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

Where do you deliver to?

Methven, Mt Somers Village, Staveley, Alford Forest and Mayfield on a Tuesday afternoon and Ashburton on Wednesday.
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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2 days ago

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Sold out for this week, sorry if you have missed out.
Next weeks options are Glazed Ham & Indonesian Beef Rendang (beef coconut stew)
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Sold out for this week, sorry if you have missed out. 
Next weeks options are Glazed Ham & Indonesian Beef Rendang (beef coconut stew)

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One small for Sally & one large beef stew please, thank you.

1 of each please again 😇 Thanks ladies xx

Two glazed ham for mum and dad thanks

6 days ago

Foothills Catering

Next weeks meals are....

💥 Mediterranean Meatballs in a delicious tomato sauce w Pesto Penne.

💥 Tender Roast Pork with apple sauce, roast veges & homemade gravy.

Available for pickup or delivery 4th August.

Order by going onto the website www.foothillscatering.co.nz , pm or comment on this post.

Delivering to Mayfield, Geraldine, Alford Forest, Staveley on Tuesday and Ashburton Wednesday (5th).

Medium $12, Large $15, Family $46 delivery $2.
Bank acc 38 9019 0896696 01.

💗Thank you so much for your support of this wee business.
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Next weeks meals are....

💥 Mediterranean Meatballs in a delicious tomato sauce w Pesto Penne. 

💥 Tender Roast Pork with apple sauce, roast veges & homemade gravy. 

Available for pickup or delivery 4th August.

Order by going onto the website www.foothillscatering.co.nz , pm or comment on this post. 

Delivering to Mayfield, Geraldine, Alford Forest, Staveley on Tuesday and Ashburton Wednesday (5th). 

Medium $12, Large $15, Family $46 delivery $2. 
Bank acc 38 9019 0896696 01.

💗Thank you so much for your support of this wee business.Image attachment

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Can Sally have medium pork and I'll get a large one please. Thank you.

Three medium meatballs please

One of each again please! I am gona forget how to cook 😬😉

One of each please medium

Andrea Page next weeks meal

Vicky Collins

One of each please family size

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1 week ago

Foothills Catering

Our values, what Foothills Catering is all about - uncompromising and unapologetically - what we stand for:

1. Sustainable packaging - zero plastic - we use biodegradable, compostable sugarcane and bamboo fibre packaging.

2. Social Justice - each week we make up a few extra meals and deliver to people we think need a little love. I nuinui, Fiji is our charity supporting those in poverty in Fiji - we tithe 10% of profit to this cause.

3. Locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and always ethically sourced. (Sorry, no pork ribs on our menu as this come from crate raised pigs in Canada)!

4. Great tasting, amazing looking food. We'll never serve you anything we wouldn't love to eat ourselves and to proud to serve our friends and family.
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Love your work Ladies! ❤️ and love the no imported products 🐷

Great work. Meals are superb.

Love this!! You guys are awesome!!

Love your work. Great food and a great cause.

Fantastic 💕

Andrea Page

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1 week ago

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Today’s meals of Chicken pie & Rogan Josh went out looking superb 👏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

Today’s meals of Chicken pie & Rogan Josh went out looking superb 👏🏻Image attachment

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That Chicken was so amazing. It would be awesome in pasta . So creamy yum

Tonight food was delicious thank you. Nothing for me next week.

🤞 hope some pies made it to the freezer 🤭

Delicious pie! Many thanks

Pie was amazing!!! Thank you 😍

yummy 😋😋😋

Chicken pie was amazing. Thanks 😀😀

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1 week ago

Wow Foothills Catering the chicken hot pot was out of this world! Thoroughly enjoyed by us both. Also WE WON A FREE MEAL!! Yippee! Thank you, love your work x ... See MoreSee Less

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Excellent! Well done. Glad you enjoyed your dinner.

Deborah Stanaway thats very cool 😁😁

Rogan josh was magic

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