Client feedback from Kate’s Cuisine customers.



Kate and her team catered for 220 for our celebration function when we moved into our new building at Duke St. From beginning to end, Kate went above and beyond the call of duty. She was attentive and detail-oriented throughout the planning phases, flexible with changes (even right up to an hour beforehand!), and had a fabulous team on the night, making sure everything ran smoothly.

The menu was of a high standard, and the food was delicious, with many asking who had catered the event. I would not hesitate to recommend Kate and her team for any corporate function, and hope to have the opportunity to use Kate’s Cuisine again in the future.

Kate Leach
Hill Laboratories


We have had the pleasure of using Kate’s Cuisine on two occasions so far. Kate certainly takes the pressure off entertaining with her professional, friendly and accommodating approach. She has a good range of food to choose from. She is skilled and experienced when it comes to dietary requests. She came with absolutely everything and worked confidently and discreetly in my kitchen. She also cleaned up well and left my kitchen as tidy as she found it. Kate was extremely organised and did not need help from us at all.

Her food had stunning flavours and the presentation was delightfully creative. The food and the flow of the evening was faultless, leaving our guests satisfied for overall value and experience.

Thank you for an amazing night and we will certainly use you again. We would highly recommend you to our network and wish you well Kate!

Levin and Sherry Costa


Kate recently catered for a party for eighty people at our home. She was helpful, organised and unflappable and her staff were both pleasant and professional.
The catering for the evening went seamlessly, thanks to her. It was a delight to just enjoy the evening and not to worry about catering, or the cleaning up afterwards.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The guests commented on how much they liked it (both on the night and several weeks later).
I highly recommend Kate and her team. They’re the whole package!

Karen Cowley

 Lunch was lovely. The best we’ve had, in fact. We have tried many caterers in the city and rate Kate’s Cuisine as number one.

Jennifer King
Human Resource Manager

Kate and her team were an absolute joy to deal with. Firstly the food was phenomenal! I had heard good things about Kate’s Cuisine and was encouraged to use them at my event, and am thrilled I did. So many guests asked who had catered the event, as they were blown away by what was being served.

Also Kate’s team were extremely polished and professional. They were the perfect blend of being everywhere at once serving food, clearing glassware etc., but doing it in a way that did not intrude on the event. They were polite and well-mannered and had a good knowledge of what was being served (it was clear Kate has trained them well).

I would not hesitate to recommend Kate’s Cuisine to anyone and look forward to using them again.

Justine Allen
Manager Civic and International Events
Office of the Mayor 

… it all went far too quickly. People have rung up to say they enjoyed the partly. Numerous of my friends asked who the caterer was – they were impressed. It was a delight to have you in my home.
With many thanks and all good wishes.

Pattie Timmins


 “We at Chow:Hill thoroughly recommend Kate’s Cuisine. We have always been impressed by the food quality, presentation and overall service that Kate and her team provide.”

– Chow:Hill Architects


Tonight we were invited to the TSB drinks and nibbles and everyone was enjoying the food, including us. I asked one of the staff who had catered!!! I liked up your card. Your food is delicious, very creative, beautifully presented and there was something to meet everyone’s needs. My favourites were the stuffed pork, the salmon, the meat balls with pineapple, the cheese balls with gherkin and sundried tomato and I could not resist the hazelnut, orange and cacao balls!!!!! Yum. I hope they use you again. We haven’t attended these in the past, but will in future not only for your wonderful food but we met some new people and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed.

Rosie Bentley
Life Coach & Group Facilitator


 My business colleague and I chose Kate’s Cuisine as the caterer for our training venue, at 191 Fox Street, Hamilton East. In this capacity Kate regularly provides morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and light evening meals for our participants.

It is often said that participants rate a training day by the quality of the refreshments that are provided. That being the case, the high quality of feedback from many participants shows that Kate’s Cuisine is making a significant contribution to our participant’s learning experiences.

I would highly recommend Kate’s Cuisine and am most happy to be contacted further to discuss this reference.

Yours sincerely

Linda Hutchings
lindahutchings.com ltd
ph 0274 520966


Dear Kate

I wanted to write and thank you for your amazing catering at our workshop. It can be difficult to satisfy everyone’s needs but you managed it perfectly and the team have been very complimentary about your food! Thank you so much – no doubt we will be in touch again.

Kind regards,

Jan Sheeran
SHORE and Whariki Research Centre
School of Public Health,
Massey University

Kate went above and beyond to source special ingredients and tailor our menus to include locally-grown niche crops from our members.  Throughout our three-day conference her food was on time, beautifully presented, delicious and reasonably priced.  Her service was calm and professional with many extra touches tailoring to the NZ Tree Crops theme.  Can only give her and her team the highest recommendation. 

Sheryn Clothier
NZ Tree Crops Assn Conference 

The afternoon tea was absolutely stunning. Every single person was thrilled with the presentation, were stunned by the flavours and it was a pleasure to market your services and to speak of your service to others. It was an absolute privilege to work with you and I so look forward to working with you in the future. We will be back and everyone took business cards so expect lots of orders.

