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industry leaders to smaller, artisan suppliers. “We want to showcase the industry after such a challenging year, and there’s no better way to do that than to throw the doors open so the public can see the best of what ee member businesses usually offer in 2 9 da the background,” she says. 7yS r um “Hospitality providers and chefs are, by be mit em t p e their very nature, both skilled and welcoming, is sche duled for S and they want to show they’ve lost none of that manaakitanga during COVID-19 and the lockdowns and, in fact, are pushing on more determined than ever to provide and nourish provide and nourish the needs of people and the needs of people and communities is at communities is at the heart of what we do.” the heart of what we do.” NZChefs Executive Officer Janine “We love working with NZChefs, so when Quaid says partnering with Hospitality NZ the idea of the summit was floated, they offers networking and knowledge sharing were the natural fit to work together as occasions, bringing together the business and industry leaders. management expertise with the operational “We want to showcase the industry teams and showcasing skill and talent. after such a challenging year, and there’s “Reviving the NZ Hospitality no better way to do that than to throw the Championships after a two-year hiatus doors open so the public can see the best provides an opportunity to include a range of what member businesses usually offer in of other events and activities. the background. “This will be a veritable one-stop shop. “Hospitality providers and chefs are, We are truly excited at the prospect of our by their very nature, both skilled and organisations working together in this space welcoming, and they want to show they’ve and what this collaboration can mean for lost none of that manaakitanga during our members.” COVID and the lockdowns and, in fact, are It’s hoped the summit will become an pushing on more determined than ever to annual event.

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Hospitality NZ has announced it is joining with the NZChefs’ Association to host their first New Zealand Hospitality Summit and trade show, in September this year. Julie White, Hospitality NZ CEO says the summit is an opportunity for the industry to connect and for both organisations to showcase not only the best of what they have to offer and key lessons from a tough 18 months, but more importantly what the future of hospitality could look like. The three-day summit will be held in Auckland at the Trusts Arena in Henderson from 7-9 September, will feature educational seminars, a trade show displaying the latest innovation in the industry, a demonstration kitchen, networking lounge, and the NZ Hospitality Championships featuring both cookery and a range of service elements. The prestigious Hospitality NZ Awards of Excellence will be announced at an awards dinner at which the best in the industry will be recognised and celebrated. The organisers say the menu promises to take guests on a cultural and culinary journey. The first keynote speaker confirmed is Danny Myers from the multi-award winning Union Square Hospitality Group, who will share insights from creating and operating some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafés, and bars. Julie White says the summit will represent the best of the industry, from

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