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6 & 7 July 2024

Belinda MacDonald

Chef & MKR Winner

Belinda first graced our screens on TV on the first My Kitchen Rules (MKR) NZ series #1 in 2014 and co-WON the title for her own unique, boldly flavoured style of cooking combinations! 

Her passion is fun, vibrant, flavourgasmic food and during the first NZ lockdown she launched a new website called Flavourbomb to help home cooks with keto kitchen confidence & clever ingredient swaps, which took off like a rocket! Her latest book ‘Flavourbomb’ sold out a month before publication day and shot straight to number one when released! It’s packed with over 150 keto recipes, it has essential condiments, sauces, tangy pickles, dippy things, sexy sweets, a cracking veg section, essential fat bombs” to nourish your curves” Belinda’s renowned for her strong in-your-face flavours, but also simplicity, the recipes are bursting with fabulosity, health and playfulness! 

Belinda will be teaching recipes from her new book + signing copies! “Think the BEST Kashmiri cheese scones ever! Big call, I know, but I’m owning it” Tangy parmesan, frizzled crispy curry leaves, crunchy little delights, clever, practical, low carb and packed with flavour, torn open warm from the oven with copious amounts of butter – Just add wine! KaPOW

Get to know Belinda:

Favourite restaurant/or café in the Waikato to go out to:

Alpino, Cambridge

Most underrated vegetable, cut of meat or seafood?


The kitchen utensil you can't live without?


If you didn’t become a chef what would you have been?

Actor on Shorty Street

What is your one ingredient that is your staple?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Saturday night in with a movie, what is your comfort meal?

A big bowl of glowing green Saag!

Where to see Belinda...

Heathcotes Kitchen Theatre

Saturday 1.00pm

Kashmiri Cheese Scones. The BEST cheese scones ever! 

Heathcotes Kitchen Theatre

Sunday 12.00pm

Kashmiri Cheese Scones. The BEST cheese scones ever!