Testimonials

Testimonials

 Hi Evan,

 
Just wanted to say a massive thanks for everything on Saturday. We had some amazing reviews about the food and you really made that aspect of the day seamless and completely stress-free. Would gladly recommend Food Gurus :)
 
All the best
 
 

Hi Evan, thanks so much for dinner Friday night it was well received and just right for us.

Dear Evan,

Just wanted to say a big thanks for the wonderful catering for AIMS.

We really appreciated the yummy lunch boxes and delicious dinners,and the lovely ladies doing drop offs and pick ups.

Many thanks

Sarah

Hi Evan,

Many thanks for catering for our team this past week it was great and a big help for us not having to cook our own dinner's

HI Evan and Sasha

I just wanted to pass on the compliments from our teaching team on the meals you provided this evening. Staff were most impressed by the selection, the portion sizes and most of all just how tasty the meal was.

Thanks once again and we look forward to future business with you and your company.

Hi Evan, I didn't get to see you before you left on Tuesday, so I just wanted to touch base and say thank you for everything you and your team did. The food was extremely well received and everything went smoothly despite all of our last minute changes. Thanks again, Ra

Hi Evan,
We really enjoyed our night and our guests were raving all night!

Hi Evan,

I just wanted to say a big thank you to your team for the food and service they provided at the wedding. The canapés, cheese boards and salads were all fantastic. We so appreciate your team just turning up and doing the job - and especially for putting together our picnic basket for our photos!

So thanks for helping make our day just perfect.

Thanks for your wonderful service to cricket this year - a long and sometimes challenging season.

Hi Evan
Thank you so much for all the great food on Sunday. Even having a menu planned, it was still a wonderful surprise to see such gorgeous platters and plates of food.
The comments from the staff were 100% positive.
I really appreciated how you made yourself at home in our little kitchen, and without any issues served and even cleaned up.
I would thoroughly recommend you and I would be willing to talk to any other prospective clients.

I hope you all have a safe and happy Xmas

Hi Evan
Thank you for supplying delicious meals for our team during the AIMS games.
It was wonderful to come home to meals

being provided and not having to cook after a busy day at the stadium!
We will most certainly recommend you to future Rosmini Teams attending tournaments in Tauranga.
Thank you again

Hi Bev and Evan

Thanks to you both for making today so successful. I have only had excellent reports back so all good.

Much appreciated.

Happy Christmas

Mib

 Hi Evan

We had a wonderful wedding day on the 26th October and wanted to thank you for your hard work and delicious food.  We had numerous comments about the quality of the food and your professionalism. 
 Thank you so much for helping make our wedding day such a memorable occasion.
 
Best wishes,
Nicole and Shane

We've just celebrated our 100th birthday

at the Mount this weekend.  The committee wishes to say a grateful thank you to Evan and his team for the Friday night finger food (just yummy!) and our wonderful  packed lunches- awesome!  We had many compliments from our guests on the quality and variety of the food- so we looked good because you made great food for us to deliver.  

Thank you again Food Gurus!

 Mount Maunganui Primary School Centenary

Dear Evan,
Thank you and all your staff that served at my Ma's unvieling.
Wow! we were so impressed with the food and the service.
We appreciate it very much.
God Bless and kind regards,
Alison

I just wanted to send you an email to say thanks for all your work on Friday.
We really appreciated everything you and your team did on the day and everyone thought both the food and the service was fantastic, and you really went the extra mile helping to sort out the cake for us.
We would definitely recommend your service to other people.

Hi Evan

Thank you so much it was a perfect day.

We had nothing but positive comments about the food and that everyone got enough.
The service was awesome.

Would definitely recommend Food Gurus to our family and friends.

Cheers
Tracey

I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for the great job you did on Saturday night catering Mum's 70th birthday. We had so many compliments

from our guests about the food and how tasty everything was, so I wanted to make sure to pass those compliments along to you! The evening went so well and having you arrive with the food, set everything up, serve, and clear away again so seamlessly made it possible for our family to enjoy the evening with the guests. We made sure to tell anyone who asked who you were and to pass on the information to them. The leftovers were very much appreciated later on in the evening - a couple of snacks were had by the ones who were still there at midnight!

 Hi Evan

 
Just wanting to convey our thanks for an awesome meal at our wedding at Charlemagne Lodge on the 6th Jan.
 
Everyone was more than happy with their meals.
 
