Our kitchen to your door

Foothills Catering is about bringing the food we love to cook, eat and serve our families and friends to your table or event.

Our friendship and business grew from a shared passion for great food! This means we love to make everything from scratch in our fully registered kitchen and stand behind everything we serve you. We believe that good old fashioned comfort food and special occasion culinary delights are equally important to people.

Our food combines local quality ingredients with fresh fusion flavours – and always looks amazing!

As a social enterprise when you support Foothills Catering, you’re also supporting the community work of our charity I Nuinui Fiji.

 

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Homemade Meals

We know there are many reasons why putting a meal on the table every night is a challenge, our homemade meals are designed to help you out. We offer a mix of kiwi comfort meals and interesting fusion dishes that are hearty and nutritionally balanced. Our meals are cooked fresh each Tuesday and ready to heat and eat or freeze.

Event Catering

We believe great food is essential anytime you have a crowd coming together. Whatever the occasion we’ve got you covered from canapés and grazing platters to a buffet or three course meal. We work to your budget and have incredible staff to make sure your guests go home well feed and talking about the awesome food.

Small Group Catering

Work place shouts, packed lunches and tasty finger food spreads are our specialty. We are so proud of the delicious morning and afternoon teas we create and offer a drop-off service within the Ashburton, Geraldine and Methven area. Ideal for meetings, training courses or family get togethers. Minimum group size of 12 people.   

Let others know you care

These hampers are designed to send love when there is a new baby, bereavement or illness in the family. Our tasty collection of meals, desserts and thoughtful treats are the perfect way to offer support or just treat someone special to a night off having to think about what to cook for dinner. If you’re a practical person, this is an amazing gift!

Christmas Hampers

These carefully put together baskets of quality ingredients and simple recipes make feeding a crowd at Christmas easy. We offer a one-stop-shop with everything you need to serve a fancy three course meal to 10 people. Our step-by-step instructions take the pressure away so you have more time to enjoy the festivities of Christmas day. 

I nuinui Fiji - Charitable Trust

I nuinui = Hope in Fijian was co-founded by  Maddy and Jo in 2018 after identify need while holidaying in Fiji in 2017

We partner with Mila Powell (director of Treasure House Christian Children’s Home) in Nadi

See our facebook page to find out more or contact us

If you’d like to find out more about any of the above services we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

FAQS

COVID-19 Info?

Our reassurance to you: We have been given approval by the CDHB to continue our food production and delivery service.

 PRODUCTION PROCESS

We want to reassure our customers of the safety of our production processes. We already operate under a strict food control plan from MPI but we have taken additional steps to increase the health and safety of our production at this time.

Our cooks are in isolation at their homes. We have a new sign in procedure where we keep a log of their movements. 

They are temperature checked on arrival each day and wear gloves and masks throughout production. Clothes are freshly laundered and changed into inside our facility.

DELIVERY PROCESS

 All of our deliveries will be contactless and drivers will be gloved. Delivery vehicles are disinfected before delivery runs. 

Where do you deliver to?

Methven, Mt Somers Village, Staveley, Alford Forest and Mayfield on a Tuesday afternoon.
Alternatively pickup Stronechrubie Restaurant 3.30-6pm from the office/reception.

What time do you deliver?

We aim to deliver to Methven between 3.30-5.30pm on a Tuesday.

Can I get delivery to areas outside of Methven?

Send us an email… Tell us where you live and the more demand we get, then yes we can consider it!

What if I am not home when you drop off?

Leave a Chilli bin or cooler bag out for us or direct us to an outside fridge.

When does my order need to be in by?

5pm Monday for meals that week.

How big are the serving sizes?

A medium is perfect for the medium size eater, large is for one hungry person.

How long do I heat the meals for?

Loosen the lid and let a bit of air get to the dish then, Microwave 1.30-2mins, we do think this is the best option as it heats through quickly.

Can I pay on delivery?

Yes absolutely, whatever is easiest for you. We are happy to accept cash or pay direct into our bank acc 38 9019 0896696 01.

Do you cook in a registered kitchen?

Yes we sure do! We alternate between Stronechrubie Restaurant kitchen and the Blue Caravan kitchen which are both fully registered.

Do you serve meals ‘Family size’?

Yes! Try one of our Family meal options these serve 4-6 and come ready to put in the oven for when you don’t feel like cooking.

Can you cater for food allergies?

