Introducing our new food providers
1 March 2018
The health and wellbeing of our residents is at the heart of everything we do and we know that the quality of meals has a big impact on this. To create a delicious food experience, we've partnered with three regional caterers, along with an in-house team, to ensure we deliver fresh, flavourful food in all our villages.
We carefully selected regionally-based caterers as they can source and use the freshest local produce to prepare meals for our care centres and village cafes
White Tie has been at the forefront of catering in Canterbury for 30 years where they produce nutritious, enjoyable, comforting food showcasing the best local produce. White Tie is providing the food at our Warkworth, Hobsonville, Ellerslie, Manukau, Karaka, Nelson, Dunedin, Wigram and Casebrook villages.
Cater Plus have a passion for food and excellence in service. Cater Plus will deliver fresh, nutritious, home-style meals at our villages in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Trentham and Aotea.
Kerr & Ladbrook are Waikato-based and led by two renowned chefs, David Kerr and Ryan Ladbrook. The team is highly experienced and passionate about providing superior food and service. They’ll be doing this at our Hamilton, Katikati, Taupo, Havelock North, Napier and New Plymouth villages.
Well-known Wellington chef, Ruth Pretty, is working with our in-house teams at Paraparaumu and Levin to deliver exciting new recipes and menus. Ruth is local to the Kapiti area with her kitchen based in Te Horo. She provides exquisite food that encompasses all of our residents’ home-comforts.
All of our caterers are 100% New Zealand owned and operated.
Feedback from residents who were lucky enough to enjoy early samples has been very positive.