Testimonials . . .
Thomas & Louise Herbert
We were lucky enough to have the Fat Pigeon cater our rural wedding 20 minutes out of Te Awamutu.
Melanie and her team were excellent to work with and were happy to fulfill any requests we had. The menu selection was vast and made making our final selection very hard.
The team turned up on site and were all really friendly and managed to cater out of the small kitchen in the house and produced AMAZING food - including the bridal basket we took out while we had our photos taken, so we didn't miss out and go hungry.
We had a number of compliments on how great the food was, and how much there was (no-one went home hungry); we got to enjoy the leftovers the next day!
We would have no hesitations on recommending the Fat Pigeon as wedding caterers - they did an outstanding job!
(Wedding held 21/4/17 - photos below)
Rhonda & Les Alcock - Mokauiti
"We recently used the Fat Pigeon for the catering at our daughter's wedding which was held on our farm, followed by a reception at our local hall.
The catering crew provided and served nibbles for the guests in our garden, and then served the main meal at the reception.
Nothing was too much trouble for them, even though they had to split their time between two places.
The food was superb and many comments were made by the guests about how fantastic the meal was. It was beautifully prepared and served and the salmon in particular had guests remarking on its quality.
We have no hesitation in recommending the Fat Pigeon as wedding caterers and will be more than happy to use them again in the future."
(Wedding held 24/1/15)
Dan & Sarah Beeson
We'd just like to say thank you for the wonderful job you did with catering at our wedding in February 2017.
Melanie met with us a few months prior to our wedding and took time to capture our vision, and designed a menu that reflects us and the taste/dietary requirements of our guests.
The food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! The staff that worked at our wedding were outstanding.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Fat Pigeon to anyone wanting catering on a small or large scale, as I know they wouldn't be disappointed!
Thanks again, I hope we can work with you again in the future.
(Wedding held 10/2/17)
Shaun & Natalie Bartlett
The Fat Pigeon catered for our wedding in November 2016. The service we received in the lead up to and during our wedding was exceptional. The staff answered all our queries and were obliging to our many wishes of how we wanted the day to go.
The food and the service on the day was more than we could have asked for. We received so many compliments on the food. The dishes were presented so beautifully and tasted amazing.
Thank you once again for all your work in helping make our day perfect. I would highly recommend the Fat Pigeon catering to anyone.
(Wedding held 26/11/16 - photos below)
Sam & Laura Adams
"The Fat Pigeon catered for our wedding at Kopaki in November 2014.
At no time during the lead-up or on the actual day of the wedding did we worry about the food.
Mel and her team had it completely under control and it was delectable, beautifully presented, served with enjoyment by the very friendly staff, and plenty for seconds! (And the next few days!!)
It was mind-boggling to think it was all done in our garage!
We highly recommend the Fat Pigeon for your wedding catering."
(Wedding held 1/11/14)
Rhys & Holly Grainger
"Being the first wedding held at The Night Owl was exciting, even if it meant setting up while the builders were moving out!
The atmosphere was that of a relaxed country family wedding. The food, adapted to meet the palate of our families, was well cooked, tasted good and looked amazing.
Nothing was a problem to all the staff, with them committed to help make our day memorable. They even provided a link to a family member living in Scotland, enabling her to share in the joy of the ceremony - albeit in her pyjamas!
Finishing touches have been added to the venue since our wedding but we would not have changed a thing; we had a wonderful day, one that we will never forget."
(Wedding held 15/2/14)
Weddings, birthdays ...
anniversaries, celebrations of any sort - we can cater for you!
Our catering service is second-to-none. We go out of our way to ensure you and your guests are well catered for. So please contact us and we will put together a menu to suit your style and budget.