Nicola McConnell is a marketing communications professional with more than 20 years specialisation in the area she loves - food and drink.
Her training as a journalist andearly career on a daily paper and with Radio New Zealand set the scene for her work building brands. The story telling skills she learned as a reporter are essential to a successful brand.
In January 2016, with chef Nick Honeyman she ran the successful ‘Feast Wanaka’ Pop Up Restaurant and she’s just finished helping the team behind the 2016 International Food Design Conference in Dunedin. Other career food highlights include working with King Island Dairy cheeses in Australia, Marketing Manager for the world acclaimed Sydney Fish Market and promotion for Magill Estate Restaurant at Penfolds in Adelaide.
Nicola’s experience includes publicity and marketing for events as diverse as the Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine and the inaugural James Halliday Wine Companion Awards and she has judged restaurants in Australia and New Zealand.