Some kind words from our lovely clients


Lucy and the team at Aspiring Catering were apart of my partner and mine’s wedding day in October of 2019. All I can say is that Lucy and her team did an outstanding job. Coming from a family which food places such a huge role in family, community and togetherness she really understood the importance of food on the day. Everything was cooked to perfection and her and the team were amazing with all of our guests. We were really put at ease with how her team ( the amazing Sarah) ran the day and made sure than everything ran smoothly! Honestly such a great team! Love you guys! Could not recommend these guys enough! Best day ever!

Michael & Callum – 26th October 2019 – Glendhu Station 





Aspiring Catering catered our daughter’s wedding at NZ High Country, 29 February 2020, just 4 short weeks ago. The canapes were absolutely delicious, the meal itself was amazing and all our guests have raved about the quality of the food and the attention to detail. Lucy and her team were very professional, their service immaculate and they were attentive, friendly and well organised. Everything went like clockwork. Thank you so much for making the day so memorable.

Morgan & Fred – NZ High Country – 29th February 2020


We cannot recommend Aspiring Catering enough! We used Aspiring Catering for our wedding in November and we (and our guests) were impressed with their professionalism and dedication. Right from our first contact with Aspiring Catering they were excellent to deal with. The communication from the whole team but particularly Lucy, Sarah and Megan was exceptional and they clearly set out the process which they followed which was very helpful when planning a wedding so we always knew what was happening. We could approach them at any time we had questions and they were more than happy to help!
On our wedding day they really ran the whole event. Everything was set up as we had discussed and the whole day went to plan which was overseen by Aspiring Catering. They made the whole day seamless. The food was exceptional and exceeded our expectations and we have had lots of positive feedback from our guests.
We highly recommend Aspiring Catering to anyone planning an event in the Central Otago region.
Megan & Cam – 30th November 2019 – Rippon Hall

Maria & Stuart


Thank you Lucy, Jen and the team at Aspiring Catering for providing the best service we could of asked for on our wedding day on Saturday the 28th of Feb! You guys were actually amazing and the food was to die for- our guests could not stop raving about it! A special thank you to Lucy for all your help this year, you have been incredible and Stuart and I really enjoyed working with you! If anyone is looking for caterers in Wanaka or Queenstown they should totally go with Aspiring Catering!!

Maria & Stuart | 28th February 2015 | Rippon Hall 




Dear Lucy, Jen and the team at Aspiring Catering
We are so very grateful to you all for making our day so special. The service was faultless, the attention to detail second to none and the food was outstanding. We received so many compliments on your services – not only how fresh and delicious the food was but also how beautifully it was presented and how well the day flowed. You have a real eye for detail and you went out of your way to incorporate our ideas. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we can’t thank you enough. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family. We wish you all the best going forward.
Gen & Nick | 31st January 2015 | The Rippon Hall



We just wanted to write and say thank you so much to Lucy and the team from Aspiring Catering. We couldn’t be more pleased with how our day went – the food and service were incredible. We had so many positive compliments from our guests. Serving lovely food and wine was really important to us and what we received totally exceeded our expectations. Outside of the food and service, we had a challenging day with the weather and the team worked tirelessly to make sure everything was and looked perfect. All the extra attention to our special details was really appreciated. Overall working with Aspiring was great – absolutely no complaints. All the help we received in planning and the lead up days was hugely valuable and really helped make the process totally stress free. We couldn’t recommend Aspiring Catering anymore highly and are so pleased they were part of the team working on our big day. Hannah and Scott Whyte, January 2015

Hannah & Scott Whyte | 30th January 2015 | Peregrine Winery 



Lucy and the aspiring team were irreplaceable in helping us bring our wedding together to make it the absolutely phenomenal day that it was. With a very sick groom in the lead up and the possibility that we couldn’t go ahead, Lucy was so amazing and understanding of the difficulties. Everything on the day went to plan and the food and service were outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was spectacular and our guests are still raving about it 3 months later. My brothers are still talking about how many lamb cutlets they devoured… into the double figures. Wish we could do it all again.
Couldn’t recommend Lucy and the team more.

Libby & James | 17th January 2015 | The Rippon Hall



Aspiring Catering! What can I say!?!? We would have been lost without Lucy and her team, that’s what I can say! After a few emails and phone calls almost 15 months before our wedding, we arranged to meet Lucy in Wanaka at a local cafe (we live out of town) I really didn’t know what to expect as I have never arranged a wedding before, but am trained in hospitality so thought I had a clue. Then we met Lucy and were blown away, I mean I thought I was organised!! But Lucy asked all the questions I hadn’t even thought of! After that first meeting I was like ‘Wow, we are in good hands’
Lucy was well and truly all over EVERYTHING! Whats more she was totally hands on and had everything under control.
Lucy and the team were simply magical and in my husband’s speech at our wedding he couldn’t speak higher of the wonderful service they provided us. The service and care continued the days after the wedding and everything was wrapped up with no fuss.
Thank you so much for your professional yet totally fun services.

Alice & Eamon Moynhian | 5th December 2014 | Rippon Hall



We cannot thank Aspiring Catering enough for their help with our wedding. Lucy and her team went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. The food was amazing. The staff were professional. Lucy has the experience that enables her to predict your every need. If either of us get married again, we will be sure to use Aspiring Catering!”

Hope all is going well in Wanaka and you have a great winter season.

With thanks and kind regards

Mitch & Laura Kornman | 23rd November 2013 | Rippon Hall