Yes, but please let us know if you have a food allergy and the severity of your condition before or when ordering.

We are generally happy to adapt our recipes to suit your dietary requirements.

 Gluten free is never a problem just as long as you let us know in advance.

Is your packaging environmentally friendly?

Yes this is very important to us. Our current packaging is made from Sugar cane fibre and is fully compostable, suitable for the oven up to 220deg, microwavable and freezable.

Are your meals nutritionally balanced?

Yes! Jo’s dietician training means we are always mindful of creating nutritious meals.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS THINK

“The ready meals have been a lifesaver for our busy family, having a delicious wholesome meal made and ready to heat are so handy for late nights after sports, for a tasty lunch for my contractor husband when he’s in a rush, and when I just can’t be bothered to cook! Plenty of variety so we all get what we want, and they are just so tasty! Would definitely recommend having these in the freezer (if they last long enough to go in there!!) thanks so much for the awesome service too, delivery and communication are on point. “
Charlotte

“Great Xmas meal supplied for our family Xmas yesterday, beautiful fresh ingredients, simple to prepare and yummy.”
Judy

“Thanks so much to the team at Foothills Catering for helping to make our celebration such a good time…many of our guests commented on the delicious array of dishes on offer. Hassle free professional service Thank you”
Ali & Murray

“Thank you for putting the Xmas Hamper together, it took the stress out of a busy working persons life, working right up until the 24th Dec.
The whole package was very well thought out with variety, quality, jars of this and that and quantities just right, instructions absolutely idiot proof and a final result of it looking like your pictures originally in your advertisement.
Everything was well received with favorable comments about everything.
This is definitely something I would do again and absolutely value for money. Thank you:)”
Carmen Tuite

ABOUT US

Maddy

Maddy

Maddy is wife to Sean and mum to three busy girls. She is a successful restaurateur and thrives under pressure as co-owner/operator of Stronechrubie Restaurant, Mt Somers. Maddy has worked in hospitality for over 20 years and has an amazing ability to understand the customers needs.

Her experience ranges from serving members of parliament in Wellington to being a Flight Attendant at Ansett & Air NZ .

Maddy’s love for amazing food means she is always up-to-date with what is current in the culinary world, a highlight for Maddy was the cooking class she did while holidaying in China with Sean. Maddy is well connected with local suppliers, this means our food is made with minimal food miles and supports our local economy. 

Jo

Jo

Jo is wife to Chris and mum to four growing boys. She is a fully trained dietician and brings her knowledge of health and nutrition to our homemade meal range. Jo has always loved to cooked and began her professional life serving dinner to 180 hungry students each night in a Dunedin Hall of Residence.

Experience working for Food Standards Australia New Zealand and The Ministry of Health means Jo has a comprehensive understanding of food safety and is passionate about safe healthy food.

Another passion of Jo’s is overseas travel and the eclectic culinary experience that comes with visiting other countries, this knowledge of international dishes means our flavours are always genuine and delicious. 

Contact Us

8 Hoods Road, Mt Somers
Phone: 028 437 9078
Email: foothillscateringnz@gmail.com

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3 days ago

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One of each for mum and dad thanks

7 days ago

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💥COMPETITION TIME!💥

👏🏻To celebrate we are now delivering to Ashburton & Geraldine 👏🏻

Tag someone in Geraldine or Ashburton who would like to win....Like this page & share!
5 of Foothills Catering’s tasty ‘Homemade Meals’ or One Family size meal!
Delivered to them.

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✅ Tag who you would share the dinner with or like to win the meals for in Geraldine or Ashburton.

✅ ‘Like’ Foothills Catering page.

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Simple!!

Competition closes 5pm June 7th 2020.

# This competition is in no way associated with or sponsored by Facebook.

# Winner will receive 5 individual meals large size or One family size meal.
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💥COMPETITION TIME!💥

👏🏻To celebrate we are now delivering to Ashburton & Geraldine 👏🏻

Tag someone in Geraldine or Ashburton who would like to win....Like this page & share!
5 of Foothills Catering’s tasty ‘Homemade Meals’ or One Family size meal! 
Delivered to them. 

To be in to win

✅ Tag who you would share the dinner with or like to win the meals for in Geraldine or Ashburton.

✅ ‘Like’ Foothills Catering page.

✅ Share this post.

Simple!! 

