Sponsors

St Clair Family Estate Wines Chocolate Awards sponsor

Saint Clair Family Estate

Saint Clair Family Estate is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, two of Marlborough's earliest vineyard pioneers, who planted their first vines in 1978. The Saint Clair name originates from the main vineyard property, which was originally settled by the 'Sinclair' family. The winery is family-owned and managed by the Ibbotson family. Their wines have won considerable international acclaim and this winery boasts one of the fullest gold medal and trophy cabinets in New Zealand.

Label & Litho

Label & Litho love labels and know that passion for labels shines through in the quality of the awesome labels that they produce! Label and Litho have world class conventional and digital printing presses and state of the art finishing lines. Finishing lines give them the ability to add the latest and greatest embellishments to the labels they produce – hi build, foils, normal embosses, sculptured embosses, textures and more. Along with their commitment to producing awesome labels they are committed to environmental sustainability and have been Enviro-mark Gold accredited since 2008.

Barista Academy, Auckland

After 21 years in the coffee industry, the team behind Barista Academy saw the need for better training. Making coffee or hot chocolate is a physical skill that must be learnt and practiced – and that takes time. At the Barista Academy you’ll refine your skills and develop your techniques with expert guidance, during their brain friendly, practical training sessions. Students learn the many ways coffee or hot chocolate can be made, and develop their own unique barista style.

Fresh

Fresh

Fresh celebrates excellence – its your essential daily guide to living the good life! Visit www.fresh.co.nz and sign up for tasty recipes, the best new products and tried-and-true tips on all things foodie. Fresh is home to Fresh Factory an amazing foodie studio in central Auckland. Fresh Factory has a filming kitchen, green room, client chill room and more. Fresh Factory has everything for the perfect shoot day, filming project or corporate event. 

NZ Life & Leisure

NZ Life & Leisure, New Zealand’s leading lifestyle magazine, is a magazine about changing Kiwi lives. Each issue brims with inspirational stories of stimulating people who have an insatiable desire to make the most of what New Zealand life has to offer and to enjoy every moment of it – the successes and the hard-work. NZ Life & Leisure also publishes NZ Lifestyle Block, both feature stories about living and travelling well in New Zealand and can be found at www.thisnzlife.co.nz

Intermedia

The Intermedia Group is one of Australasia’s largest publishing and events groups with more than 30 print and digital titles plus 20 events annually. In New Zealand, Managing Director Dale Spencer has had a 30 year career heading media planning departments and agencies, now focussing on creating the country’s highest circulating, quality hospitality and FMCG trade titles along with developing new initiatives such as the NZ Chocolate Awards.

Marvellous Marketing

Specialist food, drinks and lifestyle marketing and public relations agency, Marvellous Marketing is co-creator of the New Zealand Chocolate Awards with Intermedia. Founded by Kathie Bartley and Nicola McConnell, Marvellous Marketing is also creator and manager of the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards. Kathie Bartley has more than 30 years marketing New Zealand food, wine and hospitality. She was instrumental in developing the Cuisine Artisan Awards and her resume is a roll call of the country’s most loved brands including; Corbans, Saint Clair, Silver Fern Farms, Kapiti Cheese, Yummy Fruit and Villa Maria Estate Wines. After 15 years in Australia, Nicola McConnell is living the Kiwi dream using her corporate communications experience and can-do-kiwi attitude to develop and implement strategies for local business. Her experience includes working with prestigious brands such as; Penfolds Grange, Coldstream Hills, Dan Murphy’s, James Halliday Wine Companion Awards, Langton’s and King Island Dairy.

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