WE’RE WATCHING… Petra Galler

Catherine George talks to a pastry chef who has caught the attention of one of New Zealand’s most renowned chefs.

WE’RE WATCHING… Andrea Marseglia

Starting his career in hospitality as a pizza maker, Andrea Marseglia didn’t really enjoy being behind the oven covered…

WE’RE WATCHING… Jackson Mehlhopt

Jackson Mehlhopt has to be one of New Zealand’s youngest head chefs.

WE’RE WATCHING… Max Gordy

It took travelling to the other side of the world for Max Gordy to realise that New Zealand had a style of food.

WE’RE WATCHING… Georgia van Prehn

It was two weeks into her first head chef role at Scotch restaurant in Blenheim and Georgia van Prehn got the jitters.

WE’RE WATCHING… LESLEY CHANDRA

For many years the only pass that interested Lesley Chandra was on the rugby field.

WE’RE WATCHING… TOWNHOUSE RAMEN / KEVIN NGADISASTRA & LOUISE ING

Ramen is to Japan what meat pies are to New Zealand: a regionally variable iconic food you can buy ready-to-heat at…

WE’RE WATCHING… GIADA GRILLI

Italian-born Giada Grilli always knew she would be a chef.

WE’RE WATCHING…ZENNON WIJLENS

The day he turned sixteen, Zennon Wijlens walked out of school and into a restaurant kitchen.

We’re watching… Conor Mertens and Carly Black

It's been a year of firsts for Conor Mertens and Carly Black.