Food Design On The Edge

2-4 July 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand

Our Supporters

The International Food Design Conference and Studio has been made possible with the generous support of

Silver Fern Farms


Silver Fern Farms aim to create the world’s best red meat experiences for everyone to share. They take all of the hard work, and guesswork, out of serving great tasting cuts of New Zealand lamb, beef and venison. At every step of the journey from farms to plate, the highest level of care is taken to ensure their meat is the best it can be.


Whitestone Cheese Co.

Supporting Sponsor

This serious good cheese is made in Oamaru from the finest, sweetest local milk. Whitestone Cheese began in a converted garage in 1987 as a strategy for the Berry family to survive the rural downturn and a series of crippling droughts. These days with the Berry Family still at the helm they employs more than 50 staff and their purpose built cheese factory includes a viewing room, cheese deli and shop.

River Road Truffles

Contributing Sponsor

A forest of oak and hazelnut trees in Appleby, outside Nelson is the ideal environment for River Road Truffles to grow the classic Périgord or Black Truffle. A classic of French cuisine, River Road Truffles are harvested in the winter with the season running from early May through until late August or early September.

Cooke Howlison

Contributing Sponsor

Proudly 100% Dunedin owned and operated, Cooke Howlison have been serving Otago drivers since 1895. They offer new and used cars and are specialist dealers for Toyota, Holden, Hyundai, BMW, Mini and Isuzu. Cooke Howlison are proud to supply vehciles for the International Food Design Conference & Studio.


Supporting Sponsor

Logic Group are a proud supplier to Otago Polytechnic. Logic Group provide specialist independent property advice via Logic Property Advisory, Logic Project Management, Logic Cost Consultancy and Logic Facilities Management.


Supporting Sponsor

Richard Emerson has been brewing great beers in Dunedin since 1992. Over that time the company’s become known for its Pilsner, 1812, Bookbinder and London Porter but the team love to experiment and regularly create new brews. Their newest creation, a custom-built brewery and restaurant is set to open in Dunedin in July 2016.

Hospitality Training Trust

Supporting Sponsor

The Hospitality Training Trust was set up in 2011 to advance training in the hospitality sector in New Zealand. The Trust Deed outlines the aims and purposes of the Trust as:
- advancing training
- developing and promoting excellence, leadership, talent and knowledge
- undertaking research
for the hospitality sector.