Chef's Philosophy - Mangapapa Hotel - Luxury Boutique Accommodation - Havelock North

Chef’s Philosophy


Learn more about our passion for fresh, seasonal produce and the inspiration behind how we create our wonderful dishes.

The Mangapapa Kitchen is a place of creativity using fresh produce grown in our kitchen garden and our acres of orchards. Every day the talented Chefs, work to create unique dinner menus tailored to the guests’ preference and new flavours for our delicate sweet treats adorning our high tea. Our Mangapapa Kitchen maintains a ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy in all their cuisine, straight from the great outdoors to the kitchen preparation hub. The team are inspired by seasonal local produce and the quality of those ingredients, producing exceptional menus with flair and creativity.

All hotels guests are invited to tour the expansive grounds, looking in at the Mangapapa sheep in the paddock and the hotel’s chickens in their little house. We also have a beautiful kitchen garden that we encourage guests to visit, full of flavoursome aromas and bright colours. Our gardeners are on hand to answer any questions and point out the variety that is available to the kitchen.