 
Thank you and your staff again, we had a fab day:)
 
Thanks
 
Sonya and Dale

Thank you very much everyone for a great day yesterday.
From an organisational point of view we couldn’t have asked for better.
In addition, we were treated to a great day of sunshine and good cricket with the record number of accumulated runs for the New Zealand season.

Looking forward to a repeat on Sunday!

Hi Evan,

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and all the team at 'Food Guru's' for the amazing job you did at our wedding! Everybody raved about the food, the timing of the meals, the excelled service, friendly staff, and attention to detail. I'm not sure how your team did it in the tiny kitchen at the surf club but the whole reception went really smoothly and you guys played a major role in achieving that, so thank you.

Have a lovely Christmas, New Year and summer holiday!

All the best,
Aimee and Tony

Evan, Thank you so much our wedding was fabulous and your staff definitely helped to make it a wonderful occasion.

Evan, as I said on the night your and your team are truly FANASTIC!! What a night!!!!
 
EVERYONE Is still talking about the Party - they say it was a Party that NO ONE will EVER FORGET!!

I accompanied some of the guests in the lift from the ground floor of the Towers.
As we neared the 10th Floor your decandent food flavours reached us in the lift.
As soon as the lift doors opened our guests were commenting on the delicious "food smells". 
Your decadent buffet and the 5 star service you and your Team provided is a credit to you!
Working with you has been incredibly easy and truly a pleasure.
You listened to our requests and the advice you subsequently gave us was invaluable.
We will definitely use your services again I am sure.
 
You have given us priceless memories - Thank you!!

Brilliant, thanks Evan.
Just wanting to make sure you did get paid and tell you at the same time that my team loved all the selections.
They raved about the food the following week as well.
Thanks once again Evan. I will indeed contact you via email for our next catering.
Have a wonderful rest of the day.
Kindest regards

Morning Evan,
Thanks again for a fabulous meal on Saturday night, we all really enjoyed the food and there was plenty of it for us. The beef was perfectly cooked!!
Many thanks,
Angela

Hi Evan,
I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic buffet last night. Everyone was most impressed and the food was just beautiful (those pavlovas in particular were insanely good!). Thank you for making the whole process so simple and straight forward.
We'll be highly recommending you (as will our guests).
Regards

I wanted to thank you both for a fabulous evening!
The food was so yummy and beautifully prepared - and the kitchen looked like you hadn't been in it!

I can't thank you enough - we ALL had a wonderful time and the complements were flying!

The Birthday Girl!

I just want to say what an amazing brunch you provided bring this special weekend to a close. We cant thank you enough  You guys are awesome !!!

Thanks again
Cheers

A belated couple of thank yous.

First, your front of house staff were top notch, memorable through their politeness, attention to detail and ability to deal with instructions from various people. Second, the food was of top quality, quantity and presentation. Feedback I received on the night was that the fish was well cooked through, but not dry, and the fillet as some of the best some of our guests have enjoyed.

Thank you so much for providing such beautiful tasting food for us on our wedding day. Everyone has said how much they loved the food and the whole event.

I have to also make a special thank you for taking such care to ensure that others and my meals were made with such care to ensure that they were dairy free. I know from my own experience it's not easy particularly when trying to keep the food tasty. But you managed it.

All I can say is you guys rock

Just a note to say thank you for Saturday . Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food with the running seamless and completely unobtrusive. Your staff were outstanding and really went the extra mile, the last couple that remained were amazing and many commented on there friendliness and manner.

Thank you so so much for the beautiful, amazing, gorgeous, delectable, tasty, yummy, scrummy morning tea
Will def visit your cafe

 I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic buffet last night. 

Everyone was most impressed and the food was just beautiful (those pavlovas 

in particular were insanely good!). Thank you for making the whole process so simple and straight forward. 



We'll be highly recommending you (as will our guests). 

Hi Evan,
Just wanted to send you an email to say thanks for the amazing job your

team did at our wedding on 18th February. The staff were all extremely professional and lovely to deal with, and they made sure the evening went smoothly. The food was delicious and we had heaps of comments from the guests saying how much they enjoyed their meals. We were really impressed with the service and the speed at which meals came out and tables were cleared. We're very pleased we chose Food Gurus for our wedding and won't hesitate to recommend you to others!
Thanks heaps :)

Dear Evan,
On behalf of the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter I would like to say a huge thank you to Food Gurus for providing us with such a tasty array of nibbles for our Port of Tauranga rescue winch launch event. Your culinary delights were a talking point amongst our guests.The amount of food and quality surpassed our expectations. We really appreciated having the serving staff there too - they were extremely friendly and very professional.

