Dear Rachel and Paula,
Congratulations on producing the most delicious canapés last night, for presenting then so beautifully, and for quietly going around serving them as well as taking care of the bar. You did a superb jog in making the whole evening a huge success. I can’t recommend you highly enough and want to thank you most sincerely for all the trouble you went to. The celebration of the arrival of my grand piano - in one piece - and the installation of my wonderful triptych painting could not have gone better.
I look forward to having you here again in the not too distant future, now I know I can’t do without you!
Warmest wishes and many thanks again!
Double Thyme recently catered our wedding at NZ High Country. From the very first moment we met with Rachel and Paula we knew they had everything under control! They have so much knowledge of weddings and the processes, so there's no surprise that everything ran like clockwork. They were great at including our ideas and suggesting things we wouldn't even think of. They really went the extra mile like creating a bridal basket so we wouldn't miss the canapés while we were taking photos. Every single guest was thought of and every dietary need provided for. The servers were all lovely and very professional. And of course the food was absolutely amazing!! If there was one thing our guests are still raving about it is the food. There was a fantastic menu to choose from and even narrowing this down was hard because it all sounded divine. They had an outstanding eye for detail and everything not only looked incredible but tasted it too. I would 100% recommend hiring Double Thyme for any of your future catering needs!
Emma & Christopher
Double Thyme Catering were contracted by NZC to provide match day and training day catering for the Pakistan cricket team and support staff during their week long stop in Queenstown in December 2020.
It was clear from the outset that Rach and Paula had invested a lot of time and effort into perfecting the very specific menu provided to them, which included unfamiliar dishes, native to Pakistan. I later learnt that in preparation, they had visited a local restaurant to better understand the ingredients and cooking techniques for these dishes – a level of attention to detail and excellence that I have not experienced in the past.
What was most impressive was that Rach and Paula were able to consistently produce delicious food for a large group while also meeting strict nutritional guidelines for professional athletes.
The exceptional quality of food was matched by the professional service provided by Rach, Paula and their team. They were very accommodating to changes and last minute requests and respectful of the cultural requirements of the Pakistan team.
Most importantly, they kept this particular support staff member running with an unending supply of shortbread and some good banter.
I would highly recommend Double Thyme Catering to anyone in need of good food and exceptional service from some great people.
Pakistan Cricket Team
We were really stoked with you guys on the day. Every time we see someone from the wedding they are still commenting on how great the food was. To be honest we were under the pump to stuff our faces as I am sure you’re aware dad spoke for a life time - which will come as no surprise given when we were setting up he was found chatting to you guys. So didn’t get a chance to enjoy it. Ollies dad is raving about how well the meat was cooked and so have others. So thank you very much for delish main and canapés.
Thanks heaps guys - we would recommend you guys too anyone asking.
Kristi & Ollie
Paula and Rachel were beyond amazing! As Australians getting married in New Zealand, we were up for a bit of a challenge with organising vendors and getting everything sorted from across the ditch, and they made everything SO easy. From meeting us 9 months in advance at the property to get a feel for the place and how to run the reception, to helping us sort out random bits and pieces, organising delivery of tables and chairs, everything was just seamless. Then on the day of the wedding when we were short on alcohol, they just got it fixed within a heartbeat and the we were hardly the wiser. All the staff Rachel and Paula had working at our reception were so lovely, our glasses were never empty and there wasn't a single moment of delay.
Then there's the food! We're foody people and a good meal was incredibly important to us. We had breads and oils to start with which was so fresh and inviting when guests arrived at the reception. Then for mains we had chicken and lamb dish, both were cooked to perfection. Dessert was exquisite and people were basically licking their plates. Then to see us through the big party that was the rest of the night, they created a stunning grazing table which was a great highlight and something a little different.
I couldn't recommend Double Thyme more highly, they hit the nail on the head with every single thing, helped made our day so carefree and everyone was raving about the food.
Thank you ladies!
Charlotte & Jared
We wanted the day to feel more relaxed and fun than a traditional sit-down wedding usually offers, so we researched food trucks, but decided eventually on walk and fork styled catering as this would require less planning and stress for us! We are glad we did that, the team from DoubleThyme did an exceptional job, produced some mouth-watering bites, and organised everything for us – the day ran so smoothly!
Emma & Dave
We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for catering our wedding day. The food was absolutely beautiful, the presentation and service was impeccable!
We're devastated we can't go back and do it all over again just to eat all the food!! You both are such lovely ladies and have been incredible to deal with from the start, you were so accommodating and really made us feel like a priority. I cannot express how much we really appreciate your service, we absolutely loved the team at Double Thyme! We will definitely be recommending you to anyone that has an event in the future.
Thank you so much again! :)
Taylor & Mitch
Thank you so much for catering our wedding. You created food that was made with love & we loved having you a part of our special day. You were so easy to deal with which made my life so easy when planning a wedding from afar!!! You & your staff surpassed our expectations & we had the best feedback on your food & service. We cannot recommend you enough!
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for all that you did on our special day (2 days!!) Just the best!
Thank you! xx