Celebrity Chef – Mike Van de Elzen

photograph by Babiche Martens www.babichemartens.com


Hanmer Springs Welcomes


Michael Van de Elzen


Wednesday 29th October 7.30pm

 Heritage Hotel, Hanmer Springs

Tickets $35.00 per person no discounts

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About Mike Van de Elzen

Michael Van de Elzen celebrity TV chef is a true entertainer and we are excited to be welcoming him to Hanmer Springs. Mike started his career in the food industry at a tender age of 14, working in some of Auckland’s landmark restaurants like Kermadecs and Hammerheads. He then embarked on the big “OE” to London in 1998. After travels through Europe, Africa, India and Ireland Mike and his wife Belinda returned to New Zealand in 2003 with the aim hopefully of starting a restaurant of their own.

Molten opened its doors in August 2004. Its ever-changing contemporary European style menu combined with the freshest ingredients of New Zealand, and alongside Belinda’s personable service Molten soon became the leader of suburban dining and a place the Mt Eden locals were extremely proud of. Following the success of Molten, Liquid molten a wine bar (next door) opened its doors. Exciting the market with its fresh small plates of food, fantastic cocktails in a funky New York inspired fit out.

They sold Molten and Liquid Molten in 2011 to pursue new adventures and spend more time with their first daughter Hazel. They now have another daughter, Ivy.

Fronting TVNZ’s top rating show The Food Truck was all about tackling the fast food industry in an old Bedford truck called Beddy. Recreating Kiwi’s favourite foods in a healthy, tasty and fast way, challenging how we look at fast food in our homes.

His last television show was called Family Recipes. The TV series in its first debut was the second most watched show between 7.30pm-11pm with 463,790 viewers.

About the Seminar

Mike will share his journey to becoming a celebrity chef and talk about how he makes healthy, tasty, family meals quick and affordable for all busy families.

Mike has many Accolades including
Finalist Gourmand’s Best in the World Cookbook Awards, 2013 Induced into the Hospitality Hall of Fame, 2012
Finalist, restaurateur of the year, 2011
Molten cookbook, new cookbook of the year, 2011
Plus many more

Come and be inspired and entertained. Learn how you can make your busy life a lot easier by creating simple, affordable, tasty, family meals.

Mike Van de Elzen will be giving two presentations in the FMG demonstration Marquee at “The Christmas Country Fete” Wynyard, Culverden on Thursday 30th October. Visit www.thefete.co.nz.