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Gourmet Dining At Home Increases In Recession

Gourmet Dining At Home Increases As The Recession Takes Hold

Monday, 8 December 2008

Media Release: Gourmet Chef’s Pantry

As the nation tightens its belt on spending, more and more people are turning away from dining out at restaurants in favour of cooking gourmet meals at home.

The traditional dinner party has come back into fashion as friends and families opt to recreate gourmet dining experiences in the comfort of their own homes; and supermarkets and online food stores are reaping the benefits.

Home cooking does not have to be boring with previously hard to find ingredients now easily accessible thanks to online resources such as the Gourmet Chef’s Pantry.

“People are becoming more cautious of their spending; they can’t justify the same frequency of dining-out experiences but New Zealanders love their food and they love to entertain – so dining at home is the best answer in tough economic times” says Gourmet Chef’s Pantry Director, Craig Woolhouse.

“Over the last six-weeks we have seen a noticeable increase in visitation to our websites recipe pages and online purchases of gourmet items such as pesto, pasta, cheeses and fresh fish have increased dramatically.”

The Gourmet Chef’s Pantry is a great resource for foodies all over New Zealand with gourmet products ranging from New Zealand’s own Whitestone Cheese through to the very exclusive Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.



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