I am Kevin Blakeman, a professional chef, public presenter/demonstrator and creator of www.chefkevinblakeman.com, the website is a hub of great food, recipes, private dining and much more. I am an experienced chef who deals in recipe writing, consulting, cooking classes, public cooking demonstrations, video presentations of products, private fine dining and I am very active in social media with a solid following.

I am available for your event as a hands on presenter or demonstrator as well as more intimate occasions. I am also available to represent your brand/product through sponsorship.

 

Social media numbers:

Unique Hits: 2288-3469 Per week* (average over last 5 weeks)

Facebook Followers: 842*

Twitter Followers: 206*

* Taken from 15th Jun 2015

 

 

Client History and Media Publications

Media

Good Morning

Channel Magazine

Stuff.co.nz

Nourish Magazine

Greenhithe Local

Swanson News

North Shore Times

Airbourne Honey

 

Demonstration, Presentation and Product Promotion

NOSH

Two Feijoas

Finding Flavour

Abe's Bagels

Airbourne Honey

SPCA

Auckland Zoo

Pitch Perfect Promotions

Hobsonville Market

The Chocolate and Coffee Show

 

Recipe Writing

Airbourne Honey

Green Meadows Beef

Westbrook Winery

Hobsonville Farmers Market

Wild Appetite

 

 

How Can I Help You?

  • Recipe writing and photography
  • Chef demonstrations and presentations on and off site
  • Video recipes
  • Social media coverage
  • Wholesale food opportunities and advice
  • Consultancy
  • Menu writing and planning
  • Advertising and reviews
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Cooking classes
  • Competitions and giveaways
  • Private dining

 

 

What are clients saying?

Keith Sharp, Mocha Events Ltd, Director

 

“Many thanks for starring in our demonstration kitchen at the 2015 Chocolate and Coffee Show.

 

After seeing how popular you were at last year's show, we had no doubt that you would attract large crowds again this year, so it was no surprise to see all the seats filled quickly, and people standing three deep at the back.

 

Many people commentated how much they enjoyed your presentation, and the chance to taste what you made, and ask questions afterwards was welcomed by all. You have a very relaxed and easy presentation style, and a ready sense of humour, which makes your demonstrations fun to watch. This, combined with your obvious deep knowledge of your craft and your passion for what you do is appealing to all.

 

Thanks once again, and I hope that we can attract you back for the 2016 show.”

 

Cooking class Feedback

“I need to rave about the two courses I have undertaken with Finding Flavour.  The Mother Sources & Knife Skills.   Chef Kevin Blakeman did a superb job of teaching the simplicity of the 5 mother sources and the ease of correctly using a chef’s knife.  The small groups made instruction a breeze.  I have come away with a mountain of skills which I am delighted to be putting into practise.  Highly recommended!”

Private dinner

 

“Thank you both very much for making last night such a fabulous evening. It was wonderful (for me) to be able to sit and relax with everyone and have someone else take over my kitchen. The food was absolutely beautiful. You were both so friendly and very professional. You also left the kitchen cleaner than when you arrived. Allan is trying think of another excuse of when we can do it again. It really made his day, he thought it was such a lovely thing to do and he really enjoyed his special day.

 

Thank you very much from us all to you both for a job done so well.”

 

”Thank you very much for the wonderful dinner you and your lovely assistant prepared for us on Saturday night.  The three courses were just delicious and everything was more than I could have hoped for.  Thank you for helping to make my birthday party such a success.  We all had a great night.

Many thanks once again.”

 

What Else Is There?

A typical day for me is planning my classes and events, writing recipes, dealing with enquiries and using social media to develop my brand as well as the ones I am working for. As well as this I also manage to squeeze in being Executive chef at the Mercure Hotel in Auckland.

I have re-invented restaurants and have used that to my advantage with the development of the website..

You can find me in these places.

www.chefkevinblakeman.com

www.facebook.com/chefkevinblakeman

www.pinterest.com/kevinblakeman20/

www.twitter.com/kevinblakeman

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=125766931&trk=hp-identity-name

 

I have already worked with several different media formats and have experience working with written social and television media and as a multi award winning chef a competent background is assured. For references from some of the people I have worked with in the past please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

For more information don’t hesitate to contact me on chefblakeman@yahoo.co.uk (based in NZ) or for an informal chat contact me on 02102498656