Taste of Auckland 2019

Meet & Greet with Marco Pierre White!

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2 night package from $679 per person twin share*

Sales from 06 July 2019 to 25 October 2019

This is your chance to meet the Godfather of modern cooking at New Zealand's largest food festival.

YOU Travel has put together a special ‘Foodie’ experience to enjoy Taste of Auckland with a unique foodie tour in the central city and an exclusive chance to meet Marco Pierre White.

Taste of Auckland is a 4-day celebration over 31 October to 03 November 2019 with a great line-up of chefs, producers, winemakers, brewers and musicians. Be inspired by Auckland’s best restaurants, pop-up bars and producers spread all along the wharf, in Shed 10 and The Cloud. Try an interactive masterclass or enjoy the live music with the Waitemata Harbour as your backdrop.

Marco Pierre White - Dubbed the first celebrity chef, godfather of modern dining and enfant terrible of the U.K. restaurant scene, White became the first British chef and the youngest chef in then Michelin history to be awarded three Michelin stars at age 32, before controversially handing them back. During his early career in the kitchen, the chef regularly ejected patrons from his restaurants if he took offence to their comments. Over the course of his 17 year cheffing career White trained many notable chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Curtis Stone and Shannon Bennett. On retiring from the kitchen in 1999, White became a restaurateur, involved in restaurants including the London Steakhouse Co, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill and Marco’s New York Italian by Marco Pierre White. He has published several books including the influential cookbook White Heat and an autobiography White Heat. The 57-year old’s extensive TV career includes presenting on British TV show Hell’s Kitchen for two series, Hell’s Kitchen Australia in 2017 and Marco Pierre’s Kitchen Wars in 2012. He has also appeared multiple times on MasterChef Australia and as mentor and head chef on MasterChef New Zealand in 2015.

Big Foody Food Tours - Experience the best of the Auckland City food scene through our taste buds. Our fun packed tour starts in the city centre where we visit one of this years most awarded restaurants to start our morning. Throughout the tour we will share stories of our local producers, artisans, bakers, brewers and roasters. You'll meet the team behind Auckland's dessert heaven, check out one of the most popular street food vendors and have the most delicious fried chicken in the country. We'll explore the waterfront and Wynyard Quarter and finish out the morning with a light lunch.

Contact us for more packages to Taste of Auckland including alternative hotel options and additional session tickets.


  • YOU EXCLUSIVE Meet & Greet with Marco Pierre White* (Strictly limited - Time to be confirmed)
  • 1xVIP ticket per person for Taste of Auckland at the afternoon session on Saturday 2 November 2019 including VIP lounge access with a drink on arrival (To be used in conjunction with Exclusive Meet & Greet)
  • 2 nights accommodation for 2 people in a guestroom at a central city 4 star hotel
  • A Foodlovers Tour of Auckland with Big Foody Food Tours - 9.30am-1.00pm*

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Terms and Conditions: *Terms & conditions apply. Package is available 31 October to 02 November 2019. Prices are per person valid for sales until 25 October 2019, unless withdrawn or sold out earlier. Meet & Greet is at the Saturday 2 November 2019 afternoon session with times to be confirmed and is strictly limited offered on a first in first serve basis when booking a minimum 2 night Taste of Auckland package including VIP tickets, accommodation and & Foodlovers Tour with a value above $500pp. Accommodation is based on two people staying in twin share accommodation. Foodlovers Tour is available on specific days with minimum and maximum numbers required. Airfares & other land arrangements are additional. Maximum people per room & bedding configurations vary with each property. General Conditions: Prices are correct as at 27 June 2019, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Payment deadlines apply. Offer is non-refundable and non-changable once booked. Minimum & maximum stays may apply. Blackout date & seasonal surcharges may apply depending on date of travel & over peak holiday periods. No child prices apply. Prices are in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque & eftpos only. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms & conditions apply. Contact us for further details. Images Copyright: Courtesy of Taste of Auckland/Lemongrass Productions.