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Welcome to the 19th Annual Waikato Culinary Fare

Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July 2024

Wintec has proudly held the Waikato Culinary Fare, in partnership with Cater Plus, since 2004. It has been exciting to see such an increase in involvement from secondary schools, tertiary providers, and the hospitality industry, both in the Waikato and across New Zealand.

The Waikato Culinary Fare has grown to become the largest regional competition of its type in New Zealand. This is made possible by the support of the event sponsors and the wider hospitality industry. The event committee remain appreciative of this backing and encourage you to support them in return.

This event allows our emerging hospitality stars to compete, gaining valuable skills and experience through participation. It is also an opportunity for the hospitality industry to come together under one roof, celebrating the sector at the leading-edge training facility at Wintec. We wish all competitors the best of luck and look forward to seeing your skills and innovation shine through your efforts.

On behalf of the team at the Wintec Centre for Hospitality, we acknowledge all who have contributed to the Waikato Culinary Fare.

Joshus Kanara-Bailey– Team Manager, Hospitality, Centre for Trades

Waikato Culinary Fare Trust Committee

We would like to welcome all the competitors, teachers, families, and supporters to the Waikato Culinary Fare.

The trust committee continues to be impressed with the overall high standard of skills that the competitors display and the fantastic support and guidance their tutors and teachers give them.

The fare has grown each year, and that is due to your continued support. We acknowledge the help and assistance from our teams of judges, Wintec hospitality tutors, the Wintec technician team, all our sponsors and contributors. These people give their time generously so our students can experience the fun of competing — we thank you.

We hope you enjoy the event, and we welcome any feedback you may have.


Sue.delacy@wintec.ac.nz for any enquiries regarding registrations.

Joshua.Kanara-Bailey@wintec.ac.nz for any general enquiries.