Hunting for the ultimate foodie experience?

Te Puke Truffle Hunts + Truffle Lunch at Sugo Restaurant


Kitchen Takeover, Te Puke Truffles and Sugo Restaurant have teamed up to offer our foodies a rare and memorable experience that brings together the best of the Bay of Plenty’s produce and people every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Friday 2 June to Sunday 30th July.

Since 2015 Maureen and Colin, owners of Te Puke truffles, have been harvesting some of the best quality truffles in New Zealand. Their truffles are so good they were featured on TVNZ Country Calendar and A New Zealand Food Story, as well as on the menu at New Zealand’s top two restaurants, Amisfield and Ahi. Now they want to invite you on to their lifestyle farm to immerse yourselves in one of nature’s most prized foods.

Alongside the truffle hunts, we are offering the option of a two course Italian lunch at one of the Bay’s best restaurants, Sugo, where Te Puke Truffle will be the hero. Sugo is led by chef Ian Harrison who has cooked for Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and more. His restaurant was shortlisted for Cuisines Magazine’s Good Food Awards in 2021, so you’re in for a treat.This option can be booked together with the hunt or separately.

What: Truffle hunting and/or two course truffle lunch
When: Friday 2 June to Sunday 30th July.
Times: Hunts run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the morning and afternoon
Where: Te Puke Truffles – 298 Maungarangi Road, Paengaroa.
How much: $99pp plus optional lunch for $69pp


As seen on Country Calendar


Two edible experiences to choose from:

Truffle Hunting

with Te Puke


Option 1:

Truffle Hunting with Te Puke Truffles + optional two course Truffle Lunch 

Te Puke truffles, harvested by Maureen and Colin since 2015, are featured at top restaurants in New Zealand. They offer a 2 hour truffle hunting experience complete with tastings. You then have the option to enjoy a two-course Italian lunch featuring their truffles at Sugo, led by acclaimed chef Ian Harrison.




Option 2:
Two Course Truffle Lunch Only

Want to just experience lunch? Join us for a delectable two-course lunch featuring Te Puke Truffles at Sugo in Tauranga, led by acclaimed chef Ian Harrison.


Award Winning Event Experience

Our events are so good that we recently won two NZ Event Awards. Best Lifestyle Event 2022 and Best Arts and Culture Event 2022.

5* Reviews

"What an engaging and interesting experience. Colin and Maureen are passionate and fabulous hosts who obviously love what they do. We loved both the tasting and the hunting."

Sonia Tibble


Our Foodie Fans

“I cannot tell you where I was, and I can’t tell you what I ate. What I can tell you is that at one point I declared to my table mates;” If I wasn’t in a public place, right now, I’d lick the plate.” Debbie Griffiths, Stuff Journalist

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Ready to go hunting?

Buy your tickets now or they will be gone faster than you can devour a plate of truffled tortellini