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Whether you choose a formal seated dinner or a casual buffet, Hazel Hayes will work with you to create a menu inspired by your unique love story. We can accommodate any size, theme, or individual requirements, so let us make your special day even more unforgettable!

I can't recommend Hazel Hayes' catering highly enough. The personalised and professional service they provided for our wedding was beyond comparison. Every guest commented about how great the food was, many of them saying it was the best catered food they'd ever had.


Sample Banquet Menu 

Breads & Dips on tables to start


On platters on tables for guests to share

  • Rolled shoulder of lamb with spinach, toasted cashews & cream cheese served with a red wine jus
  • Smoked Akaroa salmon with a quinoa & caper crust
  • Slow roasted pork belly with fried shallots & a spiced red plum, ginger & rhubarb relish
  • Roasted new potatoes with cumin, garlic & sea salt
  • Green salad with shaved parmesean & a maple mustard dressing
  • Seasonal greens with a caper & tarragon butter


On platters on tables for guests to share

  • Caramel & macadamia cheesecake
  • Cinnamon oysters with lemon honey cream
  • Chocolate oddfellow crunch



Sample Plated Menu


  • Cold smoked salmon, toasted pistachio on a chive & lemon pancake
  • Seared duck breast with kasundi & lime juice on a micro salad

Mains (Choose 2)

  • Crispy pork belly with a white bean puree & baby toffee apples
  • Lamb rib roast served on a creamy porcini & goats cheese with a kasundi tomato jus
  • Crispy skin salmon with pea & mint risotto, broccolini & lemon beurre blanc
  • Herb crusted eyefillet with a pink peppercorn brioche butter & toasted capers


  • Dark chocolate & peppermint brulee with ginger shortbread
  • White chocolate coated brandy snaps with a lemon honey cream



Sample Buffet Menu


  • Smoked shredded pork risotto balls with a goats cheese centre
  • Duck confit croquettes with a harissa aioli dipping sauce
  • Egg, caper, free range bacon cocktail sandwiches

Buffet Main

  • Smoked Akaroa salmon with a quinoa & caper crust
  • Beef ribye with fresh horseradish, glazed shallots, confit garlic & rosemary jus
  • Chargrilled chermoua chicken thighs with a yoghurt, lemon & dill sauce
  • Farfalle pasta salad with feta, lemon, basil, roast pistachio & tahini
  • Roasted gourmet potatoes with nut butter & crispy sage leaves
  • Carrot & sesame salad with a yoghurt, spring onion & feta dressing
  • Green salad with a maple & mustard dressing
  • Artisian bread with a toasted fennel seed & lime butter


On platters at tables for everyone to enjoy

  • Caramel & macadamia butterscotch cheesecake
  • White chocolate dipped brandy snaps with a lemon honey cream
  • Chocolate oddfellow crunch