Recipes from our Bubbles

Introducing a cookbook filled with 115 of our favourite lockdown-inspired recipes, with every dollar raised going to Starship.

Our lockdown-inspired cookbook ‘Recipes from our Bubbles’ features 115 Kiwi favourites and dishes from across the globe, submitted by our people across 75+ branches in Auckland and Northland. The book celebrates not only the region’s diversity but the sense of connectivity and community that comes through sharing food, especially at a time that connection is more important than ever. 


We have covered the cookbook’s entire production cost, with the help from BIG Communications and Soar Print. This means every cent from each copy sold will go straight to supporting Starship. Copies of ‘Recipes from our Bubbles’ are available for $30, or for $50 we will gift one* to a Starship essential worker on your behalf, who continued their role through lockdown caring for our country’s kids. 


You can purchase your copy of ‘Recipes from our Bubbles’ from your local Barfoot & Thompson branch or online

We have been a Five-Star Partner of the Starship Foundation since 2004, raising $4.5M during this time. From company-wide initiatives, branch fundraising events and individual sales people’s efforts, supporting Starship is very much part of who we are.


At the time we were all coming to terms with life in our bubbles, and finding ways to stay connected. Sharing food is something that traditionally brings us together in New Zealand, and so the idea resonated as a way we could collectively look to continue our support.

Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot & Thompson