About us and our purpose

Ta tātou kaupapa

E pā ana ki a koe/about us

We love food and there's no denying that everyone wants and needs it.

My favourite past times are getting together with whānau and friends, which always include sharing of kai (any excuse is a good excuse). My husband Tuts (Toots, as we call him) whose country of origin is Manihiki, a small and beautiful Cook Island north of Rarotonga, is the motivation behind our specialty kai moana dishes which are too good not to share.

Having spent over 10 years coordinating events and my love of pleasing people with food made it a natural process for me to want to pursue catering.

Koa koa ki te ora, te aroha, te kai
Please enjoy life, love, and kai...
especially ours!

Memorial statue of Patea nui Aotea Waka

Pēpeha/Where am I from

Ko Taranaki te maunga
Ko Patea-a-nui te awa
Ko Aotea te waka
Ko Turi te kai Ariki Aotea
Ko Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rauru oku iwi
Ko Pukorokoro me te Kairakau Ngā hapu
Ko Waioturi-a-nui me Whenuakura oku marae

Ko Tamaki Makaurau toku kainga
Ko Denise toku ingoa

Tēnā rawa atu to my Aunty Sandra, who I appreciate sharing and supporting my desire to embrace my whakapapa and Māoritanga.

Customers

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Changes, Cancellations & Refund Policy

We endeavour to provide a professional customer service experience and to be able to do this we require a reasonable amount of time to be able to accommodate change/amendment requests. Due to the nature of Tuteru Kai's business, cancellations without 5days notice may incur loss of deposit or full amount paid less than 3 days notice of date of event or date booked to receive order - however we will endeavour to work with our customers to come to a mutual agreement on a case-by-case basis.  Please check order confirmation and contact us immediately with any discrepancies. 

Sustainability

With increased awareness of the environmental impact currently experienced worldwide, Tuteru Kai Catering are committed to being sustainably conscience with our Auckland event catering practices by:

  • Producing made-to-order products to limit the amount of food wastage.
  • Incorporating vegetarian and vegan/plant based meat alternatives as a normal part of our menu options - but don't worry there will still be some real chicken and beef servings for our meat lovers.
  • Provide our customers with eco friendly plates, utensils, and packaging (with the exception of food that needs to be kept hot during delivery) - please request on ordering.
  • Continue to look for alternative methods to improving work processes.

Special dietary requirements

We don't think people with special dietary requests should be disadvantaged with a surcharge fee, so this has been removed from our prices - however, we will still need to be informed the no. and types of special dietary needs to accommodate. See below, for our allergen warning.

Not for profit organisational discount

We understand that not-for-profit and charitable trust organisations are on restrictive budgets, that's why we are happy to customize and provide discounted rates on our catering choices, please contact us to discuss your needs.

 

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