Dear Evan, thank you so much for everything you did for us , the food was perfect and everyone was raving about it ,

your staff were more than professional and I was super impressed with everything . I will not hesitate to recommend you in the future and if I am ever back this way and having a big party I will give you a call . we had a great night and a huge part of that is thanks to you and your staff . take care and keep in touch All the best Bridget and Stelios xxxx

Just a quick note to say thank you for the lovely luncheon organised for last Friday. We had many compliments on the food.

Dear Evan, Thank you for bringing our menu to life.

Hi Evan, 
Yes thank you for such great service!!
Yes we would definately recommend you to others.
Regards,
Adele and Phil

Those scallop n bacon are just the best!

The food was fantastic!  Kristian said it was one of the best meals he has had in New Zealand.  I thought everything was cooked to perfection.
 
Of course we would recommend you guys to others.
 
I also loved the selection of teas we had at afternoon tea.
 
best
Christine

Many thanks again for everything that you helped with over the weekend.
It was a great evening and weekend.
Many thanks to you and your team for helping us make a successful conference weekend.
 You guys did a great job!

Hi Evan Thank you for your amazing catering over the past week, we really enjoyed it

and appreciated the flexibility you gave us with the meal times. We will definitely be recommending you to others and the school and hopefully we will get the opportunity to use you again another time.

Many thanks. A greatly appreciated service
Regards

Debbie Miller
Prep School
St Peter’s Cambridge

“Food Gurus did the canapé catering at our afternoon tea style wedding reception and were fantastic. The style of the food was very

upmarket and flavorsome yet the price was most reasonable. On the day we had a million and one things running through our heads but one thing we didn’t have to think about was the food and service. You exceeded our expectations and made our day that much more memorable – I only wish I wasn’t so busy catching up with friends and family that I forgot to eat a lot of the items that I had painstakingly selected over the previous months leading up to the big day! Once again thankyou to Evan and the team and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending such professional people to anyone with a wedding or function on the horizon. From the initial meeting and planning of the food to the execution they were faultless and in control.”

Hi Evan Just wanted to send an email to thank you so much for the delicious food that you cooked.

We got really great comments from our guests about how awesome the food was. It was just another service that made out night so great. Thanks again Richard and Jacqui

Hi Evan,
We would like to say a big thank you for the wonderful food and service,

you and your team provided us at our wedding, on 26 March at the Papamoa Surf Club.
All our guests thought that the food was delicious and were delighted with the variety and the option to go back up for seconds.
We have passed on your details to the Papamoa Surf Club and advised them that if they have any queries about catering services that Food Gurus are the people to call.

We wish you every success in your business and will not hesitate to recommend you to all our friends and family.
Look forward to working with you again.

Many Thanks to you and your team for the excellent work on Wednesday.

To Evan and Team, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us.
You and your team were AMAZING.
The food was incredible & people are still talking about it (3 months later). You were so good to work with and you catered to our every need and BEYOND! Thank you so much for making our day so perfect!
Can't thank you enough.

Evan, you're food was amazing. It looked delicious and everything was cooked to perfection...

Our guests all LOVED their meals and have received nothing but fabulous feedback from everyone, so thank you. Also, the girl you nominated to look after me - is it Emma - is a frigging gem. Best service ever and I'd like to personally thank her for looking after Allistar & I so very well.

 

Just touching base to say thanks for your efforts at our recent event, feedback has been really positive.
Thanks for everything Evan – we were complimented on the food and there was plenty of it ............
 
A good party by all accounts
Thanks for your part in it!
 
Cheers
Chris

Evan, We would like to thank you and your staff who catered for the 50th Wedding Anniversary, the food was fabulous and everyone commented and asked for details. The staff we polite and friendly and make our event a great occasion. Regards Angela

Hi Evan
 
The food looked yummy and the service was outstanding.  Very happy friendly staff, and yes everybody was happy.
 
Thank you for great service.
 
Amy- Wedding Planner

Wanted to say thank you for the great service and meal on Saturday.

Sheila, Mother of The Bride.

