Supplier Showcase Participants

2017 Supplier Showcase participants - see below

2016 Supplier Showcase participants - products OR wineries 

Hutt Valley/Petone/Wainuiomata

FINZ Hazelnuts, Lower Hutt

We are a family business specialising in high quality hazelnuts and baking products from nuts grown in New Zealand. Our trading name “FINZ” is an acronym derived from our registered company name Filbert Industries New Zealand Limited. Filbert nut is a European and international name for hazelnuts (they are also known as “cobnuts” in the UK).

On Trays Limited, Petone

Making yours better!

Totara Cottage, Christine Stopforth, Lower Hutt

Totara Cottage is an artisan producer and wholesaler of home made, delicious gourmet baking.  Our products are hand made, cooked to order and taste just like home baking should, with a dash of innovation to make us stand out from the crowd. We supply to specialist food stores, gift companies, corporates, food service and other retail outlets throughout New Zealand.

Zany Zeus, Meropi Matsis, Lower Hutt

Zany Zeus is a boutique cheese making operation which specialises in handcrafted cheeses. It is a family operation which utilises traditional open vat techniques for cheese manufacture.

Porirua and Mana

Bidfood, Porirua

Bidfood supplies a large product range of fresh and frozen meats - Silver Fern Farm, Fresh Pork, Integrated Meats and Cabernet Foods.

Whittaker’s Chocolate, Caitlin Attenburrow, Porirua

Whittaker's was founded in 1896 by James Henry Whittaker when he started making chocolate in his Christchurch home in Addington. James moved to Porirua in 1969 where 100% of the company’s products are made today. The company is currently owned by Andrew and Brian Whittaker, James Henrys grandsons, and aims to make world-class chocolate. It controls the whole manufacturing process from bean to bar to ensure quality.
New at the Showcase: The company is looking to develop new ideas with its chocolate pips product and sante bars and is on the lookout for innovate chefs and coffee companies. It will be bringing a range of product to the showcase.

Wellington and suburbs

Arobake, Wellington

Supplying the burger for the best beer burger match two years running, being committed to your needs over those crazy few weeks, that sums us up!

Asian Food Republic Limited, Tania Siladi, Wellington

A boutique company with a fresh modern approach to Asian flavours
Products at the Showcase: A selected range to chefs and restaurants offered in bulk quantities making products unique and cost effective for use in VWOAP. The company is also looking at the possibility of developing a product to create a special product co-branded for individual chefs or establishments.

Beer Belly Jellies, Wellington

Savoury jellies made with beer and spirits, delicious with cheese and meats, or for that extra pizzazz in a dish.

Carrello del Gelato, Nathan Meyer, Wellington CBD

Carrello del Gelato is New Zealand’s leading gelato company having won numerous awards and supplying the best restaurants and cafes across the country.
New products at the Showcase: A range of new flavours.

Fix and Fogg, Roman Jewell, Te Aro

In additional to our Super Crunchy and Smooth peanut butters, we'll also be showcasing our new Smoke and Fire and Dark Chocolate peanut butters. We are an artisan peanut butter maker in Wellington.

Garage Project, Hannah White, Aro Valley

With it’s brewery in an old petrol station in Aro Valley, Garage Project prides itself on its skill of creating unlikely, unique and beautiful beers. The Garage Project team like pushing boundaries reinterpreting styles and challenging the notions of what beer can be. Products at the Showcase:  The latest from their range of over 100 different beers produced since the brewery was founded.

Gelissimo Gelato Ltd, Joe Graham, Wellington

An established company producing gelato ice cream, some savoury inspired flavours, some more traditional, but all worth trying.
New products at the Showcase: Gelissimo will be bringing examples of flavours inspired and made in conjunction with chefs from across Wellington in the past 12 months.

