Matariki Dish Challenge.

Back for its fifth year Waikato Food Inc’s 2019 Tino Reka te Kai Matariki Dish Challenge is once again putting the Waikato and New Zealand cuisine on the map. 

Each winter, local chefs sharpen their knives and create a dish celebrating both Matariki (Maori New Year) and Waikato produce.

The coveted Marty Wong created trophy has graced the walls of some of the Waikato’s best eateries and it is expected the competition will be just as strong this year.

Open to restaurants and cafes alike, this years challenge runs from the 8th of June until the 14th of July. So get out and get a taste of the mighty Waikato on a plate this Matariki season! Make sure you share your taste experiences on social media with the hashtag #matarikidishchallenge2019


2019 Matariki Dish Challenge - Competing Eateries