The food festival is hosted every two years for a day by students and teachers.
Event organiser Apii Napa said the event started at 7.30am and ended around 1.30pm, with a wide variety of food sold to locals and curious tourists alike.
The entrepreneurial Tereora College students involved experienced what it was like to run their own food businesses.
The festival drew many people attracted to the aroma of delicious food, smoothies, cakes and of course drinks, including plenty of fresh nu.
Proceeds from the food festival will go towards building projects to benefit the college’s students.
Napa said the festival was generously supported by parents and students and it had established a spirit of people working together for the betterment of the school.
She said more than 300 people attended the festival and the feedback from visitors was positive.
Fundraising efforts such as the food festival were a way of relieving pressure on parents to raise funds and had the additional benefit of involving the whole school.