Spring Along With Lovely Grub

Alliance At The Christchurch Show


This year Lovely Grub had the pleasure of the company of Graeme Hawks as the  celebrity chef show casing some of Alliances fabulous New Zealand product, he created all manner of sample dishes  while the Lovely Grub chefs created our own master peices for the Alliance share holders.

Alliance have a premium spot overlooking the Stable Mate Arena where their clients are treated to a birdseye view of the proceedings.

 A full team of Alliance directors and clients enjoyed the juicy succulent ribeye steaks that were provided for their eating  enjoyment along with lovely seasonal fresh salads and fresh bakery breads and assorted condiments followed by a wonderful array of fresh fruits and assorted cakes and biscuits.

We served out on average 200 lunches per day. As well as morning and afternoon tea.

The key benefit for Alliance was the warm relaxed atmosphere that their show wary clients could enjoy and discuss the business of the upcoming season with Ross and the directors.

Air New Zealand

We had a flying start with Air New Zealand hosting a luncheon for 400 guests at two different sites at Christchurch Airport. The day began with an extreme spring storm which claimed many forests in the Canterbury region. Air New Zealands organising team was stranded in Auckland and considered cancelling the event but found Lovely Grub saved the day by already getting the luncheon delivered.


The benefit to the Air New Zealand team was the realiability of Lovely Grub to always get the food delivered no matter what barriers are put in our way.

French Fest Akaroa

Spring was a vibrant and exciting time in the french settlement of Akaroa where we catered for 250 participents at the French Fest sponsored by Piper Heidseik. This was breakfast, lunch and dinner and a fun time was had by all with the french waiters race taking centre stage along with some very mulit talented individuals entertaing the whole village and visitors. The reinactment of the french landing is always popular with Steve Le Lieve  as the french town cryer. It is always Lovely Grubs pleasure to team up with Paul Keen and his team from the Christchurch City Council when they are hosting these special events.


This left the council events team free to be able to focus on their event and have hot meals created on time and on location. Lovely Grub created a family environment in which the staff could relax and have some home comforts, we have a wonderful relationship with the events team as we have been working with them for the last 4 French Festivals.

Steam Scene

We had the pleasue of working at our favourite venue amongst all of the steam machines from years goneby to cater for a very colorful character for his 60th birthday where we started off by our function coordinator and her staff taking a ride and steering his vintage  traction engine. The night moved along quickly with all engines hissing and steaming at just the right moment keeping guests highly entertained.

We have been doing all manner of different birthday partys and wedding at various locations, unfortunately there are  just too many to mention.

This particular function stood out as being a favourite  as we can all relate to the well polished old owners and their machines.


 Canterbury Clay Target shooting

We have had the pleasure of working with Matt Falloon and Gavin Searle to run a shop at the gun club site at Chattertons Road for the South Island Down The Line Championship  and National Skeet Championship where we had the pleasure of guests from all over New Zealand and many parts of Australia, this lasted for 13 days in total and many new friends made from both sides of the tasman.

Lovely Grub takes great pride in making your people feel special ,by remembering  the little details. Like what coffee they drink or which event they take part in. Lovely Grub staff are always interested in your results, our staff love to make people feel at home and try to become part of your event

Wellington Folk Festival (Wellyfest)

This festival is held each year at Brookfield Scout Camp Wainuiomata ,which is situated in the very picturesk Moores Valley it lasts for 4 days. This year the food marquee had its own stage where our staff were treated to working with live music for the duration of the festival.At this we serve full cooked meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner with upwards of 500 guests on site.

This is location catering in its true sense Wellyfest gets all the benefits of an experienced location catering team.

For example the ability to

- provide quality food in a remote locations over public holidays

- working long hours in marginal conditions


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