Seoul restaurant orders NZ goat

Seoul restaurant orders NZ goat

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Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand

Seoul restaurant orders NZ goat

[04 September/Rural Life]

New Zealand Premium Goat Ltd has won a contract to start supplying goat meat next month to a new New Zealand-themed restaurant as part of the Shilla Hotel business in Seoul. More chevon suppliers will be needed to meet expected future demand if franchise plans take off. The restaurant will open at the end of October, with the launch to be televised. The restaurant will offer beef and lamb as well as goat, along with wine, initially from Shaky Bridge and Clyde Village vineyards. New Zealand Premium Goat Meat Ltd hosted Shilla Hotel's Chief Executive and Head Chef, Lee Byung-Woo, of Seoul, and Korean Exporter Importer Representative Paul Ryu last week, where Mr Lee cooked an eight course meal for around 25 goat farmers and suppliers from the lower South Island, giving them an opportunity to taste how the meat will be used in the restaurant. The restaurant will be open 2 hours a day and will be able to seat 200 people at a time. It is expected it will sell about 700 New Zealand produce-based meals a day after a successful trial ran last year.

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