Our Chefs

Olea Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is used by some New Zealand’s best loved Restaurants and Cafes the oil is widely used as a finishing oil to bring out the best in fine local and Overseas ingredients and to give that finishing touch to some of Wellingtons most favourite dishes, or simply as a wonderful start to a meal as a dipping oil with artisan breads and dips.

Below are just a few of the places that proudly put Olea Extra Virgin Olive Oil on their menus. For stocking enquires please contact us or order online.

Chameleon Restaurant, InterContinental Hotel Wellington

Chameleon Restaurant offers contemporary New Zealand cuisine created with the freshest seasonal produce and menus which combine innovation with traditional favourites.

The Chameleon Restaurant is located inside the InterContinental Hotel, 2 Grey Street Wellington.

Two Grey Bar & Brasserie

A modern and contemporary atmosphere with pendant lighting and stunning black brick tiled pillars alongside brushed concrete walls whilst local and international flavours come together to create a menu that will not only inspire, but delight. Our olive oil is used for delicious creations enhancing flavour and adding liquid gold to contemporary menu.

Rita, Aro Street, Wellington

Rita is an intimate eating house nestled into an historic Aro Valley cottage. Offering an ever changing menu, inspired by the season and our mood. Our extra virgin olive oils accentuate the season flavour offering a rich texture and flavour.

Sofitel Wellington

Sample refined gastronomy artfully crafted by Sofitel’s passionate Chefs. Makes the most of its lush hillside location, Sofitel Wellington presents an ideal setting to elevate your dining experience. Renowned for gastronomic excellence, our extensive gourmet collection will expertly guide you to unique epicurean journeys as your dining experience elegantly unfolds in front of you. from a simple but exquisitely balanced dipping selection to sophisticated dishes Olea estate Extra virgin olive oil supports this Epicurean journey at two of the finest hotel restaurants in Wellington.

Chef Sam Pope

After an upbringing in London, extensive travel, and training at the esteemed Prue Leith's School of Food and Wine, Sam returned to New Zealand to pursue his passion for food and cooking taking advantage of New Zealand's world-class produce.  With have over 18 years of restaurant experience, including Logan Brown, Nikau Gallery Café and most notably as Head Chef of The Ambeli and many food awards and accolades Sam now offers his services as personnel chef.

To get in touch with Sam Pope go to www.chefsampope.co.nz

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