Festival Produce Box Competition

As well as the epic line-up of festival events taking place on the 7-10 April, make sure check out some of the eateries that are taking part in the Flavours of Plenty Festival Produce Box Competition, where they will produce a menu item hero’ing a handful of favourite local products.

— Voting now closed —

Cast your vote for your favourite dish in the Flavours of Plenty Festival People’s Choice Awards for the chance to win a Bay of Plenty foodie prize pack containing a Taste of Plenty guided food tour for two, a $200 restaurant voucher and a local foodie gift box!

Surf Shack Eatery, 123 Emerton Road, Waihī Beach
Astrolabe Brew Bar, 82 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
Brew Co, 109 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
Hide Thirst & Hunger, 147B Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
Solera, 165 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
Spongedrop Cakery, 10 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui
Mount Made, 262 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
Izakai Bar + Eatery, Bayfair Shopping Centre, Mount Maunganui
Lantern, 20 Domain Road, Papamoa
The Trading Post, 1 Hall Road, Paengaroa 
Javaman Café, 214 The Strand, Whakatāne
The Comm, 45 The Strand, Whakatāne

A big thanks to the following producers for supplying us with this year’s produce box contents:

Bacon, Chilli & Maple Sausages
The Snag Co., Mount Maunagnui

Flame Lily Orchard, Tanners Point

English Breakfast Tea
Webster’s Tea, Te Puna

Golden Passionfruit
J3 Freshstore, Various locations in the Bay of Plenty

Macadamias & Macadamia Liqueur
Harbourside Macadamias, Katikati

Phoenix Oyster Mushrooms
Mārama’s Mushrooms, Whakamārama

Mānuka, Pua-ā-Tāne, Rewarewa & Tāwari Honey
Manawa Honey,  Ruatahuna

Golden Kiwi Cider & Salt Air Pale Ale
Mata Brewery, Whakatāne

Smooth Dark Chocolate
Solomon’s Gold, Mount Maunganui

Vanilla Beans
Heilala Vanilla, Te Puna

The Produce Box menu items will be judged by a panel of experts. You will also be able to cast your vote on your favourite Produce Box menu item by voting for the “People’s Choice Award” and go in the draw for prizes.

Our friends at Southern Hospitality have kindly donated $1000 worth of vouchers to go to the winning eateries for each category.

Prizes for winning eateries:

  • Judges’ Choice Award pick: 1x $700 Southern Hospitality voucher
  • People’s Choice Award: 1x $300 Southern Hospitality voucher
If you’re a local eatery and keen to get involved, you can sign-up here.

Southern Hospitality is New Zealand’s leading hospitality supply company with over 30 years in the industry. Providing commercial equipment, design, supplies and related services to the hospitality industry. Proudly Kiwi Owned and operated with locations throughout New Zealand and a user friendly online store.