An event I enjoy more than my birthday + giveaway!

Every year since moving to Christchurch, I’ve blocked out one weekend in April in the calendar. Why? BECAUSE THE FOOD SHOW COMES TO CHRISTCHURCH! Growing up in a small town meant I missed out on events like this, so I am really making the most of the fact I can now go.

I always look at the cooking theatre schedule first, so I can make sure I go on the day where the chefs I want to see are on stage. From there, I wing the rest. Myself, my eco bag and my wallet head off on a culinary adventure.

I think my longest day at The Food Show was from 10am till 3pm. This year, I am tempted to go two days in a row. I bet someone will hide my car keys…

Win Giveaway The Food Nest NZ The Food Show Christchurch Ray McVinnie

Last year I was lucky enough to sit right in the front row and watch Ray McVinnie. I ended up asking him a question (something along the lines of what is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten, I believe he answered with sheep’s intestines stuffed with a sauce of sorts) and he gave me a bottle of Huffman’s Sauce. And some wine glasses as well! Just so you know, Huffman’s not to hot sauce is now a staple in our house – it’s THE BEST SAUCE EVER.

Win Giveaway The Food Nest NZ The Food Show Christchurch Chelsea Winter

Chelsea Winter always does a great job with engaging with her fans, and it was lovely to see her in action! Check out the little girl in the front row. It was actually the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. She had a wee note book, questions written out and she attended all of the demos and put her hand up to ask questions whenever the opportunity arose.

Win Giveaway The Food Nest NZ The Food Show Christchurch

Look at me! Pretty pleased with myself huh? Not going to lie this bag weighed so much I actually had to carry it like a baby.

Prize Pack The Food Show Christchurch The Food Nest NZ

I’m lucky enough to have been given a Food Show prize pack to give away (worth $140) including a double pass to attend the show in Christchurch.

It’s filled with delicious treats such as Countdown lollies and mixed nuts, Loving Earth Chocolate, Chantal Organics Peanut Butter, Pure Delish bars and cereal, Fresh As Freeze Dried Raspberries and Raspberry Powder, Hakanoa Handmade Ginger Lemon Honey Concentrate, Wild Fennel Co Gourmet Seasoning, SpiceCraft Smokey Garlic Salt and even something for the dog, K9 Natural Beef Feast Toppers.


*Entries close 31st March 2017. Open to NZ residents only. Winner must be able to attend The Food Show in Christchurch between 7th – 9th of April 2017. Winner will be announced on The Food Nest NZ Facebook page on the 1st of April 2017.Β 


20 thoughts on “An event I enjoy more than my birthday + giveaway!

  1. Strowan, Christchurch. 1) Great day out. 2) Stock up on all of the specials including 2 Pure delish cereals for $25 that is amazeballs. 3) Plenty of food and drink to sample perfect for us foodies. 4) Introduced to new products and visit old time favourites such as Pure delish. 5) Annabel White is going to be there and she’s always a laugh and very entertaining. 6) Nespresso moment zone because I love coffee. Fingers Crossed this would make my day. 😊 πŸ™ŒπŸ’–πŸ™


  2. I love sampling all the good food! It is often food I have never tried before and it’s nice discovering new favourites πŸ™‚ I’m in Christchurch

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  3. I’m in brookhaven in chch and went last year with my daughter for the first time… She especially loved it and has been asking if we can go this year

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  4. I am currently in Avonhead, Christchurch. I have never been to this event before and would love to go and see what it is all about. A friend has mentioned to me about the food and demonstrations available! I’d love to win this package for my partner and I! What a cool prize!


  5. I’m in Cashmere, Christchurch and I love watching the chefs, I LOVED seeing ray and Chelsea last year, they would def be in my top 5! And I love seeing all the new things each year that are up and coming/must have staples in the kitchen! 😊

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  6. Spreydon, Christchurch. I love being able to sample new products that I wouldn’t normally be able to. I also love the treat of seeing some of New Zealand’s most amazing Chefs and getting to ask them tips and tricks of the trade that can be used at home. Thank you for an amazing opportunity

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