We love eating out, cooking, planning menus, feeding ourselves, and most of all, preparing food for others. You could say we picked the right job!
A celebration of life, great food is an experience that we would love to share with you. Welcome to Hamish Stewart Catering!
Here's what some of our clients have to say about our serivces:
Representing the premium BMW brand here at Auckland City BMW means that client expectations are extremely high with everything we do – which is why I can completely rely on Hamish Stewart Catering for all our event catering. From low-key morning teas to exclusive high-end dinners and large-scale cocktail parties, Hamish & Abby are always a delight to work with. Leading up to the event they’re efficient, flexible and show great attention to detail – and during the event itself their team provides superb food with attentive, friendly and faultless service. It gives me huge peace of mind to know that the catering for an event is all under control, which is why Hamish Stewart Catering are the only caterers I need.
Natalie MacGregor, Marketing Manager, Auckland City BMW
Hamish Stewart Catering came recommended by a friend, whose description was 'the best food I've ever had at a wedding'. Hamish provided valuable advice to ensure all aspects of the service would best meet our requirements, and suit our venue, guest list, etc. His communication was excellent through the entire process of organising and hosting of the wedding. The team accompanying Hamish on the day were equally professional, and their service was impeccable.
The food was very well presented, plentiful, and was of course delicious.
We recieved many compliments from our guests about the catering - as we knew we would! We would absolutely recommend Hamish Stewart Catering for any event
I could not be more thrilled with every single aspect of your service at the dinner party we recently had at home for Kevin's 40th birthday. You came highly recommended and lived up to every expectation. Your excellent communication and advice was very much appreciated as were the extra canapés you provided at no charge, and all the extra work that was quietly and smoothly carried out. It did not go unnoticed. The food was incredible, as was the presentation and we particularly loved the introduction from the chef before each course. Our guests are still talking about you. We will certainly be using you again as will most of the people that attended!
Kind regards, Sarah Burt
We wish to take a moment to let you know how delighted we were with the success of our client business function held in our offices Dec 2016. Thank you for being so easy to deal with. Leaving the food choices up to you was a great idea and you were bang on with your assorted and complimentary selection of canapes.The food was amazing. We received rave reviews for our clients and there was barely a morsel of food left by the end of the function, a testament to the right food and the right amoount. The staff were the most professional and happiest team we have ever had the pleasure to work with. We highly recommend you and your team to anyone undertaking a private or corporate function and look forward to our next event with yourselves,
Jennifer & Brent Hulena, Hulena Architects Limited
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the exquisite catering you provided for last night's cocktail event at Lion. I was hosting a rather special evening for the Board of Trustees of our community partners The Graeme Dingle Foundation. The food was just delicious looking and tasting - and was much commented on by our guests. It really helped make the evening that much more special, Thank you again,
Kind Regards, Sara Tucker, External Relations Director, Lion
We have had the pleasure of using Hamish Stewart catering on two occasions this year. The first was a 3 course corporate dinner for 8 which ran like clockwork. This was such a fantastic fine dining experience we were thrilled to book them again for a function held for 50 plus people.There were so many positive comments from our guests about the delicious food and the professionalism of the staff. Hamish, Kieran, Abby and Paolo
were an excellent team ensuring our guests were well looked after. The food was of an extremely high quality. The team were very reliable, efficient and the kitchen was left in an immaculate state.There is no doubt that we will be booking their services again. It very easy to highly recommend Hamish Stewart Catering.
