Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Celebrating A Decade Of Depot

In the hospitality business, longevity is rare so it’s worth celebrating when a restaurant hits a milestone like 10 years, which Depot does this month.

Opened by Chef Al Brown as part of SkyCity’s Federal Street redevelopment on 10 August 2011, Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar has been an institution for Aucklanders and a destination for visitors from all over the world.

From the beginning Brown’s vision was to design and build a restaurant that invoked the same informal, straightforward, and honest conviviality that comes with true, genuine Kiwi hospitality.

“Depot has always been place to experience the very best of what New Zealand has to offer; it’s a warm and inviting space, where people from all walks of life can meet around humble tables, to eat, drink and share lively conversation, and raucous laughter,” says Brown.

Brown says Depot’s framework was inspired by his upbringing and childhood memories at the family bach.

“Worn wooden floors, character art, heavy and durable crockery and mismatched cutlery. Good wine served in tumblers, the food is fast, fresh and generous, celebrating what I experienced growing up in this amazing country,” says Brown.

Brown says the staff and their style of service have been key to Depot’s success.

“Depot is an extension of my personality. Hiring the right people has been imperative to its success and I could not be prouder of our Depot team, past and present.

“Depot’s 10th birthday celebrations have been focussed on the people – we’re using this as an opportunity to thank our wonderful suppliers, our incredible customers and long-time loyal supporters,” says Brown.

Brown will celebrate a decade of success by unveiling a new mural by graffiti artist Haser (Kairau Bradley) that champions the Depot story, its connection to Aotearoa and Brown’s own personal journey.

“We’ve created something really special here in Tāmaki Makaurau and in turn cemented ourselves within the community and wider hospitality industry. Ten years reflects a great deal of effort, passion and contribution from many people.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 




Shocking Stuff: Lower Income Areas Paying More For Power

Analysis from Consumer NZ and Powerswitch has found major differences in electricity pricing depending on where you live, with those in lower income areas being hit the hardest... More>>



Science Media Centre: Understanding DDoS cyber attacks – Expert Reaction

Cyber attacks have hit several New Zealand organisations this month, disrupting their online services. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks were the same kind of cyber attack that affected the NZX around this time last year... More>>


Financial Markets Authority: Spike in investment scam complaints since COVID

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – is warning New Zealanders to be on the lookout for three unique types of scams that have been on the rise since the start of COVID-19. The warning comes as the FMA responds to a rise in complaints about investment scams and fraud lodged with the regulator in the first half of this year... More>>




Statistics: GDP rises in the June 2021 quarter

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.8 percent in the June 2021 quarter, following a 1.4 percent increase in the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today. June 2021 quarter GDP was 4.3 percent higher when compared with the December 2019 quarter... More>>


Energy-from-waste: $350 Million Plant To Deliver Renewable Energy Considered

Investigations have begun into the viability of building an Energy-from-Waste plant that will safely convert 350,000 tonnes of waste, that would otherwise be dumped into South Island landfills annually, into renewable electricity... More>>

Olam: Confirms plans for commissioning of NZ dairy plant

OFI, a global leader in natural and sustainable food ingredient solutions, today confirmed plans to develop a new dairy processing facility at Tokoroa. It is now taking expressions of interest from potential farmer suppliers, employees, contractors, and general trade suppliers... More>>