Catering Experience

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Lovely Grub has been operating for several decades. We often cater for weddings, family celebrations and other occasions, and many significant events throughout New Zealand.  Read about some of our most notable work here...

Major events

We have extensive experience in catering for large sport and leisure events throughout New Zealand. We have also joined with partners to provide one-stop-shop range of services, from facilitation to clean-up hiring any necessary equipment.  We have long associations with rowing, shooting, multi-sports, rugby, dog trials and music festival organisations.

Read more about the range we cover here...

Film & television crew catering

Our self-contained kitchens allow us to work for long periods on movie locations throughout New Zealand. Movie and commercial location shoots we have worked on include: NZs 'Snakeskin', EI Lago, Indian 'Something I have to say', Canterbury Draft commercial, Korean Beanpole commercial, and Chinese fantasy adventure film 'L.O.R.D.'.

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Lovely Grub caters for around 30 weddings per year, many we consider as 'destination' weddings. This specialist work requires high service levels delivered in many unusual and remote locations. We often coordinate the marquee and complete range of hire equipment including bar facilities.

Read more on our wedding page here...

Corporate catering

Lovely Grub also specialises in client dinners or luncheons, field days or product launches and venue openings. They can be either a special day or at a major event like the South Island Field Days or the Canterbury A&P Show. Service usually involves a morning & afternoon tea with some sort of luncheon.  Cafe, beverage and bar services can be supplied. The many and varied locations we operate at require strongly focused attention to the logistical detail of service and supply.

Our Client Portfolio includes: Alliance Meats Ltd, ASB Bank, Balance, Bank of NZ, Bicycle Victoria, Blackwell Motors Ltd, BNZ Partners, Black Cat Cruises, Bloody Good Events, Carter Holt Harvey Ltd, Claas Harvest Centre, Cochrane’s of Canterbury, Cookie Time Ltd, Farmers Mutual, Fonterra, GEA Farm Technologies, Hyundai, Ideal Electrical Ltd, Dow Agrosciences (NZ) Ltd, Lincoln College Foundation, Pine Gould Corp, PGG Wrightson Ltd, Rabo Bank, Ravensdown Fertilizer Coop, South Island Field Days, Westpac.and many others.

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