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live cooking kitchen

Love those addictive food shows on TV? Enjoy the experience right in front of you with the Live Cooking Kitchen at the Tauranga Home Show!

See food come to life with live cooking demonstrations by our special foodie guests and get handy tips and advice, ask questions and savour the aroma of delicious cooking. There’s even tasters to be had!

Shane Southby from BBQs and More and Mike Jeffries from The Big Smoke BBQ Co

11.30 SATURDAY & SUNDAY

 shane southby & Mike jeffries

You may have seen barbecue duo Shane and Mike recently on TVNZ's Cooks on Fire cooking up a storm!

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Ray McVinnie

12.30 each day

ray mCVINNIE

Ray McVinnie has been a foodwriter and advisor at Cuisine Magazine, celebrity judge on Masterchef NZ, food columnist in the Sunday Star-Times and is now working with Bite Magazine.

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Alisha Phelps from Ruahine Ports

2.30 each day

ALISHA PHELPS

Ruahine Ports distill their own award winning artisan spirits with a Portuguese copper still, and owner and unofficial Queen of Port Alisha brings you exciting ways to use port in delicious cocktails.

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Shane Southby from BBQs and More and Mike Jeffries from The Big Smoke BBQ Co

11.30 SATURDAY & SUNDAY

SHANE SOUTHBY & MIKE JEFFRIES

You may have seen barbecue duo Shane and Mike recently on TVNZ's Cooks on Fire cooking up a storm!

Shane is the owner of BBQs & More, while Mike is the owner of The Big Smoke BBQ. They're well known for teaming up and creating amazing barbecue cuisine.

Mike and Shane share how to break down a whole beef rump, then prepare steaks and smoke the rump cap (or pichana) using secret barbecue techniques. They will then cook the rump over charcoal using the PK Grill from BBQS & More with The Big Smoke BBQ range of rub seasonings and sauces.

BBQS & MORE WEBSITE
BIG SMOKE BBQ WEBSITE
Ray McVinnie New Zealand chef

12.30 each day

ABOUT RAY McVINNIE

Ray McVinnie has been a foodwriter and advisor at Cuisine Magazine, celebrity judge on Masterchef NZ, food columnist in the Sunday Star-Times and is now working with Bite Magazine.

Ray believes in getting the best quality products that suit your budget, eating real food, cooking it well and sharing it with people you like.

Ray is making Chiang Mai Sausages with Peanut Slaw and Pastel de Naranja de Los Angeles: a Spanish Orange Sponge Cake.

RAY'S WEBSITE

2024 live cooking kitchen guests

We'll be bringing you the 2024 Live Cooking Kitchen lineup soon! In the meantime ...

The Tauranga Home Show is proud to support Waipuna Hospice who aim to provide the best possible hospice palliative care. After each Live Cooking Kitchen session you can take home a copy of the recipes featured in exchange for a donation to Waipuna Hospice.

Or support them directly by visiting the Waipuna Hospice website to find out more about the amazing work they do in our Bay of Plenty community.

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2.30 EACH DAY

ALISHA PHELPS

Ruahine Ports distill their own award winning artisan spirits with a Portuguese copper still, and owner and unofficial Queen of Port Alisha brings you exciting ways to use port in delicious cocktails.

Alisha is creating cocktails from the famous Ruahine Ports Golden Trout Feijoa Port.

RUAHINE PORTS WEBSITE