Cook, food writer and stylist Jane Rangiwahia lives in Auckland, New Zealand for what she says 'seems like forever'. Growing up in Hawera, Taranaki her food journey started early as the eldest of five and only daughter, learning to cook from her mum who taught her well, and who is also a fantastic cook herself. Jane's teenage son George is now her biggest food critic, and is always willing to help sample and devour her food. When not in the kitchen Jane can usually be found on the side of a mountain somewhere as support crew for George whose passion is ski racing!
Jane's approach to food is much like herself, warm and down to earth. With her easy, accessible and elegant way, she aims through her cooking to warm hearts and souls. Her food journey escalated a couple of years ago when she meet the iconic Kiwi Celebrity Cook Jo Seagar. Jo encouraged Jane to take her skills and make them marketable. She taught Jane about food styling with her first project being one of Jo’s cook books and from there Jane hasn’t looked back. She has continued to help Jo on some of her projects, worked on TV shows as a food stylist and also been in front of the camera featuring as a guest cook on the hugely successful Whanau Living. Jane also writes for NZ Woman’s Day, sharing Kiwi inspired recipes.
Jane’s food philosophy is to use the best ingredients available to make uncomplicated, healthy and delicious food.
Food writer and stylist