True South Dining Room chef Ben Batterbury of Queenstown
with his Beef and Lamb 2012 award plate. Photo by Olivia
Queenstown chef Ben Batterbury is the lone New Zealand
representative participating at the Noosa Wine and Food
Festival which runs until Sunday.
Following his success in January in winning the New Zealand
Beef and Lamb ambassadorship, the Rees Hotel chef will be
cooking in one of Australasia's best-known food events.
He will take part alongside Jacques Reymond, who has appeared
on Australian Master Chef, and European chef Ian
Mr Batterbury will be making a French Country Picnic in the
Lifestyle Lunch series as well as holding a cooking
demonstration at the Noosa festival village's grand marquee
during the May 17-20 event.
This is a coup for Mr Batterbury's international career, and
with media from Australia and overseas attending the event,
it is likely to put Queenstown on the culinary map.