Auckland Good Food Boost 2019

Meet the four winners! 

Plant-based cheese. Digital platform to reduce food waste. Veggie baby food. Ethical honey. These are the winners of the 2019 Auckland Good Food Boost competition.

The Good Food Boost seeks out the best up and coming ‘good’ food businesses. The winners get free expert help and mentoring from Auckland’s top foodies.

The competition has been run by the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) and Auckland Events, Tourism and Economic Development (ATEED) for five years.

This year’s winners are:


Foodie Babe: freshly-cooked, nutritious, organic vegetable baby meals that are delivered to the door.

Foodprint: a new digital platform where eateries can sell surplus food, reducing food waste.

Hunt and Gather: ethical honey business that puts the environment, bees and family first.

Savour: plant- based cheese that is delicious, vegan and organic, and designed to have a low impact on the environment.

This year’s top mentors are:

“Great to be part of Good Food Boost 2019- learning about the next wave of wonderful food and beverage companies!”

Chris Morrison – founder of All Good Bananas and Karma Cola and previously Phoenix Organics. A pioneer in organics and sustainable business.


Megan May – is the creator and chef behind the much-loved Little Bird Organics, specialising in delicious organic, raw food which is now available nationwide.


Martin Yeoman – strategist and brand man – he has held strategic leadership roles with the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicist and Assignment Group. Martin is now co-owner and Strategy Partner at The Enthusiasts, a strategic & creative brand communications practice.


I am a completely passionate supporter of the SBN and all food & beverage business founders who have the courage, passion to have start-up business & the vision to grow it into a flourishing enterprise that brings much needed fresh approaches, products & services for our collective health & wellbeing.

Paul Johnston – Life Health Foods –  top Supply Chain and Distribution Manager at Life Health Foods with 25 years’ experience in food manufacturing, grocery industry, distribution and supply chains.


James Griffin – Circular Economy and packaging specialist at the Sustainable Business Network. James leads SBN’s work to accelerate the circular economy in New Zealand. He has extensive commercial experience, having worked in large corporates and owned his own business.


Winners also receive a one year membership with SBN, free! If you know of any food businesses that need a hand, the Good Food Boost is the programme to enter!  Applications close 15 February 2019.

The Good Food Boost is brought to the Sustainable Business Network and would not be possible without the generous funding and support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).