Google ‘catering companies’ and you’ll be astonished at the number of companies that come up so choosing one can be difficult if you haven’t had recommendations. Some existing food-chains, cafe’s and restaurants may offer the service of ‘out-catering’ for events and private parties but often their food will be mass-produced by inexperienced kitchen hands and will generally be inconsistent.  Having uninspired and/or poorly cooked food can totally spoil an event – and being served up masses of deep-fried muck will only leave your guests bloated and sleepy. It’s absolutely worth investing in a professional catering team with qualified creative chefs and staff that will leave your guests happy and content (and impressed!). For an incredible range of mouth-watering dishes and exceptionally versatile menus take a look at The Great Catering Company – they have menu’s to suit every special occasion from cocktail hours to working lunches, buffet’s and fully plated served dinners. They are undisputedly the market leader in the corporate, private and wedding markets. Think fried haloumi on grilled squash with crispy pork-belly and green papaya – or perhaps their ‘hangi in a bite’ – smoked pork belly with pumpkin and carrot in a crispy kumara basket. Of course the sweet-of-tooth might consider the chocolate and orange chilbouste with chilled cherry compote and hazelnut crunch. The Great Catering Company’s menu has something for everyone and you can guarantee it’s been made with love.

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The Great Catering Company’s owner Sue Fleischl has an intimate approach to the business that she loves. Sue – a renowned chef – set the company up in 1995. Trained at the Savoy Hotel in London she saw a need to cater to the food-driven dreams of a discerning market. Sue’s stellar kitchen talents have brought tremendous success – she chooses only to employ ‘real’ chefs who cook real food with passion. The Great Catering Company’s philosophy is ‘serving amazing anywhere’ – her wildly talented team enthuses with new ideas so the kitchen is a hot-bed of inspiration, innovation and dedication to the best that food can be. The credits don’t end there – The Great Catering Company boasts a full compliment of experienced wait-staff and catering professionals – “it’s about personality” says Sue. “Everybody has an investment in the fun of the function – they do so much more than just serve”. (And we here at Schupepe can certainly vouch for that!)

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