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Niki Bezzant – food and nutrition writer

Passionate about good nutrition

Niki Bezzant is a food and nutrition writer, columnist, media commentator and speaker. 

She is the Editor-in-chief of NZ’s top-selling food magazine, Healthy Food Guide. She is the author of two cookbooks, a weekly columnist for the Herald on Sunday, a regular blogger and frequent contributor to TV and radio.

Niki is a member of the Council of Directors for the True Health Initiative; an international group devoted to disseminating and applying what we know for sure about health promotion and disease prevention.

She is passionate about finding solutions to our childhood obesity crisis, and recently started a petition for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Al Brown – chef, restaurateur and author

Food is the vehicle

Al Brown is a Chef, Restaurateur & Author. His approach to cooking is all about simplicity and generosity with dishes that deliver uncomplicated excellence and showcase the culinary landscape of New Zealand. People and place are key to his philosophy; wonderful friends and unique locations will always enhance an eating experience. In Al's opinion, food is the vehicle for conversation, fun and memorable occasions.

Al is the mastermind behind highly successful Auckland eateries, Depot and Federal Delicatessen as well as the bagel factories Best Ugly Bagels. Al has presented a number of culinary television shows and is the author of popular cook books 'Go Fish: Recipes and Stories from the New Zealand Coast', 'Stoked: Cooking with Fire', 'Get Fresh: Stories & Recipes from Heartland New Zealand' & 'Depot: Biography of a Restaurant'. His latest title, 'Eat Up New Zealand' was released in September 2017.

Al spends his time outside of work with his wife Lizzie and two girls, Alice and Connie, walking his dogs and fishing from his ‘new’ old boat, Nautilus.