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Wellington Food Story – Speaker Series

 local peopleMāori | Noun

  • When | Āhea Wed 7 Oct 2020, 12.00pm–12.45pm
    Wed 14 Oct 2020, 12.00pm–12.45pm
    Wed 21 Oct 2020, 12.00pm–12.45pm
    Wed 28 Oct 2020, 12.00pm–12.45pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Te Papa
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Bite-sized talks every Wednesday lunch during the festival, presented by Te Papa. Hear from prominent Wellingtonians and learn about Wellington’s food story.

Wed 7 Oct: Liz Mellish MNZM (Te Atiawa) talks through the importance of food in Wellington’s history from the perspective of tangata whenua.

Wed 14 Oct: Redmer Yska will reveal the lesser-known side of Alexander Turnbull as Wellington’s first coffee baron, roasting his Dragon blend in the 1890s and takes a deep dive into the coffee culture of the Victorian capital with its all-night haunts like Cafe Au Lait on Customhouse Quay, selling saveloys and Manila cigars on the side.

Wed 21 Oct: Join a panel of well known Wellington chefs from the heady dining days of the 80s and 90s, Martin Bosley of Brasserie Flipp, Grant Allen of Pierre’s, Lois Daish of Brooklyn Bar & Grill and Julie Clarke of Clarke’s Food Merchants.

Wed 28 Oct: Lastly we look to the present, hear from owners iconic establishments who have come to define Wellington’s present food scene of top quality and accessible everyday eats. Steve D’Souza of Taste of Home, Rick Unuia of Soul Shack, Tee Phee of Little Penang and Tom Kirton of Tommy Millions.

Five women lined up on a stage talking to an unseen audience


Visa Wellington on a plate event 2019. VisaWOAP