Catering Catering

Unfortunately, we are currently not able to offer catering. If we can find suitable commercial premises in the future, we may be able to offer this service again!

Ground are bespoke caterers. We can tailor our menus to suit your needs and wishes. Let us know the kind of food you would like served and we will design the menu to suit.
We use local fresh ingredients to create exotic and interesting dishes. We cater to all dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free etc) and cover the full range of events and functions, for example:

  • morning and afternoon teas
  • corporate lunches
  • cocktail party nibbles
  • dinners
  • weddings
  • in-house dinner parties

We are based at Naval Point Club, out over the sea in Lyttelton. The Club can be hired for your function or meetings and we can cater for you here. We also deliver food to your workplace, home or event centre anywhere in Christchurch.

The following are just samples of some of the catering we can provide. Contact us to enquire about your specific catering needs.

Morning and afternoon teas

For workshops, conferences, meetings, staff shouts or just a group of friends getting together, our morning teas can be as healthy and light as you like or full of sweet sticky goodness!

Example menu:
morning and afternoon teas

Laura Nichols: Morning tea and lunch was lovely and well received, with lots of positive comments.

Corporate lunches

Everything from “noodlebox” meals, to our famous gourmet pies and exotic salads, or gourmet sandwiches. We can tailor a lunch to suit every occasion.

Example menu:
corporate lunch options (page 1)

corporate lunch options (page 2)

Lucy Hone: Thanks so much Jenny the food was amazing, and plentiful. We all loved the pies.

Cocktail Party Nibbles

We create nibbles with exotic flavours and interesting ingredients. Gourmet nibbles and canapes range from Vietnamese fresh summer rolls through to Asian crusted Tuna Tataki. Or, interesting platters, including our house-made ingredients like gravalax, tea-smoked chicken, char-grilled vegetables, hummus, dukkahs and pestos.

Example menu: global finger food

Jen: Wow, thank you for the fantastic food. There were heaps of positive comments, and not one thing was left at the end of the party, except for the cookies I made! Ha.

Hi Jenny,
We wish to express our grateful thanks for your catering at our daughter’s 21st on Saturday night 23rd Feb.

The lady catering for us, was wonderful and helpful, and did exactly as we had requested, please pass on our thanks.

The food was amazing and enjoyed and commented on by all.  Those large mousetraps are a treat! With grateful thanks, David and Elizabeth Donaldson

Christmas Function on the Lyttelton Tug: Thanks very much for organising all the food for our Christmas Party on Saturday night. Everyone loved it and it was a great night :)


From fresh simple summer buffets to a fully-seated table service 4-course dinner, Ground can provide a feast to suit all situations and budgets.

Example Menus:
mid winter feast

middle eastern theme

sit-down dinner

alternate drop christmas dinner

Julie Walker ,” I was at an event at the naval point club on Saturday; the food you catered was fantastic”.

Adrienne Winicott: Hi Jenny, Many thanks to Flick, Jeanette, Rachel and Alisha for making our party such a success on Saturday evening. The food was superb and we have had many complimentary comments from our guests. The service was excellent  and I appreciated the great liason with Jeanette. The cleaning up was of the standard that I would do myself. A big thank you to everyone. I would happily recommend Ground Ltd to anyone.


We can prepare intimate 5-course dinners, Buffet dinners, Alternate Drop plated dinners, Canapes and even wedding picnics. We have prepared wedding feasts in a Golf Club, at  Private Homes, In the Penthouse suite at the top of a high-rise building, in a country mansion and on a boat. Ask about our wedding “cheese cake”.

Example menus:
bespoke wedding

sample summner wedding

We’re your number one fans...seems like our faith in you was well justified as you all really made the day for us and our appetites!..well done..the food and the way you went about your business were amazing. We can’t thankyou enough for your huge contribution (right down to the eel which really strangely made my weekend!)

Post wedding ‘ground’ was the talk of the town between our families and friends – all stated that they had never had such delicious food at a wedding so please be encouraged to take on more functions because people need to eat your wholesome food.

In-house dinner parties

We specialise in in-home dinner parties. While you sit back with your dinner guests at your place, we will cook and serve a memorable dinner and leave after the dishes are done and your kitchen is spotless.

Example menus:
in-house dinner

sit-down dinner

Lois and Mike: Hi Jenny and Flic
We would all like to thank you so much for a wonderful meal last night. We all enjoyed the courses and to try the entree of the Beef which none of us had had before. It was superb!

The wine matches were great. Usually I am a (boring) Sav Blanc

drinker but both the Italian red and the French Pinot Gris were some of nicest i have had. Both so smooth. The others thought the same.

Dear Jenny
 We would all like to thank you and Felicity for the wonderful meal last night . It was exceptional! It was such a lovely way to spend an evening with friends and I am sure we are going to do it again. Thank you for leaving everything so well. Certainly beats going out to dinner.
 We wish you well with this venture and we will certainly spread the word.
 Thank you both once again. Kind regards
Bradleys', Harris' and Walkers'