Yael Shochat

Yael Shochat is the owner of Auckland restaurant Ima Cuisine.

Sep 26, 2019

A restaurant owner on how immigration changes will hurt her industry

Israeli-born Yael Shochat, owner of Ima Cuisine, writes about the harm the changes to the residence visa will do to the hospitality industry.

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Apr 11, 2019

Recipe: Ima's hot cross buns

Yael Shochat, chef-owner of Auckland restaurant Ima Cuisine, shares the recipe for her hot cross buns – regularly voted among the best in the city.

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Jan 15, 2018

The violent threats over Lorde's Israel cancellation only fuel a vicious cycle

Who would threaten to burn down a restaurant in New Zealand because of the politics of the Middle East?

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Apr 28, 2017

Andrew Little is a regular at my restaurant. Here’s what I’d like to say to him about immigration

Israeli-born Yael Shochat is the owner of much-loved Fort St institution Ima Cuisine. She writes about the essential role immigration plays in her restaurant – and why the Labour leader's vow to slash immigrant numbers by 'tens of thousands' has her deeply worried.

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