Air New Zealand is a proud partner of The Great Food Race. In this brand new television competition, eight teams of two from around New Zealand - including partners, lifelong friends and in-laws - will showcase their cooking and hosting abilities to prove their worth in The Great Food Race.

The judging team is Wellington restauranteur brothers Leonardo and Lorenzo Bresolin, who know what it takes to impress with food and hospitality. Host Zoe Marshall will make sure everyone is kept on their toes with twists and challenges. The suspense lies in the contestants...not knowing where in the world they will be sent to compete. There are plenty of hints, but all the contestants know is that they need to be ready to cook and serve dinner anywhere in the world.

Meet the contestants.