Competition closes 5pm June 7th 2020.

# This competition is in no way associated with or sponsored by Facebook. 

# Winner will receive 5 individual  meals large size or One family size meal.

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I would like to nominate Marg Anderson the incredibly skilled Nurse Manager of the Ashburton Emergency Unit. She deserves to arrive home to some wonderful food after a long day serving our community.

It would be lovely to share with my daughter Caron Shanks, who sometimes cooks dinner for us, or delivers us things like Chicken filos, yummm. My hubby , at 78, has been doing all the cooking since I had a stroke nearly five years ago, and deserves a break.😍

Hayley Pulham They could Both have a Night off from cooking after working hard all day

Alan Fuller weekend treat ....or no cooking after work 😀👍

Bassman Aberhart, after a long day at work or running around helping people in the community I'm sure you and your family would love one of these meals.

My neighbour Brenda Hunt. At 93 she deserves a treat !

My wife Alwynne Linwood & I would love this. We both work from 7am to 6pm normally.

This would be awesome thanks for me.....have to have a op on the 9th 👍

Katie Ackroyd this food is amazzzzzzing!!! And money goes to charity too 💗💗💗

Nikki Page you would love these meals

Olivia Connolly 💖

Karen Dalgety get the night of cooking x

My husband -for his birthday in June 😋

Rebecca Barr these would be good when I am on night shift as I never know when the next call is coming in and missing dinner

Sue McFarlane this would be excellent to try

Do you do gluten free meals?

Can I nominate myself? These would be perfect for a quick meal after work. Cheryl Kerr.

Yes please! I would love a big family meal to have a night off cooking. Claudia Cudmore

Rachel Pringle - these meals look yummy.

Sarah Mccormick 💖

Sarah Jane Reynish 💖

Katrina Keenan 💖

Jess Kyle

Angela Christie

Andrea Graham

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1 week ago

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Introducing next weeks meals for pick up or delivery 2nd June.

✅Tamar Farm Beef Lasagne - cooked with fresh herbs, real beef stock and our tasty, rich seven vegetable sauce - then layered with fresh lasange pasta sheets and creamy cheese sauce.

✅Glazed Ham - (product of New Zealand), sliced and served with creamy potato bake and fresh seasonal vegetables. Perfect for a mid-winter Christmas treat.

Order by going onto the website www.foothillscatering.co.nz, comment or private message us.

Delivering to Mayfield, Staveley, Methven & Geraldine Tuesday, Ashburton Wednesday.

Medium $12, Large $15, Family $46, Delivery $2.

Bank acc 38 9019 0896696 01.

Thank you as always for your amazing support.
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Introducing next weeks meals for pick up or delivery 2nd June. 

✅Tamar Farm Beef Lasagne - cooked with fresh herbs, real beef stock and our tasty, rich seven vegetable sauce - then layered with fresh lasange pasta sheets and creamy cheese sauce. 

✅Glazed Ham - (product of New Zealand), sliced and served with creamy potato bake and fresh seasonal vegetables. Perfect for a mid-winter Christmas treat.

Order by going onto the website www.foothillscatering.co.nz, comment or private message us. 

Delivering to Mayfield, Staveley, Methven & Geraldine Tuesday, Ashburton Wednesday.

Medium $12, Large $15, Family $46, Delivery $2. 

Bank acc 38 9019 0896696 01. 

Thank you as always for your amazing support.Image attachment

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2 x large lasagne please.

x2 medium ham meals please

1 week ago

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Laksa was delicious. 😋 yummy. Thank you for another great meal. 😊

1 week ago

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💥Last call for meal delivery this week💥

Methven and Gerladine - Tuesday
Ashburton - Wednesday

-Malaysian Laksa with poached chicken breast, fresh noodles and lots of vegetables

-Corned Beef with mash, vege and lashings of mustard sauce SOLD OUT

Orders close 5pm Monday
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💥Last call for meal delivery this week💥

Methven and Gerladine - Tuesday 
Ashburton - Wednesday 

-Malaysian Laksa with poached chicken breast, fresh noodles and lots of vegetables 

-Corned Beef with mash, vege and lashings of mustard sauce SOLD OUT

Orders close 5pm Monday

Comment on Facebook

Lovely surprise to receive 2 beautiful meals of corned beef and vegetables. Thank you so much. Really enjoyed not cooking tonight. Appreciate your thoughtfulness

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