2018 Participant: Jimmy Cook's Kiwi Kitchen


Marlborough is about world famous Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s largest wine growing region, and the soils and enviable climate that create it. It’s about fresh seafood sought by the world’s finest chefs. It’s about diverse landscapes, from valleys of vines to sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. Indulge in a leisurely lunch at a vineyard restaurant, or join a seafood cruise and pair wine with local produce to create the ultimate match made in Marlborough.

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Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen is located in the Copthorne Hotel in central Palmerston North. Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen is proud to use only fresh, seasonal produce. Offering all Kiwi favourites, the menu combines the indigenous flavours of New Zealand and offers a casual dining experience. Jimmy Cook’s wine list features a list of local New Zealand wines to accompany meals. Whether you’re pining for a hearty breakfast, healthy lunch or a Kiwi favourite for dinner and dessert, Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen has a dish to delight even the most seasoned food critics. Jimmy Cook’s provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert menus, as well as a special menu for children. The restaurant also provides wines, cocktails and bar bites every evening.

CHEF | Jonathan Mawley

Executive Chef Jonathan Mawley (Jono), has been involved as a chef in the food industry for over 20 years. Originally from Hawkes Bay and trained in Wellington, Jono has spent his time learning and creating in numerous restaurants in both New Zealand and Australia. Jono is proud to boast achievements such as a multiple recipient of the New Zealand Lamb and Beef Excellence Awards, First Runner up of the Inaugural Manawatu Chef of the Year Awards and proud mentor Chef of the 2015 Service IQ Cookery Apprentice of the Year Winner. The Copthorne Hotel (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel) recently went through a major renovation, rebranding and image change. Jono has brought a new era of quality food and service to the Hotel with great success. Jimmy Cook’s prides itself on creating unique quality food using fresh seasonal produce.