The Brief

Entertain 50 VIP guests with a non-stop hospitality buffet and drinks, involving a very a wide range of tastes and ensuring the food never stopped. Guests could "graze” at the buffet table throughout the evening as they enjoyed the show. There was a separate hospitality buffet and drinks for the star and his band.

The Result

When Elton John came to Wellington for a single concert at the Westpac Stadium, we were honoured to cater for him and the band, plus selected guests. As outside caterers, we had a special dispensation to use several corporate boxes.

Elton and his band didn’t really eat beforehand but needed (and enjoyed) sustenance afterwards. Starting out fresh and light, the food increased in substance as the evening progressed before concluding with some small but delicious sweet tastes.

As you might imagine, the star’s entourage had some very specific requests, with a huge range of mineral waters, soft drinks and teas sourced. For example, we provided a choice of fresh skimmed milk, soy milk and goat’s milk.

The main emphasis was on fresh and healthy foods, with lots of fruit and vegetables, plus sugar-free and fat-free cookies for after the concert.

Our staff kept the buffet table looking attractive and well-stocked, and responded instantly to individual requests. After all, the show must go on!


Whole Fresh Fruit Basket

Platters of Seasonal and Tropical Fruit,
served whole and cut

Platters of Fresh Cut Vegetables

Carrot and Cumin Dip and
Smoked Salmon Mousse with Crudités

Toasted Pita Crisps
accompanied by Avocado Tomato Salsa

Platters of sliced Turkey, Chicken,
Ham and Roast Beef, accompanied by Ruth Pretty Mustards and Chutneys

Lamb Cutlets with Mint Jelly

Summer Vegetable Salad
with Orange Cumin Dressing

Herbed Lemon Orzo Salad

Basket of Wholemeal Bread
and Rolls, served with Table Butter
and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Platters of New Zealand Gold Medal Cheese
with Fresh Dates and Esther’s Gingerbread
with Quince Paste

A Selection of Ruth Pretty Cookies
(sugar free and fat free)

Summer Berry Jellies

Watermelon Spikes