Culinary Events

Future Events Involving Whare Kea Lodge

Feb 28th- 16th March 2014 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Our Executive Chef, James Stapley will be joining some of the globe’s most inspiring culinary stars at this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in Australia.  James is the only Chef from New Zealand to have been invited to the prestigious Langham Melbourne MasterClass event for 2014.

March 6th - Relais & Chateaux International Chef Dinner
Relais & Chateaux and event wunderkinds, Bright Young Things present a collaboration with culinary superstars Christopher Kostow (The Restaurant at Meadowood), James Stapley (Whare Kea Lodge), Dale Gartland (Kauri Cliffs) and honorary Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef, Jacques Reymond.

March 8th and 9th - Langham Melbourne MasterClass
Learn from, and taste the creations from, the new wave of young gun chefs alongside global greats of the kitchen as they share their connection with the world’s most precious resource, water.  More information on the the 2014 line-up for the MasterClass can be viewed in the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival press release.

Adobe Acrobat DocumentMelbourne Food and Wine Festival 2014 - James Stapley

Adobe Acrobat DocumentMelbourne Food and Wine Festival 2014 Press Release

Dates to be released.....Future Dinner Series and Exclusive Functions

Whare Kea Lodge offers the opportunity to dine at the Lodge and enjoy a 5 couse degustaion dinner, with matching wines, prepared by Exective Chef James Stapley.  Please contact us to register your interest.

Previous Events

Nov 27th 2013 - Local Dinner Series, Whare Kea Lodge

Whare Kea Lodge is offering the opportunity to dine at the Lodge and enjoy a 6 couse degustaion dinner, with matching wines, prepared by Exective Chef James Stapley.  Please contact us to make a reservation.

Nov 9, 2013 - Relais & Chateaux Long Lunch and Cooking Demonstation, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Meet our Executive Chef, James Stapley, at the  "Relais & Chateaux Long Lunch and Cooking Demonstration"  being held at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, on November 9, 2013.  This is the opportunity of a lifetime to experience ‘lunch’ and a cooking demo as prepared by four very talented chefs from the Relais and Chateaux group of boutique hotels.  For more information and ticket sales, visit www.fawc.co.nz.

Oct 2013 - Local Dinner Series, Whare Kea Lodge, Lake Wanaka

Whare Kea Lodge is offering an exclusive opportunity to dine at the Lodge and enjoy a 6 couse degustaion dinner, with matching wines, prepared by Exective Chef James Stapley.  Please contact us to make a reservation.

Oct 2013 - Lake Wanaka Food and Wine Festival

Join Whare Kea Lodge Exectutive Chef James Stapley and other talented Wanaka Chefs as they create tantalizing degustation dishes in front of a live audience. Please see the Wanakafest website for details.