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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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Beautiful Beaded Baubles

Beautiful Beaded Baubles
 We are very proud to have these beautifully beaded baubles in the Kitchen Shop. Not only are they beautiful, but (as with food) knowing their story improves the experience. Made in South Africa, they were brought to New Zealand by Jane Rutledge from Palmerston North, during her time there with...

A toast to pies, wines and fritters and friends

A toast to pies, wines and fritters and friends
Everyone loves pies. This may be the biggest thing I have learned in catering. And it’s proven every November at Toast Martinborough, for 26 years. This year we are serving three pies (Thai Chicken Curry, Pulled Beef Short Rib and Swiss Cheese, and Roasted Vegetable and Blue Cheese), plus my...

Low Key and Intimate

Low Key and Intimate
When Jodi and Jonathan talk about their wedding you can see and hear their happiness. Their “low key, intimate and special wedding, surrounded by people we love” was held at their Wellington hillside home, with “an abundance of generous food and our favourite wines.” Even the weather came to the...

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