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Giving Wings to Food Entrepreneur Dreams

Giving Wings to Food Entrepreneur Dreams

Since 2018, The Kitchen Project has helped Auckland food entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. We chat with Project Manager Sreshta Sridhar and current cohort member, Te Reina Norton about the Kitchen Project and the tangible benefits an incubator such...

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Cookware worth Inheriting

Cookware worth Inheriting

Joe Carter and Kate Slavin have both always been intrigued by culture and wanted to be a part of creating something that stood the test of time. In an era of disposable stuff, the team wanted to create a product that would last for generations. They settled on cast...

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Chatting with a first generation Chiwi

Chatting with a first generation Chiwi

Enna is a first generation ‘Chiwi’, a New Zealander born Chinese. She grew up having a ‘Kiwi life’ and a ‘home life’ and the only way she could mix the two worlds was through food. Like many Chinese families that moved here in the early 2000’s, Enna’s parents too...

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Foodprint: Cheap Meals, Less Waste

Foodprint: Cheap Meals, Less Waste

In New Zealand, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets produce 50,000 tonnes of food waste. Over 60% of this is completely avoidable. Michal Garvey is a big believer that, “Food that is grown for people should end up in people and not used for compost or fed to pigs or...

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Rescuing good food with Kiwi Harvest

Rescuing good food with Kiwi Harvest

  Deborah Manning, Founder of Kiwi Harvest originally trained to be a lawyer. Her ‘aha’ moment for Kiwi Harvest came when she was looking for opportunities to make a difference in her community and read two articles. The first was of people living off the food...

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Has organic food gone mainstream?

Has organic food gone mainstream?

Pablo Kraus is CEO of NZ owned and operated, Chantal Organics. Chantal Organics started as a family run food co-op over 40 years ago in 1978 when a group of families came together to buy natural wholefoods in bulk. This eventually turned into a shop and today, Chantal...

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Let’s Get Fed

Let’s Get Fed

    Having grown up in the UK, Becky Erwood has been a long-time consumer of frozen (and fresh) ready to eat meals. It’s a mature market overseas and the food you buy is generally excellent quality. When Becky moved to NZ, she realized that a similar concept...

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Kiwi Foodcast
Stories make the food we love taste even better. Food blogger and self-taught cook, Perzen Patel sits down weekly with the people in our food trucks, at our farmers’ markets, in home-based kitchens and beyond to talk shop and learn the stories behind the food they serve. If you love eating local, going to food festivals, secretly call yourself a ‘street foodie’ or even dream of one day starting a food truck that serves Nana’s mince pies, this is the podcast for you. ‘Kiwi Foodcast’ is brought to you by Podcasts New Zealand.
Perzen Patel
Perzen Patel has lived in NZ and India for equal amount of years and is happiest when she’s at the intersection of cooking food, eating and telling a good story. In 2013, she started a Parsi food blog and catering service, Bawi Bride which has been covered in 100+ publications and has served 5000+ clients. Perzen loves discovering the stories behind the food people cook and eat. Having moved back to New Zealand in 2019 she is now shining a light on NZ’s uniquely diverse food scene with the Kiwi Foodcast.
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