The Local Wild Food Challenge Eastbourne Brochure 2017

There is so much going on at our Eastbourne challenge Saturday April 1st. Meet our sponsors, speakers, judges and check out the programme for our action packed day!

Download our brochure here

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Stephen Edwards Local Wild Food Challenge Eastbourne judge

Introducing Stephen Edwards General Manager of the Wellesley Boutique Hotel and LWFC Judge

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Edwards General Manager of the Wellesley Boutique Hotel, Wellington will be one of our Local Wild Food Challenge judges at the Eastbourne Challenge April 1st.

The hotel is a category 1 heritage building and was completed in 1927 and was the pre-eminent building in the Neo Georgian style in Wellington. The hotel has 13 rooms, 4 function rooms and a bustling restaurant downstairs.

 

We asked Steve to tell us about his interest in the Local Wild Food Challenge. Over to you Steve:

“My interest in the LWFC started when my good friend Bill Manson started conceptualising the idea, it was at the same time I started my family and I was looking to impart on my son a deep appreciation of what our beautiful country has to provide and how we must cherish and respect it.

Our Executive Chef at the hotel Ash Hughes is an amazing forager and many items on our menu utilize the abundant resources in our area. Ash has started a facebook page for local chefs to share the resources and ensure that the areas foraged are allowed to regenerate.

My main role on the judging panel is to concentrate on the story behind how the dish was sourced, this in my opinion is the most important aspect of this competition. The experience the contestant went through to find the ingredient is the part I find the most intriguing.

Every year there is a new wild food that we haven’t seen but I am thankful that the cicadas are not out in force this year.

My top tips are to concentrate on your journey to collect the ingredients, the experience of collecting them and to not over complicate the dish, let the wild ingredients shine”

 

Introducing Joe McLeod – Maori Master Chef!

We are thrilled that traditional Maori chef Joe McLeod will be joining us at our Eastbourne Challenge April 1st.

We can’t wait for him to share his wealth of knowledge about all things edible in the bush.

Joe will also be demonstrating a traditional Maori Hāngi, the most widely used method of cooking by Maori Culture for over two thousand years. This ancient New Zealand method of cooking food uses super heated rocks buried in the ground in a pit oven. Learn more about the Hāngi here

 

 

“Everything I use is wild! I’m happy and honored to support the Local Wild Food Challenge.
I always look forward to seeing dishes people come up with using native and wild ingredients and to run challenges in communities like Bill is doing is brilliant!
I am looking forward to supporting Bill to promote local wild food culture the Maoris have been using for centuries including the hangi process, its history and also its future.

My role is to preserve, revive and protect that knowledge so that it is never lost…”

– Joe McLeod

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Come and join us at Days Bay NZ for our next Local Wild Food Challenge!

We’re ready for our next Local Wild Food Challenge in Days Bay, Lower Hutt, NZ.

A day of fun, food and education. Get out fishing, foraging, hunting and gathering and then come and join us with family and friends at Wellington’s playground by the sea for a live music, cooking & food demos and loads for the kids to do.

 

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Local Wild Food Challenge Verduno

…LOCAL WILD FOOD CHALLENGE  BLUE CARROT CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP… EASTBOURNE NZ

          A fun, interactive journey, from Bush to Ocean with Chef Adrian Hornsby from Blue Carrot Catering 

  Limited space available for this fantastic learning opportunity. 10 kids per 45min workshop. 20 total.

   FREE TO PARTICIPATE!

Register here

LOCAL WILD FOOD CHALLENGE  BLUE CARROT CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP

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