Pink Shirt Day 2024

Pink Shirt Day 2024

Cater Plus are so proud to be involved in the movement to stamp out bullying in the workplace and replace it with a PINK celebration, promoting kindness and inclusion. Our sites got right behind Pink Shirt Day Aotearoa this year! Whether it was turning the kitchen pink, decorating cupcakes and pink treats or putting on a pink shirt and some accessories - the response was overwhelming from our ...
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Extended Sponsorship

Extended Sponsorship

Cater Plus is thrilled about our extended partnership with the Chiefs Manawa as a proud major sponsor. Women’s Rugby has long held a place in Cater Plus’s heart with our 7 year sponsorship of the Melville Girls Rugby Team and 2 year sponsorship of the Greerton Marist Premier Women’s Team. We believe in supporting and uplifting women in sports, and our continued partnership with the ...
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Celebrating 18 Years of Success

Celebrating 18 Years of Success

Cater Plus turns 18 🥳🎂✨ From humble beginnings to a team of 560 individuals spread across 95 sites nationwide, the journey has been remarkable. There are more exciting milestones on the horizon. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has contributed to the journey this far...
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The Noel and Betty Hodge Memorial Cater Plus Sixes

The Noel and Betty Hodge Memorial Cater Plus Sixes

An annual Cater Plus event held at Kamo Bowling Club in memory of Noel and Betty Hodge. The weather played its part, with two full greens including three teams from Cater Plus (laced with a few local members). It was great to see players from Kerikeri Bowling Club where Noel and Betty played for many years before retiring to Whangarei. We also had support from Maungatapere, Kensington and ...
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Introducing Our People & Culture Rep - Tufa Schuster

Introducing Our People & Culture Rep - Tufa Schuster

A position within Cater Plus to support our people and help us create a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. Her role is to advocate for employee well-being and promote a culture of inclusivity. Bridging the gap between our Sites, Management and Operations and a point of call for many, supporting with different matters, providing guidance, or directing to those that can help. ...
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Cater Plus Foundation X Resthaven

Cater Plus Foundation X Resthaven

The Cater Plus Foundation is proud to be involved in our local communities. We recently sponsored a Nissan Leaf vehicle for the residents of Resthaven to use as part of the To & Fo driving service. The To & Fro service is a companion driving service that helps people get to appointments or organise special trips. Pictured: Paul Hodge and Ruby, To & Fro companion driver. #proudsponsors ...
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Cater Plus Awards 2023

Cater Plus Awards 2023

We recently came together regionally for our annual Cater Plus Awards. An evening that allows us to celebrate our people for outstanding commitment, passion for food and excellence in service. Huge congratulations to this year’s recipients, let’s give them a round of applause 👏👏👏
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Client Dinner 2023

Client Dinner 2023

It is always such a pleasure bringing our clients together every year for an evening of great company, delicious food, and wine to match! Matt Shuker - Our Training and Innovation Champion took us all on a culinary journey demonstrating a delicious 3 course meal focusing on how we can be part of the solution for a sustainable future ♻🌱🌏💚
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Aged Care Conference 2023

Aged Care Conference 2023

The annual NZ Aged Care Association conference was held at the new Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Pōneke Wellington. This conference brings together over 500 attendees from across the regions over 3 days. Richard, Craig and Mike are there on behalf of Cater Plus sharing our passion for food and service.
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18th Annual Waikato Culinary Fare

18th Annual Waikato Culinary Fare

The Waikato Culinary Fare is a Wintec event, in partnership with Cater Plus, that features static and live food events. Familiar Cater Plus faces involved in the culinary fare this year were Matt Shuker, Ash Sawant and Jack Mankelow as the competition judges.
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A Wonderful Recipe For Success

A Wonderful Recipe For Success

Today Cater Plus employs 415 staff across 83 sites from Kaitaia to Invercargill. Paul Hodge our CEO shares with us a savings solution which has helped retain employees in a tight market. Click below to read the full article with the Waikato Times
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GREERTON MARIST WOMEN’S TEAM

