About Us

About Us

We are a bespoke, full-service catering company that believes in sustainable, environmentally friendly catering using hand-picked, local organic producers whenever possible & sourcing sustainable poultry, fish & meat from local supplier partners.

Experience & Creativity

We place our emphasis on quality above convenience when creating seasonal menus & in food preparation to showcase the highest quality, local New Zealand ingredients.

Our talented chefs and culinary experts are the heart and soul of our kitchen. With years of experience and a creative flair, they continually push the boundaries of culinary artistry. From classic favorites to innovative creations, our menu is a testament to their dedication to culinary excellence.

Our Team

Our client service, attention to detail & professionalism extends beyond the dining experience at your event. From the initial contact through AC exclusive planning process to how we train & develop each of our team members, we strive to continually meet our high-quality product & service standards and exceed client expectations.

Our team works hard to form & maintain strong partnerships with the best vendors in Central Otago to ensure that our clients always receive the best quality goods, products & service available.

Meet Lucy

Owner & Head Chef

Lucy's passion for food shines through in every dish she creates. Drawing on her Wanaka roots and connections with local producers, she ensures only the best Central Otago produce for your event. Beyond the kitchen, Lucy enjoys outdoor adventures in Wanaka with her family. She's eager to collaborate with you to craft a menu that makes your event unforgettable.

Meet Andy

Owner & Accounts Manager

Andy is passionate about the Aspiring team providing a memorable experience from start to finish! He believes that Aspiring Catering has so many repeat customers due to our dedicated team. Away from work, Andy enjoys skiing and outdoor adventures with his wife Lucy and their twin boys.

Meet Alizee

Events Manager

Alizée is dedicated to perfecting every detail of your event, ensuring your vision comes to life. With a focus on meticulous planning, she believes in creating events that are enjoyable and stress-free. Alizée collaborates closely with you on beverage menus, equipment, and timelines. Outside of event planning, she's an adventurer at heart, often exploring mountains, trails, and waterfalls, and loves hosting dinner parties featuring Central Otago wines and local NZ cheeses

Meet Annabelle

Sou Chef

Annabelle's passion for food shines in her creative contributions to menu development, tasting, and especially in crafting Aspiring Catering's stunning grazing boards. Her keen eye for styling and plating enhances every dish. Like her team, she's process-oriented, reveling in the journey from concept to execution. When not in the kitchen, Annabelle enjoys outdoor activities with her young family, with a particular enthusiasm for skiing and sharing this passion with her loved ones.

Our Services

Wedding Catering Services

At Aspiring Catering, we recognize the profound significance of your wedding day and the importance of every detail. Situated amidst the stunning vistas of Wanaka, our catering services are designed to enhance your special day to unforgettable levels. Whether you imagine an intimate lakeside affair or a majestic mountaintop celebration, our team is committed to creating culinary experiences that reflect the essence of your unique love story.
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Corporate Catering Services

Our talented team specializes in transforming your vision into a memorable corporate gathering, featuring an extensive array of delectable dishes. With our exclusive planning process, we ensure every culinary detail exceeds expectations, making your event truly exceptional.
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Food Delivery Services

At Aspiring Catering, our primary goal is to go above and beyond in surpassing your culinary expectations. With an unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch quality, convenience, and exceptional service, we are driven to extend our services proudly, ensuring that your upcoming event is nothing short of extraordinary. Experience our dedication firsthand and allow us the opportunity to elevate your occasion to unmatched levels of excellence.
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  • Aspiring Catering catered our daughter’s wedding at NZ High Country, 29 February 2020, just 4 short weeks ago. The canapes were absolutely delicious, the meal itself was amazing and all our guests have raved about the quality of the food and the attention to detail. Lucy and her team were very professional, their service immaculate and they were attentive, friendly and well organised. Everything went like clockwork. Thank you so much for making the day so memorable.
    Morgan & Fred | 29th February 2020 | NZ High Country

  • I can’t say enough about Aspiring Catering – they were exceptional to work with on our wedding day! Prior to the wedding, they were incredibly organized and communicative, which made our wedding day effortless. They did all the coordination with Rippon Winery our wedding venue, so that we didn’t have to deal with any details. Our guests raved about their grazing station, and are multiple facebook photos of the food by several of our guests to prove it! I highly recommend Aspiring Catering – they are exceptional!
    Kim & Jason | 22nd November 2018 | Rippon Hall

  • Lucy and her team did the catering for our wedding in April, and I can’t recommend them highly enough! We had sooo many guests comment on how amazing the food was – many saying it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding! Lucy, Jen, Max and all the team were an absolute pleasure to work with – friendly, professional, responsive, and nothing was ever a bother. It was such an enjoyable journey planning the wedding with their help, and they made the day run incredibly smoothly. We can’t thank you enough!!
    Paula and Nelson | 23rd April 2016 | Rippon Hall

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Contact us for catering that combines culinary expertise with personalised service. Let's make your occasion unforgettable with tailor-made menus and impeccable dining experiences.
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