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28 August 2019

Kapiti Food Fair on-track for another big year

The Kapiti Food Fair has nearly hit 160 vendor sites which includes a wide range of vendors who produce and package their delicious products, ready to eat vendors who will operate under gazebo and in their food trucks, and those who will demonstrate a variety of food and beverage related products for consumer. 

Previous Fairs have attracted vendors selling a variety of artisan and commercial products including chocolate, sweets, fudges, jam, condiments, sauces, dressings, vinegars, dips, spreads, pesto, preserves, breads, baking, cheesecakes, wines, beer, ports, liqueurs, juices, cordial, teas, olives & olive oils, nuts, salts, peppers, pies, ice cream, popsicles, coffee, meats, salami, seafood, honey, health products, kombucha, microgreens, fruits; along with a variety of kiwi favourites and ethnic foods to devour on the day.  2017 will be no exception. 

“The Fair is clearly shaping up to be another major event for Kapiti that will embrace visitors and locals and provide them with an opportunity to sample new foods, buy gifts and to stock-up their pantry at home,” says Helene Judge, co-owner of the Fair.  Helene goes to say that “our marketing has been planned and started which is bringing another wave of excitement to everyone involved with the Fair.” 

The entertainment programme has been finalised and includes jazz, blues, funk, pop, folk, classic rock & kiwi tunes, No 1 hit covers from the 60s to now, original music and youth musicians.  “This year we have arranged for special busker performances that are likely to be popular with younger children,” says Jeanine van Kradenburg, the other co-owner of the Fair. 

“We are also in the process of developing the demonstration menus with our Celebrity Chef Jax Hamilton and tickets are on-sale to attend her Masterclass,” says Jeanine.  Jax demonstrates dishes that are simple, full of flavour and that will blend a bit of cockney with a pinch of Caribbean, and all served up on a kiwi plate! 

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The Fair, in collaboration with Sponsor, Tuatara Brewing, has submitted its special licence application to sell craft beer, boutique wine and a special Fair cocktail sponsored by KOAST.  “The Bar will welcome everyone including kids as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian,” says Helene. 

Fill your life with good friends, good times and good food – see you at the Fair >> Saturday 2nd December 2017, 10am to 3pm, Mazengarb Reserve. 

Kapiti Food Fair is sponsored by Air New Zealand, Bayleys Real Estate Wellington, BCE Catering Equipment, Greenmantle Estate, Kapiti Business Projects, Kapiti News, KOAST Limoncello, PartyPerfect Catering, The Hits and Tuatara Brewing.  Kapiti Food Fair is a current recipient of the Kapiti Mayor Events Fund and supported by numerous local business including Kapiti Rotary.  The Fair is privately owned and operated in partnership by Kapiti Business Projects and PartyPerfect Catering.

The Fair is still open for Vendor registration (single site 3m x3m $99, double site 6m x 3m $169). 

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For further information, contact:

Helene Judge, Kapiti Business Projects, 027 244 9585 or contact Helene

Jeanine van Kradenburg, PartyPerfect Catering, 04 905 5520 or

Celebrity Chef Jax Hamilton (Credit: Daniela Aebli Photography)

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Kapiti Food Fair on-track for another big year

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