The Good Food Feast: dishing up ideas for dinner

15 July 2014

The first in a series of nationwide events, the Good Food Feast is SBN’s way of bringing people together to share a meal, and a plateful of food for thought.

The first Good Food Feast will be held in Auckland as part of Project NZ: #theBIGshift Conference, at AUT Hospitality School, on Wednesday 17 September.

Gathering some of New Zealand’s most interesting foodie entrepreneurs, businesses, doers and thinkers, guests will bring their talents to the table to create solutions for the challenges we face with our Food system.

What’s wrong with NZ’s food system?

The systems and markets that have been developed to serve one of our most basic needs – to eat – have succeeded in making food cheap, convenient and have an extended shelf life. But these same systems are increasingly linked to increasing number of social, health, environmental and ethical issues. 

One of SBN’s key projects is Restoring New Zealand’s food system. The Good Food Feast is our way of bringing clever minds together in a fun, informal setting to facilitate a discussion, over a shared meal sourced from sustainable ingredients.

The outcomes from the Good Food Feast will be integrated into SBN’s ongoing work on our food system.

“We’re really excited about bringing together some of the movers and shakers in the New Zealand food scene. From celebrity chefs to sustainable seafood experts, with a sustainably sourced menu designed to minimise food waste, this is a dining event that will truly make you think about what’s on your plate and where it comes from,” says chef Ben Barton, event organiser.

“We’ve lined up a range of fantastic guest speakers including Lee-anne Wann, from the TV show Downsize Me and Warriors rugby league team nutritionist; Michael Van de Elzen, of The Food Truck fame) and Rachel Taulelei (Founder of Yellow Brick Road), who will shape up our thinking for the evening,” he says.   

With a seasonal menu designed by POP Dining in association with the AUT School of Hospitality, make sure you’re part of this dinner with a difference.

Grab your ticket now and join us for NZ’s first Good Food Feast. Click here to purchase your ticket, or click here to find out how you can sponsor a table for six people.

SBN has four of these fun, practical ‘foodie’ events planned for across the country. Keep an eye out for events coming up in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. If you’d like to get involved with the Good Food Feast in your region, please get in touch.