EcoFest: The HBC Great Big Rescued Food Cook-off

Event by: EcoMatters Environment Trust

The Great Big Rescued Food Cook-off is coming to the Hibiscus Coast. Don your aprons and get ready for an evening filled with creativity and fun as we present the ultimate cooking challenge: ‘Back of the Fridge, Saved from Landfill, Loving your Leftovers, COOKING GOODNESS!’

Gather your friends and colleagues to form a team of five or six, and together turn leftovers into culinary masterpieces.

On the night, turn up with your group, bring a bottle of your favourite tipple to keep the creative juices flowing, and the ingredients will be waiting!

Throughout the night, there will be spot prizes to keep the excitement soaring, and the winning team will be rewarded with a delightful hamper filled with goodies.

Doors will open at 6.15 for you to set up your space, with cooking starting at 6.30pm on the dot.

This event is free, but please bring cash for a koha bucket for a local charity.

Please BYO picnic set; i.e. cups/glasses, plates, cutlery, napkins etc, a container to bring home any leftovers, and your favourite sharp knife if you wish. Everything else will be provided.

If you have any questions, please send Pip an email at [email protected].

Hosted by Love Food Hate Waste tutor Pip and Hibiscus Coast Zero Waste, and proudly brought to you by EcoMatters, thanks to Auckland Council.


Event Organiser Details:

EcoMatters Environment Trust

Phone 021308257

Email [email protected]

View Organiser Website


Cost: FREE
border for KP site images for EF events 1200 900 px 53
EcoFest 2024

EcoFest is a month-long celebration of the unique environment of Tāmaki Makaurau and how we care for it. The EcoFest programme is packed with events, activities, installations and workshops for people of all ages and at any stage of their sustainability journey.  With over 200 events already programmed and more on the horizon, there's ample opportunity for everyone to join in!