Silver Fern Farms is celebrating an exciting new collaboration with a hand-selected group of leading New Zealand chefs. The Silver Fern Farms Select Partnership brings together a curated group of chefs from across New Zealand, whose understanding and respect for Silver Fern Farms’ premium products along with their depth of knowledge, skills and expertise create unforgettable red meat dining experiences.

The Silver Fern Farms Select Partnership offers the chosen chefs the opportunity to collaborate more closely with Silver Fern Farms on their shared passion for food over the next year, with a number of tailored benefits to the chef, their staff and their restaurant on offer.

Silver Fern Farms’ vision is inspirational food created by passionate people. The respected New Zealand chefs that have been selected for the programme have displayed the depth of their creativity and artistry through their success in the Silver Fern Farms Restaurant Awards.

The Silver Fern Farms Select Partnership opens the door to further understanding the dynamic nature of dining trends and will uncover new opportunities for innovation to meet the high expectations of discerning diners with Silver Fern Farms premium quality, naturally raised grass-fed beef, lamb and venison.

Through the new programme, the Select Partners will meet with Silver Fern Farmers, to see their passion for their land, animals and food. Chefs can also share this experience with their staff, encouraging development of the young talent in the industry and with diners who care where their food comes from.

Logan Coath, Head Chef of The Archive Bar & Bistro, says “Silver Fern Farms’ Select Partnership presents us with the unique opportunity to learn so much more about the story and passion behind the quality cuts we proudly serve every day, directly from the farmer. I am excited to be one of the Select Partners and look forward to working closely with Silver Fern Farms”.

“One of the key elements of our Plate to Pasture strategy is to create opportunities that bring our farmers and chefs together,” says Group Marketing Manager, Nicola Johnston. “With a select group of respected chefs by our side, we hope to share that passion and our story with New Zealand’s ever increasing group of foodie connoisseurs.”

Silver Fern Farms Select Partners for 2018-19 are:

· Aaron Ballantyne – Hopgood’s & Co, Nelson

· Paul Limacher – Chameleon Restaurant, Wellington

· Mat McLean – Palate Restaurant, Hamilton

· Logan Coath – Archive Bar & Bistro, Waiheke Island

· Greg Piner – Vault 21, Dunedin

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