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The NZCAA aims to embrace the cultural diversity and culinary history within New Zealand.

The Academy will offer a platform to showcase New Zealand’s amazing produce, producers and the amazing diversity we have within the small islands that are Aotearoa New Zealand. We encourage chefs in each province to hone and refine their craft and to strive to seek ways to seek a wider audience, both nationally and internationally.

We aim to recognise New Zealand’s traditional cooking methods and produce through way of our Maori-Pasifika roots; the early influences from the 18th century French settlement in Akaroa and other national cuisines that have helped shape the New Zealand food scene.