Spring Along With Lovely Grub

Read on about the stories behind some of our major catering events this spring:

  • Alliance shareholders at the Christchurch Show served 200 lunches per day at the Christchurch Show
  • Despite an extreme spring storm, 400 Air New Zealand guests were catered for at two different sites at Christchurch Airport
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served to 250 French Fest Akaroa participants
  • A different birthday party at Steam Scene
  • Running a shop for 13 days during the  Canterbury Clay Target Championships
  • Location catering in Moores Valley for Wellyfest – the 4 day Wellington Folk Festival

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 pieces for the Alliance shareholders.

Alliance have a premium spot overlooking the Stable Mate Arena where their clients are treated to a birds-eye 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 Zealand’s organizing 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 reliability 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 participants 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 multi talented individuals entertaining the whole village and visitors. The enactment 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 pleasure of working at our favourite venue among all of the steam machines from years gone by to cater for a very colourful 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 parties 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 Chatterton’s 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 picturesque 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 and work long hours in marginal conditions