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Christopher Duane FORTUNE        Born: 29 January 1974


  • Third Cookbook Published- Kiwi Sizzler Portable BBQ - Batemans 2015
  • AMP Scholarship "Do your thing" 2013
  • Founding member of Kids Can Cook Kitchen and Teens Can Cook Kitchen 2012
  • Representative for FMNZ at the Ministry of Primary Industries Table 2012
  • Founding member Taste Farmers Markets Award 2011/12
  • Kiwi Sizzler Book Published by Bateman Books Oct 2010
  • Judge of Cuisine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2009
  • Founding member of Slow Food Marlborough 2010/11/12
  • Trustee and founding member of the Marlborough Community Gardens 2009/10/11/12
  • NMIT Graduation Key Note  Speaker – Nelson and Blenheim    09
  • Executive Chef of Scenic Marlborough Hotel and Marlborough Convention Centre 08/09/10/11/12
  •  Judge of Cuisine Artisan Awards 2008
  • Regional Chef for NZ on a plate presentor TV One 08 and 09
  •  Judge of Canterbury Royal show Olive oil Awards 08/09/10/11/12
  •   Pick/PRESERVE/Serve book published by Bateman Books May 08
  •     Crown Plaza Melbourne Marlborough Wine Dinner June 08
  • Farmers’ Market NZ Chairperson 09/10/11/12
  • Marlborough Express Fairfax Newspaper Cooking Contributor weekly column 06/07/08/09/10/11/12
  • Forage Marlborough with Cloudy Bay Vineyards 06/08/09/10
  • Contract chef with the Pacific Eagle Super Yacht in Tonga, Fiji and Marlborough Sounds 2004 to 2015
  • Establishing and running Seafood Cooking School in Marlborough 05/06
  • Establishing the New Zealand Farmers Market Association Inc  06
  • Contract Chef with Tegel, TV1, TV2, Womens Weekly, Good taste Kitchen 03/04
  • BMW Wine and Food Festival Master Classes 04
  • Havelock Mussel festival Master Classes 05/07/08/09/10/11/12
  • Contestant and winner of Hells Kitchen, TV2, Essential productions 03
  • Chairperson and Founder of the Marlborough Farmers Market 02/03/04/05/06/07/08/09/10/11/12

COOKING CAREER SUMMARY

2012 to 2015 - Project manager for Kids Can Cook Kitchen, Teens Can Cook Kitchen and Supa Foods

2007/08/09/10/11/12 - Scenic Hotel Marlborough and Marlborough Convention Centre – Exec Chef

2001 to 2012 - Marlborough Famrers Market Contract Chef

2004 to 2015 - Pacific Eagle Super Yacht – Pacific and NZ  – Contract Chef

2004/05 - CK’s Marlborough Catering and Cuisine at Le Brun Restaurant – Owner operator

2003 - Hells Kitchen – Auckland – TV2 – Essential productions - Winner

2002 Chequers Café and Wine Bar – Marlborough – 1 year - Head Chef

    2000 - Hotel Durville – Marlborough – 2 years – Head Chef
    1999 - Sugar Club Restaurant – London – 4 months – Chef d partie

  • With many contacts in the hospitality industry and a commitment to educating and promoting cookery I have taken cheffing and turned it into a lifestyle position in Marlborough that balances my goals and achievements and opens many doors for future
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