Meet Kārena & Kasey
Two sisters from the coastal community of Maketū, Kārena & Kasey Bird have travelled the world putting New Zealand on the culinary map through their family-inspired cooking.
Two sisters from Maketū
They’ve cooked for dignitaries, celebrities, and television audiences, and now sisters Kārena and Kasey Bird are cooking for you, our Foodbox Whānau. With credentials and accolades a mile long, these homegrown chefs will be putting their signature stamp on fresh, flavourful Foodbox meals – and we can’t wait!
Their talent for coupling delicious New Zealand food with unique cultural storytelling saw them named as winners of New Zealand Masterchef, and since then the dynamic duo have published award winning cookbooks, starred in their own TV series, and represented Aotearoa at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai.
Kārena and Kasey celebrate their rich Māori heritage through carefully curated cuisine with a focus on sustainability, provenance, and authenticity. Foodbox just got a whole lot more fabulous, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Cook like Kārena & Kasey
Their tips and tricks of the trade at your fingertips.