Catering in Christchurch and the Canterbury area is like cooking in our own home. At the bespoke chef will we create any catering menu without you having to think of it, when to comes to deciding what you and your guest will dine on, the sky is the limit. When catering your event, we work with all the leading food suppliers in Christchurch and abroad ensuring we are using only the freshest and finest ingredients when creating your custom designed menu.
We have created some example catering menus for you to get inspired, or to simply show you some ideas to choose from. We know you will enjoy imagining the flavours of our range of dishes as much as we enjoyed coming up with these menus!

Lunch & Picnic

From a fully catered working lunch at the office to a romantic hamper for two.

Sample Menu – Picnic Hamper
Locally Sourced Cheese and Cured Meat selection with Quince Paste and Crackers
Gourmet Club Sandwiches
Slow Roasted Tomato and Gruyere Tart
Chocolate drizzled Strawberries
Berry Friands

Sample Menu – Bespoke Lunch
Caesar Salad
Rare Beef Sliders with Horseradish Cream
Gourmet Club Sandwich Selection
Confit Leek and Goats Cheese Tart
Handcrafted Sausage Rolls
Cheese Terrine with Wafer Crackers and Bespoke Fig Chutney
Seasonal Fruits



Delicious plates of individually tailored canapes to please your guests and clients. They can be delivered ready to serve or made fresh on site if kitchen facilities available.

Extensive list and pricing available on request.

Sample Menu – Cocktail Canapes

Savoury Canapes
Confit Asian Duck Wontons
Mushroom and Blue Cheese Aranchini
Tomato, Olive and Feta Tarts with Basil Pesto
Pork Rillette on Ciabatta with Prune and Carrot Chutney
Beef and Cheddar Croquettes with Tabasco Aioli
Crispy Squid with Chilli Honey Reduction
Chilli, Garlic and Coriander Banana Prawn Skewers
Beetroot and Vodka Cured Salmon on Seaweed Cracker with Lemon Oil

Sweet Treats
Chocolate truffles / Mini Panacotta / Petit fours / Baked New York Cheesecake squares / Chocolate Eclairs / Lemon Tart


In Home

In House Dining is a private chef service in your own home, to take the stress out of entertaining and bring the restaurant to you. From intimate dinner parties for a few to a feast for many, In home dining is an affordable luxery. We can create bespoke menus tailored to your individual tastes for casual dining, fine dining, and even gourmet degustation.

Sample Menu – Plated Dining

Further menu options & pricing available on request

Antipasto Platter

Selection of locally sourced Cured Meats and Cheeses, Olives, Breads, and Bespoke Fig Chutney


Vodka and Beetroot Cured Salmon on a Celeriac and Apple nest with lemon olive oil drizzle.


Crispy Pork Belly with Ham Hock and Mustard Croquettes, Cauliflower puree and braised cabbage.


Chocolate fondant with freeze dried Raspberry crumbs and Tuile.

Sample Menu – A Bespoke Feast

Further menu options and pricing available on request

Antipasto Platter

Selection of locally sourced Cured Meats and Cheeses, Olives, Breads, and Bespoke Fig Chutney


Rare Beef on Rye Bread with Cornichons, Pickled Onions and Dijonaise

Pork and Coriander Dumplings with Dipping Sauce

Confit Prawns on a Bilini with Crème Fraiche and Dill

Salads and Vegetables

Beetroot, Hazelnut, Feta and Parsley Salad

Green Beans with Parsley, Mint and lemon Vinaigrette, sprinkled with Toasted Almonds

Warm New Potatoes with Herb butter

Meat and Seafood

Harissa spiced Lamb Leg

Side of Smoked Salmon with Watercress and Lemon

Butterflied Corn Fed Chicken with Chimichurri


Chocolate Torte with Bespoke Vanilla Ice Cream

Lemon Tart

Fresh Seasonal Berries and Fruit


The Bespoke

Nothing beats a great BBQ on a fine day in Canterbury. Let me take the hard work out of your next gathering, whether a few friends or a large family celebration.

Sample Menu – BBQ
Further menu options and pricing available on request

An array of specialty breads and rolls, along with sauces and condiments are provided to accompany the meal.

The BBQ Meat

Dry Creek Meats Hand Crafted Free Range Sausages

Garlic Prawns

Butterflied Corn Fed Chicken with Spice Rub

Bespoke Meat Patties

Charred Ribeye with spiced herb butter

Moroccan Venison Skewers


Perla Potatoes with Gherkin and Dijon Dressing

Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil with Olive Oil Drizzle

Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Spinach

Gourmet Green Salad

Shared Dessert Plate

Selection of Citrus Tarts, Mini Cheesecakes and seasonal Fruit and Berries

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