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Ex-'My Kitchen Rules' Host Gareth Stewart Is InterContinental Auckland's Offical Partner Chef

The luxury hotel, due for completion in late 2023, is partnering with the renowned chef to create its new signature restaurant.
By Orlaith Costello
July 28, 2023
By Orlaith Costello
July 28, 2023

Internationally renowned chef Gareth Stewart has joined InterContinental Auckland as its partner chef for the hotel's new onsite restaurant — set to launch in late 2023 — as well as the Club InterContinental lounge and in-room dining.

Located in the shopping and dining precinct Commercial Bay, the five-star InterContinental Auckland will include 139 guest rooms and suites, an onsite gym, meetings and event spaces, as well as a rooftop bar on level 21 boasting panoramic views of the city and Waitematā Harbour.

InterContinental is keeping details of the new restaurant under wraps for now, but the former co-host of New Zealand's My Kitchen Rules and former executive chef of Foley Hospitality's eleven restaurants and bars will be taking the lead on the concept. Stewart will be in charge of every aspect of the hotel's signature restaurant, from its name and menu down to its crockery and glassware.

"I'm beyond thrilled to be collaborating with the world's largest international luxury hotel brand and make my mark on InterContinental Auckland," said Stewart. "I started my culinary career in hotels working at The Queens Hotel in Portsmouth, so it's great to come full circle and land at this highly anticipated hotel opening on 1 Queen Street."

"It's an exciting challenge to work with a blank canvas and build a restaurant and kitchen team from the ground up. I can't wait to welcome and delight diners when the doors open to InterContinental Auckland later this year."

If you are a culinary superstar and are looking for a new challenge, recruitment is currently underway for an Executive Chef and kitchen team to bring the new restaurant to life. To apply, head to the recruiting website and for more information on the hotel, head to its website.

InterContinental Auckland is located at 1 Queen Street. Its new flagship restaurant led by Gareth Stewart is expected to open in late 2023.

Published on July 28, 2023 by Orlaith Costello
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