Annabel Langbein, of Auckland, ONZM, for services as a food writer
Annabel Langbein is a cook and food writer. She has self-published 25 cookbooks and sold more than two million copies of them, making her one of New Zealand’s highest-selling authors of all time. She has starred in three seasons of the cooking programme ‘Annabel Langbein: the Free Range Cook’, which has screened in 94 countries. She established the Culinary Institute of New Zealand, a specialist food marketing consultancy, through which she has undertaken marketing and media campaigns for food manufacturers, retailers and exporters. She has promoted New Zealand food overseas as an ambassador for Trade New Zealand. Ms Langbein was a director of Kapiti Cheeses for seven years and is a member of the Sustainability Council of New Zealand.