GREERTON MARIST WOMEN’S TEAM

The Cater Plus Foundation is excited to announce our new partnership with Greerton Marist Rugby Club and the sponsorship or their new women’s team. Based in Tauranga, this sponsorship expands our connection with women’s rugby across the Waikato/BOP region. We are excited to see how the ladies go in their first season. We will keep you updated on the team as the season progresses.
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Congratulations Paul Hodge, MNZM

Congratulations Paul Hodge, MNZM

Congratulations to Paul Hodge, Cater Plus CEO for his recent Order of Merit Award Paul received this honour for his achievements and contribution to the hospitality industry and wider community. As a company we are thrilled for Paul and take great pride in being associated with the work he is doing for our industry, people and community. Please see below a number of photos from the day ...
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Waitomo Chiefs Manawa

Waitomo Chiefs Manawa

Women’s Rugby has long held a place in Cater Plus’s heart with our six-year sponsorship of the Melville Girls Rugby Team. While we continue to support at Grass level, this year we are excited to announce our sponsorship of the Chiefs Manawa Wahine as they work toward defending their Super Rugby Aupiki title. During the pre-season and throughout game time, Cater Plus are fuelling the ...
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A Great Start to 2023

A Great Start to 2023

To view this article click the link below: https://www.caterplus.co.nz/the-cater-plus-foundation-a-small-idea-that-grew-
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Congratulations Clayton Burman

Congratulations Clayton Burman

Cater Plus is proud to celebrate the success of Clayton Burman, Operations Manager - Lower North, on attaining his Bachelor of Applied Management from Otago Polytechnic. Clayton has completed his degree with Distinction, the highest level in a bachelor’s degree. Amazing Clayton, well done.
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Kamo Bowls Tournament

Kamo Bowls Tournament

Source - Kamo Bowls Club Rain was forecast. The natural green was not going to be playable when wet so traditional sixes were out. Do we cancel? The options were discussed with the sponsors, "We are all in town and want to play bowls. Can you rearrange the program to suit? We want the show to go on." The options were considered and the only one that would fit was progressive triples where ...
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Client Dinner 2022

Client Dinner 2022

Last Thursday night was an evening of elegance where our clients got to see another side of Cater Plus. Matt Shuker - Our Training and Innovation Champion took to the stage and demonstrated a delicious 3 course meal celebrating togetherness using iconic New Zealand ingredients and flavours.
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Sands - Baby Loss Awareness Week

Sands - Baby Loss Awareness Week

This year, leading businesses and landmarks were lit up in pink, blue and purple to raise awareness and generate conversations around baby loss in New Zealand. Cater Plus were delighted to be able to support the cause and raise awareness through the sale of cupcakes. Cupcakes were available across more than 70 Cater Plus sites, packaged in a specially designed box. For more information about the ...
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Annual Waikato Culinary Fare

Annual Waikato Culinary Fare

The annual Waikato Culinary Fare is an event not to be missed. Showcasing talent from across the Waikato, the culinary fare has sparked passion in many for the hospitality industry and celebrates the creativity and hard work of those who enter. It’s a competition to inspire, teach, and challenge hospitality lovers to showcase their best, and each year the competition uncovers brilliant up and ...
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The Trifecta at Cater Plus

The Trifecta at Cater Plus

At Cater Plus we pride ourselves on being a family. With family morals and values at the heart of our operation, being a family owned and operated business really sets us apart. This really is the case for Carol Brown, and Brooke and Hailey Hubbard; three generations of women from the Brown family working at Cater Plus. Carol, the current site manager at Onelink, has been working for Cater ...
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Nick Coxon - Foundation Sponsorship

Nick Coxon - Foundation Sponsorship

Nick Coxon has achieved a lot in his 26 years. From winning 5 national ranking events as an amateur golfer and coming 6th in the New Zealand Masters competition as a professional golfer, he has a long list of achievements to his name and shows no sign of slowing down. The sport has taken him around the world, to where he currently is in Oregon, United States. Nick is touring in the US until ...
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Thanks to the Cater Plus Foundation!

