NZ Premium Foods and Service Foods recently awarded the talented Noel Cimadom, owner and operator at Alpino Cucina e Vino in Cambridge first prize for his teams’ exquisite menu entries into their Foodies For Food Lovers photography competition.

Rachael Speedy of NZ Premium Foods and Jules Scheurich of Service Foods, dropped in to present the prize and meet the vibrant and engaging chef and staff at Alpino.

Cimadom, who immigrated from Italy to New Zealand in 2012 says “the successful ethos behind Alpino is to deliver Italian soul food that everyone loves.” He added that the Foodies product range reminded him of the fresh flavours he used to use in his mother’s kitchen back in Italy.

Cimadom is adding more strings to his bow, having recently purchased the Clarence Hotel and Bistro in Tauranga as well as planning to launch a new Japanese restaurant this winter.