Food resource upgraded
The Wellington Food and Beverage Database has been overhauled to include more of the region’s suppliers.
Capital economic development agency Grow Wellington launched the database last year to help buyers find high quality product from around the region.
Logan Brown restaurant co-owner Steve Logan said the database is a handy tool, especially for restaurateurs who want to buy produce locally.
‘‘ It’s broad, comprehensive and easy to use,’’ he said.
Grow Wellington food and beverage manager Kate Jamieson said the searchable database is invaluable and easy to use for both domestic and overseas buyers, identifying export- capable companies with specific product details.
Moore Wilson director Julie Moore said her company constantly reviewed its information on the database to ensure the range was up to date.
‘‘Many of our wholesale customers are also checking it before they arrive at our store to buy.
‘‘There’s no question the database is being frequently accessed and it’s providing everyone with very useful and practical information.’’
The overhaul has allowed the database to be easily added to, ensuring each company’s details are current and that new producers, manufacturers and suppliers are captured as the industry grows in the Wellington region.
To view the Wellington food and beverage database or to register a company visit growwellington.co.nz/ page/food-db.aspx.