Sport & Recreation

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Catering for regattas, treks,mobile multisport events etc.

Lovely Grub caters for a widely diverse range of sport and recreation events.

The Alpine Epic is an example of a multisport event we cater for. For three years running the event went from Mt Summers to Tekapo cross country with 250 plus competitors enjoying a meal at different locations along the way with a grand dinner in Tekapo to finish with. A very good example is the Maadi Cup in Twizel where, for the last 6 years, we have catered for 350 rowers over 9 days providing specialised menus for high performance athletes.

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Place setting for St Margaret's rowing eight’s victory dinner at the Maadi Cup

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Another extreme is the South Island Dog Trials at the back of Geraldine where we did meals, coffee and a shop for 400 trialists in the snow, mud and rain for a week. We are already booked for the 2014 National Dog Trials in the same rugged and remote but visually stunning location. Coffee, meals and a canteen are also provided for 400 plus shooters at the National Clay Bird Shooting Tournaments. We have done 2 National Secondary Schools Shoots.

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National secondary school shooters awaiting results from competition. 350 shooters and supporters on sight at McLeans Island Christchurch for 7 days. Bicycle Victoria Great South Island Bike Ride is the biggest of this type  to come to New Zealand. Three meals per day for 14 days were provided during this epic ride from Tekapo to Greymouth. Requirements for this type of catering:

  • High performance food for athletes on the go.
  • Resilient experienced staff to deal with the early starts and constant shifting.
  • The range of equipment and logistical skills to cook and re stock on the run.
  • A genuine desire to make the event work for the client and the participants.

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Staffing the toaster early one morning on the Alpine Epic.

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