Hayden Wood
June 5, 2024

In our work we have the privilege of meeting some really interesting clients.  Recently, we provided advice and accounting services to Warren and Jennifer Kavanagh and their brainchild, Cedar Works.  In the process of our engagement, Warren gave us some of Cedar Works products to try and we were so impressed, we thought we’d share our findings with you.

Imagine this … sinking your teeth into a nice juicy steak, infused with a rich and nutty flavour.  Or if meat isn’t your choice of food, how about savouring some beautiful pink salmon, imbued with the fragrant smokiness of spices?  These are the tastes the Kavanagh’s envisaged when they designed their bbq planks and wraps.

The concept is a traditional one, originating from native American tribes who grilled and smoked the food they hunted and gathered.  Mercifully, we no longer have to forage for food.  Nor do we have to endure bland food thanks to Cedar Works.  Rather,  we can use Cedar Works planks  and wraps when cooking, resulting in tender meat and fish immersed with the tastes historically enjoyed by the native American people.

To cater for all tastes the Kavanagh’s have used a variety of woods such as cedar, alder, cherry, hickory, maple and red oak in manufacturing their products.

Don’t think you need to be a Michelin Star Chef to use these products.  You simply arrange your meats and fish on a plank, place the plank on the grill and close the lid.  Alternatively, place your food in the centre of a wrap, roll up and tie with twine, and pop your food into the oven or onto the BBQ.  

Kiwis have been quick to use these  products.  Not to be out done, our cousins in Australia will soon have the opportunity to enjoy food flavours courtesy of Cedar Works. 

If you want to give your taste buds a treat try these products.  Here is the link to their website cedarworks.co.nz. By the way, we’re happy to act as judge and jury if you drop your cooking results into us!

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