Client Name: K & J

“Would highly recommend The Catering Co. Great prompt communication from Jess, happy to accommodate our everchanging needs. The food was delicious and we had some great feedback from our guests. David and his team took care of everything on the night and the venue Kusabs was perfect for our daughter’s wedding. A very happy newly wed couple. Thank you.”

K & J, 28/10/17, Kusabs Function Room, Rotorua, 70 guests

Client Name: S & S

“Just wanted to let you know how amazing your team have been for us.

You have made it super easy with us living in Auckland and the venue change. The food was absolutely amazing. Everyone was raving about how yummy it was and the style of the walk and fork.

The staff that worked at our wedding were outstanding. Each one of them was super nice and made the effort to identify our guests that had special dietary requirements. These guests were very grateful for this. They even commented on how good they were as they have been to weddings where they have missed out on food because this wasn’t done.

We will be recommending you for any other friends or family that get married.”

S & S, 25/2/17, Private Residence, Tamahere, 80 guests

Client Name: T & P

“We just wanted to say a big thanks to you and your team for the fantastic service and food for our wedding. It was so stress free and the food was raved about by all. Your kind, professional approach is second to none, and we will definitely recommend to everyone.”

T & P, 31/12/16, All Seasons Holiday Park, Rotorua, 20 guests

Client Name: K & M

“Jess was great to work with. Easily contactable, prompt with communication, listened to what we wanted and was super organised. The team was great on the night – arrived on time and everything worked flawlessly on the night. I have used The Catering Company for a few events now and plan to continue to do so in the future. Thanks heaps.”

K & M, 3/12/16, SHM Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua, 400 guests

Client Name: K & S

“Thank you very much for the service you provided for our wedding. The food was amazing and the service was above and beyond our expectations. Mark was outstanding always communicating with us and our mc to ensure our day ran smoothly. He was friendly, professional and nothing was a problem. And thank you too Jess you’ve been amazing with organising everything for our special day”

K & S, 4/3/17, Waikite Valley Hall, Rotorua, 60 guests

Client Name: K & B

“Thanks for all your help with organising our wedding catering.

David and his team that came out on the day were fabulous, even though we were a bit unorganised they were onto it and nothing seemed to be an issue for them. The food was awesome (particularly the prawns and the venison canapes, oh and the perfectly cooked scotch fillet!), there was a lot of it and the quality was great, even my Dad who generally says meals are just ‘fine’ was totally impressed.

We had a perfect day, could not fault the service or the food.”

K & B, 25/2/17, Private Residence, Pukehina, 60 guests

Client Name: J & A

“As caterers they were professional and very easy to work with. Very willing to try new things too, and had a go at making some Canadian specialties for our wedding. They really nailed the Nanaimo bars and pumpkin pie! They did cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, cake, and late night snacks and all were delicious.”

J & A, 11/2/17, Under The Sails, Redwoods Forest, 50 guests

Client Name: Isa & Nathan Corbett

“Hi Ashleigh,

Thank you so much for our YUMMY wedding Buffet. All the food was fantastic, so tasty and you could not tell the meat had been traveling an hour to get to us. It was perfect! We had to have a lot of faith in you as we lived far away and could never try before be bought, but our 85 guests and our selves where well feed and more than happy.

Thank you for a wonderful service.”

Isa & Nathan Corbett
May 2015

Client Name: Amalgamated Roofing Rotorua

“Hi Ashleigh,

Sorry for the delayed email, just finally getting around to having the time after the Christmas Holidays. I just wanted to say


Our dinner we ordered from you was amazing!!! We could not fault anything and our staff and guests thoroughly enjoyed the food (Me especially the prawn and mango salad, delish). The 2 guys who dropped it off were very polite and happily set up for me. The amount of food provided was huge and The Catering Company far exceeded our expectations.

We, without a doubt will be using you in the future. Thanks heaps again. Have a great week.

Kind regards”

Laina Grant
Feb 2015

Client Name: Capital & Coast District Health Board

“Hi Simon,

I wanted to say how fantastic your company has been. Ashleigh is so efficient and organised! Big thanks from us for helping this far!



“Hi Ashleigh,

It was fabulous, you and your team were great. Everyone raved about the food and the service.

Thank you :-)”

Lucy Pattison

Client Name: City Care

“Hi Ashleigh

Yesterday went very well. The delivery boys were very quick when distributing the food and everyone was impressed with the menu, there were a lot of compliments. On behalf of City Care, I would like to thank you and your staff for a wonderful Christmas lunch and look forward to working with you again.

Thanking you”

Debbie Thomas

Client Name: House of Travel

“Hi Ashleigh

Just wanted to say a big thank you, the food you delivered was delicious, well presented and totally well received by our clients. It was exactly what we wanted.

Please thank the chef for us, much appreciated. Kind regards”


Client Name: Red Stag Timber

“Thank you very much for a great evening. We were really impressed with the way David and Lennore got set up and presented the food. They were extremely helpful and friendly, and our guests were really impressed!”

