This is such an exciting time in your life and you want to have everything just perfect for your special day. We understand how important every element is from table settings to designing the perfect menu.


When it comes to catering your wedding Free Range Chef has the ability to bring all the services required to make your day one to remember.

Over our 12-year journey, we have had the honour to be part of a vast array of weddings in many unique venues and locations across the country.

From our stunning menus to suit every taste to designing something bespoke just for you, we are here to make it all possible. Let us be your perfect partner as you say 'I Do' with Free Range Chef.

Gather Around. Toast The Day

What do guests remember most the day after? How good the food was!

One major part of your day is food service, how it is created, presented and served. It is easy to make the mistake of assuming that a caterer’s role is just ‘to make and serve the food and the beverages. In reality, our responsibilities go far beyond the food to ensure your day is perfect in every way.

Our ultimate role is to ensure that your guests leave your wedding reception full and happy. You can either select one style of food or mix and match different dining styles to come up with a unique menu that's custom-built to meet the needs of your day and budget.

Your Expert Team

A wedding is a glorious life event, with every moment a memory shared with family and friends. But it can also be quite stressful if you're tackling the planning alone, so it's important to find professionals you can trust to help you.

The events team at Free Range Chef have years of experience in not only the planning and logistics of a wedding but also in ensuring no stone is unturned and thinking ahead to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Rachel Grove, the head of our Events Team, has not only worked for some of the largest hotel chains both in NZ and in the UK, but also has experience with running and organising events in some of New Zealand's remote locations and venues.

Come Taste The Difference

Reading our menus is one thing, but tasting the food is even better!

We invite all our couples to come along to our kitchens and ensure everything actually tastes the way you imagine to ensure the unique menu you have selected is right for you.

Not only will tasting the wedding food prior avoid unexpected surprises, but it will also most definitely eliminate any stress or worries you might have had before related to your guests' experience.

Our tastings do come at an extra cost, however, once you confirm your day with us we will remove this cost from the total of your booking.

Talk to our Event team about booking your tasting with us.


It really does take a village of amazing, talented people to create the perfect event or special wedding day. We are a true believer in aligning with experts in their field and creating the best possible day for you, hence over our years we have worked alongside the below teams and at some stunning venues whom we would recommend in a heartbeat!