The New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards
Celebrating the craft and skill of Vegan sausage makers throughout Aotearoa.
Who doesn’t love a breakfast banger? A summer sausage sizzle?
In 2019 we brought you the first of our Awards to celebrate the humble vegan sausage. We had an amazing array of competitors from home and abroad, showcasing their sausages, hotdogs and sausage rolls. Our 2020 Awards were even more popular and our third awards in 2021 once again produced some surprising winners!
- Sausage roll
Meet the Judges 2022
Helping us discover the best vegan bangers in NZ!
Reporter, news presenter and foodie
Mike’s strategy is to aim for the stomach; feed people good vegan food and the converts are sure to follow. Mike derives immense satisfaction from cooking and feeding others. He has picked up loads of new culinary skills now that he’s preparing vegan food.
Judge for the first time at the Vegan Sausage Awards Mike is getting himself mentally and physically prepared!
Pasifika Vegan Cookalong Coordinator and Host
Cook Island mother of 4 and vegan since 2020, Augustine is a passionate gardener with a love of cooking and connecting with other Pasifika and Maori people. Augustine cooks by budget, time and whatever’s going on in the garden.
Aaron Pucci has clocked up 25 years in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
His trusted palate has earned him numerous seats on judging panels for awards in New Zealand and Australia over 15 years.
Aaron is always on the lookout for new brands and products ~ especially those that are breaking new ground.
Aaron’s ‘food for thought’ is a desire for more manufacturers to take up the challenge of sustainable food operations and reducing their carbon footprint.
Multi-award-winning executive chef & trainer, TV personality, creative head and chef of the new series “Ignite the Chef in You” and President of the NZ Chef Association Auckland, Chef Jazz is an external verifier for City and Guilds, UK.
She has been judging in New Zealand’s Regional and National culinary salon competitions for the past nine years and is deputy chief judge for the Hospitality Championships.
She has worked in top hotels and restaurants in five countries – USA, UK, India, New Zealand and Spain.