Love from Our Clients

Your food was amazing and beautifully presented. Thanks so much and we have had so many compliments on the food from my foodie friends and appreciation from my gluten free gals too   - Cara Darvill

My sisters and I would like to give you and your staff a big thank you for the lovely refreshments served after our Mums funeral service last Thursday . Everyone commented how lovely the food was – and the staff too. - Maryanne

A big thank you again for what you and your team did for us at Ngatea an excellent outcome, as a result of this and other factors we have made the decision to hold our Christmas Rally again at Ngatea in 2019  so will be looking at you and your team to do the same again. - Michael Cullen NZMCA

Wow, thank you for your beautiful service, staff, Kai & attention!  It all went so smoothly and the hall was totally appropriate for our needs in the end with chairs and tables.  Delicious food, gorgeous tea cups and the linen made it all superb.

We are all very grateful that you helped make a very difficult day for us, just a bit easier. - Karlee

We could not recommend Aroha Catering enough, Jennifer and her incredible team catered for our wedding in Coromandel and they did the most incredible job! The food was absolutely delicious and everyone was raving about the food afterwards, Jennifer obviously put's so much time, effort and thought into making her menus truly special and it really does show. It truly is food made with love!

Thanks so much, Court and James.


"Thank you so much for your marvellous work at our end of year Christmas event. A sumptuous, delicious and generous menu was heartily enjoyed by all and I have received many compliments on your divine banquet. As always you were such a pleasure to work with – making my life much easier and taking care of everything. Thank you to you and to Jules for another fabulous event. I look forward to seeing you and working with you again in the near future." - Jennifer Austin Mannes 22 Degrees


"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the professional manner in which you catered for our Prize Giving dinner. The food and service was excellent and I just wanted to make sure that you knew how much we appreciated that."    Edmond Leahy, Thames Rugby Union


"Aroha Catering catered our wedding of 116 guests. For most brides I believe the dress would be the most important part of the wedding day but for me it was definitely the food. Both Ben and I love good food and we had a lot of ideas and expectations.  Jennifer was enthusiastic and encouraging of our ideas and complemented them with her wealth of food knowledge and practical know-how of quantities and costs. The wedding meal was amazing, everything ran to time and there was no rush or fuss to get the food out.  There was plenty to eat and all ages and dietary requirements were catered for. Lots of guests commented it was the best food they had eaten at a wedding and wanted recipes!  The food tasted good and looked beautiful on the plate and you could tell that it had been made with lots of thought and pride." - Kate Hancock


"Thank you so much for your amazing efforts on our wedding day! The food was delicious and everyone raved about it." - Gabrielle and Luke


"We have engaged Jennifer and Aroha Catering for the past five years to cater for large University groups with contemporary tastes and diverse dietary requirements. She has excelled on all occasions. Jennifer is capable, reliable, professional and a pleasure to deal with. Her fare is local, seasonal, healthy and delicious. Jennifer is now increasingly indispensable to our catering requirements, and I have no hesitation in recommending her." - Sandra Anderson, Field Ecologist, Auckland University


"Just a quick note to say thanks for producing such wonderful food ad libitum over the weekend for our fieldcourse. Everything went well and I’m sure a large part of this lay in the students being in a good space due in part to the quality and tastiness of your cuisine -- I have no doubt. Thanks for a job well done. I look forward to what you have in store next year, should I be invited back to lead this event." - David Greenwood Ph.D, Associate Professor, University of Auckland


"Just wanted to say the picnic was awesome, the food delectably delicious, wholesome, healthy, nourishing and tasted scrumdiddlyumptious.  Thank you so much for taking the time to pack it all in an environmentally friendly way ... we loved the tins and it just added to the flavour of being on a holiday picnic rather than a teacher serious workshop." - Beccy Dove


"You did a wonderful job and everyone raved about your food. I was very happy how the night went. People said it was well organised and I owe it to you for that." -Sandy Lautenbach


"Thank you thank you thank you for your wonderful contribution to Mum's birthday celebration. Your buffet lunch was superb!!! The food was delicious, beautifully presented and you and your staff member were so obliging and helpful. I have received a number of emails from people who celebrated with us and, in every email received, there are very positive and complimentary comments about the lunch you served. Thank you and I wish you and your staff a very successful year - and some time off to enjoy this delightful place where we are luck enough to live." - Dawn McIntyre


"Just want to say a huge thank you Jennifer for the fantastic Spanish banquet evening at Te Ana Lodge for us nine ladies. We all had such a fabulous evening and the food was absolutely amazing. I couldn't believe how everything was taken care of, right down to the smallest detail. Your professional attitude and approachable manner helped create the perfect relaxing atmosphere for us and a night we will all remember in years to come. Thank you so much." -Sarah Hannaford-Hill


"On behalf of the Matatoki Girls I would like to thank you for the excellent job you made of catering our function. Allowing us to customise our luncheon menu meant we could accommodate both the ladies and men present. The food was tasty, beautifully presented and served at the correct temperature. The presentation of food on large serving platters certainly made it easy for our guests to help themselves and made a very attractive layout on the table. We were impressed with the ease in which you took care of slicing the ham and topping up of platters as required. Your presence was unobtrusive and the guests appreciative of your assistance. Also your assistance in clearing and care of the dishes once the meal was completed allowed the function to flow without interruption." - Rosanne Kerr


"I just wanted to say again your food for the retreat was divine. You put all the love into the food you prepare. What a beautiful gift you have." - Korrena


"OMG what an experience! I had the privilege of devouring four days of this heavenly food by beautiful Jennifer!! I am a hard out meat lover . . . but so enjoyed my time of vegan. The food was exceptional to say the least and if you get the chance to try her Lavender butteroh la la, to die for! Thank you so much Jennifer and all the very best to you and your daughter. Nga mihi Kere." - Kitty Martian


"Jennifer from Aroha Catering makes the best damn brownie I have ever encountered. And to top it all off – it’s gluten free, filled with raspberries and just the right amount of white chocolate. What more could a gal ask for? I felt so strongly about this brownie I just had to dash home and write a completely unsolicited testimonial. I’m dreaming of my next piece and looking forward to sampling more of Jennifer’s wares at the Thames market sometime–worth the trip from Auckland." - Kirstie O'Sullivan, mother, actress, voice coach and gourmand


"I highly recommend Aroha Catering. Jennifer is great to deal with, pleasant and efficient. The food is delicious and she can cater for most tastes. We have now used Aroha Catering for two different events and have found them well able to provide for our specific needs, and sensitive to the purpose of the event. Jennifer is flexible, interested in catering for your needs, and she can also sing the most wonderful jazz songs!" - Dianne Piesse


"We enjoyed everything very much. The food was delicious and amounts were perfect … The day was a perfect one for a 100th birthday. Mum really enjoyed her day." - Margaret Aris

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