Kiwi Kai Nelson takes over the reigns

We are pleased to announce Kiwi Kai Nelson Ltd is the sole owner of Kiwi Kai.  We will still be selling those famous Kiwi Kai Steam puddings – freshly baked in Rotorua delivered to our store weekly.  Catering has taken another turn and now comes under a different part of our business – KAI FUSIONZ.  Watch this space – exciting times …

Kiwi Kai at Nelson Business Awards 2017

Reni and Kiwi Kai Nelson as a finalist in Nelson Business Awards. Unfortunately Kiwi Kai didn’t win their section. But Reni and her team earned lots of respect . Not bad for only opening 4 months ago !

At The 2017 NZ FOOD AWARDS!!!

Kia Ora whanau, We didn’t win our category at last night’s Food Awards. But what an experience! Very glitzy night. I was approached by a number of people wanting to do business with us … The Restaurant Association is keen to look at a way to access our puddings for chefs and caterers across the country; A food magazine is …

Kiwi Kai aims to bring traditional Maori food to the masses in Nelson

Nelson’s Kiwi Kai has gone from being a market stall to a bricks-and-mortar shop bringing Maori kai to the masses. Opening their doors to the public on Wednesday Kiwi Kai launched on Tuesday after a Maori blessing and a kapa haka performance. Kiwi Kai Nelson business manager Reni Wereta-Gargiulo said they were very excited about being able to offer Maori …

Nelson woman turns Kiwi Kai passion into tasty business

Kiwi Kai is a Nelson business making waves in the processed seafood industry, turning beautiful New Zealand seafood into delicious fare. Reni Wereta-Gargiulo is the owner, business manager, recipe designer and is in charge of production in her small commercial kitchen at home; in other words a one-woman-business-dynamo. Christmas before last we bought some of her canapes for our staff …

How a Kiwi mother took a risk and opened her own food business – Kiwi Kai

People have a lot of different things to thank for changing their fortunes – for Reni Gargiulo it was raw fish. When Gargiulo’s father lay in Dunedin hospital with cancer she took him raw fish to give him a break from hospital food. “Maori don’t like jelly and sandwiches,” she says. Gargiulo was going to Dunedin once a month and …