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Get cracking and put your pav skills to the test

November 30, 2012

Get cracking and put your pav skills to the test

Caster sugar: check. Egg whites: ditto. Elbow grease: of course. You’ve almost got all you need to enter the fourth annual Nosh Pavlova competition.

And with the weekend ahead, it’s a great time to get your recipe sussed before email entries close at 12 noon on Monday (Dec. 3).

Nosh has also announced the judges for the competition – see below for the hardened pavlova pros you’ll need to impress in your area.

With three categories - adult, alternative (non-traditional pavlova) and one for kids (under 15 years) - there’s a challenge for everyone in the popular pav bake-off. And there are some great prizes in every one of the four Nosh stores accepting entries.

All entries are welcome at the competitions being held at Nosh Food Market stores at Mt Eden, Constellation Drive, Hamilton and Mt Maunganui.

Nosh Pavlova Competition judges

Mt Eden
• Grant Allen, Herald on Sunday
• Helen Jackson, Radio Live, Foodlovers
• Fiona Grayson Nosh store manager/chef

• Trudi Nelson,
• Liz Willis, North Shore Times chief reporter
• James Patterson Nosh store manager/chef

• Mayor, Julie Hardaker
• Sarah Turpitt, Food editor, Waikato Times
• Neco Linhares, Nosh store

Mt Maunganui
• Chef and cookbook author, Peter Blakeway
• Annemarie Quill, editor of Bay of Plenty Times - Indulge
• Jo Blennerhassett, Nosh store manager

To register – please email your full name, address, daytime contact number, which store you are submitting to and which category (Adult, Child or Alternative) to before 12 noon on 3 Dec.

You will receive an email confirmation inviting you to bring your pavlova to Nosh on Tuesday 4 December for judging. For full terms and conditions visit

With the weekend ahead, what are you waiting for? Get cracking!

About Nosh:
Nosh Food Market presents a market-style concept in food shopping, bringing together the authenticity and expertise of butchery, bakery, delicatessen, greengrocer and more under one roof.

Nosh focuses on quality, fresh food and produce at affordable market prices and aims to give customers a pleasant experience as they shop.

The company employs around 180 people, mostly food-lovers and experts in fresh produce.
Nosh has its own butchery based in a purpose-built facility in Hamilton. Black Rock Butchery sources and produces the finest quality lamb, beef, chicken and pork along with a range of award winning sausages and ham.

Nosh stores are located in Auckland’s Glen Innes, Greenlane, Mt Eden and Ponsonby. A Matakana store opened in 2009 and the Hamilton store in 2010. The Mt Maunganui store opened in October 2012 and has been closely followed by the opening of another in Auckland’s Constellation Drive in mid-November.

The company has a large and loyal base of customers. There are more than 46,000 VIP customers on their database who benefit from the latest news, regular in-store specials, food events and competitions.

The Nosh Food Market concept was created by Clinton Beuvink and Chris Moore in 2006. Beuvink has extensive and wide ranging grocery and retail marketing and management experience. Today, founder Clinton Beuvink is the managing director of the company.


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