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Kitchen Takeover presents: ‘Hāngī with Kārena and Kasey’

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Kitchen Takeover presents: ‘Hāngī with Kārena and Kasey’

NEW DATES ADDED – Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May. 

(Sold out dates: Friday 8, Saturday 9, Sunday 10 April).

Ready to go on another taste-tangling adventure? Kitchen Takeover is excited to announce a special pop-up event with celebrity chefs Kārena and Kasey Bird.

We have added two new dates to this sold out event: Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May from 3-6pm.‘Hāngī with Kārena and Kasey’ will bring you a deeply cultural feast with a strong provenance perspective.

The multi-course feasting menu will be cooked by Kasey and Kārena Bird, and will draw from their whakapapa and upbringing. Our culinary superstars will use traditional cooking techniques with modern twists, whilst celebrating the Bay’s plentiful plethora of produce.

Hosted at the beautiful villa and gardens of Persimmon Lane in Te Puna, you will have the opportunity to see the food being dug up from the hāngī, and hear from Kasey and Karena first-hand about the feast. 

Since winning Masterchef in 2014, Kasey and Karena have travelled to over 50 destinations across the globe to meet chefs at the forefront of gastronomy. They will take the envelope-pushing techniques they’ve learnt and combine them with strong family traditions using traditional Māori cooking techniques and flavours. Based on the menu’s native nourishment, we will only be offering a gluten-free option for this event. For all our vegans, vegetarians and other dietary requests or allergies, you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for our other events.

The cost per ticket is $159pp for a multi-course feasting menu + welcome drink.

Register now for a place at our tasty tēpu for the new dates. Presale tickets will be released on Sunday 10 April at 7pm. We will email you a presale link to buy tickets. Be quick when we do or tickets will be gone faster then you can say Tānemahuta

What are the dates and times?

Late lunch 3-6pm

Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May

Do I need to be vaccinated?

No as per the removal of the government mandate on 4th April. 

How much?

The cost per ticket is $159pp plus a small booking fee. The profits of the booking fee go to supporting disadvantaged Maori and Pasifika kids in schools. 

Can we purchase drinks?

There will be a bar running during the event with wine, beer and soft drinks. 

What will you eat?

On your plate will be all the classic foods - meat, fish, dairy and sugar. We can cater for gluten free but if you have any other dietary requirements, you'll have to sit this one out. 

Who is creating the mouth watering menu?

Masterchef winners Karena and Kasey have traveled to over 50 destinations across the globe learning about food and culture whilst also being involved with a number of food events and activations throughout New Zealand. They have hosted two seasons of the award-winning series on TVNZ1 "Karena and Kasey’s Kitchen Diplomacy” which saw them travel to a new overseas destination each episode. They have cooked for a number of NZ dignitaries and celebration events around the world including the NZ consulate Shanghai, ANZAC celebrations Los Angeles, NZ Embassy Jakarta Indonesia, NZ Embassy Italy, NZ Embassy Korea, Gary Player 'Support our kids' charity auction Japan, NZ Consulate General New Caledonia and the NZ Embassy Chile. They have been the food editors for Mana magazine and also food contributors for the Herald on Sunday. They have also self-published two award winning cookbooks “For the Love of...” & “Hungry”.

How does it work?

The multi course feasting menu will be announced when you arrive.   

Where will it be?

Persimmon Lane, 58 Te Puna Road, Te Puna 3176

For a place at our tasty tēpu BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW. Be quick or they will be gone faster than you can say Tānemahuta! 

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Refund policy

REFUND POLICY: This ticket is transferable to other brave foodies. This ticket is non-refundable except under the circumstances that Kitchen Takeover has to cancel the event due to COVID-19 government restrictions. In this instance the event will be postponed to 29, 30 April and 1st May. If you cannot attend the postponement dates we will fully refund you the cost of the tickets.