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We launched Blue Carrot Catering in 2000 and quickly became one of  Wellington's top corporate catering companies

We cater for any size and style of event, including corporate catering, conferences, canape events, weddings, private parties and funerals.

In addition to event catering, we also provide an extensive drop-off service for both corporate catering and private function catering.
We cater events in and around the Wellington region and pride ourselves on our attention to detail, punctual and reliable deliveries, ease of contact, and great service. Our mission is to provide our customers with delicious, fresh, beautifully presented food at an affordable price.

Gordon & Nicole - Owners

Nicole has worked in the hospitality industry for over thirty years while Gordon comes from a sales and marketing background. 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 maintained.
Nicole and Gordon have produced two young blue carrots, aged twelve and fifteen - their best creation yet!

Adrian - Head Chef

British-born Adrian Hornsby spent over 20 years travelling the world learning to cook a wide variety of cuisines and working with many top chefs. Adrian’s culinary adventures fuelled his love for creating great food. He has run many kitchens and collected a repertoire of great dishes and skills which he was pleased to share with the Blue Carrot team when he joined the business in 2008.
In the Blue Carrot team, Adrian found a bunch of people that are as passionate about food as he is! Today he is happy to call Blue Carrot and New Zealand home.

The Team

Blue Carrot Catering has a talented team of 20 full-time staff and many casual front of house staff.  Blue Carrot’s staff are the key to our success – they are dedicated to creating delicious, quality food, and are proud of the great job they do. We work as a team to ensure that Blue Carrot Catering remains one of Wellington's top caterers.  

Latest Posts

Going Green

Way back in 1970, when Kermit warbled ‘it’s not easy being green’, our favourite frog was encouraging us to be happy in our own skin.

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Mother’s Day pressie with difference

Now’s the time we face that age-old, almost impossible to answer question … ‘What do I get mum for Mother’s Day?... Chocolates? Flowers? Or what about a skydiving voucher, she’d love that, right? Don’t worry, this year we’ve got the perfect gift idea ...

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How to make your own delicious Easter treats

Easter’s nearly here and the annual avalanche of chocolate has well and truly hit the shops. Everywhere you look there are mountains of shiny, rainbow coloured eggs.

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Creating scrumptious seasonal menus

The summer sun was still high in the sky when our Blue Carrot team got to thinking about new autumn menus .

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6 Hospitality Event Trends in 2019

It’s no secret that the events industry is continually growing and evolving, and even though it’s early days we are already seeing that 2019 will be no different.

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Community Connections

What a summer – I don’t think I can remember a better one!

Our Blue Carrot team has had a fun and incredibly busy time over the last couple of months catering beautiful weddings, parties, and all sorts of other events as people made the most of the spectacular weather.

 We’ve also been enjoying connecting with and supporting some of the amazing community groups in our area - something we’ve done since we started Blue Carrot nearly 20 years ago

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Summer Menus

We hope everyone had a fabulous break over Christmas and New Year!

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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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