As Editor, Sarah is passionate about delivering content that resonates with the dish audience. She is also a talented photographer, stylist and cookbook author in her own right, and it is that broad skill set combined with a depth of understanding and connection with dish readers that has seen dish awarded the People's Choice Award for three consecutive years at the Webstar Magazine Media Awards, as well as Best Lifestyle Magazine at the most recent awards.
With a regular spot on TVNZ Breakfast, three dish cookbooks published in three years, and as a regular host of restaurant dining events Sarah is always looking at ways to broaden the reach of the dish audience and connect more deeply with readers. When she's not working, Sarah can be found cooking up a storm in her Ponsonby kitchen, gathering her sons, friends and family for fun times with fabulous food – or sitting at the scrabble/chess/crossword table deep in cheerful concentration.
Food Editor Claire is the mastermind behind recipes enjoyed by thousands of readers for more than 19 years, having been with dish since the very first issue.
Claire’s career started at age 13 appearing in the NZ Herald cookery section, then over the years having her own catering company, working as a private chef in London and running a cooking school.
With a vast knowledge of ingredients and techniques, her constant innovation and imagination are an invaluable source of inspiration.
Always generous and welcoming, she focuses on creating recipes that are neither fussy nor overly fancy, producing delicious dishes that delight guests with their gorgeous aromas.
Claire’s aim is to inspire dish readers and give them the confidence to get in the kitchen and rustle up some tasty food to feed the people they care about.
Working as Digital Editor, Caitlin is our whiz for everything online. You’re less likely to find her in the kitchen but she will happily be on the other side of the counter, cutlery in hands, ready to tuck in to the team’s delicious creations.
If you’re subscribed to our weekly newsletter, you will be familiar with Caitlin’s curated recipe collections highlighting her current cravings and seasonal picks as well as all the latest foodie news, whether it be what’s new on the shelves or a handy travel guide.
As a true people person who loves to connect with others, Caitlin thrives with the dish social media channels where she shares our tasty recipes, films and edits videos, and replies to all of your kind messages!
As Deputy Editor Tamsin is our word-master, wrangling the text into shape and ensuring all commas and apostrophes are in the right place.
Tamsin has had a lengthy career in magazines working across many top titles as writer, stylist, fashion editor, sub editor and beauty editor. She has an innate understanding of what is top of mind and has a curated eye for style. One of Tamsin’s favourite career moments was interviewing the late chef Antony Bourdain for an article about his culinary adventures around the world.
She’s also a passionate foodie and loves entertaining at home using dish recipes to serve but when she’s not cooking or writing Tamsin loves getting out on the boat with her partner and daughters, fishing is a passionate pastime. She enjoys being on the sea, at the beach and amongst nature and says we are lucky to live in paradise.
Baking, braai, bread and butter are a few of Chrisanne’s favourite things so designing the pages of dish send her into zen state of mind – even when she’s on deadline. Hailing from South Africa, she worked in food-related art direction and graphic design for more than 10 years before moving to Auckland in 2018. She does the design of all editorial pages in dish and loves to bring the words and beautiful photography together to create appealing and balanced pages. She enjoys a good pun and tries to sneak those into headlines whenever she can. She comes from a family of foodies, with a brother who is a chef in Paris and parents who taught her to make béchamel sauce when she was six. She considers herself very lucky to be able to combine two of her passions, food and design, in her 9-5.
Business Development Manager
It is easy selling something that you love and dish is very easy to love. Karrin thinks of her job selling advertising across the dish platforms as her dream job. She finds coming to work a pleasure – fast-paced and full of excitement. Her clients are hugely important to her, so doing her best by them is always top of mind. She knows that getting their brand in front of the dish audience will increase product or service revenue and is here to make that happen. She believes that if a brand isn’t in dish it is missing out – Karrin knows our readers and understands the buying power they have – she is here to make sure they have the opportunity to do just that. She can talk about dish for hours (we know, we’ve heard her), after all she has known it from the very first issue and is still loving it all these years later…
After a decade of Auckland city rock 'n roll working for record companies, MaxTV, 95bFM and MTV and founding popular voiceover agency Bigmouth back in the 90s, Yvonne moved home to Hawke’s Bay to carve out a tasty new life writing about food and wine for newspapers and magazines. She became a mother of two and a wife of one, and her first ever gig for dish was writing about snail farming back in 2007.
While food infatuation and a cookbook addiction hinder her from ever getting out of overdraft, it’s her expertise in wine and all things booze-related that’s kept her employed as our Drinks Editor for the last thirteen years. She’s the highly experienced wine, beer and spirits judge who curates our regular Tasting Panels, she collates interesting drinks news for our By The Glass pages, and she pairs spectacular sips for our recipe sections. Yvonne appears regularly on television and radio, hosts wine and food events around the country, co-hosts The Y&D Podcast and she’s also the Co-Founder and Chief Tasting Officer of WineFriend.co.nz, the most technologically advanced, personalised wine subscription service in this part of the world. You can follow her wine reviews on www.yvonnelorkin.com and tasty inspo on Instagram @yvonnelorkinsta
Olivia has been a regular contributor to dish magazine for the past 6 years. When she’s not creating recipes for dish, she develops recipes and photography for a range of New Zealand food brands and runs a blog, The Hungry Cook. She enjoys working with the creative foodies at dish who share her passion for all things food.
Olivia comes from a large blended family and loves how food brings them all together. The style of cooking she most enjoys is preparing comforting family-style meals for her loved ones – with a campari sour in hand. She lives north of Auckland with her husband and two young daughters. Besides cooking, she loves eating out, spending time at her local beach and has a particular soft spot for sea salt Kettle chips and hazy pale ale.
Throughout the day, Amelia works as a product developer for a mainstream supermarket, but come weekends, she immerses herself in creating sweet and savoury recipes for dish. As a creative at heart, the opportunity to develop recipes for dish keeps her very fulfilled after sitting at a desk all day! She loves being able to connect and work with other chefs and food stylists. With a background in food technology, the art and science of food has always fascinated her. Her love for cooking began with sweet treats and cakes, so she really enjoys being able to work on the sweet recipes for dish. Seasonal fruits are a must for her when baking. She is not a huge red meat eater herself, and also loves inventing new ways to cook and serve the humble veg. She has admired the dish team since she was a kid, so being able to work for the magazine is an absolute dream come true! The inspiration is endless, and the people are just amazing.