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The Food Show


Thu 2 Aug 2012, 10:00am–6:00pm
Fri 3 Aug 2012, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sat 4 Aug 2012, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sun 5 Aug 2012, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $25.00
  • Child: $15.00
  • Kids under 5: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Gavin White

Fire up your browser and head to because tickets are on sale online right now for New Zealand’s biggest culinary event. Yes, The Food Show Auckland is back, happening 2 to 5 August 2012 at the ASB Showgrounds.

At the show, visitors will be treated to a swag of new features, a smokin’ hot line-up of celebrity chefs, and an exclusive series of up-close and intimate Masterclasses – plus the usual Food Show fabulousness and hundreds of awesome exhibitor offerings.

New feature: the Kenwood Kitchen ‘cakes, coffee and cocktails’
Free live demos by chefs and baristas from a selection of New Zealand's best cafes, bars and restaurants. See top culinary experts whip up mouth-watering treats, plus De'Longhi's barista aficionado will show you how to make beautiful coffee at home.

Electrolux Cooking Theatre
Free, all-day cooking demos from top Kiwi and international chefs. This year’s line-up includes cancer survivor and host of Catch and Cook, Aaron ‘Adventure’ Carotta, plus Al Brown, Josh Emett, Nici Wickes, international cocktail whiz ‘Woody’, Simon Gault, Julie Le Clerc, Richard Till, Ray McVinnie and Helen Jackson.

New feature: Auckland on the Menu
Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development Ltd will showcase 'the North and South of food' with niche and artisan food producers and manufacturers from all over Auckland. The region is known for wine, seafood and crop growers in the South – and these will be presented in 'Farmer’s Market-style' stands at The Food Show. Visitors can expect to be treated to a variety of taste experiences served up with Auckland hospitality and flair, proving that Auckland is definitely at the hub of emerging food trends.

Masterclass Series
Exclusive, ticketed opportunities to join famous chefs in intimate Masterclasses and learn top techniques from the experts. Check out Ray McVinnie’s ‘Food Styling Fundamentals’ class, cook duck like a pro with Lauraine Jacobs’ ‘Duck and Pinot’, mix up cool cocktails with Hayden Wood, a.k.a. ‘Woody’, go wild with French baking and Julie Le Clerc, share some ‘Magic Moments’ with Simon Gault, or learn how to cook tasty game dishes with Josh Emett.

Compile your own show itinerary at
Plan your visit to the show online using fully searchable lists of exhibitors, new products, show-only specials, chef demos, the Masterclass Series, what’s happening in the Kenwood Kitchen and more. When you find something you fancy, simply click a button and compile your own personal show itinerary, complete with an interactive show map. Save it, print it out, share with your friends via Facebook and Twitter. Easy-peasy.

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