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Since our conception in 2000, Blue Carrot Catering has become one of Wellington's foremost corporate catering companies through commitment, experience, love of food, creative flair and the dedication of the entire team.

Blue Carrot Catering is owner operated, working out of a large modern commercial kitchen in Petone, and employ twenty full time staff.

We successfully cater for any size and style of event, including, but not restricted to, cocktail functions, formal dinners, product launches, corporate conferences, wedding catering, anniversaries and birthday parties both in and around the Wellington region. In addition to event catering we also provide an extensive drop off catering service for both corporate catering and private function catering.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, punctual and reliable deliveries, ease of contact, great service and our sincere desire to provide fantastic food at an affordable price. We ensure that all our food is attractively presented, using only fresh ingredients.

Gordon & Nicole - Owners

Nicole and Gordon established Blue Carrot in 2000. Gordon comes from a sales and marketing background, while Nicole has worked in the hospitality industry for over twenty five years. Both Nicole and Gordon work in the business, overseeing the day to day running of the company and making sure that Blue Carrot's excellent reputation for quality food and service is always maintained.

Nicole and Gordon have produced two young blue carrots, aged eleven and fourteen - their best creation yet!

Adrian - Head Chef

British born Adrian Hornsby has spent the last twenty-one years travelling the world, cooking many different cuisines and working with many top chefs that have led to his passion for food. He has run many kitchens and collected a repertoire of great dishes and skills which he is pleased to bring to the team at Blue Carrot over the past eight years. This is a passion that Adrian and his talented team are sharing together and one that makes Adrian happy to call Blue Carrot/New Zealand home.

The Team

Blue Carrot Catering has a talented team of nineteen full time staff as well as part time staff.  Our staff are the key to our business being successful. They are proud of the food they create, and have a passion for great tasting and good quality food. We work as a team to ensure that Blue Carrot Catering remains one of Wellington's top caterers.  We also upskill our staff by inviting other professional bakers or chefs to run private workshops. We hold staff training courses for our front of house staff.

Latest Posts

For The Perfect Summer Party – Call The Caterers!

Hi and welcome to blog #3.

What a beautiful sun-filled spring we’ve had so far – such a relief after last year’s non-summer!

If you’re like me, this is when you emerge from winter social-hibernation and start thinking about summer parties, BBQs, dinners, and picnics with friends and family.

It sounds great, but do you also feel a little daunted by the catering involved?

Well, don’t worry. At Blue Carrot we have the perfect solution for you.

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Top tips for finding your perfect wedding caterer

Wedding bells are in the air and you’re going to say ‘I do’, but before the big day arrives there’s a lot to organise – and next to the glad-rags, catering is right up there at the top of the list.

We’ve catered literally hundreds of weddings over nearly two decades and in that time have learnt a lot about creating the perfect day. So to help your wedding reception go without a hitch, here are my “Top 5 questions to ask a wedding caterer.”

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Wow food, Wow service – sharing a wealth of catering knowledge

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Hi, welcome to the first Blue Carrot Catering blog.

We’ve been catering for every kind of event you can imagine for over 20 years and in that time we’ve learnt a lot. . . about what to consider when creating unique events, about the amazing produce we have right here on our doorstep, about running a sustainable business, about getting involved with our local community.  And a whole lot more . . .

Now we want to share that knowledge around and a blog seemed the perfect way to do that 

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