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Testimonials

What our customers say

A huge thank you

A huge thank you

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your contribution to the tournament.

Catering plays an integral role in the delivery of an event such as the U19 Cricket World Cup so thank you for your time and effort to contribute to its success.

The feedback I have received from teams, match officials, ICC/LOC staff, media etc. has been extremely positive. The meals provided were great and the attention to change dishes to suit particular team preferences was much appreciated. Your attention to detail with regard to the catering document was also fantastic so thank you for keeping me on my toes!

-Nicky , NZ Cricket

Wonderful food, great staff, good fun

Wonderful food, great staff, good fun

Wonderful food, great staff, good fun was had by all, so many thanks.
There were compliments still being heard at the end of play during the shield presentation.
Your praises will be heard near and far....

-Jean Tafa , Northland Croquet

Thank you both for such a smooth, well-run event

Thank you both for such a smooth, well-run event

I just wanted to thank you both for such a smooth, well-run event on Friday. The food was beautiful, both in taste and presentation and you and your staff were helpful and friendly whilst being unobtrusive.

Everyone had a great time and the relaxed atmosphere made my first speech as “boss” so much easier.

-Remeny Weber , Laboratory Manager, Northland Pathology

A memorable 300 year Dinner

On behalf of all members of the lodge I would like to thank you and your staff for providing a memorable 300 year Dinner.

-I Metcalfe - Treasurer - The Star of the North Lodge

Headland Farm Park Dinner

Headland Farm Park Dinner

Thank you Afare so much for the super meal we all enjoyed last night. The food was great, there was plenty of it, it was hot, and everyone really enjoyed it.

Your girls were courteous and punctual and very efficient.

Everything was left clean and tidy at the end of the evening and one wouldn’t have known they had even been, so again, a big thank you.

-Headland Farm Park Residents’ Assoc

Our Amazing Wedding

Our Amazing Wedding

Thank you the team at A'fare for putting together our amazing wedding. Everyone was impressed with the food and venue. Staff were efficient and packed away our personal decorations to one side at the end of the night. We were thrilled with how the night went. Thank you!!

-Melissa and Jason

Thanks for the great service and food.

Thanks for the great service and food.

-Caroline Strydom , Site Team Leader - Northland Clinical Site - Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences - University of Auckland

Thanks for all your hard work

Thanks for all your hard work

Thanks to you and staff for all your hard work. The staff were delightful and a joy to be around all day. I really appreciate all your help and understanding…made my life so much easier.
Thanks again, definitely recommend A’Fare around, it was brilliant and food was fantastic J

-Rachael

A job well done and lovely food

A job well done and lovely food

Mandy we'd like to thank you so much for not only a job well done but lovely food. We had lots of compliments on catering.

-Tanya and Richard

Thanks for the great service and food

Great Service and Food

Thanks for the great service and food.

-Caroline Strydom , Site Team Leader - Northland Clinical Site, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences - University of Auckland

Massive thank you to you and your girls for this week

Massive thank you to you and your girls for this week

Massive thank you to you and your girls for this week – massive effort by everyone and nothing was ever a problem.

-Helen Smith , Commercial Manager, Northland Cricket Association Inc

Carina de Graaf

Great work team!

The food was amazing and the staff you sent went really lovely and friendly, helpful and well mannered – great work team !!!

-Carina de Graaf , Personal Assistant to Mayor and Deputy Mayor | Whangarei District Council

Northland MS Society

A big Thank You from MS Northland (and Mandy in 1969)

Word and Mouth is still a powerful tool in Whangarei for any business and I just wanted to let you know that you now have 21 more people singing your praises around town.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the end of year Christmas Luncheon held at A'fare last Thursday. The setting perfect, the food was divine and the little extra touches of Christmas decorations and chocolates by the place settings (that some of us fought over 🙂 were greatly appreciated.

Thank you all so much for your time and effort, the great food and service provided, which made this a lovely day for all those present.
We would definitely like to return again next year, though our numbers may increase once word gets out.:)

Wende, and the Committee and Members from Northland MS Society

-Wende, and the Committee and Members from Northland MS Society

Anne Carter

Our Heartfelt Thanks for the Magnificent Job You Did of the Catering

Robyn, Heather and I would like to extend to you our heartfelt thanks for the magnificent job you did of the catering for convention. We had some very pleased (and full) delegates who enjoyed the meal provided to them. The table ID numbering you lent us was also appreciated and very necessary on the night.

Without the cooperation and team work on the day we would not have delivered such a successful convention. Please pass our thanks on to your staff who were so obliging and professional.

-Anne Carter , Onerahi Lions. Convention Secretary

Thanks Mandy, food was great! Service was great!

