Tākina Events launches new menu collection with sustainability focus

Tākina Events executive chef Ilavarasu Rajendran.

Ahead of the opening of Wellington’s new conference centre Tākina in June, the Tākina Events’ culinary team is rolling out a new menu placing sustainability at its core.

“Our mission is to nourish people and ideas with local, sustainable, and delicious cuisine,” said executive chef Ilavarasu Rajendran.

“With sustainability at its core our menu has created diverse offerings that features regional, seasonal ingredients which save on food miles.”


A crucial part of Tākina Events’ food philosophy is focused on collaborating with local suppliers. Servicing both Tākina and New Zealand’s national museum Te Papa, the new menu will showcase a taste of the capital with 90% of suppliers based in the Wellington region.

The 2023 Menu Collection has breakfast, lunch, dinner and canape dishes for clients to choose from.