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Vendor Spotlight - Waiheke Chef

Get to know Waiheke Chef - a local foodie who's love for high quality ingredients has set him a cut above the rest.

How did you get started in the wedding/event industry? 

We got started in the wedding/event industry through a combination of passion, education, and hands-on experience. We began by planning events for friends and family, which helped me realize my interest and talent in this field. Gaining practical experience through working in different venues and restaurants at various events allowed us to build a portfolio and network with industry professionals. This combination of education, experience, and networking helped me establish ourselves in the wedding/event industry.

What sets you apart from other catering companies? 

What sets us apart from other catering companies is our commitment to personalized service, exceptional culinary creativity, and attention to detail. We prioritize understanding each client's unique vision and preferences to tailor a bespoke menu and event experience. Our culinary team uses the freshest, high-quality ingredients to craft innovative and delicious dishes that cater to diverse dietary needs and preferences. Additionally, our experienced staff ensures flawless execution and seamless coordination, creating memorable and stress-free events for our clients. Our dedication to sustainability and local sourcing further distinguishes us, as we strive to support our community and minimize our environmental impact.

What budget advice would you give a Bride and Groom looking into catering?

While it's important to stay within your budget, remember that cutting corners on catering can lead to compromises in quality, service, and overall experience. We recommend that  couples view catering as an investment in their wedding day, ensuring they and their guests have a memorable and enjoyable experience. We encourage couples to invest in a bespoke wedding to ensure their day is not just another event but a personalized celebration that stands out and is remembered fondly by all who attend.

What is your style of food? 

Our style of food is best described as innovative and gourmet with a focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients. We blend contemporary culinary techniques with traditional flavors to create a unique dining experience that caters to diverse palates.

Do you have any advice for couples planning a wedding on Waiheke?

Do your research, ask locals what they think and what they've heard first. Avoid mainstream choices if you value your relationship and want a wedding that truly reflects your unique bond.


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