Harrington's Smallgoods, Peter Doile, Miramar

The company has had a proud history as a premium supplier of top quality handcrafted small goods products primarily to fine dining restaurants as well as some specialist retailers. More recently, Harringtons has expanded its business to include finest quality gourmet meat cuts. All our fresh cuts are supplied vacuum packed for extra freshness. Harringtons is New Zealand's exclusive purveyor of Waimarino Free Range Pork to the restaurant trade in New Zealand. This fine product is also exported to Singapore and sold retail in New Zealand as Dr Rene's Eco-Pork. We also offer you premium quality fresh cuts of Texel lamb from Wharekauhau Country Estate and our retail stores at Miramar and Otaki supply a range of other fine meats and delicatessen items.

House of Dumplings, Vicky Ha, Te Aro

House of Dumplings is not only an expert in hand crafting dumplings, but also provides a sensational sensory experience to customers.
Products at the Showcase: Bringing its latest available range.

La Boca Loca, Miramar

Authentic Mexican products

Libertine Blends, Jacqui Wales, Wellington

Delicious, organic tea. Hand-blended in Berhampore.

Meat Direct, Vic Brown, Wellington

Welcome to Meat Direct; your online butcher, where you can purchase the freshest possible quality meat, chicken and seafood. Having worked as a farmer for 20 years with the opportunity to enjoy the taste of fresh meat I realised that city people were missing out! In 1998 we established Meat Direct with the aim of providing the freshest possible meat, chicken and fish products at a reasonable price to our customers. We are continually sourcing new products and are able to courier throughout New Zealand and overseas for some products. New Zealanders based overseas are now able to enjoy New Zealand lamb and other products through Meat Direct. New Zealanders overseas are also using Meat Direct to deliver meat packs to family and friends at home.

Moana Pacific Fisheries, Richard Evans, Wellington

We are passionate about supplying Wellington and the Lower North Island the freshest seafood form our Wellington buisness. We supply retail through our stores inside Moore Wilson Fresh and foodservice from our central Wellington-based factory. We promote as much local product as possible from boats on the Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa. We can also draw on species predominantly found elsewhere from our factories in Chatham Islands (Blue Cod), Auckland (Snapper) and West Coast (Gurnard). Product at the Showcase: Day caught local product

Preston’s Master Butcher, Tania Thomas, Te Aro

With family associations and connections through the supply chain, Preston's offers an comprehensive range of meat and meat products, crafted to defined specifications. Our master butchers are skilled in producing the perfect cuts of meat for your needs. Preston's supply a full and extensive range of offal. If its meat, we can supply! Preston's Select Lamb is Preston's new Lamb Brand. Preston's Select Lamb come from selected New Zealand farmers, farms of lush green grass, pastures ideal for nurturing lamb. Lamb is almost exclusively free-range pasture fed, and is farmed by certified farmers who comply with Taylor Preston's Export grade standards from New Zealand’s greater central region. Wellington's finest Meat Supplier; supplying meat and meat products to the greater Wellington region for over 110 years.

PureWei, Gina Jin, Wellington

With an unique understanding and mastery of the traditional patisserie, we introduce new flavours inspired by different cultures. Purewei fully embodies the spirit of modern patisserie through our creativity. Unlike others, our personal touch features in our creations. The love and passion of patisserie that drove us to share our creations with customers. This is just the beginning......

Ritual Tea Company, Katie Smith, Wellington

Tea is a ritual. It is a tradition and an everyday fixture. Taking time out to prepare and enjoy a cup of tea should be a relief and an escape. In Eastern cultures, tea ceremonies have an ancient and important role in society. In modern times, drinking tea is a healthy way to unwind and recharge. Tea is a ritual to be savoured and kept sacred. Preparing and serving tea is a ritual to bond over. Drinking tea provides a time for reflection. When there is noise and clutter around you, find sanctuary in tea.

Yellow Brick Road, Martin Bosley, Wellington

Yellow Brick Road's fish is predominantly long-line caught on day-boats. Fish are landed live, ike-jime killed, placed into slurry, packed, processed, and to your restaurant within 24-36 hours of leaving the boat. I am happy to supply details on who caught your fish, when and how. Most of this information is available on the box in which it is delivered.

