Best Foods’ third annual National BBQ Day returns on Sunday February 23, 2020 to farewell summer in true Kiwi fashion – with a backyard barbie.
Across Aotearoa, Kiwis will gather their family and friends to turn up the grill and chill out with a BBQ, backyard beats and the essential barbeque condiments: New Zealand’s favourite mayo, Best Foods Mayonnaise and the gloriously garlicky Best Foods Aioli, with five times more garlic.
Best Foods has teamed up with recipe masterminds from across Aotearoa including Best Burger Showdown winner Jared Bozas, Waikato-based farmer and food-blogger Laura MacDonald (The Kiwi Country Girl), and moreish, drool-worthy creations from Genie De Witt (Bunny Eats Design). Each recipe has been creatively developed with BBQ day in mind to make it the best day of the season. Keep an eye out on the Best Foods Facebook, Instagram and website for recipe inspiration.
So, what do New Zealanders need to do to celebrate Best Foods National BBQ Day? It’s simple. Best Foods believe Best Foods National BBQ Day is best enjoyed with a group of great mates, some delicious food, a few cold bevvies and the ultimate homegrown music playlist; and of course, no BBQ is complete without Best Foods mayo and aioli.
Best Foods partner Mai FM will be playing the perfect BBQ tunes with backyard beats on the day. The Mai team will be crashing people’s celebrations across Auckland offering the chance to register and win a backyard gig at your place, featuring live music from Kiwi artists or Mai FMs DJ. The Mai FM team will also be serving up sizzlers and bringing the tunes in Whangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Wellington and Canterbury.
To celebrate, all Kiwis need to do is get their mates together, chuck on their favourite pair of jandals, head outside to kickstart the barbie party and enjoy the Kiwi barbeque season in all its glory on Sunday February 23, 2020.
The new national tradition, Best Foods National BBQ Day, is set to continue for years to come. Each year as the summer season comes to an end, Kiwis can gather round with mates for a BBQ to say ‘see ya soon’ to our Kiwi summer the very best way we know how. The official holiday for the humble BBQ will land on the last Sunday of February, before Autumn officially begins.