The Dharmawangsa Jakarta hosted a culinary collaboration with MasterChef New Zealand 2014 Winner, Kasey and Karena Bird on Friday, 19 February 2016, at Jakarta Courtyard of The Dharmawangsa Jakarta. In the event, Kasey and Karena presented an afternoon cooking demonstration and a collaboration with the hotel’s executive chef, Felix Budisetiawan.
New Zealand’s celebrity chefs Kasey and Karena Bird are crowned as the youngest winners of MasterChef New Zealand 2014. These two sisters from Maketu, New Zealand, are also known as food columnist and contributors, conducting cooking demonstrations across the countries, and have self-published their first cookbook together “For The Love Of….”
The event started with a welcoming speech by the Ambassador of New Zealand to Indonesia, H.E. Dr. Trevor Matheson, followed by live cooking demo by the entertaining duo, Kasey and Karena. Guests are invited to see and taste live demonstrations of 2 menu creations using the freshly prepared New Zealand’s ingredients: New Zealand’s Green Lip Mussels among others. The evening is concluded by The Dharmawangsa’s thematic buffet dinner, Jimbaran Barbecue dinner in a relaxing al fresco setting of Jakarta Restaurant’s Courtyard.