> Skip to content
Ganesh Raj
Photo Credit: (c) Jae Frew

With his entertaining, hilarious presenting style, and infectious passion for food, restaurateur Ganesh Raj, of The Tasting Shed fame (Cuisine Magazine’s Best Restaurants of New Zealand, and Metro Top 50 Restaurant list for the last five years), is one of New Zealand’s most experienced hosts, both in television and live events. Having hosted his own television programmes on MTV Asia and ESPN for over a decade, as well as being featured on TVNZ’s Good Morning, Family Recipes, and Neighbourhood, Ganesh literally brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Recipient for two years running of Metro Magazine’s Restaurant Personality of the Year, as well as live hosting renowned events like Taste of Auckland, Winetopia, and the Auckland Writers Festival, Ganesh creates a wonderful rapport with audiences of all ages, showcasing his love of life, and unique take on all things delicious. Ganesh is currently the co-host of ‘Eat Well for Less NZ’ on TV ONE and host of his own channel ‘The Humble Yum Yum’ on Youtube and on TVNZ On Demand.

Books by Ganesh Raj

Eat Well for Less NZ

Cheap and cheerful recipes full of flavour, from series 1 and series 2 of New Zealand's hit series Eat Well for Less NZ.

Read more

More features

Ganesh's Leek, Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto with Broccolini

If you thought that risotto was about slaving over a hot stove, drizzling stock into a pan over the course of an hour, think again. This risotto is quick, easy and satisfying. Plus you can fry whatever vegetable is in season to put on the top. Making risotto just became an easy choice.

Michael's Mexican Pulled Beef Stuffed Kūmara

Serving pulled beef over a small kūmara not only looks attractive but is a clever way to help control portion size. The meat rub for this dish is great – it gives the dish all the flavour it needs. It keeps well, too, so try doubling this rub recipe and keep it in your kitchen cupboard to sprinkle over roast chicken or barbecued lamb chops.