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Taste of Auckland Confirmed at Western Springs

Taste of Auckland Confirmed for 13 – 16 November 2014 at Western Springs



Taste of Auckland has reconfirmed dates and a new venue for New Zealand’s most celebrated foodie festival. The event will take place in the spacious green field venue of Western Springs, 13 – 16 November 2014.

The festival has doubled in size in the past five years, attracting over 23,000 visitors in 2013 and a huge number of local and international chefs, food and drink producers.

Rob Eliott, Director of Lemongrass Productions, producer of the Taste of Auckland Festival says that his team is excited about the opportunity that the new venue presents.

“Victoria Park has been a great home for the event over the past four years, but the space was restrictive and in high demand,” says Eliott.

“The move to Western Springs allows us to continue to innovate and also to grow the festival. We’re working on some exciting festival features and a range of new experiences for our corporate clients who entertain guests at the event each year” he says.

Head of Corporate Relations at Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Steve Armitage says that he is delighted that Taste of Auckland has been able to find an ideal new site.

“Taste of Auckland is one of Auckland’s premiere culinary events, not only does it showcase the best food and produce Auckland has to offer, it gives foodies the opportunity to sample culinary excellence, and see top chefs from our top restaurants cooking right in front of them,” says Mr. Armitage.

Eliott says that support from major sponsors such as Metro Magazine and BMW has been invaluable. While the line-up will not be announced until August, the festival planning has been underway since last year and 75% of the exhibitors are already confirmed.

Greg Hedgepeth, of BMW NZ who has supported the festival for three years has been quick to see the opportunity “We’re happy to continue supporting Taste so close to our BMW customers in the Central Western Suburbs, and it’s great to be able to offer our customers parking at this year’s festival.”

BMW ambassador, MasterChef judge and famed chef/restaurateur Josh Emett is likewise enthusiastic for the event and its prospects.

“Taste of Auckland is a fantastic event and one that I enjoy being a part of every year. With so many incredible food offerings it is a real celebration of New Zealand cuisine and I am really looking forward to seeing the festival brought to life in the new venue,” says Emett.

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