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What we do

At Lovely Grub we take the stress out of entertaining by providing the food that you and your guests love. When you work with us, you deal with the business owners who are committed to success of your function.

We specialise in catering for a wide array of major events, corporate functions, and family milestones, where experienced reliable services are essential - no matter how big or small. Our mobile kitchens cater for up to 1000 guests,  almost anywhere in New Zealand!

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Major events

Lovely Grub has extensive experience in location catering and event facilitation, providing a full range of services for entire events almost anywhere in New Zealand.

One stop shop. Our team can assist during your early stages of planning and guide you through the available options. What's more, we partner with selected companies to facilitate your event from conception to clean-up, including hire equipment, on-site electrical work, security and ticketing.

We cater for any event, whether it be sport, leisure, music and entertainment, right through to movie, TV and commercial productions.

Contact us for a full consultation if you're interested in holding an event, but have other things to consider as well as providing great food. Our friendly and efficient team can help make your event even greater.

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Corporate events

Lovely Grub prides itself if being able to meet the exacting needs of our Corporate clients as we know you only get one chance to make a good impression.

With 20 year's experience in servicing conference, event and corporate hospitality clients in such places as Field Days, A&P Shows, sale days and product launches, we fully understand what is required - and expected - in making your hosted event a success.

We have worked for many major clients from all sectors throughout the South Island: banking; farming; motor vehicle; manufacturing; transport,  tourism; education, media, etc.

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When planning your next event, call upon our extensive experience to help you with creative, cost-effective menus and flexibility when catering for unknown numbers.

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Lovely Grub weddings


When it comes to one of the biggest of life's occasions, nothing but the best will do. At Lovely Grub we love weddings and have years of outcatering experience, whether in a local venue or some remote paddock. We have great signature menus to make a your 'big day' wonderful and memorable.

We are built for 'Destination' weddings, that demand high levels of service often in remote or unusual locations. Relax with your guests and enjoy your celebrations with the professional support of our skilled and reliable team and their highly mobile kitchens and equipment. Marquees too, can be arranged along with a complete range of hire equipment including bar staff and facilities.

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Family celebrations

No matter the country or the culture, good food is the heart of any celebration. 

Menus specially for you. At Lovely Grub we create menus to your taste that embrace any occasion, no matter how formal or informal.

Step up your party! Whether it's the big wedding, a plated anniversary dinner, full-on 21st birthday, friends around for a graduation party or just a homely family get-together buffet, our delicious food will kick your party into top gear.

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Other occasions

Work place breakfasts and dinners - We provide a wide range of workplace catering from breakfasts to dinners. We have the ability to take our kitchen trucks directly into the work place cater for your employees or to cater for your clients on site. Christmas parties are common request.

Reunions - school, family, club and various other reunions happen all the time. Getting together with friends, work or club mates with Lovely Grub catering is a great way to celebrate those important milestones.

School or university trips - It’s ideal to take your groups on study trips and have Lovely Grub food ready when returning after a long day's field trip. We can cater for your group anywhere in beautiful New Zealand.

Read our story: 12 days on road with GENESEO geology students.

General dinners - We serve dinners for all sorts of reasons. It may be a milestone celebration or any other reason to get together.

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Location movie shoots

Lovely Grub has extensive experience catering for on-location crews for film, television and commercial productions.

Production catering often involves restaurant standard meals in very remote locations and tough environments.  Constant changes, early starts and late finishes need to be met. We are very experienced at this and love being able to adapt to all the challenges.

Lovely Grub has two well equipped kitchen rigs as well as a range of trailers to be able to service multiple crews on the move over different locations for extended periods.

Special diets and international cuisines are also easily catered for.

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