Wellington Chocolate Factory, Miriam Ramos, Wellington CBD

Wellington Chocolate Factory make organic, ethically traded, bean to bar chocolate of the highest quality.
Products at the Showcase: Bringing its latest available flavour range and favourites.

Wooden Spoon Boutique Freezery, Sharon Galeon, Miramar

Founded in Wellington in 2011, Wooden Spoon Boutique Freezery makes small batch, hand-crafted ice creams using high quality, local and seasonal ingredients.
New products at the Showcase: The Corn Star, ice cream cookie sandwich - a cereal-milk stout ice cream sandwiched between two cornflake cookies, produced at last year's Beervana with  Garage Project. The company has had a huge response to this relatively new product. Their ice cream flavours with unexpected twists are: chocolate and sea salt, Ca Phe Da (Vietnamese ice coffee) made with Peoples Coffee, and Smokey Pokey (caramel and sea salt with chocolate covered hokey pokey).

Zaida's Bakery, Wellington

Welcome to Zaida’s… Our constant passion for bread and baking has passed from generation to generation, where influences from all over the world have been tried and tasted and perfected. In addition to our artisan bread range our team make a range of cakes and sweets. We offer a wholesale, deliver to your door service to the Wellington region. Or come into Dixon St Deli to sample our sweet range or purchase some artisan bread to enjoy at home.

Kapiti Coast / Horowhenua

Delicato, Ohau

Delicato is an artisan food manufacturer specializing in paleo friendly, innovative and ready to eat novel free range egg products.

Genoese Foods Ltd, Kelly Taylor Chapman, Levin

Genoese is a family-owned and operated business manufacturing premium Pesto’s from fresh herbs and all natural ingredients.
Products at the Showcase: New products for new ideas and inspiration for winter menus including Pronto Pesto and also preservative free Fresh Basil Chunky Pesto.

Kapiti Coffee Company, Te Horo

Coffee's next revolution. A new way to experience and utilise coffee

KOAST Limoncello (Bite Holdings),  Ingrid Chew, Paraparaumu

A New Zealand family-owned business handcrafting Limoncello on the Kapiti Coast.  The company uses New Zealand produce to manufacture their Limoncello and it is 100% natural, preservative and additive free.
New products at the Showcase: New release, Orangecello. Also favourite products Lemon Limoncello and Lemon Cream Limoncello.

Prana Greens, Mayatiita Southerwood, Te Horo

There is something incredibly interesting about the core “protein” within fresh greens. The green chlorophyll in living greens is the most immediate and most readily absorbed resource of the necessary goodness to maintain our own blood health; and to note the magnesium gained through eating the chlorophyll in living greens helps to maintain emotional health! Mayatiita in Te Horo has an amazing array of fresh organic Microgreens available. Available for either weekly or fortnightly delivery – you can buy a mini edible garden for $20, which is picked on the day of delivery and have it dropped to your door! Microgreen varieties include: Kale, Basil, Coriander, Radish, Cress, Pea shoots, Mustard Greens and Rocket

Siggy's Pies, Waikanae

A Wellington cult classic - Siggy's Pies provide you with all you that you didn't know you were looking for in a pie!  A next level taste experience of quality, flavour and size.

Tuatara Brewing Ltd, Paul Brown, Paraparaumu

We seek to brew balanced beers that interpret classic styles with kiwi ingredients which inevitably leads to beers that match outstandingly well with food likely to be: sour beer, and barrel aged beer. Tuatara is dedicated to saving the world from the tyranny of bad beer, with outstanding kiwi interpretations of classic styles. Tuatara kicked off the craft revolution in Wellington and continues to pave the way!


