Organized for the very first time by Le Petit Journal Auckland and the French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (FNZCCI), the People’s choice French Business Awards honour excellence and French "Art de Vivre". This award recognises the best French Bakery which operates in New Zealand.
Organisées pour la toute premiere fois par Le Petit Journal Auckland et la Chambre de Commerce Franco-Néo-Zélandaise (FNZCCI), les Trophées "Business Français de Nouvelle-Zélande" mettent a l'honneur l'excellence et l'art de vivre à la Française. Ce trophée récompense la meilleure boulangerie-pâtisserie française de Nouvelle-Zélande.
It's a story of love, french baking and the love of french baking!
Dominique Colombie learned the art of making pastry from his father, whose Patisserie Colombie was an institution in the village of Montesquieu-Volvestre in South-west France. He later met his wife to be Celia Elder, in Paris. She too shared his love of fine French cuisine and together they dreamt of one day establishing a business in New Zealand inspired by their passion for French baking.
Returning to NZ in 1986 they set up La Tarterie in Khyber Pass in Newmarket, Auckland specialising in savoury tartes (quiches) and sweet tartes (lemon, almond etc.) Their hard work paid off, and with total customer focus and quality baking, their little cafe became so popular there was often a queue out the door! Their quiches and croissants became rightfully famous.
Today, Paneton enjoys success as NZ's leading French Bakery combining the best traditional French baking with the best New Zealand ingredients. They have built on their range of traditional French bread and patisseries by now offering Ready to Rise (frozen) pastries and Ready to Bake (parbaked) breads for the convenience of customers anywhere in New Zealand.
Address: 1/21 Halsey St, Freemans Bay, Auckland
Vote for the best NZ's French Bakery and be in to the draw to win a gift basket of French products worth NZD 500 from L'Oreal Paris / Moët Hennessy / Pernod Ricard
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The winners will be officially announced in Auckland on 10 October at a black tie Parisian themed gala before the elite of the French business community and sponsors that include ACCOR, Bureau Veritas, Transdev, Vinci Construction, L’Oréal, BNP Paribas, Moet Hennessy, Pernod Ricard, March Construction, and New Zealand Services.
Les lauréats seront officiellement annoncés à Auckland le 10 octobre prochain à l'occasion d'un gala parisien devant l'élite du monde des affaires français et parmi les sponsors ACCOR, Bureau Veritas, Transdev, Vinci Construction, L’Oréal, BNP Paribas, Moet Hennessy, Pernod Ricard, March Construction, et New Zealand Services.