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The heart and soul of Ruth Pretty Catering is catering for individuals and companies … board room lunches, private dinner parties, corporate cocktail events and weddings are our "bread and butter”, and we love them.
We have worked with some of our clients for 25 years, and really value those relationships.
Paul and I manage the catering business closely, daily. I’m responsible for all the food and Paul for all the logistics and planning. We bounce ideas off each other - for example, Paul’s wine knowledge complements my food, or my ideas add flair for a special event. We’re a good team.
We believe successful catering is as much about impeccable organisation and high quality service as it is about great food. It’s our ‘holy trinity’.


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Eight Days of Racing Hospitality

Eight Days of Racing Hospitality
The Ruth Pretty team went to the Karaka Yearling Sale in January -- not to buy any of the spectacularly beautiful young horses, but to help the prestigious Waikato Stud provide hospitality for its guests and prospective buyers.  “Very few of our events last eight days.  Waikato Stud hosted up...

Small, Beautiful and Perfect - Springfield

Small, Beautiful and Perfect - Springfield
Rachael and Andrew agreed they wanted a “relaxed family wedding that allowed us to spend quality time with all our guests, in a kid-friendly, accessible, and beautiful environment”.  They chose the garden at Ruth and Paul Pretty’s Springfield.  “It was the perfect solution: we definitely achieved our wish list with...

Celebrating a Milestone at Prefab Hall

Celebrating a Milestone at Prefab Hall
Everyone loves a birthday party, especially birthdays ending in 0. To celebrate his 40th, James and Morag wanted a relaxed event where friends and family could mingle easily, with interesting food and drinks, and room for music and dancing. Prefab Hall in Wellington, set up with bars and food stations,...

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