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Connecting knowledge and skill in the hospitality sector
NZChefs in partnership with Hospitality New Zealand proudly bring to you the New Zealand Hospitality Summit.

Our aim is to support the Hospitality, Accommodation and Tourism sector with the New Zealand Hospitality Summit by offering a multi activity event.

In a Covid impacted economy, the New Zealand Hospitality Summit is tasked with bringing people together to support, network, showcase, promote, learn and compete! The options are widespread over an action packed 3 days.
7th – 9th September 2021

Situated in Henderson, West Auckland, the Trusts Arena is only 2 minutes from the motorway offramp and 15 minutes from Auckland’s CBD.

The Trusts Arena is a multi-purpose event and entertainment facility which hosts a broad range of events. With outstanding facilities, world-class catering, excellent event management and skilled, experienced staff, hosting the New Zealand Hospitality Summit at this facility was an easy choice.

Xpo Connect is a 140+ site exhibition space with stands showcasing equipment, products and services for the hospitality, accommodation and tourism industry. As part of a multi event, with free entry, get your products or services in front of the array of targeted attendees. Featuring a themed Farmers Market for artisanal producers, supporting the entrepunerial NZ’rs.

The long running NZ Hospitality Championships, formerly known as the NZ Culinary Fare is back! Three days of competitions ranging from Secondary School and Training level competitors through to Open and Speciality industry classes. Competitors will be touting their talent and skill sets to vie for such titles as the NZ Chef of the Year, NZ Barista of the Year, Commis Chef of the Year, Cocktail Champion and Training Establishment of the Year to name just a few.  [ Find out more ]
A two day monster battle of the BBQ. This is a team competition with a maximum of 4 members and a minimum of 2.  Minimum age is 16.Are you the master of the BBQ? Do you have what it takes to be the 2021 NZChefs Pitmasters BBQ Battle Champion? Be in to win awesome prizes. Entry is open to anyone who BBQ’s
The Moffat demo kitchen will be located at the NZ Hospitality Summit inside the Xpo Connect event. On offer will be a range of demonstrations and masterclasses to suit everyone’s taste.
The NZChefs Biennial conference joins with the Hospitality NZ annual conference for an informative, action packed two days, Wednesday & Thursday, 8th & 9th of September. A range of interesting topics along with off-site excursions and demonstrations. The conference culminates in the anticipated Gala dinner where NZChefs award recipients will be recognised.
An exciting addition to the programme this year is the Networking Lounge. An opportunity for any registered exhibitor, competitor, presenter or conference attendee to take a seat, relax and chat with the exhibitors about products, or competitors regarding job opportunities, or presenters and their services
Hospitality NZ’s 2-day annual conference promises to deliver a class event with industry think tank’s, food for thought topics, economic overviews, and a keynote speaker to inspire and motivate. Off-site trips round up a full and entertaining schedule.
Three knowledge packed days over the course of the summit will on offer at Seminar HQ. With a range of topics and presenters, there will be something for everyone – head over to the Summit page to check out the seminars on offer.

Proudly supported by the Hospitality Training Trust.

[ Register here ]
General Information


The New Zealand Hospitality Summit is being held at the Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610
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Dates and Times

Tuesday 7th September – Thursday 9th September
Please see individual events for start and finish times.
Getting there  [ Bus and train information ]  
Parking is free – both on-site and on the street.


159 Lincoln Road, Auckland, 0610, NZ
Phone (64) 9 8387006

More information

Contact Janine –
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