Thanks to the Cater Plus Foundation!

The Cater Plus Foundation has given an opportunity of a life time to 9 Cater Plus employees. A select few had the chance to sit in the corporate lounge at the Warriors vs Storm game with the legend that is Ruben Wiki. Pictured are the lucky winners before the game at Mt Smart
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Pink Shirt Day with Cater Plus

Pink Shirt Day with Cater Plus

We are extremely proud of our teams across New Zealand who went the extra mile to celebrate Pink Shirt Day. Our clients got right behind the onsite baking, buying treats from our cafe's and celebrating afternoon tea with residents. Thank you to all our customers who helped us raise $750 for I Am Hope https://www.iamhope.org.nz
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Cater Plus celebrates Valentine's Day

Cater Plus celebrates Valentine's Day

Many sites celebrated the holiday and filled their cabinets in the theme of Valentine's Day. Customers and residents were served with heart shaped delights.
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Annual Cater Plus Golf Day

Annual Cater Plus Golf Day

The Cater Plus Foundation had the pleasure of hosting a golf event at Riverside Golf Club raising money for SANDS. SANDS is a not-for-profit group that supports parents and their whanau who have suffered pregnancy, baby, and infant loss in New Zealand.
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Waikato Veterans Golf "FESTIVAL OF GOLF"

Waikato Veterans Golf "FESTIVAL OF GOLF"

The Cater Plus Foundation continues to support local communities proudly sponsoring the Waikato Veterans Golf Association's "FESTIVAL OF GOLF" "I would like to convey my appreciation of Cater Plus for sponsorship of the annual Festival of Golf charity tournament to raise funds for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The tournament is always well supported by men and women and ...
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Lockdown Community Meals

Lockdown Community Meals

Our teams whose sites closed during the latest lock down got stuck into the kitchen over the past 8 weeks preparing and packaging over 5,000 meals for the communities supported by the @otarakaivillage. The meals went towards Kai packages for the elderly and drive through Thursday, which gets food to people in a safe and contactless way. We love the work Otara Kai Village is doing and stoked to ...
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Cater Plus Foundation "Friday Staff Meals"

Cater Plus Foundation "Friday Staff Meals"

To support our work families during the Covid-19 lockdowns the Cater Plus Foundation started "Friday Staff Meals". This initiative lead by our staff who could not work at their client facilities took turns to come up with a weekly theme giving our teams the night off cooking. 1,500 plus meals were handed over to staff across the Auckland & Waikato regions. This great idea that gave our ...
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Sustainability Strategy | Our goals for the next 3 years!

Sustainability Strategy | Our goals for the next 3 years!

We are PROUD to have defined our goals, why they are important to us, the challenges we face, and the targets we have set for ourselves over the next 3 years. The 10 goals we have chosen sit across our 3 pillars PLANET, PROSPERITY and PEOPLE.
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Steptember 2021 I Making our steps count

Steptember 2021 I Making our steps count

Every year the team at Cater Plus take steps towards a healthier wellbeing, as well as supporting those in the community who need a helping hand. This year we are raising funds for our own people who have a loved one with a functional limitation. As a company we love Steptember because it gets us active and connecting with people from other sites/offices. As well as improving physical ...
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Project Crimson- Trees that Count

Project Crimson- Trees that Count

The Cater Plus Foundation are supporting the environmental efforts of Trees That Count- an initiative run by Project Crimson. The campaign has a goal to plant over 200 million native trees throughout New Zealand and is well on track to success with a current count of over 37 million trees planted through the initiative since 2016. Project Crimson is working to combat climate change by taking ...
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We are on the move!

We are on the move!

We are on the move! After 10+ years we have out grown our villa on Cobham Drive. From August our Hamilton Hub will be located around the corner at 154 Galloway Street. You will still spot the famous red door - so make sure you come say Hi! You can now find us at 3 locations across New Zealand: National Support Office 36A Greenmount Drive East Tamaki Auckland 2013 ...
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Proud Sponsors of SANDS - supporting bereaved parents and their families.

