Cuisine joins ConversatioNZ to boost NZ's food profile

Stuff.co.nz article by Thomas Heaton

New Zealand's most influential restaurateurs, chefs, critics and food-lovers are uniting to make the country's food famous.

The collaboration, called ConversatioNZ, has been joined by official media partner Cuisine magazine to create a sustainable partnership to boost the country's profile, emphasising the vast array of fresh, high-quality produce available nationwide.

ConversatioNZ has started a Pledgeme page in an effort to make their cause sustainable for the future.

The movement was started by three-hat chef Giulio Sturla, from Roots restaurant in Lyttelton, in 2015.

Chefs and restaurateurs like Al Brown, Fleur Sullivan, Tony Stewart and Tom Hishon have joined the movement, alongside organisers of Taste of Auckland, Wellington on a Plate and Beervana.

Giulio Sturla said the crowd-funding provided the opportunity for the movement to go forward.

"It's just to make this project sustainable, and we need you this time," Sturla said.

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