Aaron Ballantyne is the Head Chef at Hopgood’s & Co in Nelson. He has been crafting beautiful multi-award winning food at Hopgood’s since 2007 and along with Chef patron Kevin Hopgood, has elevated the restaurant to Cuisine Two Hat status. Aaron and Kevin also mentor young chefs ensuring anyone who works with them gains skills that will set them on a path to success somewhere in the world. Aaron is kindly supplying recipes for Top Tastes.