19 Aug 2021

Thursday 19 August 2021

A sell-out event on the College event calendar, and now in its 17th consecutive year, the annual Ladies' Lunch proudly sponsored by Orsini Fine Jewellery is one not to be missed.

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Secure your tickets now to ensure you do not miss out on what we promise will be a fabulous afternoon of great company, food, amazing prizes and entertainment, led by our superb Master of Ceremonies - Hamish McKay.

Date: Thursday 19 August
Time: 11.45am - 3.00pm
Venue: Northern Club
Tickets: $120.00 single ticket, $1200.00 table of 10

Tickets in 2020 have sold out in just three days! Don't delay in securing yours today!

Whether you're new to the College or a veteran KC parent, the Ladies Lunch is the perfect opportunity to make some new friends while supporting the College. All proceeds of this fundraiser help support a wide array of projects through the Friends initiative. Past projects include: the College van, the covered sporting facility, electronic scoreboard, artists in residence, big screens at Big House, resurfacing of the tennis courts, and many more! To learn more about the Friends and what we do, click here.

Tickets are available as single tickets or tables of 10. Even if you don't have a full table - don't worry! Just ensure you fill out the 'List the names of people you would like to be seated with' prompt when purchasing your ticket. If you're looking to attend alone, we will endeavour to seat you with fellow parents from the same year level.

The Friends are proud to introduce keynote speaker, Old Collegian and Super Chef Simon Gault. Simon Gault is one of the leading lights in New Zealand’s culinary scene. Simon is a chef and restauranteur that has worked both in New Zealand and internationally at a vast array of establishments including Leiths restaurant in London and at the prestigious, Michelin-starred Thornbury Castle. Join us at the Ladies Lunch to hear from Simon Gault and his insights into the culinary world.

For any queries regarding the event, please contact events@kingscollege.school.nz.

Guest speaker - Simon Gault (Peart, 1978 - 92)
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Simon Gault

King's College Old Collegian and recipient of a College Honours Tie, Simon Gault is one of the leading lights in New Zealand’s culinary scene.

Simon is a chef and restauranteur that has worked both in New Zealand and internationally at a vast array of establishments including Leiths restaurant in London and at the prestigious, Michelin-starred Thornbury Castle. He has also formally been the personal chef to the likes of billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, and prior to that, personal chef to Simon Fuller.

Simon is a global culinary superstar who has a remarkable talent for bringing together tastes and techniques from around the world. When asked what his favourite recipe was, Kevin Roberts, Worldwide CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi, replied ‘Simon Gault’s telephone number’.

Simon is former Executive Chef of the Nourish Group, a collection of multi-award winning restaurant brands that includes Euro Bar & Restaurant, FISH and Jervois Steakhouse.

Simon has proved himself to be an innovator, a pioneer and a leader over many years and along the way his talents have been recognised by the industry, winning the New Zealand Restaurant Association Innovator of the Year Award, the Lewisham Awards, Chef of the Year and Outstanding Hospitality Personality of the Year.

He was inducted into the New Zealand Restaurant Association Hall of Fame, named as the Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in the Services Category and most recently honoured with the AUT School of Hospitality and Tourism award for Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality and Tourism Community.

Simon also owns Gault’s Deli, a fine foods import, distribution and online food company which brings you the best in high quality ingredients from artisan producers the world over.

Simon is well known for fronting Television New Zealand’s Masterchef over five seasons and starring in his hit television series Chef on a Mission.

A serious health scare in 2015 has seen Simon change his relationship with food - and he's created a new business called 4 Wheels of Health in the process. When he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes it was news he initially hid and struggled with, but he finally faced reality and transformed his life so he could be an active dad for his daughter Hazel. Now Simon is healthier than ever and as an added bonus, his business venture is growing, with more New Zealanders signing up to the science-based health course.

Simon enjoys sharing his boundless enthusiasm for food, letting people experience food in a different way and getting people excited to get back into the kitchen and giving it a go.

Gold Sponsor - Orsini Fine Jewellery

Sarah Hutchings, Orsini Director, loves being able to bring quality jewellery to clients in New Zealand. The Italian language bestows so much meaning to a word. 'Orsini' is not only an Italian name, it is a word that implies: family, quality, style and lasting beauty. To Sarah, the word was also an appropriate designation for a fine jewellery collection she lovingly hand sources from Italy. Sarah and her team of goldsmiths are also passionate about designing & making custom-made jewellery, specialising in engagement rings. These engagement rings are designed using CAD technology and made in her NZ workshop using leading NZ goldsmiths.

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