Catering options at Waihōanga

Waihōanga has a well-equipped kitchen that’s perfect for self-catering. You can also arrange for a food delivery booked using online supermarket shopping – just please liaise with us first regarding directions, and ensure you’re on site when they deliver!

In addition, there are a number of fantastic caterers in the area who have extensive experience creating delicious food for a wide range of dietary needs and group preferences. While we are happy to make some initial suggestions, it is our guests’ responsibility to organise and book their food and catering. This has been especially important under the Covid-19 traffic light system, as different groups have different health and safety and legal requirements. For more information, please see our page outlining how Waihōanga operates under the traffic light system.

Below are some catering recommendations that we hope you find helpful:

On-site catering

Doris Zuur; Home Cooking Plus
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Doris, and Home Cooking Plus, specialises in wholesome cooking, all homemade, using as much seasonal, local and organic ingredients as  possible – plus love and care!

She personalises her service around practical circumstances and can cater to all dietary needs. She also enjoys hearing about your likes and tastes and strives to create a menu around your favourite recipes (such as your grandma’s apple cake!).

Doris is used to catering at Waihōanga – her cooking style complements the values and environment of this beautiful retreat in nature.

Jules Barber; healthy, fresh, real food catering
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Jules caters for her own and other group retreats and events around New Zealand, offering healthy options ranging from simple vegetarian to all organic and raw.

Having been in the holistic health business for many years as a natural health consultant and nutritional guide specialising in raw food, Jules is passionate about healthy living and putting ‘life on the plate’ with nourishing meals.

Her food is delicious, creative, free of refined sugar, additives, colourings & preservatives and her salads are out of this world! She’s happy to chat about your requirements – she’ll create menus to suit you, be they vegan, vegetarian, gluten/dairy/wheat free or simply great wholesome food.

Katie MacDiarmid; plant-based whole-food cuisine
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Katie runs a small business offering retreat & event catering, specialising in plant-based, whole-food cuisine.

“I am a nutritional therapy practitioner so I put huge emphasis on providing nutrient-dense & nourishing food. All my food is gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan & organic where possible. I especially love catering for yoga & wellness retreats.. or any groups who love the idea of eating healthily!”

Jenna Joan; Plant-based Catering
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Jenna creates wholesome, nourishing food from plants, with love. All meals are designed with the ethos that food is medicine…but so is pleasure; the perfect balance of health AND flavour.

All food created by Jenna is completely free of animal products and is mostly (can be entirely) gluten free. Meals are nutritionally balanced to ensure guests are never hungry or lacking in energy.

Jenna loves to get to know you and the intention/theme of your event so she can create a menu specifically for you and your guests.

Catering delivery

There are a number of local businesses who can drop-off pre-prepared meals, create side dishes, salads and grazing tables… or create a fabulous feast for one special day.

Seriously Pickled Catering Kitchen & Deli specialises in drop off catering. Their food is seriously good wholesome home cooking which can be reheated and served with minimum fuss. They have adaptable menus and all dietary preferences are catered for.

Joe and Joy’s Eatery, Cakes and Catering are based in Waikanae and able to deliver to Waihōanga. Please peruse their website or send them an email to discuss options.

From Our Kitchen is a Kapiti catering company whose passion is to create quality food using mostly organic, unprocessed produce. They can deliver meals to Waihōanga.

Antonios is a delicious local Italian restaurant that is happy to deliver to Waihōanga and tailor-make a menu for you and your group’s needs

Krishna Food provide delicious, affordable, vegan food prepared with love by the Hare Krishnas

Special event catering and food trucks

Dutchys Burger Joint are makers of gourmet burgers and handcut chips, catering events large and small all over the show. They offer locally sourced fresh ingredients, handmade sauces, free range meat, locally caught fish, organic salad greens and fresh buns from the baker.

Zaafran are a local food truck and catering business who provide delicious street food, with authentic Moroccan flavours, made with the finest produce they can find.

Elemental Eats, creators of the unique Kumara Pie, are a mobile food truck providing healthy real food options.

Funk with Food will turn up at Waihōanga complete with smokers and barbeques and wow you with the feasts they create. A fantastic option for that special evening feast.

Willow Platters create beautiful and delicious grazing tables and platters and can also provide serving/support staff for your special event.