David Griffiths


During his fifteen years as Chef Proprietor, David was named New Zealand Beef and Lamb Ambassador, prepared menus for the APEC Heads of State events in 1998 and Vinnies awarded numerous accolades including the Charles de Casanove Innovative Restaurant of the Year, Corbans Food and Wine Challenge Fine Dining and Supreme Award and the Cuisine Restaurant of the Year Fine Dining and Supreme Award. Before establishing Craggy Range’s Terrôir Restaurant for the Peabody Family in 2002, David Griffiths owned and operated leading Auckland eatery Vinnies. After gathering a slew of national and international accolades, in June 2012 David and partner Prue Barton launched the acclaimed new restaurant Mister D in the heart of Napier.

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