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Ruapehu Local Wild Food Challenge

Raetihi Cossie Club, 32 Seddon Street Raetihi | 04 Mar 23

A culinary adventure. Create an entry featuring at least one wild ingredient.

The annual Raetihi Wild Food Competition is back for 2023. The event will start at 10 am with a karakia followed by a korero from the Mayor. Contestants can start entering from 11 am and entries close at 3 pm. 

LOCAL WILD FOOD EVENTS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE.

Home Cooks, Restaurants, Fishermen, Caterers, Hunter-Gatherers, Chefs & Kids.

LWFCs are so easy to be a part of, as a competitor simply include AT LEAST one wild ingredient in an entry of your choice.

Hot, cold, liquid, frozen, raw, marinated, smoked, seared, preserved… ANYTHING! All entries are anonymous to our judging panel.

MISSION

Encouraging people to get out into their local natural environments and source wild ingredients through hunting, fishing, foraging & gathering.

SPIRIT

Respecting adventurous culinary creativity of our past and future, inspired by the beauty & bounty of special parts of our world.

WHY?

Create awareness of precious natural resources & environment.

Get together, eat & drink, learn & have fun!

PEOPLE & PLACE

For the people & by the people.

Celebrating the resourceful talents of local people living in communities where wild food is available.

Food from the Raetihi Wild Food Competition - Visit Ruapehu.jpg