-Caroline Strydom , Northland D H B

Dear Mandy - Thank you so much for this morning - as usual, you and your team were excellent. I really appreciate you coming in early, and having the room well set up before our arrival - and also the wonderful refreshments available when everyone else came. The lunch, as expected, was just spit on - in quantity and quality. Thank you. Yes, yes, I know we are paying for it all - but that is not the point. You always go the extra mile for us - and the efforts you go to, and for me personally (gf) are special and genuinely appreciated. You and your team do an awesome job - week after week, and we are grateful. Al and Sue

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Thank you Whangarei racing club for an excellent business lunch. It was obvious all concerned had gone to a lot of trouble. The lunch was ‘gorgeous’ - very high standard WRC staff lovely and friendly. Thank you.

-Michael and Fay and Vautier

Sarah Irwin

The venue and service was great and we would definitely use A’fare again in the future

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your help on Monday with our booking. Could you please also pass on our thanks to Mandy and anyone else involved. I heard that the venue and service was great and we would definitely use A’fare again in the future. Thanks again

-Sarah Irwin , Key Account Services Co-ordinator – TOWER

Edwina Aitchison

The feedback from many has been that it was the best National Avocado Conference to-date

I would like to say a big thank you to you and your staff at Fine Fare Catering for the great catering job done for our conference and AGM in July. The food and service was great. The feedback from many has been that it was the best National Avocado Conference to-date and for some it was the best NZ Conference they have attended. It is with your help we were able to achieve this. We will certainly recommend Fine Fare Catering for any other avocado event in the Whangarei area in the future. Many thanks

-Edwina Aitchison , Avocado Growers’ Association

Tania

Your food and service yesterday was fabulous

Thanks heaps to the a A’fare team! Your food and service yesterday was fabulous.

-Tania , Enterprise Northland

Margaret Moorhead

So many of the “girls” remarked on the lovely meal

Thank you Mandy! Just a note to say a huge Thank You again for the wonderful catering for our luncheon on Wednesday 17th October. So many of the “girls” remarked on the lovely meal. Most Sincerely,

-Margaret Moorhead

Eileen Lambert

Successful day all round

Thank you very much for the catering you did for our mother’s birthday on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the fodd very much, and it was a very successful day all round. Thanks for your efforts in organising it for us and helping to make it such a happy occassion.

-Eileen Lambert

Brian and Vicki Earle

The food and the service provided by you on our wedding day, it was nothing less than outstanding

To Mandy and the team at A fare, Brian and I just want to say a very belated thankyou, the food and the service provided by you on our wedding day, it was nothing less than outstanding, all of our guests made comment on the fantastic food, we couldn’t of had such a memorable and special day without you, thank you.

-Brian and Vicki Earle

Yvonne Way

By far and away the nicest venue we have had all tour

I just wanted to say thank you to you both for all your hard work. Mandy the room looked lovely on the night, by far and away the nicest venue we have had all tour, thank you for making it a magical spot for our guests. Your food as well was yummy, and every now and again would love to have one of your spicy vegetable quesadillas! Elly thanks for your help with ticketing and working in the background to make our event a success, I really did appreciate it.

-Yvonne Way , Meridian Energy Limited

Jonny and Helen Turner

You really did make it simple and straight forward right from our first meeting.

Thank you very much for all the help and Guidance with our wedding. You really did make it simple and straight forward right from our first meeting. There are a lot of variables and unknowns for the Bride and Groom to consider when they are planning a wedding. Having your wealth of knowledge and experience kept my wife and I both sane during the process. We both commented in the days after the wedding how pleased we were that we chose A’Fare for our Venue. The room and grounds looked amazing, might have been nice if the rain had stopped a little earlier, but there was nothing any of us could do about that. The spit roasted lamb was mouth watering as the ham, accompaniments and handmade chocolates. A number of guest commented on how nice the venue looked and all of them said they thoroughly enjoyed the day. Once again, thank you and your staff very much for making our very special day run so smoothly. To anyone thinking about this venue for their wedding, special day or event, I cannot recommend it enough. It is the best value the best venue and the best service.

-Jonny and Helen Turner , London

Roger Reynolds & Colin Smith

We only had good comments regarding the food selection, quantity, quality and the excellent service

After the successful completion of the Steam Up North Convention 2012 we would like to thank you and all your staff for the great effort you all put in to help make the convention the success it was. We only had good comments regarding the food selection, quantity, quality and the excellent service, this has made the convention a great event for the participants. We would not hesitate to recomment A’Fare to anyone else. Please pass this message on to all the staff that helped. Well done and thank you again.

-Roger Reynolds & Colin Smith , Whangarei Model Engineering Club

Rebecca Swords

Thank you for sponsoring, supplying and organizing the décor

Dear Mandy, Sue and the team, On behalf of the Whangarei Racing Club I would like to thank you for sponsoring, supplying and organizing the décor of our Mid Winter White Xmas Function at the Ruakaka Races on 14th July The room looked fabulous, and the feedback from the patrons about the décor and the meal was very positive. I hope you and the team didn’t have to work too hard. We appreciate your continued support of racing in the north.

