Blog Category:  Ideas and Information

Wow – look what just arrived at the Seafood School…. ABE’s Marmite Bagel Crisps!  A unique product with a unique taste…another world first!  Launch Date is 2nd March.  We get to taste test them now….  Thanks ABE’s for your ongoing support of the Auckland Seafood School.

Chef Colin Doyle enjoyed a wonderful few weeks away recently visiting Turkey and Italy.  He shares some of his foodie travel stories with us: “The outdoor markets of Catania come alive in the morning with sellers showing their wares.  The array of seafood, displayed on huge marble slabs of ice is completely sold by lunchtime. […]

Chef Colin Doyle enjoyed a wonderful few weeks away recently visiting Turkey and Italy.  He shares some of his foodie travel stories with us: “In the back streets of Istanbul I came across the most amazing Turkish pizza. All the master pizza makers have smooth arms because they test the heat of their wood fired […]

A media release issued on 17 September 2014 confirmed that Hake and ling from New Zealand are now among the top 8% of global sustainable fish species after being recognised by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).  Each of the three New Zealand hake trawl fisheries, five ling trawl fisheries and five ling long line fisheries have been […]

Recently, Chef Marco Edwardes from Te Whau Vineyard on Waiheke Island (and one of our fabulous Seafood School teaching chefs) spent an incredible weekend in Hawkes Bay meeting some of the best producers the Bay have to offer. Alongside Glen File from Baduzzi, Marco Muetze and Mirco Turtschi from the Stamford Hotel, the chefs not […]

In November last year, the Auckland Seafood School launched it’s second NZ Seafood Cookbook.  Within 5 weeks, a reprint was commissioned by Penguin Group.  Showcasing more than 250 tried-and-true recipes, covering everything from everyday meals to special events, this is the only seafood cookbook you’ll ever need.  Purchase a copy via our website www.aucklandseafoodschool.co.nz/shop/complete-new-zealand-seafood-cookbook and receive […]

Recently Chef Steve Roberts attended an Electrolux conference in Venice.  He stayed at Villa Luppis, a historic hotel originally built as a monastery by the Camaldolite monks at the beginning of the 11th century.  In this first of a series of adventures, chef shares one of the amazing meals he enjoyed whilst in Italy.  The […]

Packed with more than 250 tried and true recipes, covering everything from everyday meals to special events, this is the only seafood cookbook you’ll ever need. On Monday 25th November we officially celebrated the release of our brand new cookbook with media, food writers, publishers, foodies and friends of the Seafood School.  The event was […]

Chef Mark Dronjak is incredibly passionate about flavour.  Understanding how flavour combinations work is key to building any dish, and Mark is the master. He has taken even the most simple of dishes and elevated it to a mouth-watering sensation by using the right combination of ingredients and cooking techniques.   Mark has enjoyed some […]

Did you know?  Divers find they can approach blue cod quite easily – blue cod will also sometimes approach divers and nip their fingers, and even their ears. Blue cod are common in colder waters from Cook Strait south and around the Chatham Islands.  They are also found in Marlborough Sounds, Cook Strait, and off […]