Margaret Wood
Branch Manager
Autism New Zealand Inc.
Waikato Branch

– The finger food meal was DIVINE!
– We all thoroughly loved the mini quiches (caramelised red onion & feta)
– Your croissants were enjoyed by all
– The dried fruit square was out of this world
…and I thoroughly loved the salad.

Teararima School

I have contacted Kate Baird to cater for me both in my position as Secretary to Bishop Denis and also at my home for private functions.  We have found her to be pleasantly efficient and totally professional in all that she does.  The menu and selection is always superb and beautifully presented.

The feeling of being able to leave Kate to take care of all the arrangements with regards to the catering has relieved me of a great burden, knowing she will always perform to her utmost.

I have no hesitation in recommending her for your catering needs.

Yours sincerely,

Colleen Graham
Secretary to Bishop Denis Browne
Catholic Bishop of Hamilton


Kate’s Cuisine did an outstanding job of my High Tea 60th Birthday. Club sandwiches stole the show! Appreciated Kates advice on what to order, everything was perfect the service very professional, loved the Silver Service.

Would recommend.


We engaged Kate’s Cuisine to cater for my parent’s Golden Wedding Anniversary. The theme was a traditional High Tea served to fifty guests in our garden. Kate was a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end. She provided an exceptional level of customer service throughout the planning and delivery of the entire event. The quality of the food and beverage, crockery and cutlery and staff was superb. We felt absolutely confident in Kate and her team’s ability to perform and deliver on the day, and consequently we could all relax and enjoy the occasion without any stress or bother. Our guests, all of whom have travelled extensively and have a wide experience of top-notch catering, were universal in their praise for both the high quality of the food and beverage and the standard of service provided by the waitresses. I would not hesitate to recommend Kate’s Cuisine to anyone requiring catering – nor would we hesitate to use Kate’s Cuisine again ourselves.


Bridget and Nicolas Wells


We used Kate’s Cuisine to provide food for a recent book group Christmas function and I found Kate a pleasure to deal with. She offered an interesting and innovative menu, arrived promptly and cheerfully on the night, set everything out in my kitchen and cleared up at the end of the meal. The food was plentiful and delicious and the trio of desserts proved to be a real hit with the guests. This is the second time our group has used Kate and I’m sure it won’t be the last. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.

Janet Bedford


A big thank you to Kate Baird and the team at Kate’s Cuisine. I was really impressed by the professional and personal attention given to me in preparing menus for my husbands 60th Birthday. The food was amazing and plenty to go around. All of the guests made lot’s of lovely comments. Thank you one again we will be sure to use you again for our next function.

Kindest Regards

Merilyn Bates


The food was lovely, the chicken kept nice and moist and the ham was very tasty.

I loved the salads as did the rest of the party, I had plenty of comments.
I think the winner was the dessert though.

Thanks again.



Hi Kate,

Dylan and I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and you team for all of their help and the great food on our wedding day. Dylan and I had a fabulous day and it was such a piece of mind knowing that we didn’t have to worry about the food! So many of our friends commented about how outstanding it was and how well it fitted with the day so thank you again for all the hard work you put in.

Mum mentioned you are thinking about putting together a picnic wedding menu! What a neat idea, I’ve no doubt it will be a hit!

Thank you once again for all your hard work and assistance to make our day a magical one.

Many thanks,

Steph and Dylan Harris


Dear Kate,

I’d just like to thank you for the wonderful job you did with catering our high tea party wedding. The food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. You and your waitresses were so professional with circulating the food and so many of the guests commented on how flavorsome and gorgeous everything was.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting catering on a small or large scale as I know they won’t be disappointed.

Thanks once again, I hope we can work with you again in the future.

Kindest Regards,

Renee & Jeremy FitzPatrick


I wanted to say how much we appreciated all that you and your team did to make the day very special for Kendyl and Jason. We really appreciated the way you engaged with us and paid attention to detail. This filled us with confidence on the day that you would deliver exactly what you said you would and you did. You went the extra mile which made all the difference.

We will be recommending you to others looking for catering.

Many thanks



Hi Kate

A huge thank you to you and your staff for helping make our day perfect. We had a lot of people saying how amazing the food was. We thought it was delicious- and all of your staff, including yourself, were very friendly and professional. And their (1950’s) outfits were cute too!

So thanks a million. I will be sure to pass your details on to people.

Thanks so much,
Kendyl & Jason.


We hired Kate as our caterer for our wedding but she turned out to be so much more than that. The sheer amount of effort put in by her staff blew us away and left our guests raving about her food. We highly recommend her to all our family and friends.

Thanks again.
Sam and Eve McKoy.


Each month, at a networking event in Hamilton, I get to eat Kate’s fabulous dishes. With dietary requirements, dairy and gluten free + vegetarian, I often feel let down or left out when it comes to functions, but not with Kate. The dishes are thoughtfully prepared to provide a well-balanced meal that looks and tastes great. Kate prepares something different and delicious each time. I highly recommend Kate’s Cuisine. Enjoy!

Tracey Hancock