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“Tohunga Tūmau has always been about celebrating our indigenous food culture and proving how great it can be. This new initiative is about building confidence amongst our up and coming chefs, encouraging them to learn and take Kai Māori with them, where ever their careers take them.”

- Rewi Spraggon


This year the chef collective launched “Rangatahi Tūmau” – a programme where aspiring young chefs got to join the Tohunga Tūmau kitchen for the week and learn the art of Kai Māori from some of our most experienced and talented chefs.  

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We will be continuing this programme into 2025 and beyond so if you're an aspiring young chef then please reach out with your Resume - especially if you're a Rotorua local. Spaces will be limited!

We are also looking for champions and sponsors to help us strengthen this programme for next year and further into the future. Kōrero with us today!

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