Proud Sponsors of SANDS - supporting bereaved parents and their families.

Experiencing the loss of a child is something no family should go through alone. SANDS is a not-for-profit group that supports parents and their whanau who have suffered pregnancy, baby, and infant loss in New Zealand. They are run by a wonderful group of volunteers who give their time and assistance to families and individuals during one of the hardest experiences they may encounter. The ...
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Proud Sponsors of the Melville Women’s Rugby Team

Proud Sponsors of the Melville Women’s Rugby Team

The Cater Plus Foundation are proud Gold Sponsors and supporters of the Melville Women’s Rugby team this season. Rugby is an influential and important part of many regional communities Cater Plus operates in. It brings people together fostering passion, drive, and social connections. The women in red and green have had a stellar season to date, competing in the Gallagher Women’s ...
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Pink Shirt Day 2021

Pink Shirt Day 2021

This year our staff in connection with the Cater Plus Foundation painted the town pink in support of Pink Shirt day. Many of our sites made pink styled food, changed the decor or simply spread the world behind pink shirt day. We were so overwhelmed by the support the Foundation decided to donate $500.00 to a charity that was out there supporting our Whanau and friends. I AM HOPE - Created ...
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Introducing Our New Apprentice

Introducing Our New Apprentice

Ahmad Azemah has chosen a Cookery Apprenticeship to gain further knowledge about NZ flavours and refine his technique. Ahmad has lived all over the world and comes with a lot of kitchen experience. Ahmad is a crucial member of the Elizabeth Knox Kitchen team, and has recently taken on greater cooking responsibilities for the residents. He is passionate about producing wonderful food, and his ...
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Creating Positives During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Creating Positives During the Covid-19 Pandemic

There is no doubt about it, we are incredibly lucky to be living in New Zealand right now. Being in lockdown level 3 and 4 forced many of us to slow down and live a simpler life than we usually would. It forced us to take stock of our time, our priorities, and how our lifestyle serves us. At Cater Plus, it showed us where we can make implement initiatives, and make our processes more efficient ...
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Winners! Cater Plus and Terrace View

Winners! Cater Plus and Terrace View

We are proud to announce the Cater Plus team at Terrace View Retirement Village has won the 2020 Aged Care Associations Excellence in Food Award for Care Homes and Hospitals. The award “recognises exceptional efforts by members to enhance the excellence of the food service they deliver to residents”. This is a wonderful achievement for the team, celebrating the passion, hard work, and ...
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Cater Plus Foundation - Hand Up

Cater Plus Foundation - Hand Up

The Cater Plus Foundation are proud to team up with Kelvin Road School in Auckland’s South to provide lunch for the 415 students who learn there. In conjunction with the Foundation’s “Hand-Up” initiative, the Cater Plus team put together delicious lunches for primary school children in our community. For the Kelvin Road School students our staff put together lunch packs consisting of ...
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Aged Care Association Finalist - Terrace View

Aged Care Association Finalist - Terrace View

Cater Plus is proud to announce that our kitchen at Terrace View Retirement Village in Ashburton has placed as a finalist in the 2020 Aged Care Associations Excellence in Food Award for Care Homes and Hospitals. The award, sponsored by Bidfood, will be celebrated in November. The team had a panel of judges visit their kitchen to evaluate their meals based on a range of criteria including taste, ...
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Solar Powering the Cater Plus Auckland Support Office

Solar Powering the Cater Plus Auckland Support Office

With sustainability on the forefront of Cater Plus’s operations, we have taken an exciting step in our contribution to the environment by installing solar power into our Auckland Support Office. With two solar systems installed, Cater Plus are working to reduce our carbon footprint by using solar as an energy resource. Our office at Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, utilises Panasonic panels ...
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Cater Plus Providing a Helping Hand

