Toasting 25 Amazing Years

Toasting 25 Amazing Years
“We’re having a wine festival, would you like to do our food?” asked my good friend Phyll Pattie, of Ata Rangi vineyard in Martinborough. “That sounds like fun, why not!” I replied, having no idea that 25 years later we would be celebrating 25 years of Toast Martinborough.  Tickets go on...

Super Starbag Supper

Super Starbag Supper
We were delighted to receive this note from a Starbag fan at WOW® last year. “Getting a Starbag was a great decision.  Arriving early meant we had no parking hassles, watched the pre-show entertainment and “reviewed” the interesting clothes other guests wore. “Better still, the Starbag gave us a generous,...

WOW™ 2016 VIP Dinner

WOW™ 2016 VIP Dinner
Tension levels were high in the Ruth Pretty Catering test kitchen when Ruth with chefs Jamie and Tristan trialled three possible 2016 WOW™ VIP dinner menus. No pressure, but Sioned Winterton from WOW™ head office travelled from Nelson just for this; Operations Manager Jamie Wilson came from Wellington.  With each three-course...

WOW™ Starbags

WOW™ Starbags
Attention all WOW™ 2016 attendees.     The no-fuss food option, Starbags mean you can enjoy good tasty fare, with water and wine (or juice or beer), before the performance starts. At $45 it’s simple, economical and convenient dinner treat for a special night. We are proud to announce the...

Craft Beer and Pies for the Boys

Craft Beer and Pies for the Boys
When Anna and Alastair, owners of Mesh Coatings Ltd, wanted to host a relaxed yet professional “thanks for your support” for their building industry clients and customers, they had an idea about beer and pies. Anna explained “We talked to three caterers and Ruth Pretty was the one who grasped...

Whistle up a Wedding

Whistle up a Wedding
For James Pretty “it was incredibly special to be able to get married at Springfield, where I grew up, adding another incredible memory to a place that was already a huge part of my life. “When I asked Morag to marry me I knew Te Horo would be an amazing...

Demonstration and Tapas Lunch

Demonstration and Tapas Lunch
For groups of 10 to 30 guests.   Guests are greeted with espresso coffee, herbal tea and lavender lemonade, before a demonstration in the Springfield house kitchen of some of the items they will be having for lunch. The menu is tapas inspired.   Suggested Programme: (timings can be adjusted...

Fireworks, Sunshine and Admiring Onlookers

Fireworks, Sunshine  and Admiring Onlookers
On a bright Wellington spring day, Catherine and Gavin were married in the garden area by The Boatshed, before invited guests and admiring onlookers from the waterfront walk. The wedding day fell on the night of the annual fireworks display. So, as a bonus, the guests were treated to a...

Snap Happy

Snap Happy
As the old year finished and the new year began I felt the need to look at old photos. I wanted to be reminded of things and people in the past and to reminisce. Perhaps I was overtired from the build-up to Christmas, as a caterer does have to make...