Wedding Catering

“I can highly recommend Julia Cook for any catering event. Her team catered for our family wedding in a remote location and the food and service were fantastic. Julia was great to communicate with and her open, friendly personality made planning and organising easy. We loved the fact that she included some of our own seafood and meat to the menu. Thanks for helping make our wedding a success”.

Van der Voort Family

Wedding breakfast planning

Julia is happy to give advice on planning the details of your wedding breakfast based on her experience.

Wedding menus are custom-made to suit you and your day.

Wedding venues

Julia and her staff specialise in catering for weddings in unusual venues. Farms, woolsheds, parks, gardens……….! Julia works on the principle that anything is possible – and it usually is.

The Cook’s Kitchen can also provide Bar Staff for your event.

Wedding Picnics

Picnics are a great idea, held in a park or garden but changeable weather can put a dampener on the day so it’s important to have a Plan B!

Enjoy a selection of finger foods and individual salads on biodegradable leaf plates and noodle boxes.

Julia with her friendly and efficient staff, make sure that your bridal party and guests are well catered and cared for. Nothing is too much trouble.

Buffets and Banquets

My wedding menus are based on a buffet and there is a surcharge of 10% for a banquet style dinner or lunch.


Gas Roasters are ideally suited to roasting succulent meat for a crowd – Bill is our roast master! – talk to us about roasting your homegrown meat for you. We are happy to cook your own homegrown meat (providing it has been processed through a registered local butcher) or we can source your meat for you.

An Exciting New Venue

Julia is happy to announce that she has extended her business to include catering for small celebrations at beautiful, historic Ashcott Homestead (pictured) on SH50, Central Hawke’s Bay.

Ashcott Homestead is perfect for corporate events, the celebration of birthdays, anniversaries and small weddings. Your hosts, David and Natalie Beamish.

Please contact me for a completely obligation free quote

“We expected the catering to be one of the most stressful parts of our wedding, but from our first meeting with Julia she had helpful advice and suggestions, made us feel completely at ease and sure this part of our day was in very capable hands. She was able to accommodate all our last minute changes – extra vegetarians, dairy free diets – plus made useful tips along the way, which added so much extra. The food and service were outstanding, they left both our venues clean and tidy and we cannot thank Julia and her team enough for making this part of our day so enjoyable and run so smoothly

Dave and Nicole Ellison – Takapau

To anyone looking for caterers for their special day we cannot recommend Julia and her team enough. We wanted to showcase the beautiful food that Hawke’s Bay has to offer, including our own goat meat. Julia certainly delivered. Many of our friends and family have made comments about how lovely the food was even months after the event. Our friends with dietary restrictions were also well catered for. Julia was easy and relaxing to work with in the lead up. Julia and her team were flexible and cheerful on the night, delivering plentiful and flavoursome food with a smile”

Pete and Louise Meredith – Ongaonga

A Day to Remember