Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Chef Kevin Blakeman joins The Chocolate and Coffee Show

20th February 2014

Chef Kevin Blakeman joins The Chocolate and Coffee Show

The Chocolate and Coffee Show is pleased to announce Kevin Blakeman as one of the chefs who will be doing live demonstrations at the show.

Kevin will take to the show’s cooking theatre on 3-4 May to create a selection of delicious dishes using chocolate and coffee.

Show organiser, Keith Sharp, says the cooking demonstrations will give show visitors fresh ideas on how to use chocolate and coffee in the kitchen.

“We are very excited to have Kevin on-board as he is a tremendous talent who will wow the crowd with his creative ideas using chocolate and coffee,” says Keith. “He has worked at a number of great restaurants over the years, and will bring this experience and knowledge to the stage.”

Kevin’s culinary journey began in the UK, where he spent four years as chef at the Houses of Parliament in London cooking for heads of state and royalty among others.

At the age of 21, Kevin was working as a head chef when he decided to move to New Zealand with his partner. Since arriving in the country he has worked at Kumeu’s Allely Estate, Waitakere Estate and more recently, Coco’s Cantina.

Kevin is currently the head chef at Como Street Cafe in Takapuna, New Zealand’s first completely palm oil free cafe, and on the weekends he indulges his passion for using local produce with cooking demonstrations at the Hobsonville Market Kitchen.

“My food philosophy centres on simplicity, seasonality and ease. I am really excited to be joining the Chocolate and Coffee Show and can’t wait to show visitors some creative and delicious ways to use chocolate and coffee,” says Kevin.

A multi-award winner, including three Beef and Lamb Excellence awards, Kevin also holds monthly cooking classes and caters for private functions.

The Chocolate and Coffee Show, in association with Green Valley Pure Milk, will feature New Zealand’s best chocolatiers, coffee roasters, baristas and others.

Visitors to the show can expect to see the best boutique and artisan companies alongside larger brands, entertainment as well as plenty to sample and buy.

There will be an array of products to tempt every sweet tooth and coffee connoisseur with visitors getting the chance to discover new brands, flavours and tips over the course of the two-day event.

What: The Chocolate and Coffee Show
Where: The Cloud, Queens Wharf, 99 Quay Street, Auckland
When: Saturday 3rd May -- Sunday 4th May 2014
Time: 9am-6pm (Saturday 3rd May); 9am-5pm (Sunday 4th May)
Visit: http://www.chocolatecoffeeshow.co.nz/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chocolateandcoffeeshow?ref=hl

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news