Auckland Caterer, Free Range Chef’s mission is to offer a personalised, bespoke catering service that exceeds expectations and provides you with a unique and memorable experience. 

We wish to ignite your passion with food whatever your needs; from treating guests to a private chef dining experience in the comfort of your own home to creating an unforgettable, interactive corporate function or adding that personal bespoke touch to your wedding day - Free Range Chef can make any event a VIP experience and brings our high end, elite service to your day. 

Free Range Chef was sprung from our Executive Chef, Stephen, and his desire to offer cuisine free from the normal restraints of a typical catering company. 

Having built a skill set from extensive experience in many countries it is important to Stephen that he fully utilizes his talents and those of his staff to offer a range of unique packages and services.


Stephen - Founder & Executive Chef

At the heart of every home is a kitchen and at the heart of the Free Range Chef’s kitchen, you’ll find our founder and Executive Chef, Stephen Weeks.

Stephen was destined to be a chef and realised his natural ability and skills with food at an early age.

Once qualified in the UK with a National Diploma and City and Guilds, Stephen spent several years working his way to senior levels in top Restaurants and Hotels around England. However, he soon caught the travel bug and his first adventure took him to the French Ski resort Les Menuires.

By the end of the season, he was hooked on traveling and learning about the varying global gastronomy. This interest took him to France, Spain, and Italy where he worked as a private chef for families in luxury villas, where the guests included celebrities such as the famed, Richard Branson.

Over the last 30 years, 16 being spent in New Zealand, Stephen puts his passion and vast worldwide knowledge and experience with food into the unique personal food service provided by Free Range Chef.


It is an exciting time at Free Range Chef as we are growing and developing all the time and are looking for new people with fresh ideas and a great attitude to come and join our team. 

We understand just how rare truly exceptional people are, so we'll invest time and care in you with the same passion we put into each of our fascinating projects.

If you fancy a career in the dynamic food service industry with an organisation which is dedicated to developing its staff, then Free Range Chef is the place for you. 

We are currently searching for chefs and wait staff of all levels that can provide exceptional experiences for our guests. Whether you want varied experience to land the top restaurant spot you are aiming for or have a depth of experience and are interested in a more varied role now is the time to get in touch.