About Sonja's

The culinary bouquet of Austria is made up of many fragrances. Of sugar, butter and rum. Of toasted almonds and chestnuts roasting at street corners in wintertime.
Of new wine and old love for recipes passed from mother to daughter. Of sweet whipped cream and a leisurely contemplation of life. Of strong beer and Gulasch.

But above all, of love for good food and the spirit of adventure that goes into its making. - Old Austrian Cookbook

Sonja's interest in cooking started at a very young age, not older than 6 years, making wonderful cakes out of dirt, garnishing them with daisies or dandelions and using the trendiest cooking utensils, pots and pans from her friend. 


Later on, as a young adult, Sonja started cooking with real ingredients, and with her own trendy cookware; a passion and love to explore different cuisines and cultures developed. Cooking is Sonja's hobby where she is able to relax, unwind and express herself with friends clambering to her very own dinner parties. When she was given her mother’s old Austrian recipe books, she fell madly in love with the traditional ways of cooking and Austrian Cuisine. 

Out and about


Dawn Gorgosilich

“So excited to find you! I grew up on Austrian food having a Viennese father and have not found any since moving over from Canada. See you at the home show”


Moe Toleafoa

Love the apple strudel. Which market will you be at next?


Al Brown

"Tastes exactly how it [cremeschnitten] should..."


New Zealand Herald LIFESTYLE | Food & Drink

Weekend farmers market: Parnell a lovely bunch

1 Sep, 2018 

Guilty pleasures: Take a seat under the central gazebo, and savour homemade treats from Sonja's Taste of Austria. We couldn't decide on sweet over savoury, so we opted for a venison ragout pie and then we shared a custard slice – creme Schnitten – and a generous slice of apple and plum strudel. 

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