Hawke’s Bay hospitality businesses ready to serve up over 80 delicious drink and dining options for Level 3

Today’s move to Level 3 means Kiwis can order food and beverages for in-home dining and drinking. This shift has kickstarted regional collaboration and innovation, with the launch of “Hawke’s Bay at Home- a one-stop-shop website and Facebook page to make it super easy for locals to find their favourite food options.

www.hbathome.co.nz has over 80 great restaurants, cafes, bars, brewers and wineries all offering food and drink via contactless delivery or pick-up which means locals can have a break from queuing at the supermarket and slaving over the stove! Users will be able to peruse the full selection or search and filter by location.

There are options for everyone from traditional takeaways you can collect, or have delivered safely and without contact, as well as the option to order ready-meals for you to enjoy throughout the week! Best of all, these will all be the superb restaurant quality you have always enjoyed but rarely had the pleasure of savouring at home.  Orders can be made through the website, or direct over the phone.

When the Level 3 move was announced last week, it was the news James Beck, Chef and Owner of Bistronomy, Napier, had been waiting for.  After a month of no trading, he knew it was going to take a co-ordinated group effort to get back on-track so James rallied the Hawke’s Bay hospitality providers together to brainstorm, a small working group was formed, and the result was the creation of “Hawke’s Bay at Home”.

James Beck says close to one thousand hours have gone into this project, with everyone working for free because they support the Hawke’s Bay food and wine scene. “It’s been great to see our industry come together to collaborate on this project which will be a great tool for people who want to support local and enjoy great food and drink at home. I’m also really humbled by the support we’ve received from the community. We have had local marketing and PR people working pro-bono on our behalf, and generous financial support from customers and other Hawke’s Bay businesses. It’s amazing and we are so grateful”.

Liv Reynolds, Co-Owner of Mamacita Restaurants said it had been a busy week preparing to reopen. “Restaurant and Café owners  have had to make significant changes to comply with Level 3 restrictions but we are all ready and really looking forward to getting back to work and serving great quality food to Hawke’s Bay”

Sponsors and contributors include Alice McKinley and Sarah Heywood from Kin Marketing, Sartoria Design, The People’s Insurance & Finance, Nic Goodman and Darryl Buckley, from Sotheby’s International, Vicky Roebuck Communications and PR, The MacTaggart family of Havelock North and Hawke’s Bay Tourism.

Alice McKinley, Kin Marketing Director has led the charge to get the website and campaign up and running within the week. Alice said “it’s been pretty hectic but I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved. Our Facebook page gathered over 4500 followers in 48 hours so it’s really rewarding to see how excited people are about Hawke’s Bay at Home, and that makes it all worthwhile”

It’s never been easier to support local dining so whatever your food and beverage needs are, hungry locals with kitchen fatigue should jump online to find out more

www.hbathome.co.nz and www.facebook.com/hawkesbayathome