About The Great Food Race

The Great Food Race

Food, entertaining, race and travel – what’s not to like?

In this brand new competition, there are no restaurants and no dreams of becoming a professional chef. Our contestants are inspired by great home cooking, they love entertaining and providing their guests with an experience to remember. They also believe that they can provide these things anywhere in New Zealand – or the world.

Eight teams of two from around the country, consisting of partners, lifelong friends and in-laws will showcase their skills to prove their worth in The Great Food Race.

They must impress our judging team, made up of top Wellington restaurateur brothers Leonardo and Lorenzo Bresolin. Our teams will need to excite them with their cooking expertise and hosting abilities to stop themselves from being eliminated.

Series host, Zoe Marshall will take us through the show and ensure everyone is kept on their toes with a veritable feast of twists and challenges.

From the start, the teams know they could end up anywhere in New Zealand – or anywhere in the world. They just don’t know where or when!

Prize: The teams are competing for the grand prize of $10,000 worth of Countdown groceries, $10,000 Air New Zealand Airpoints dollars and $20,000 cash.


Meet The Host and Judges

Lorenzo and Leonardo

Leonardo and Lorenzo Bresolin

Leonardo and Lorenzo were born into the Wellington hospitality industry. Their father, Venetian born, Remiro Bresolin, opened the first pizzeria in New Zealand, and then started Wellington's first recognised fine dining restaurant, the celebrated Il Casino.

Zoe Marshall

Zoe Marshall

Zoe Marshall has appeared on Australian TV screens on Nine’s Mornings and Eclipse Music TV and has also performed in a range of independent short films and theatre productions