Mark Lovegrove

Client Name: RD1
Type of Function: Corporate Catering

“Hi Simon

Thank you so much for the service and food Thursday night – it was delicious!”

Courtney S.

Client Name: Sharon & Damian
Numbers: 400 people
Type of Function: Fundraising Event For Local Playground

“Hi Simon

The feed back from the event was absolutely top notch 🙂 everyone has been raving about the event and the food. The service from the staff you provided and the help they gave to our volunteers was amazing.

We had one of our fighters come up to me after the evening had finished and told me his family had attended, they are in the business of hospitality and they were very impressed with the way the food came out, the timing, co-ordination and the food presentation amount and taste was perfect.

We had such a great evening and your service to us was great. We are so happy with the outcome. We raised about $12,000 so that will help start the playground project for the Centre.

Thanks so much Simon, you and your team made things that much easier for us :-)”

Sharon & Damian

Client Name: Cathy
Numbers: 7 people
Type of Function: Private Family Function

“Many thanks for a wonderful, most memorable dinner. The food was absolutely outstanding and all the small little extra touches were just fantastic. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone travelling to NZ and hope to be back again soon ourselves!”


Client Name: Aratika Trust
Numbers: 106 people
Type of Function: Seminar

“Dear Simon & The Catering Company,

We can not say thank you enough for the fabulous catering for Aratika Trust at the Concert Chamber last Saturday.  I know that the vegan menu was a challenge but you all rose to the occasion brilliantly. We received many many compliments from those attending about the beautiful nutritious food.  It was great to have the food labelled and people were asking for the recipes.

I know that people approached your staff on the day to compliment them but we wanted to make sure you were aware just how much it was appreciated by our Trust. Both the quality of the food and the effort that went into ensuring that it ran so smoothly. Below are just some of the comments we have received already about the day. You can see that the food rates highly.”

Again, many thanks
On behalf of Aratika Trust,

Client Name: New Zealand Underwater Hockey Association
Numbers: 200 people
Type of Function: Gala Dinner/Prizegiving

“The Meal; the Venue and the staff were fantastic. It all certainly went well.”

Ray Dolman
NZ Underwater Hockey Association

Client Name: Touchdown Television
Numbers: 50 people
Type of Function: On-site Film Crew Dinner

“Thanks so much for the on-set catering – the meal was fantastic. Your crew were great and gave excellent service.”

Client Name: Ada Marama
Numbers: 110 people
Type of Function: Family Unveiling Lunch & Dinner

“On the whole it was a great celebration. My family certainly appreciated and were most impressed with the professionalism, friendliness, dedication displayed by the whole team all day and night ie. both the kitchen and wait staff. I myself certainly enjoyed working with Lenore – she is such an asset to the team – a pleasure to work with! Those family members who live in Rotorua were so impressed that they were keen to spread the word about your professional services and some have already started planning on using your venue again.”

Client Name: Construction Trade Training Unit
Numbers: 55 people
Type of Function: Afternoon Tea for Dignitaries including the Prime Minister

“If you could forward our most sincere appreciation to your service crew they did an awesome job on Friday afternoon. The food was superb along with the presentation of the meal. It ended our occasion on a great high. Many thanks and we look forward to continuing our business relationship in the future…..”

Melody Wilson
Administration Manager
Construction Trade Training Unit

Client Name: Te Whanau Tokotokorangi Trust
Type of Function: Ten Year Anniversary Celebration

“Te Whanau Tokotokorangi Trust wishes to convey our utmost thanks and appreciation to yourself and the team at The Catering Company for making our ten year celebration a great and wonderful occasion. The willingness and cooperation by your entire team to make this event a wonderful and enjoyable evening for us all, truly underlines the true professionlism in the work that you do. Right from the planning, the setting up the venue, the meal, the waiting staff, right through to the bar staff, absolute pleasure to work with.”

Client Name: Reid & Reynolds Ltd
Numbers: 80 people
Type of Function: Retirement Party

“Just to say a huge thank you to you and your team for last night, it went off terrifically well. Our staff were most impressed by the way your team helped with the setup before the event as they were so obliging. The food was most excellent especially those prawn critters!!!

We had great feedback from the guests of honour and other guests so we are really pleased we went with the Lakeland Queen for this function. Thanks again and please pass on our thanks to all your staff and the Lakeland Queen staff as well.”

Grant Utteridge
Reid and Reynolds Ltd

Client Name: Peter & Elizabeth
Type of Function: Wedding Anniversary

“A big thank you to you all for making my parents diamond wedding celebration such a success. We were very pleased with your service which exceeded our expectations. While we won’t be having another ‘event’ in a hurry we will recommend you to our friends.”

Client Name: Stuart & Diane Reid
Numbers: 100 people
Type of Function: Wedding

“Diane and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the superb food and service. In particular we would like to acknowledge your staff for their friendly, professional and helpful service.”