Wellington-based Beth Brash’s love of food was ignited by growing up around a culinarily curious mother (in the 1980s hummus wasn't something you could buy from the supermarket). Having studied film and theatre at Victoria University she took on a role in sales and marketing at the New Zealand Film Commission. It was while working there that Beth recognised her passion for food, beer and great hospitality, and started the popular Eat & Greet blog with her sister Alice. Together they told the stories of the ‘people behind the plates’ by interviewing local chefs, brewers, and coffee roasters, which led to her next role in sales and marketing at People’s Coffee.
Beth then switched coffee for beer as she took on the role of manager of Beervana in 2015. As a huge fan of craft beer, she significantly raised the profile of New Zealand’s much-loved national beer event. In late 2017 she moved within the Wellington Culinary Events Trust to the mammoth role of programme manager for Visa Wellington On a Plate. Her new role involves working with the industry to help facilitate events and experiences, turning creative ideas into reality. Beth has always been a passionate advocate for the hospitality industry and enjoys telling their stories.