AMAZING, fantastic, wonderful food - and service. What an honour to have been invited to the wedding and be able to appreciate a wedding from the "other side". I was just blown away with how gorgeous Charlemagne Lodge is at night - and the meal you prepared especially for me (with love!) was fantastic. You even cooked me tofu - no one has ever done that before. Would definitely recommend you - nothing better than first hand experience to be honest with your recommendation. Not sure when I will see you next - but all the best until then. Love and light Wendy

 

Hi Evan, 
 
I just wanted to thank you so much for the food you provided, we have had nothing but AMAZING feedback!!!! AMAAAAZING FEEDBACK!!
 
You did an awesome Job!!! just awesome!!!!!!!! Jamie is very hard to please when it comes to food, but he LOVED what he ate! so from the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU
 
MANY MANY blessings

Thanks for providing for us, it was much appreciated and went down well. Would definitely use you again and recommend you to others.

Toni

 

Thank you.

I enjoyed dealing with you and was happy with the food and the service. I should have catered for more people but it was all guess work. Thank you once again. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else.
Alison 

Many thanks from the Crosby clan.

Hi

Thank you so much for last night, the dinner was so lovely and the cheese and crackers were so yummy.

A pity we could not eat heaps, but our guests did. !!!!

So once again, thank you so much.

Cheers Heather

Hi Evan
Can I just say a huge thanks to you and your staff.

They were very professional, friendly and it all went like a dream. Thanks for leaving the place so clean and tidy. Rave reviews for the food too. A special thanks to Kirtsy who did a great job behind the bar.
 
Cheers Jenny

 Hi Bev and Evan
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
I have attached some photos of our amazing wedding - thank you so much for making our day so easy and stress-free.

We really had such a fun and fantastic day and we were so happy with the wonderful venue and the amazing food. It just goes to show ones instincts are normally right - we never did look anywhere else once we had seen the lodge and we couldn't have found a better caterer if we had tried.
Thank you again for helping make our day what it was.

Thank you thank you thank you! simply cant thank you enough it was a superb day with superb catering! I also have a bag of cod for you and a couple of bottles of wine...

 

Hi Evan,
 
Thank you for doing a wonderful job with the catering for our wedding. We had a blast! 
 
Sarah, Wedding, January 2010

'a huge thanks to you and your team for the wicked spread'

Hey Evan,
Well things are back to normal after the wedding. Back to work and home life is the same as before with the kids running the house.

Mate just from Brooke and myself a huge thanks to you and your team for the wicked spread. I have had no one say a bad word about anything. The BBQ was a big hit. The sea food was well presented and the crayfish were perfect. One question that everyone did ask was what type of sausages were they?
I will be passing your name and number to anyone needing a top quality value for money caterer.

Dear Evan,

Thanks very much for providing such lovely food for our meeting in
Tauranga last week, the food was terrific and just another way for us to keep the team happy!

Evan
Thanks heaps for your excellent service and food prepared for our team farewell last friday night. The food was very delicious, especially the prawn sticks, and the quiet and professional serving of it was unobtrusive and well executed.

If the opportunity arises will use your services again, and would recommend you at any opportunity.
Thanks.

"Dear Evan, and the staff,
Thank you for all your help on our wedding day.
The food was excellent, the effort you put in was very much appreciated."

Dear Evan,
Thank you so much for the superb dinner and catering you provided for our wedding. Our guests were all highly impressed with the service, quality and timeliness of the food.
We will definitely be recommending... (abridged)
Many thanks

"Dear Food Gurus Team,
Thank you for making our day so special. It was great to have you there to share it with us and make such amazing food.

We have had so many comments from our guests about the great food they savoured.
Thank you for your help in creating a menu which reflected our tastes (pavlova!) and was so superbly cooked.
We will certainly recommend you to others.
Kind regards,"

"Dear Evan Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. The food was excellent and we had only good comments from ALL of our guests. Thanks again"

"Good Morning Evan, Thanks for the catering you did for us. We had all positive feed back, so that was good." Kayaking Champs- four day event

It was great meeting you and your food was wonderful.

Cheers

"Bev & Evan
Just a delayed note of many thanks to the both of you for making Melissa & Joe's wedding day one to remember.
It was the most awesome day & the venue was superb. Couldn't have asked for anything better.

God even came thru with the weather!!
We have just looked at the video & it's so nice to see it all again.
We have had many comments about how lovely the day was & the ideal venue.
Evan thanks so much for the awesome fireworks display. You did a great job.
The food was very delicious & lots of comments were made about it."