Hamden Estate, Martinborough

Small vineyard, superb quality

Kingsmeade Cheese, Miles King, Masterton

Kingsmeade started out making ewe’s milk cheeses with milk sourced from Miles and Janet King’s own flock of East Friesian sheep. They now make a broad range of supreme ewe and cow’s milk cheeses on their farm. Kingsmeade won The Supreme Award at the 2014 MiNDFOOD Producer Awards and were also awarded the Best Sustainable Producer Award for the second year in a row. Products at the Showcase: New and established favourites from the range which includes Gouda, Havarti, Manchego, Halloumi and Emmental.

Lot Eight Olive Oil, Nalini Baruch, Martinborough

Olive Oil maker and owner of Lot Eight Nalini Baruch has been producing commercially for over 12 years and is committed to delivering wholesome local ingredients which have 100% traceability.
New products at the Showcase:  Two new cold pressed fragrant oils, Harissa (spicy) and Aromatic (sweet). Lot Eight is the first olive oil company to make these unique blends of cold pressed fragrant oils in New Zealand along the same lines as its already popular citrus olive oil.

Marmalada, Masterton

Fresh from the Langdale Homestead in Whareama, Wairarapa, Marmalada is putting a twist on the humble marmalade.  Using the open pan method of preserving freshly picked and hand cut fruit chips, our cleverly spiced marmalades are made to be devoured alongside their perfect match, including sausages and small goods, cheese, desserts(and of course buttered toast. The unique taste combinations have won numerous awards at the esteemed Dalemain Marmalade Awards in the United Kingdom.

Martinborough Vineyard, Martinborough

Established in 1980, Martinborough Vineyard is an iconic, pioneering producer of Martinborough with a commitment to the perfection of producing standout wines.

Paulownia Estate, Masterton

Paulownia Estate is family owned and we are passionate producers of a range of fine boutique wines.

Premier Beehive Bacon, Carterton

New Zealand's number one ham and bacon producer situated in the heart of the Wairarapa.

Ruakokoputuna Olives, Martinborough

Most awarded Extra Virgin Olive Oil Producer in the heart of the Wairarapa, New Zealand.

Te Kairanga Wines, Martinborough

While our passion and specialty at Te Kairanga has always been pinot noir, we also make small amounts of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling and pinot gris.

The Clareville Bakery, Michael Kloeg, Clareville

Mike and Rose Kloeg opened The Clareville Bakery just outside Carterton in August 2013. Creating food they love and sharing it with those of the same passion is the reason for its existence. Fresh produce, artisanal craftsmanship and hard work is the recipe for the delicious food the Clareville Bakery is famous for. Each handcrafted loaf is created using quality ingredients, time honored methods, long fermentation and is baked on the stone hearth of the oven. We don’t use any preservatives or additives in our bread.

The Drunken Nanny, Amanda Goodman, Martinborough

Launched in December 2015. Sixteen kilometres south of Martinborough, Amanda and Lindsey Goodman’s rolling farm is home to a growing herd of gorgeous dairy goats, whose milk goes into making The Drunken Nanny’s sublime farmhouse cheeses.

The Prodigal Daughter & Longbush Free Range Pork, , Rachel Priestley, Wairarapa

Prodigal Daughter products taste so good because of top quality ingredients and the way they are made. Handpicked olives are preserved naturally in salt and water, pastas made only with superior hard durum wheat flour are the best artisan-produced pastas brought into New Zealand, sun-dried tomatoes are hand-picked and cut then dried in the warm southern Italian sun. “As for my truffle products, well, truffles are aphrodisiacal so enjoy!” Truffle oils are synthetic and not made of real truffle, all my truffle products are made with real white truffles, summer truffles, or bianchetto Italian truffles including the famous to New Zealand: TLC: Truffled Lard Cream. Longbush Free Range Pork is a premium pork supplier. We raise pigs ethically and sustainably on our farm in the Longbush valley of the Wairarapa. We supply primals, whole, and half pig carcasses for restaurants, butchers, and small goods producers.