Good Food Boost Launch Wellington

Applications are now open for the Wellington Good Food Boost 2019!

Join us for the Good Food Boost Launch to find out more about this exciting food business mentoring programme. We’ll also share stories and learn from two of Wellington’s most prominent food business owners, Roman Jewell, Founder of Fixx & Fogg AND established Restaurateur, Kelda Hains, Co-Founder of Rita. Both will talk about their experiences and the realities of growing a good food business including a few tips of things that do and don’t work!

Rub shoulders with last year’s Good Food Boost winners, ask questions about what they’ve learned, how the programme benefitted them and taste their delicious food!

If you own a food business, if you are an entrepreneur or are interested in the Good Food Boost Mentoring programme 2019, this is for you!

Hear from:

Roman Jewell, Founder of Fix & Fogg: Fix and Fogg is an artisan food producer that handmakes peanut butter alongside strong social and environmental values. They are accredited by Conscious Consumers for their commitment to recycling and reducing food waste and regularly donate their highly sought-after products to a number of local charities. Roman’s background is in commercial law; he had previously practiced law in Australia and New Zealand before making the switch to peanut butter, which has recently won several culinary awards in New Zealand. Outside of peanut butter, Roman is also a keen supporter of the Wellington social entrepreneurship scene. He is interested in collaborating with like-minded entrepreneurs and exploring the possibilities of sourcing from fair trade and organic suppliers.

Kelda Hains, Restaurateur: At her restaurant, Rita, Kelda’s team makes a new three-course menu every day, encouraging collaborative and flexible ways of working together. Rita’s set menu format means diners have a unique, shared experience every night, which enables the cooks to choose local and sustainable ingredients while embracing principles of reducing food waste. After more than 20 years of owning her own business, Kelda understands the demands of small businesses and the need to design a business model that suits the needs of stakeholders.

Good Food Boost 2018 winners:

Nikki van de Laar, Creative Cooking: Quality, handmade products created from scratch, including macarons and superseed crackers. Ingredients are sourced locally and from ethical suppliers.

Chris Baring, Wellington Honey: Wellington-sourced honey that can be traced back to local hives or apiaries. The bees collect nectar from local gardens and the extensive native bush surrounding the city.

Esther LewisEsther’s: A food production kitchen supplying local cafés and the community with nutritious sweet treats, savoury snacks and tasty seasonal condiments. Specialties include nut butters, pickles, jams and live sauerkraut.

Shinee & Zara McintyreHalf Baked: Two Wellington sisters produce delicious and healthy sweet treats to suit alternative diets. They cater for vegan, dairy free, gluten free, soy free and refined-sugar free.

More about the Good Food Boost:

The Good Food Boost is a free mentoring programme by the Sustainable Business Network in partnership with Wellington City Council which provides support and guidance from leading mentors to give good food businesses a boost.

Four winning businesses will receive an eight week programme including four exclusive mentoring sessions. They will also take part in a strategy session with the NZ Food Innovation Network’s FOODBOWL or FOODPILOT project AND receive a one-on-one business development session with Wellington NZ.

Applications here.

Drinks and nibbles provided. With thanks to our sponsors Garage Project, Yealands Wine and Karma Cola.

Date and time
Tuesday 30 Jul 2019
Time: 5.30-7.30pm
Venue and Location

Level 1

Press Hall

80 Willis Street, Wellington 6011

Members: Free
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