own and operate Irvine Holt Enterprises Ltd, publishers, food and marketing consultants.
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Together they were responsible for editing The Foodtown Magazine — Jan for 16 years and Michael for nine.
In 2007 Jan and Michael moved from Auckland city to Marlborough wine country where they continue to operate Irvine Holt Enterprises.
Jan syndicates a weekly food column to 12 New Zealand regional newspapers, is a frequent guest on radio, a food judge, food stylist and a regular magazine contributor.
Jan's articles have been published in many major New Zealand magazines as well as several in Australia and the USA. She is also the author of 27 cookbooks many of which have been top sellers internationally.
For two years Jan was marketing manager for Lion Breweries' restaurants (135) and subsequently opened the successful Auckland waterfront restaurant, Saints.
Jan was the presenter and creator of recipes for the 13-part TV cooking programme Fresh & Fancy Fare shown internationally and presenter for In the Kitchen for CTV (six programmes). She has been a frequent guest on morning TV food shows, presenter of a food programme on radio 1ZB for three years and Radio Pacific for two years.
As one of New Zealand's leading food consultants, Jan believes in providing recipes that are simple to prepare, nourishing, stylish and tasty — Real Food for Real People.