Catering options at Waihōanga

Waihōanga lodge has a well-equipped kitchen that’s perfect for self-catering. You can also arrange for a food delivery booked using online supermarket shopping – drop us a line if you’d like to know more.

In addition, we work with a number of fantastic caterers who have extensive experience creating delicious food for a wide range of dietary needs and group preferences, including:

  • delicious vegan, vegetarian, raw, and gluten-free options
  • organic and locally-sourced ingredients where possible
  • hearty meaty meals and barbeques
  • farmhouse -style “home cooking”, hosted by a caterer on-site
  • delivery of meals freshly prepared in a local commercial kitchen
  • option for full service – including lay-out, serving, and washing up
  • delicious, nutritious and affordable food

At the time of booking, we will connect you with an appropriate caterer, who you can then work with directly to discuss the needs for your group, pricing, staffing and menu plan.

Meet Our Caterers

Katie MacDiarmid

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!”

More of her culinary work can be found on her instagram @soulfoodnz_

Doris Zuur, Home Cooking Plus

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

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.

Seriously Pickled

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 preferances are catered for.

Kapiti Katering

Kapiti Katering offer a wide range of catering options including for special events, business meetings, drop-off meals and full in-house service depending on your needs.

Drop-offs, events and one-off meals

If you don’t want in-house catering for your whole stay, but would like a bit of help in the kitchen, we also work with a number of local businesses who can drop-off pre-prepared meals (great for smaller groups), create side dishes, salads and grazing tables.

Antonios – yummy local Italian restaurant, happy to deliver to Waihōanga
Krishna Food – delicious, affordable, vegan food prepared with love by the Hare Krishnas
Willow Platters – grazing table and serving/support staff

You might also want to consider a range of yummy food trucks:
Dutchys Burger Joint
Elemental Eats
Beat Kitchen