A New Zealand Food Story

Director of Photography

Chef and champion for change Ben Bayly takes us on a journey across Aotearoa, New Zealand from Fiordland in the South, to the Bay of Islands in the north. Seeking fresh and innovative ideas for his menu at award winning Auckland restaurant, Ahi, and introducing phenomenal New Zealanders who are dedicated to cultivating, hunting, fishing, gathering, and farming some of the world’s finest ingredients, shaping New Zealand’s food scene into a world-class industry.


The intrepid chef, who has steadily gained a reputation for his insatiable curiosity, uncovers the stories that make Aotearoa’s food scene truly exceptional, delving deeper into the producers’ genealogy, their whakapapa.
  • Agency Food Story Productions
  • Director/Producer Simon Fleming