June 21, 2019
Gordon cooks up world beating menu of achievement
Internationally recognised chef and restaurateur Peter Gordon from Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāi Tahu has won the Kea World Class New Zealand supreme award for 2019.
Attendees at the black tie awards ceremony in Auckland last night were treated to a menu created by the fusion food pioneer.
As well as his success running restaurants in New Zealand and London, the award celebrated his philanthropic efforts – including the creation of annual culinary events, held here and in the UK, which have raised more than $16 million for leukaemia research.
The Kea Friend of New Zealand award went to US private equity investor and business leader Ric Kayne for his work to establish Aotearoa as a world-class golfing destination, and ongoing partnerships with Northland iwi.
Other World Class New Zealand winners acknowledged last night included Kono foods chief executive Rachel Taulelei; Allbirds' entrepreneur Tim Brown; scientist and entrepreneur Doctor Elizabeth Iorns; technology innovator and entrepreneur Fady Mishriki; globally recognised HR professional Kirsten Nevill-Manning; and professor and neuroscientist Christopher Shaw.
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