A Taste of Matarangi 2019

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 A taste of Matarangi Cook Off

Calling all cooks for ‘The Great A taste of Matarangi Cook Off’

Calling all cooks for ‘The Great A taste of Matarangi Cook Off’ Next year’s A Taste of Matarangi will give you the chance to show off your cooking skills with the new festival format Cook Off competition.

Previously showcasing the expertise of local chefs, The Great ATOM Cook Off 2018 will give three local home cooks the opportunity to demonstrate their culinary skills. One of the highlights of the festival which starts at 11am is the return of the Te Rerenga School competition where three teams will compete by creating their own dish. This will be followed by something for all the fish catchers, fish cooks and fish lovers – a Fish Demonstration including how to shuck mussels, fillet fish and prepare and care for your catch. Watch this space for more details!

„We decided to involve the community more this year and throw the competition open to home cooks with no previous commercial cooking experience“

Bronwyn Ririnui, Event coordinator

Contestants will cook one or two of their favourite dishes using food items, including seafood, provided by the festival committee. Recipes would take less than 45 minutes to prepare, cook and plate up and be a simple seafood dish you could cook at the beach to impress guests. Contestants have to be available on the festival day, April 7 and be 18 years or over.

Expressions of interest in participating, with contact details, should be sent to the festival committee by February 28 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors! Without the help of our sponsors, this event would not happen. The following businesses are sponsoring the 2019 event and we are thankful for their support.
All About Whitianga
Creative Fuel design/print/web
More FM

Jenna James Photography
Holistic Health
Puku & Kerres
Matarangi General Store
Coromandel Life
The Matarangi Beach Paper
Coastal Signs
Matarangi Rate Payers Assciation Inc
Peninsula Party Hire
Anita Beach
Pipers Cafe @ Matarangi