Make time to visit the Kitchen Theatre – a fresh and exciting area dedicated to showcasing the inventive developments in our culinary industries.

From farm gate to dinner plate, hops to handle, vine to vessel and from lab to platter, this exciting attraction is a new concept for Fieldays. The Kitchen Theatre has a line of top chefs, set up with functional kitchens to demonstrate the paddock to dinner plate philosophy.

Kitchen Theatre

Enjoy culinary presentations featuring delicious recipes and professional techniques while our guest chefs and presenters introduce foods derived from various sources including ingenious advances in precision and sustainable farming techniques, inspired scientific technological development and our incredible natural environment. The focus is on highlighting the foods’ origin and development stories and the importance of knowing what we’re eating from a nutrition and wellness perspective.

Location & Timetable

The Kitchen Theatre is centrally located, beside the Mystery Creek Pavilion on the M Road and D street intersection. Check the schedule and enjoy a culinary session with our celebrity chefs, food experts and wine connoisseurs. Experience an insight into their talents, travels, tips and tastes and after the demonstration stay to meet and greet the presenter, take a selfie or buy a book.

Pantry Marquee

Before or after your visit to the Kitchen Theatre, get inspiration and stock the pantry, fridge, freezer and wine cellar with delicious, New Zealand primary production ingredients in the Pantry marquee. Here you’ll find a smorgasbord featuring artisan meats, specialty cheeses, select cereals, orchard fruits and juices, finest domestically produced liquors, spirits, wines and ales, premium preserves, condiments and sauces, and delectable honey.

Located between the Rural Living and Agribusiness Areas, where F and G Streets meet N Road, this is the marquee you can’t resist. Sample and buy some of the ingredients used in the Kitchen Theatre demonstrations plus a range of other delicious treats to tempt your taste buds.