Jason and Bridget Gray
The staff at Hamish Stewart Catering were exceptional – the whole experience, a delight. From the very first email to the last dish carefully placed in the dishwasher, the service was fantastic. The wait staff were sociable and really friendly but didn’t hover, they greeted our guests professionally. The chef was courteous and operated with so little disruption to the office that we barely noticed his presence, save for the amazing scents wafting from the kitchen. There was nothing but high-praise from those in attendance and since the event, I have received scores of favourable feedback on everything from the presentation, the staff, the food and the event as a whole. I couldn’t speak more highly of the staff at Hamish Stewart Catering and we will definitely engage their services again.” Rhonnie Snelgar, Cranleigh,
Hamish, I just want to say thank you so much for the awesome bbq lunch you cooked for my birthday party. The food was delicious and presented beautifully and to have you cook onsite was just perfect. The party went fabulously well mostly thanks to the beautiful meal you served which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The waiter was great and it was so wonderful to have the kitchen all tidy when you left. I can't recommend you highly enough and thanks again for making my day special.
Cheers Sharon Bartlett
Thank you so much for our dining experience last night; my wife was thrilled and we both had a wonderful time over dinner. Your chef, Kieran, was extremely professional and adapted himself perfectly to a number of potential obstacles. Needless to say, the food itself was absolutely delicious, and presented in such a way as to truly give us the experience of fine-restaurant dining, in our own home. Given that all of this was prepared on only one day's notice, I am very impressed by your standards of service and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone needing catering services at any scale. Sincerely, Jonathan Carryer
Just a short note to the team at Hamish Stewart Catering to say thanks for such a superb effort last week. We have hosted a fair few events and can honestly say that we have never had such terrific feedback about the quality of the food and service before. How this aspect of the event is delivered reflects directly back on us and is a very important part of our guests enjoyment of the evening, so I am very pleased to say that Hamish Stewart Catering certainly enhanced our evening and our guests experience, thanks again.
Nathan Inkpen, AGM Publishing LTD,
Interior Awards, Ponsonby Central
What can we say.... we were blown away and it seems all our guests were too! Picking the caterers for our wedding was a hard decision as we wanted good interesting food without blowing our budget. Right from the beginning all communication with HSC was easy going and helpful. Hamish came over and did a taste test of our selected dishes and chatted about how things would go on the day. He was professional and relaxed (the ideal combo for us) and we easily trusted that all would go to plan on the day.
On our wedding day the staff were absolutely outstanding. They all had great personalities, professionalism and made sure that each and every one of our guests were looked after. They left the kitchen and prep area in our house spotless. We had a stand up wedding for 120 people with canapes and 3 bowls, with plenty of food! Special mentions for the pork belly and eggplant on kumara mash bowl and the duck pancake canapes, they were amazing! One recurring comment about our wedding was 'how amazing was your food!' - something that was really important to us and we are really pleased that we picked HSC to cater our wedding! Thank you Hamish and your team for doing such an outstanding job!
Alex and Reuben van Dorsten
I hosted a dinner party last Friday evening at our home at which Matt cooked and Elodie served. Please pass on our thanks to them both for a superb experience. Their service, and the food, was as good as it gets. I was impressed at the professional way they ‘took over’ and used their initiative. I am happy to highly recommend your company any day. Thank you.
Hi Hamish, I just want to say a big thank you for everything last week. We received nothing but positive feedback from the group and people even asked for your contact details. You were very flexible with our group and you managed to serve different food every day that tasted amazing. As you can imagine we order a lot of catering at Fonterra and we are always looking for new companies. I will send your details and menu to the support network this week, Thanks again Hamish!
Cheers Nicole Porter, Fonterra
May we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making Steve's birthday
such a special evening. You all worked so very hard. The food was
absolutely perfect: fresh, beautiful to look at and delicious. The wait staff and bar staff were impeccable. Not only were they all charming, but they were low key and extremely helpful. They cleaned up at the end and even helped me mop the floor, which I'd promised my friend Lynley I'd do. They worked longer than I thought they would and we were so grateful to them. The evening could not have passed more smoothly, and it's all thanks to you. You're a star! We shall be recommending you to everyone we know and will certainly use your company again. Kind regards,
We just wanted to thank you so very much for Saturday night. You, Masa and Jules were amazing – just incredibly helpful in every way.
Everyone is raving about your delicious food! In fact 2 people have already asked me for your contact details for upcoming events, which of course I have passed on.
