Melva has a long history of promoting specialty foods. She was a pioneer of launching Specialty Cheese in New Zealand over two decades ago, connecting people in the industry and sharing knowledge within New Zealand and internationally.
Whether training groups of friends or CEOs and executives she has a proven track record in making these occasions highly informative and more importantly enjoyable and memorable for everyone involved.
Chief Steward for the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards, Board member of the NZ Specialist Cheesemakers Assoc. (NZSCA).
Assisted with co-ordinating New Zealand Cheese to be taken by PM John Key to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, celebrating her 60th Diamond Jubilee
Participated in Specialty cheese TV adverts and guest speaking engagements.
Co-ordinated many trade show events along with regional and national fieldays.
Member NZ Chefs Association, Wellington Branch
Tertiary Education Tutor and educator for Hospitality students