Sport & Recreation

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Maadi Cup

MAADI CUP is a biannual event held in Twizel at Lake Ruatanawha, Lovely Grub have done 7 maadis and are booked to do 2016

During this 10 day period we feed out 7500 meals at the High Country Lodge . These meals are specialised for top performing rowers.  

As from 2015 Lovely Grub will be catering in Leamington, Cambridge for future Maadi Cups


Southern High & Central High Performance Rowing Groups

Working with New Zealands elite high performance rowers at four day camps held in Twizel in conjunction with various regional and national rowing championships  at this time we also work with the central rowing groups catering for them at a different venue. It is a priviledge to be catering for some of N Z national champions and gives our staff a great thrill when they go on to win  medals at the world championships.



Mountain Biking

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Alpine Epic 

On these rides we feed 200 mountain bikers which travel from Mayfield to Tekapo over a 3 day period so far we have been involved in three of these amazing events.



Bicycle Victoria's "Great N Z Bike Ride"

Lovely Grubs largest ever single event.

  • 1260 riders
  • 3 meals a day for 14 days
  • Tekapo to Greymouth

Horse Riding

Horse Treks 

We have had the priviledge of catering for several of these events,  the more noteable ones being

  • Around the peninsula bays for 8 days with 70 riders, heavy wagons,light wagons the stars of the show being the clydesdales.
  • River run which took in spectacular scenery from Rangitata to Springfield via the Rakaia Gorge for 10 days with 150 riders, and wagons.
  • Lake Mason 4 days off road with a unimog and 40 riders.
  • Kekerengu to inland Kaikoura via the Clarence River Valley through the Clarence Reserve with the unimog, 50 riders and wagons

Horse shows

Horse and pony shows and ,many of the  district and regional A & P shows 


These boys really know how to eat

  • Annual dinners for Glenmark, Waihora and Banks Peninsula 
  •  South Island deaf rugby tournament
  • Banks Peninsula rugby reunion


In February 2014 we had the pleasure of working with Todd Blackadder, Angus Gardiner and all of the staff that go together to make our mighty Canterbury Crusaders Rugby team that we are all so proud of. We had special dietry requirements that we had to work with to produce meals that were punchy with flavours and kept these players in top condition for the battles that were to face them in this coming season. We also had fun times with the team where we taught them how to make pavlovas then they had to replicate them for a team challenge. This ended with a dinner for all the teams familys and a judging of pavlovas took place with our function coordinator announcing the winners and the pavlovas being eaten and enjoyed by one and all. This was a productive and enjoyable week.

Clay Bird Shooting

  • These events are held at the Canterbury Clay Target club Mcleans Island road
  • Secondary school nationals 420 shooters for three and a half days Secondary schools down the line nationals 400 shooters for seven day
  • National skeet 130 for three days
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