Your service, attention to detail, and the beautiful food you prepared were all of the highest standard.
Thank you for making Scott’s 40th an unforgettable night. I could not have done it without you. All the best,
Andrew and I just wanted to thank you for your amazing work at our wedding. Our guests all mentioned the awesome service and fantastic food. The meal was exactly as we hoped and imagined it would be.
You guys are rocks stars. Fantastic food, and fantastic staff. We couldn't have hoped for things to have gone any better.
Andrew & Ingrid
Hi Jenny and Hamish,
When I recently had my "special" birthday I spoke to several catering companies and on the recommendation of a colleague made contact with you and I have to say, from beginning to end, the experience was flawless.
A function for 90 people was so easily organised with about two phone calls, and a few emails. The organisation and advice given to me made the planning seamless and more importantly stressless!
On the evening, the staff were immaculate, efficient, discrete but friendly and professional at all times and many of my guests commented accordingly.
The food was delicious - delicate, flavoursome, plentiful and visually attractive.
Several friends asked for your details - what better testament to a fantastic evening supported so competently by the fantastic Hamish Stewart Catering. Thank You!
I just wanted to pass on Lion’s sincere thanks for always being such a reliable and friendly company to deal with. Our staff are always 100% happy with the catering we receive for various functions. Food is definitely the way to everyone’s hearts around here so needless to say… we LOVE Hamish Stewart Catering!
Also just wanted to make special mention of Ngere – the very friendly man who is almost always the one who brings the food to our door. He is always on time and so helpful – a real pleasure! Thanks Ngere!!
We hope everyone there has a fantastic weekend. We can’t wait until next time we see you (which I’m sure won’t be far away)
Cheers Lauren Walker
Hamish, Many thanks for the wonderful service provided by your team on our Wedding Day. We had planned an extremely personal and special day for ourselves and for those with whom we chose to share this celebration. A major consideration was “no stress” on the day and having sampled your skills at BMW events where both the standard of food and service had been impressive were confident we had the best man for the job. We were wanting to create an intimate and elegant atmosphere where everyone (especially the bride and groom!) would be relaxed and spoilt.
Every aspect of our reception was catered for superbly without incident – from the delivery and collection of glasses, plates and cutlery to on site catering with our own Chef and waitresses to pamper our guests - constantly circulating with platters of food and trays of champagne. We had been treated to samples of the delightful canapés and bowl food the week before but seeing it prepared in our own kitchen in such a professional manner and then served to our guests in what seemed to be a continuous flow of fine food was amazing.
We have received nothing but compliments regarding the quality of food, its presentation and the extremely high standard of the staff who treated our guests in an incredibly special manner – right down to remembering food preferences and allergies each time they served a new dish. Outstanding in a word.
Again –thank you for a truly wonderful experience – every step along the way was a joy and then finally seeing our plans come together on the day was one of those moments in life which will never be forgotten – and your team played a huge role in bringing together our perfect day. Thank you!
Mr and Mrs Mactier
Oh my goodness. I cannot thank you, Hamish and the amazing team enough for the amazing service we received on our wedding day. First of all, the food was amazing, which I already knew. Everyone was raving about it – the presentation, the flavours, the theme, everything. The mother of the baby with food allergies was especially impressed with the extra care given in providing her daughter with tomatoes and strawberries etc. Secondly, the service. Our day could have been a complete disaster if it wasn't for your team, who helped us set up and arrange our event, and then set it all up again indoors when Auckland decided to do what it does best: change from bright sunshine to rainy showers, and back and forth again. And they always did so with a smile. It made us feel so at ease because the group took control of the situation and made the day absolutely amazing. Honestly, we were so impressed that we had to toast to them during the wedding toasts! Dylan was incredible – myself, my husband and my family were so impressed and thankful.
There are not enough words for me to say how amazingly brilliant, talented, and professional your team are. If I were wearing a hat, I would take it off to you! The whole process was fun and easy. Thank you so so much. :)
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