Come along to a foodies' paradise

EXPERT TOUCH: Al Brown cooks up a treat.
EXPERT TOUCH: Al Brown cooks up a treat.

The Auckland Food Show is back.

Visitors to this year's show will experience a range of new features, a line-up of celebrity chefs and an exclusive series of masterclasses as well as the usual Food Show festivities and exhibitors.

The new features include the Kenwood Kitchen Cakes, Coffee and Cocktails, the Electrolux Cooking Theatre and Auckland on the Menu.

At the Kenwood Kitchen chefs and baristas from some of New Zealand's best cafes, bars and restaurants will be whipping up treats and creating beautiful coffees.

Over at the Electrolux Cooking Theatre visitors will be treated to all day cooking demonstrations from top Kiwi and international chefs including 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.

For those serious foodies there's also exclusive ticketed opportunities to join the famous chefs for the masterclasses and learn top techniques from the experts like Ray McVinnie's food styling fundamentals class and cook duck like a pro with Lauraine Jacobs' Duck and Pinot.

The Auckland Food Show is at the ASB Showgrounds from August 2-5.

Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

: The Eastern Courier has a double pass to the show to give away. To go into the draw send your name, address and daytime phone number on the back of an envelope to Eastern Courier Foodshow competition, PO Box 76 400, Manukau, to arrive by noon on July 13. Email entries to with Food Show in the subject line. One entry per person please.

Eastern Courier