Celebrating a Milestone at Prefab Hall

Celebrating a Milestone at Prefab Hall
Everyone loves a birthday party, especially birthdays ending in 0. To celebrate his 40th, James and Morag wanted a relaxed event where friends and family could mingle easily, with interesting food and drinks, and room for music and dancing. Prefab Hall in Wellington, set up with bars and food stations,...

Christmas Wedding at Prefab Hall

Christmas Wedding at Prefab Hall
Living in London, Belinda and James chose to have their Wellington wedding between Christmas and New Year. “That was a convenient time for friends also living overseas to get time off work to come to New Zealand for our big day,” James explained. “Mostly it wasn't an issue finding suppliers...

Lunch on a Stick

Lunch on a Stick
“We’ve been to Springfield before for our Christmas staff get-together, and loved the combination of fantastic food, gorgeous garden setting and relaxed time together,” explained Kelly Haar, of Levin’s Queen Street Dental. “Last time we all made pizzas and loved it; this time our “party class” was based around food...

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...

Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir 2017
When 600 international pinot noir lovers and media celebrated the glories of their favourite grape in Wellington in early February, Ruth was focused on the food involved, in her role as Culinary Director. Paul supervised logistical support. “This was the sixth Pinot conference and my sixth time as Culinary Director....

The Accidental Wedding Venue and Caterer

The Accidental Wedding Venue and Caterer
Happy accidents at just the right time worked out beautifully for Liyana and Richard in planning their wedding.    While Richard and his mother were enjoying coffee at Wellington’s stylish Prefab Café they happened to mention he was looking for a wedding venue. Owner Bridget Dunn suggested the Prefab Hall...

A Toast to Toast Martinborough

A Toast to Toast Martinborough
Celebrating Toast Martinborough’s 25th this weekend is pretty cool.  Our motto is “fresh and fast”, and it’s a huge day pulling people, food and tents together. Many people ask how we do it, so here’s the inside story. As it has turned out, Toast has been our training ground for...