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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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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...

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