Pop-up food truck to offer a taste of Te Pae Christchurch ahead of opening

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is launching a ‘Taste of Te Pae’ pop-up this month to showcase the venue to prospective clients ahead of the Centre’s proposed opening later this year.

Launching on March 17, the activation hub next to the Centre will operate for eight weeks and feature a food truck, manned by Te Pae Christchurch’s executive chef Desmond Davies. The food truck will offer food from the Centre’s canapé and full day menus, which have been designed with an emphasis on locally sourced produce.

The pop-up will also include activation areas featuring interactive displays, a virtual reality dome and information about the Centre’s design, cultural narrative and the role of business events in the community.

“The events of the past year have obviously had an effect on construction timelines for the Centre,” said Te Pae Christchurch general manager Ross Steele.

“While we expect to be open in the latter half of this year, we still want to be able to showcase the venue to current and prospective clients, as well as the local community.”