Cater Plus Providing a Helping Hand

On Tuesday 4th August 2020, The Cater Plus Foundation partnered with Auckland’s Otara Kai Village to cook and donate 200 meals to local residents in need. The meals were served from Cater Plus’s versatile food truck at Otara Kai Village’s eco hub in central Otara. Otara Kai Village is a nonprofit charitable organisation whose goal is to alleviate food insecurity through “Kai, ...
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Cater Plus Apprentices - Class of 2020 🍾🍽🍝

Cater Plus Apprentices - Class of 2020 🍾🍽🍝

Introducing one of our newest apprentices - Vel Gounder. Vel started her hospitality journey front of house but it wasn't long before she was in the kitchen preparing food and trying her hand at baking. Congratulations Vel. Pictured here with - Matt our Training and Innovation Champion
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Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

Ingredients 125g butter 1 1/2 T golden syrup 1 t baking powder 2 T boiling water 1 C rolled oats 1 C desiccated coconut 1/2 C sugar 1 C plain flour Method Melt butter with golden syrup. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water, and combine with the butter syrup mixture. Mix in the following: rolled oats, desiccated coconut, sugar and plain ...
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Foodbank Australia Donation

Foodbank Australia Donation

Cater Plus employees, along with the Cater Plus Foundation have raised an impressive $2,500 to support communities impacted by the Australian Bushfires. This sum has been donated to Foodbank Australia. Foodbank is providing emergency relief to people affected by the bushfires, sending food and water to communities as the crisis unfolds. The fires have long reaching implications; people are ...
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Paul Hodge - Justice of the Peace

Paul Hodge - Justice of the Peace

Hot off the press! Today our Chief Executive and Founder, Paul Hodge was sworn in as a Justice of the Peace (JP). Congratulations Paul, this is a fantastic achievement. So what can a Justice of the Peace do for you: -A JP can witness your signature on a document, -A JP can certify copies of documents for you including cellphone texts and computer displayed results, -A JP can administer ...
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Apprentices for 2019

Apprentices for 2019

We are really excited to introduce our two new apprentices for 2019 Crystal Tuki After returning home from Australia 5 years ago, Crystal kick-started her hospitality career with Cater Plus at Ambury Café in Fonterra Takanini. Working throughout a variety of kitchens within Cater Plus, Crystal has developed a passion for food, and is to start her apprenticeship in the kitchen at Mount ...
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A Job to Smile About

A Job to Smile About

Read below an article by Workbridge written about our very own Alice - People, Performance and Culture Support. Alice Meredith walks into her office each day with a big smile on her face — excited about the day ahead. She feels like she hit the jackpot with her job at Cater Plus in Hamilton, doing work she loves, with people she loves,in a company that cares about people. She writes a ...
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Senior Lifestyle Cuisine Competition

Senior Lifestyle Cuisine Competition

On Sunday 12th August 2018, twelve chefs went head to head in a competition to see who would become champion in the Senior Lifestyle Cuisine Competition. This competition is part of the annual NZ Chefs 2018 Hospitality Championships, focusing on the aged care sector. Chefs had 75 minutes to prepare and cook eight covers of a main dish, using Hoki Loin and Beef Cheeks. Chefs Amrik Singh from ...
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The Waikato Culinary Fare

The Waikato Culinary Fare

Cater Plus are proud to be involved in the fourteenth annual Waikato Culinary Fare held on July 5th and 6th 2018. The competition has seen its largest participation since it began in 2004. Giving young secondary and tertiary students, along with junior chefs the chance to showcase their creativity and passion for food through their culinary knowledge and skills, providing a great networking ...
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Welcome to our Apprentices

Welcome to our Apprentices

As the team at Cater Plus continues to grow, we would like to welcome our two new apprentices Tajinder Singh and Rageni Muthu! Tajinder and Rageni are both dedicated team members at Cater Plus. Already producing some outstanding work, they bring a Pasion for Food and Excellence in Service to the catering at Mangere Refugee Center and Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital. Tajinder and Rageni ...
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Refining Shutdown

Refining Shutdown

Three weeks into a six week shutdown at Marsden Point Refinery and the team at Cater Plus are hard at work feeding the 1200 workers and contractors on-site. The $85 million dollar project to complete maintenance and capital project work is the first time the plant has been entirely shutdown in over 14 years, and the extra 700+ contractors on-site is a major boost to the Northland economy. ...
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Passion for Food Workshop

Passion for Food Workshop

At the beginning of November we held a Passion for Food Workshop in Auckland. This workshop covered puree food moulding, cabinet design, Cater Plus design guidelines and Function food ideas. It was a great opportunity to share ideas and recipes. Watch this space as more is to come!
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Congratulations Chloe!

