Our secret ingredient is no secret… It’s our great quality food, our commitment to service and our wonderful team of staff!
– OUR SPECIALITIES –
WEDDINGS | LIFE CELEBRATIONS | NAMING CEREMONIES
Corporate Catering and Private Parties
We’ve been creating innovative food at affordable prices for over twelve years in Nelson.
THESE DAYS YOU’LL FIND US AT OUR NEW PERMANENT HOME @ BEACHSIDE NELSON
WEDDINGSNelson Wedding Catering is our speciality! We love catering for weddings. Our owner, Carol meets with you personally to discuss your requirements, and oversees every wedding that we cater for.
LIFE CELEBRATIONSWe feel privileged to cater for many life celebrations. We work with you to honour your loved one. We can include their favourite foods and gourmet treats for a wonderful send-off.
NAMING CEREMONIESFeeding a crowd to celebrate a new arrival. We can help you with finger food, buffets, grazing tables or a sit-down feast; leaving you to enjoy the day with friends and family.
PARTIESOooh, we love a knees-up! We'll provide the sustenance so you can dance the night away. If an occasion is worth celebrating we'll help you do it in style.
CORPORATE EVENTSWe cater for all types of work functions. Conferences, training days, awards ceremonies and prize givings. We'll keep your team well fed.
IN-HOUSE DININGA fully-catered private dinner party in your home. We do everything, so you can enjoy your guest's company. Perfect for birthday celebrations and anniversaries.
Carol Shirley (owner of Gourmet Catering) has been at the forefront of Nelson wedding and event catering for over fifteen years. She is well-known throughout the Nelson region and has been trusted to help mark many of life’s significant events for our loyal customers.
Carol also runs Beachside Nelson Conference & Events Centre (physical home to Gourmet Catering) so that she can provide her clients with a one-stop-shop service, offering venue hire too.
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Venue Hire @ Beachside
We can now arrange venue hire for your private or corporate event through Beachside Nelson Conference & Events Centre. With three function rooms to choose from, we can accommodate up to 150people seated ‘banquet’ style.
Nelson wedding catering is our speciality! Carol will meet with you personally to discuss how she can provide a wedding feast that suits your budget and will delight your guests. Still looking for a venue? We can help with that too!
Finger Food & Canapes
Our finger food and canapé catering is ideal for a cocktail party, after-work drinks, engagement or birthday party and our menus are designed to suit any budget! We help to take the stress out of your party organising.
View our Sample Canapé Menus
Our Clients ❤️ What We Do
“I wanted to extend my warmest thankyou for making my long lunch birthday celebration so perfect. I had my dearest friends and family who all travelled to help me celebrate, and they left with full bellies and huge smiles. Your catering was exceptional, and your team of ladies worked above and beyond.”
“I have used Carol and the Gourmet Catering team for both business and private functions. The catering for my brother’s wedding (70 people in a marquee on our property) was exquisite – the meats were cooked to perfection and side dishes were fresh and delicious.
Carol and her two staff timed and delivered the meal with a perfect flow around our changing timetable. We found Carol to be extremely helpful in planning the wedding menu and would thoroughly recommend her expertise to others”
“Thanks so much for the wonderful food. It was beautifully presented and everyone loved it all!
Our party was a great success. We had a lot of “thank yous” the following day and everyone had great comments on the food.
Looking forward to our next party!”
At Gourmet Catering we believe in protecting the work/life balance of our team, we always give them Sundays off because we think they deserve it.
We apologise in advance that we are unable to cater for your events on Sundays.