Marian Johnson

The Influencers: Marian Johnson

One of the best parts of my job is getting to meet talented entrepreneurs and helping them succeed. And that’s exactly what the whole team got to do last week at the Pressure Cooker final of FoodStarter 2019 – a national competition looking for the most innovative food and beverage startups in New Zealand.   […]

Fostering culinary innovation

Kiwis are well known for their ingenuity, but even with all the imagination in the world, it can be hard for entrepreneurs to kick-start their great ideas without the right support. Access to expertise, research and development and the ability to get their product in front of people can be the biggest road blocks to […]


A culinary competition: FoodStarter

New Zealand’s most innovative and promising food or beverage product may be quietly lurking in a local farmers’ market now and, thanks to a new competition, this time next year it could be on New World supermarket shelves South Island wide.     The competition is the brainchild of Ministry of Awesome and Foodstuffs South […]