Congratulations Chloe!

Cater Plus’ Business Development and Training Coordinator – Chloe Sowden, graduates with Diploma in Hospitality Operations Management. Chloe worked part-time in hospitality throughout secondary school and university, but it was while she was travelling abroad she realised this was her passion and she wanted to begin a career in hospitality. When Chloe returned back to home soil in 2011, ...
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Summerset

Summerset

We are really excited to be the new food service provider for: Summerset on Summerhill - Palmerston North Summerset at the Course - Trentham Summerset at Aotea - Porirua Summerset Whanganui We welcome over 20 new employees to the Cater Plus family to deliver what we do best, Passion for Food and Excellence in Service Summerset Aotea made this awesome video of our Cater Plus team ...
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A new era in Pureed Food

A new era in Pureed Food

A new era in Pureed Food It’s no secret that people eat with their eyes, and the appearance of food can be the determining factor in whether people choose to eat it or not. It’s no different for our rest home residents, who relish meal times and for some it is a big part of life. For our residents with Dysphagia, a difficulty swallowing means they need a pureed diet to ensure they can ...
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays! What a wonderful year it’s been here at Cater Plus. We have welcomed many new faces to the company, many new sites to our portfolio, and have continued to provide a fantastic food service to our customers and clients. We have achieved a number of goals this year, one of which was the implementation of the Food Control Plan under the Food Act 2014. We were already 90% ...
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Cater Plus Support Office

Cater Plus Support Office

We are really excited to be all set-up in the new Cater Plus Support Office. It is located at 36A Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, if your passing be sure to pop in and check out the new space. A huge thank you to everyone who has made the transition to the new office smooth.
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Meet Amina Ismail

Meet Amina Ismail

A story on Amina Ismail, who is one of our great employees in Cambridge. Read more here: https://www.redcross.org.nz/stories/new-zealand/cooking-success/
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Annual Staff Party 2017

Annual Staff Party 2017

Cater Plus celebrated our annual staff party on 30th September with an Around the World themed evening that saw our staff taken on a cultural journey of cuisine, music, dancing and fashion. The Drums of the Pacific group performed during the evening, and with a mix of catchy Pacific drum beats and humour from the MC, the entertainment really captured the essence of the night. Cater Plus ...
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Cater Plus' New Apprentice

Cater Plus' New Apprentice

Meet Jacob Waghorn. Young, quiet, and diligent, Jacob is Cater Plus’ newest apprentice. Working with Cater Plus at Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital has been a great learning experience for Jacob since leaving school. Looking to gain new skills and challenge himself, the opportunity to start an apprenticeship was the right step in securing his future. Jacob, who wants to run his own ...
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Waikato Business Awards 2016

Waikato Business Awards 2016

Cater Plus were announced as finalists in two categories for the Waikato Business Awards for 2016. Finialist in : 'Community Contribution' Paul Hodge for 'CEO of the Year.' We look forward to the winners being announced on the 4th of November. Also big Congrats to Craig Johnson and the team at CSC Buying Group for being announced as a finalist in 'Non for Profit Contribution ...
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Cater Plus & Coca Cola Golf Day

Cater Plus & Coca Cola Golf Day

Cater Plus & Coca-Cola invite you to join our up and coming golf tournament. All money that is raised is going to support Pro Golfer Nick Coxon to the PGA WEB.com Tour. If you are interested in being apart of the event email paulh@caterplus.co.nz to book your team now. We hope to see you there!
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