-Rebecca Swords , Administration Manager | Whangarei Racing Club

Lawrence Hillier

High quality of food

Greetings from the Northland Vintage Car Club. Recently our club held a 50 year celebration at which your firm, were the caterers. The event we feel was a great success due mainly to the hard work and organising skills of our club captain Lyn Wrack. The success of the event we feel was also enhanced by the high quality of food that was served and the efforts of your hard working staff. On behalf of our club I would like to thank-you for helping make the event the success that it was.

-Lawrence Hillier , Northland Branch VCC Secretary

Maylene Butler

Wonderful support by doing the marvellous catering

The Project Promise Team would like to express our sincere thanks for your wonderful support by doing the marvellous catering for our recent Sports Dinner & Auction. It is through the generosity of volunteers, donations and sponsorship from the Northland Community that the Project Promise Team has raised $1,500,000 since the start of this project to build the new cancer unit in Whangarei for the people of Northland. Kind Regards,

-Maylene Butler , Project Promise Team

Karina Chapman

The nibbles were plentiful and was great that without much notice you catered for the kids

I have to give feedback to you on what a fantastic job you and your team did for us on Friday. The nibbles were plentiful and was great that without much notice you catered for the kids that were there by whipping up some hot chips for them. We all really appreciate the efforts you guys made. It certainly made it easy for us – well it was so easy all we had to do was blow up a few balloons and then turn up. We will definitely be back for the next function we have – For sure! Kind regards

-Karina Chapman , Busines Development Manager | Trenz Homes

June & Donald Grant

Several of our guests have called to say how impressed they were with your excellent catering

Thank you & your staff very very much for your wonderful catering & hospitality on April 24th when we celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary. Several of our guests have called to say how impressed they were with your excellent catering & some propose to bring their own group celebrations to you as a result. We celebrated with our entire family & several friends in Noosa on May 8th. Although it was a great occasion the catering was not a patch on yours. Thank you so much. With best wishes to you & your helpful staff – in particular Sue.

-June & Donald Grant

Yvonne & Ian Clapperton

The Catering was so highly complimented on as was the venue.

Thanks to you, Sue and everyone else for the most memorable night ever. The Catering was so highly complimented on as was the venue. The service was exceptionally professional and everyone was so willing and helpful. We are so very, very glad we decided to hold our 50th wedding anniversary with you. You can be very sure you will get endorsements for anyone enquiring about your services. You run the best catering service and venue we have ever come across. You run such a top quality top ship.

-Yvonne & Ian Clapperton

Caroline Erceg

Wonderful feedback from guests about the food

Just wanted to say a special thank you for the 18th – I especially enjoyed walking in around 5pmish and the aromas wafting from the kitchen certainly added a pleasant expectation of yummy food to come! Which of course was totally delivered – The food was awesome!!! We have also had wonderful feedback from guests about the food – so many thanks to everyone!! Can you please also especially thank the bar staff for the evening – they did a great job too!!

-Caroline Erceg , Business Manager | Rudolphs Abrasive Blasting & Coating Specialists

Jan Cleary

Your catering went down “big time”

On behalf of the Management Committee of the Eagles Golfing Society of Northland I wish to thank you for your generous support of our National Convention held in Whangarei last week. Your catering went down “big time” at the ASB Stadium, nothing but praise for the quality, quantity and presentation. Your staff were excellent. The event was a great success and your efforts were much appreciated. Interestingly the costs were almost identical to that at our last convention in 2003, catered by yourself. Once again, many thanks.

-Jan Cleary , Secretary/Treasurer | Eagles Golfing Society

Karen and Stanton Thorburn

Took the stress out of the day for Stanton and I

We would like to acknowledge you and your team for making our special day such a wonderful memory. The efforts you all went to are appreciated, and the food was fantastic. A great big thank you to the girls who looked after us on the day. Thank you also to the girls for getting our guests to come into the Photo Booth. The attention to detail, and the way the wedding party especially were so well looked after took the stress out of the day for Stanton and I. I will most certainly be recommending A’Fare to my friends and acquaintances as an outstanding venue to host their special event.

-Karen and Stanton Thorburn

Kate and Matt

The food was great, much better than they had experienced at other weddings!

Just a quick note to say thank you so much to you and your staff for catering at our wedding. We had an amazing day and the food and service provided by a’fare definitely helped with that. A number of our guests came up to us, both on the night and since, and commented that the food was great, much better than they had experienced at other weddings! Again thank you so much for being a part if our special day.

-Kate and Matt

Deb Massey

Thanks for always providing us with exceptional service and food

Thanks Mandy it certainly has been great working with you and you deserve a large glass of your preferred celebratory drink for putting up with us this year. Thanks for always providing us with exceptional service and food. It makes it so much easier knowing that you will ‘take care of everything’!

-Deb Massey , Regional Administrator | New Zealand Nurses Organisation