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Celebrity chefs heat up Fieldays kitchen |

Celebrity chefs heat up Fieldays kitchen

Fieldays visitors had plenty to taste and see in Kiwi’s Best Kitchen, right.

Visitors to the Fieldays had the chance to stock the pantry, tempt their taste buds and attend culinary sessions with celebrity chefs.

Kiwi’s Best Kitchen featured New Zealand primary production ingredients, products and accessories.

More than 40 exhibitors wined and dined visitors with mouth-watering displays, free food and wine samples.

Celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen started his presentation with a quick and nutritious smoothie recipe (left), followed by a quick fish dish.

For the true foodies, there were culinary sessions with celebrity chefs.

The sessions were held in the Kitchen Theatre and provided an insight into the chefs’ talents, travels, tips and tastes.

Those who attended got the chance to meet and greet the chefs, take a selfie or buy a book.

Wednesday’s celebrity chef was Brett McGregor, New Zealand’s first MasterChef in 2010.

His most recent book is called Chop Chop and features his favourite Asian-inspired recipes.

On Thursday, Mark Southon led cooking sessions with the Rural Bachelors.

Pirongia bachelor Ken Veen says his own cooking skills greatly improved after the workshop.

Mr Southon is a New Zealand celebrity chef and television personality.

He is the current resident chef for the New Zealand morning TV Show The Cafe.
Michael Van de Elzen was Friday’s celebrity chef.

You may know him from TVNZ’s top-rating show, The Food Truck, which was about tackling the fast food industry in an old Bedford truck called Beddy.

On Saturday, Karena and Kasey Bird entertained the crowds on the final day of Fieldays.
The sisters from Maketu were the 2014 winners of MasterChef New Zealand.

Te Awamutu Courier

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