Our Crash Course on The Chatham Islands
800km off the coast of the South Island, inhabited by a mere 660 people, we thought we’d take the time to give you our spin on an FAQ, and let you know some of our favourite things about the place we call home, The Chatham Islands. When is the...
Tips and Tricks for Perfectly Cooked Seafood
As Chatham Islanders we love all things seafood. Find out how to cook your Chatham Blue, paua, kina and crayfish tails perfectly every time.
The difference between crays and lobsters.
Find out more about the differences between lobster and crayfish in our latest blog post, plus a little known crayfish fact.
Cooking with Paua, Chatham Island’s Deep Sea Jewel
Discover how to easily shuck and prepare wild-caught paua and incorporate the salty yet sweet taste of the Chatham Island delicacy into your home recipes.
A Guide to New Zealand Kina
Kina can be found around the coast of the North Island, South Island and Chatham Islands; virtually every part of New Zealands' rocky coastline with a food source.
A Guide To Crayfish
Commercial names Red lobster Spiny rock lobster/crayfish Red crayfish Kōura Diet Crabs Shellfish Seaweeds Sea urchins Small fish Predators Bony fish species Grouper Snapper Octopus Sharks Skate The spiny rock lobster, ‘red’ crayfish or kōura — scientific name Jasus edwardsii — are a large species of lobster found along...
Paua Shell - New Zealand’s Hidden Treasure
Discover more about why paua is considered one of New Zealand’s deep sea jewels. In this blog we talk about the luminous paua shell and its colourful history.
How to cook crayfish from frozen to fresh
So now you’ve got your hands on a crayfish, how do you ensure maximum flavour and freshness during preparation? We wade through some of the dos and don’ts, so you get the most out of your crayfish.
Our award-winning Chatham Blue
As the weather warms up our Chatham Island Blue Cod are gifted an abundance of food. The seasonal, warmer ocean currents bring with them Blue Cod’s favourite snack - jellyfish.
How to cook blue cod
Blue Cod are a renowned eating fish and arguably New Zealand’s finest seafood offering. So how do you get the most from your Chatham Blue Cod at home? And how do top chefs tell when fish is perfectly cooked? Read on to find out!
Collaboration with world-renowned chef Peter Gordon
Join Chatham Island Food Co founders Delwyn and Gigi Tuanui and world-renowned chef, Peter Gordon, at his acclaimed food embassy Homeland for two unmissable events.
The Taiko Trust - For our future islanders and visitors
The Taiko Trust is a non-profit conservation organisation based on New Zealand’s remote Chatham Islands. Working alongside ornithologists and the Department of Conservation, local Chatham landowners set up the trust to protect endemic and endangered wildlife on the Island.