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Speaker Series: Wellington Food Stories

Join us after work on Tuesdays for this free speaker series, where we will hear from four immigrant communities that have shaped Wellington's food scene.

  • When | Āhea Tue 3 Aug 2021, 5.15pm–5.45pm
    Tue 10 Aug 2021, 5.15pm–5.45pm
    Tue 17 Aug 2021, 5.15pm–5.45pm
    Tue 24 Aug 2021, 5.15pm–5.45pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Rongomaraeroa I Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Celebrate Visa Wellington On a Plate festival by delving deeper into the rich kōrero (discussions) behind the city’s vibrant food scene.

During this four week series of short talks, we will hear from:

  • Tue 3 Aug – Lorenzo Bresolin of Scopa and 1154 on the history of the Italian community and the ongoing legacy the Bresolin name has on the Wellington food scene.
  • Tue 10 Aug – Esther Fung from the Wellington Chinese Association on the cookhouses providing the comfort of home cooking to a mainly bachelor community in Haining Street at the turn of the 20th century, and the influences on our dining scene from the diversity of more recent Chinese immigrants.
  • Tue 17 Aug – Andrew Economous of the Cypriot Community on Wellington’s once-thriving, now almost forgotten Hellenic Mile.
  • Tue 24 Aug – Head of Mission Her Excellency Ms Nur Izzah Wong Mee Choo, High Commissioner for Malaysia on Wellington’s love of Malaysian food.

Te Papa is proud to be a venue partner for this speaker series hosted by Visa Wellington On a Plate.

People sitting in a row on a very colourful stage


Wellington Food Stories, 2020. Courtesy of Visa Wellington On a Plate