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Enjoy a 3-course luncheon, prepared by Grant Allen and Alfriston College Food Technology students along with a complimentary glass of wine. There will be fabulous raffles, a Silent Auction with heaps of goodies, and entertainment.

Julie Biuso: Julie has a passion for food; having begun her career at the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London she later became Principal of the franchised Cordon Bleu Cookery School in NZ. From there her own cooking school, La Dolce Vita, was opened but eventually shifted gears to pursue a writing career. She has had a long and successful career in food journalism, and on radio and television including being a regular guest on breakfast tv for 5 years and having her own tv series on Italian cuisine.

Victoria Wells

Victoria Wells: Victoria Wells is a journalist and lover of food. She runs her own freelance writing and communications business and prior to that was the editor of Dish magazine for seven years.

Victoria is delighted to again be part of this event and fundraising efforts for Totara Hospice.

Grant Allen

Grant Allen: Grant Allen is a private chef, food writer and food stylist. He specialises in pop up dinners and events, whether private, corporate or promotional.

His food is known for being uncomplicated, ingredient driven and New Zealand focused.

Will Martin: This year we will be welcoming Will Martin who will be treating us to songs from his brand new record – ‘By Request’. Will is an internationally acclaimed recording artist and entertainer who has performed world-wide at such venues as Westminster Abbey, Wembley Stadium and being the New Zealand Rugby Union’s national anthem singer of choice for ten All Blacks’ test matches. Visit for more information.

Check out last years (2019) Menu:
In the beginning:
Panzanella Salad
Chickpea, Potato and Chorizo Salad

Main event:
Morroccan Chicken Crockpot
Couscous with crispy onion and preserved lemons
Late Summer Tomato Salad with Basil Dressing
Selection of Grain & Gluten Free bread rolls

Chocolate Brownie with sugared yoghurt and blueberries

Drinks Menu: 

1 glass of wine – please note there are two bottles of wine on your table to be shared amongst 10 guests
Dilmah Tea, Jack’s Coffee
Juice and Water

To Purchase:
$5 per Glass of Wine – $25 per Bottle of Wine
$35 per bottle of Deutz – Sparkling Wine
Clean Collective – Vodka or Gin Premixes $5
Non-Alcoholic Beverages – Karma Cola range – $2 



Carparking/transport: South Auckland Motors will again be driving guests to and from their cars to the venue in a variety or new Ford and Mazda cars

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