California Pomegranates

We’ve got something special in store for you!

Let’s serve up a treat for everyone with a dish of Superlicious California Pomegranates, while we have them down under.


Grown with care in the rich soils of the California sun, California Pomegranates are jewels from nature-rich, ruby delicious health boosters. Pomegranate acreage in California has been growing fast over the past 20 years. The 2017 Census of Agriculture reported that bearing and non-bearing acreage of pomegranate totalled 30,917 acres. 

They are high in vitamin C and potassium, a great source of fibre, and low in calories. Not only delicious, but pomegranates are also one of the healthiest foods you can eat - everyone wants them!  (Starbucks even use them for added goodness).


2020 is a year like no other!  So, let’s bring a burst of rich, red California Pomegranates to food while we can.  

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We want you to give people a taste of Superlicious California Pomegranates!

a health booster infused with rich flavours only you can make, and everybody wants.  Give us recipes to tempt people to try California Pomegranate recipes out dining or make at home.


Tantalize us with your creativity and the winner will become the 2021 California Pomegranates Chef Ambassador!


We would love you to be part of our give back competition to everyone who loves a little superlicious!


Serve a California Pomegranate dish people deserve, with your signature and be in to win.


Surprise and delight us!


Here’s what you need to do, to be in the game and win:

  • Create your own delicious dish using California Pomegranates or reinvent California Pomegranates 2020 Ambassador Chef, Will Mordido’s creations.

  • Share your dish on Instagram or Facebook – tag in @californiapomegranatesausnz

  • Use hashtag #pomegranatesdownunder on your post

  • You could add the dish to your menu or create a video, these are just a few ideas to get you started.

  • The more you create and share, the more chances.


William Mordido

William is collaborating with California Pomegranates for the 2020 season.  He will be creating and sharing his recipes for inspiration to support the California Pomegranate Challenge Journey.

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In his early 20's, Mordido was already Assistant Head Chef of 'Chiko's Restaurant and Cafe', with brief stints in Melbourne's 'Vue De Monde' and 'The Roving Marrow', has consulted for law firm giant 'Russell McVeaugh' and currently working on his own project, Buko.

He's been named Restaurant Association NZ Chef of the Year, an NZ representative in the WorldSkills International Final, Leipzig Germany and his efforts saw him come home with a Silver Medal at the International Jeunes des Rôtisseurs


Competition, Manchester, a first for an NZ representative in over 40 years, just to name a few.

Most recently, Mordido was announced as a  Top 10 finalist in the San Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year for a second time and travelled to Melbourne to compete.

7pm - 12am

Be Inspired and Win with Chef William Mordido

The winner of the Pomegranate Challenge will be hosted by California Pomegranates Chef, William Mordido at a private dinner of four where he will serve California Pomegranate Cocktails and Dishes to delight – a supercilious celebration!


As a super bonus, we will be giving our winner the opportunity to collaborate with California Pomegranates and be the 2021 Chef Ambassador!

Winner of the dinner will be announced mid-November on email and social media. Follow the deliciousness on Instagram @californiapomegranatesausnz

Remember the season is short, 12 weeks – California Pomegranates are in demand and in-store now!


Grilled Haloumi, asparagus , pickled baby radish, avocado puree with Pomegranate vinaigrette.


Pomegranate glazed salmon, torched citrus fennel slaw, miso kumara mash.


Pomegranate gelee, dark chocolate cremeux, no-churn raspberry sorbet, Vanilla Chantilly cream, raspberry tuile