Good Food Boost

The Good Food Boost provides mentoring and support to four fledgling food businesses from some of the industry’s best.

The Good Food Boost is a free mentoring programme to provide support and guidance from leading mentors to give good food businesses a boost.

The programme is now in its fourth year and is proven to deliver tangible benefits across distribution, production, commercialisation and strategy.

The Sustainable Business Network runs the programme in Auckland in partnership with Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), and in Wellington in partnership with Wellington City Council.

Find out more about the Auckland Good Food Boost.

Find out more about the Wellington Good Food Boost.

What winners receive:

  • Four mentoring sessions from experts in food and business development. This will give the winners tips and inspiration on how to develop a tasty product that looks good, sells well and endures the test of time.
  • Business sustainability advice.

The Good Food Boost is free to enter.

Financial support and advice are not included.

Past winners said:

The Good Food Boost programme helped us a lot as a new business. It forced us to face up to decisions early on and really think about our direction. The mentors were really easy to talk to and have ongoing relationships with.

It was with great delight I found out I was accepted into the Good Food Boost mentoring programme. However it exceeded any expectations I had about what the course would entail. I learned so much about my business, myself, my product.”

The mentor programme allowed us to define what the key areas of our business are, focus on the areas where we needed guidance and move forward with achieving those goals. The insight from the mentors and the passion that they showed us was inspirational. The experience brought us to a new level in such a short time.”

“The mentor feedback has been really helpful and provided us with real confidence in our product. It was fantastic getting to know all the finalists as well – it was wonderful getting to share our stories and ideas.”

What we mean by ‘good’ food:

By ‘good food’ we mean considering more than just your bottom line of profits. It’s thinking about where food comes from, how it’s grown and made and where it goes: to the consumer and if it’s going to be food waste.

For further information please contact:

Holly Leach, Sustainable Business Network (Auckland),, 027 390 7480

Holly Norton, Sustainable Business Network (Wellington),, 027 774 6559