka
    • Ainsley Thomson - The Sherwood, Queenstown
    • Angela Clifford - The Food Farm, Canterbury
    • Asher Boote - Hillside Kitchen, Wellington
    • Sid and Chand Sahrawat- Sidart & Cassia, Auckland 
    • Josh Emett- Rata Queenstown
    • Bevan Smith- Riverstone Kitchen, Oamaru
    • Emma Galloway- My Darling Lemon Thyme, A Year In My Real Food Kitchen
    • Jules Van Costello- Author, restauranter & expert on New Zealand craft beer

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

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    We did it!

    15/09/2016 at 10:47 AM

    Hey everyone.

    We did it! No words to say thank you enough. You're all legends! 

    I just wanted to let our pledgers know first that Luxury Lodges of New Zealand have increased their reward to two nights in a lodge with the full dinner and breakfast experience, anywhere in New Zealand. That's $4000 value for only a $2000 pledge. Spread the word!

    There are still plenty of other rewards left as well until our campaign finishes midnight Friday. 

    Thanks again, look forward to being in touch when I've got all your details.

    Angela

    Almost there!

    13/09/2016 at 9:27 AM

    Hey everyone, 

    We're almost there, only about $4500 to go, but we only have 4 days left! 

    Please spread the word as much as you can, we're all in this together!

    Thank you so much for your support so far. X

      Arbour
      2016-08-11 21:31:19 +1200

      "See you in the big city! "

      Anna Flowerday
      2016-08-11 19:05:33 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-11 18:19:00 +1200
      Al Brown
      2016-08-11 15:45:26 +1200
      Bex De Prospo
      2016-08-11 10:20:43 +1200

      "The Anteater team is so keen to attend this event and to help with this amazing initiative. :)"

      Bex De Prospo
      2016-08-11 10:20:15 +1200

      "The Anteater team is so keen to attend this event and to help with this amazing initiative. :)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-10 18:44:05 +1200
      Arbour
      2016-08-10 18:14:23 +1200

      "with love from us in #OnlyMarlborough"

      Aaron McLean
      2016-08-10 16:50:11 +1200
      anna
      2016-08-10 11:17:44 +1200

      "Proud to support something that is so important and special to NZ. "

      Kathy Paterson
      2016-08-09 21:40:27 +1200
      Lydia
      2016-08-09 15:26:00 +1200

      "Great way to connect rural producers and urban foodies by uniting in a shared vision!"

      Pegasus Bay Winery
      2016-08-09 15:04:14 +1200

      "Let's make this happen people!"

      Guy Porter
      2016-08-09 06:52:48 +1200
      Kate
      2016-08-08 21:30:32 +1200

      "Can't wait to meet Rosie. #makingnewzealandsfoodfamous"

      Kim Campbell
      2016-08-08 18:45:39 +1200

      "Good luck, NZ food deserves to be shown "

      Michelle Jones
      2016-08-08 14:37:43 +1200

      "So excited to see people wanting to put NZ food on the map"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-08 14:04:32 +1200
      Trish Coleman
      2016-08-08 14:03:59 +1200
      Trish Coleman
      2016-08-08 13:40:43 +1200

      "God damn, let's get this show on the road. If I win Lotto I'll fund the whole amount :) Go team Make NZ Food Famous xx"

      Ginny Grant
      2016-08-08 13:16:13 +1200
      Kat Wiggins
      2016-08-08 12:43:10 +1200

      "Good luck! Awesome cause... "

      Jannine Rickards
      2016-08-08 11:40:50 +1200
      Pete Russell
      2016-08-08 11:34:06 +1200

      "You guys ROCK!"

      Kirsten Rødsgaard
      2016-08-08 11:08:30 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 17/09/2016 at 12:00 AM.