PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES
Book Ben Batterbury to cater for your bespoke event and prepare to be impressed. Ben’s friendly manner and award-winning credentials are combined with a passion for fresh, local, delicious food creatively and often theatrically served – adding magic to your event before you’ve even thought beyond the food. Let Ben add the element of surprise to your occasion with a bespoke menu based on your desires and requirements.
EVENT CATERING MENUS
Give your friends and guests the opportunity to mingle with our Finger & Fork menu – perfect for casual dining and keeping the atmosphere flowing. Think canapé style bites with whipped Whitestone feta cheese and merino lamb koftas – this isn’t ordinary finger food. Ben’s menus are bursting with the best the South Island has to offer, sourced through his close-knit network of local suppliers.
BUILD YOUR OWN MENU
A quintessential Kiwi BBQ (especially ours) is hard to beat, but if it’s a really special occasion and you want something a little different, let Ben design a menu just for you. All Munch Catering menus can be adapted for dietary requirements but if you are looking for something totally different why not work with Ben to build the perfect menu for your friends, family and guests? It is your event after all.
Get your next meeting off to a cracking start with a feast from Ben Batterbury. From brilliant breakfast platters to healthy and nutritious meeting catering options, Ben will source, prepare and deliver the ideal food for your workplace function. Escape the ‘bored’ room and beige biscuits for food sourced from Central Otago’s finest suppliers and something that will wow clients and keep colleagues engaged.
MEETING MENUS WITH A DIFFERENCE
Choose your occasion, numbers, any dietary requirements and let Ben do the rest. Ben’s menus are bursting with the best the South Island has to offer, sourced through his close-knit network of local suppliers. His specialties range from a traditional continental breakfast spread, to honest wholesome finger & fork food for meeting breakaway sessions, to completely bespoke options depending on your occasion.
If you are hosting a work event or strategy day offsite, make the most of it by booking Ben to elevate the day with a feast for the senses. Offer colleagues the opportunity to circulate with our casual dining menu – perfect for casual dining and keeping the conversation flowing. Think easy to eat options with spanner crab and Wakanui beef tartare – no ordinary finger food. If you want to treat a team who’ve earnt it, why not opt for a quintessential kiwi BBQ? Whichever options you choose you can rest assured it will be fresh, seasonal and delicious.
If you are looking to throw off the shackles of traditional wedding caterers, eschew the stress and find someone you can do exactly what you want, Ben is your man. Specialising in small, bespoke events for intimate gatherings Ben (and his award-winning credentials) can accommodate any special requests you may have for your day.
OUR WEDDING MENUS
Ultimately it is your special day and so where weddings are concerned we provide you marvelous ideas but also work closely with you to ensure the menu is exactly what you and your guests are looking for. All Ben’s menus are bursting with the best the South Island has to offer – fresh, local and delicious produce - sourced through his close-knit network of local suppliers.
BESPOKE WEDDING MENUS
Ben will work with you, your preferences, the number of your party and your venue to piece together your perfect day on a plate. It might be casual dining for your low key affair to keep the conversation flowing and guests mingling, or an intimate three-course plated dinner for your nearest and dearest – the choice is yours. We aren’t a mass catering company and aren’t shy about the fact – there in lies our specialty - our wedding catering is aimed at small boutique ceremonies and receptions.
Get immersed in the art of creation with an award-winning chef who has learnt from the best. Ben’s cooking lessons are an experience more than anything. Get hands on and learn how to make your favourite dishes from scratch. Pasta making is brilliant fun, or perhaps you’ve been fishing or hunting and are looking to learn how to take your catch from hook to fork? Ben’s cooking lessons are brilliant fun and can be adapted to your very own taste.
GET EVERYONE INVOLVED
If you are thinking cooking lessons are just for the adults of the family think again. We cater for all ages with our cooking lessons – from young children through to the big kids (you know who you are) – why not get the whole family involved? It doesn’t have to be complicated. Ben’s favourite thing to teach is pasta making – ravioli anyone?
HOOK TO FORK, FARM TO TABLE
There are very few places in the world with the fly-fishing and hunting opportunities the south island has to offer. If you are visiting Queenstown for hunting or fishing trip and want to experience a real farm to table dining experience, we can help. Ben will pair your catch with the best Otago has to offer in fresh, seasonal, local produce. Let us know your requirements and we’ll work with you to ensure your hard earned catch gets the treatment and accompaniments it deserves.
PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES
Book Ben Batterbury as your private chef and you can look forward to fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced produce brought straight to your table for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whether you are in Queenstown on holiday or a local with a special occasion coming up, looking for a Private Chef to cook for you and your friends - a meal with Ben will be one to remember.
PRIVATE CHEF-COOKED FOOD
Think seared wild Southland venison, west coast whitebait or asparagus picked fresh from the farm - Ben’s menus are bursting with the best the South Island has to offer, sourced through his close-knit network of local suppliers. Choose from his delectable dinner menus that range from the quintessential Kiwi BBQ, or simple honest and delicious Finger & Fork food, to a titillating 3 Course Plated Menu designed for private dining. View our private dining dinner menus here.
BESPOKE EVENTS AND HOLIDAYS
If you are in Queenstown on holiday, or if you have friends visiting for longer than one night (and want to take the stress out of catering for the masses) Ben is available to book as your very own private chef for as long as you need. Award-winning credentials aside, Ben’s passion and approachability make him the perfect Chef to book for your holiday or get together.