Des Britten

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Sir Desmond John Britten KNZM (1939 – 13 February 2020) was a New Zealand restaurateur, radio broadcaster, television chef, cookbook writer and Anglican priest.[1] He was Wellington City Missioner for 17 years, and was knighted in 2012. He was born Otane in Hawke's Bay.[2]

Britten was ordained an Anglican priest in 1983[1] and became the vicar of St Barnabas Roseneath, in Wellington.[3]

He presented two cooking shows on New Zealand television in the 1970s — Thyme for Cookery and Bon Appetit — and ran "The Coachman"' restaurant in Wellington for 28 years.[1]

Britten died on 13 February 2020 in Wellington of cancer at the age of 80.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Wellingtonian of the Year: Des Britten". Dominion Post. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  2. "Father Des Britten wrestles with his titles". Dominion Post. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  3. Knighthoods awarded for community work. National News, TVNZ, 31 December 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  4. Hunt, Tom (13 February 2020). "Former Wellingtonian of the Year Sir Des Britten has died". Dominion Post. Retrieved 13 February 2020.