Our Story

We have always loved food and have pretty humble beginnings -our journey started in 2002 when we opened a small Delicatessen in St Heliers, Auckland.  Our food reputation quickly grew and we were overrun with demand for catering. So much so that we opened our own venue, closed the Deli and catering became our main focus.

Our innovations changed the scene and redefined catering in New Zealand, we were the first to bring restaurant quality food and service to mass gatherings.

Over time we have attracted internationally trained and Michelin star chefs who have continued to help Collective raise the bar to create a whole new level of event dining experience.

Plated Menu

Visionaries in our field

As visionaries in our field, our talents lie not only in our creativity but in our attention to detail. Before your food reaches you, every member of staff will be checked, quizzed and rechecked. Our kitchens are managed with almost military precision; a characteristic you may not naturally associate with such imaginative design. Our diverse team of talented and dedicated staff ensures that we deliver every aspect of your event with the same level of excellence.

Creating perfection

Our team of chefs, led by our Internationally trained Executive Head Chef, create exquisite dishes that creates the experience of ‘The Theatre of Food’ for your Guests. We like to think of our relationships between our chefs, our event team and you; as a collaboration. We work with you, using our knowledge of food logistics and your venue, combined with your vision for your event.


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