Testimonials

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“Pinot Gris and Quail was an outstanding and inspired match, the sweet flesh complementing the richness of the wine perfectly. I have never had a venison rack before but I think that is the best piece of large venison I have ever eaten.”

- Cameron McDowell

“I just thought that it is important for you to know that what you produced for our Christmas soiree was absolutely stunning to look at and totally delicious. I had a couple of foodie friends (one a caterer, one a former chef) and they were thoroughly impressed. Needless to say it all disappeared in rather a hurry. Next time I will order more!”

- Allison Roe Northcote Auckland

“The catering was superb as indeed was everything, service, food, organization, staff etc. You have impeccably high standards and this really showed through the night. And everyone was incredibly impressed at what could be achieved and faultlessly produced from a small tent at the side of the building!
We wouldn’t hesitate to book you again for any of our functions.”

- Liz Hookier, LOWE

“Just wanted to let you know how blown away we were with the level of catering service we received. The food was amazing, all our guests raved about how delicious it was! Our waitress was so attentive and professional, she took care of things without asking me all the time, and was very unobtrusive. I was able to relax and really enjoy the party, which was great! Everyone there was really impressed and had a fantastic time.”

- Kim Collard Sandringham Auckland

“Thank you for another beautifully catered Christening. As last time, neither the food nor the presentation could be bettered.”

- Ruth Hill & Peter Marks

“We really can’t speak highly enough about every facet of the dealings we had with you over the wedding. Everything you planned and carried out seemed to go without a hitch and your staff were also impeccable. We have had nothing but a good experience in dealing with you guys and will have no hesitation in either recommending or using “The Difference” in the future. I really could go on and on…”

- Michael Brook, N.Z. Film Archive

“The food was wonderful, and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Conor was particularly impressed with the array of gluten free alternatives and sends his thanks.”

- Susan Yates

“Thank you for your efforts. The food was fantastic with comments still lingering today. Also the service received from Dylan and Aleks was superb, their expertise and professionalism put a great touch on a successful night enjoyed by clients and staff.”

- Natalie Goodson, Chow Hill Architects

“Thanks for a wonderful job at our Client cocktail function. The food was highly complimented and we were very pleased at the high quality. In particular I’d like to thank the waiting staff who were very professional and efficient. They were always on hand offering food and drinks and without their help the evening would not have been the success that it was. Compliments on a job well done.”

- Jill Skeet, Personal Assistant, Christmas Gouwland Ltd

“Everyone was raving afterwards that night and the next day about the simply supreme taste of the meal and the location.”

- Dean Fookes

“Your staff were fantastic and everyone commented on the food. The whole day went without a hitch and we will be telling all our friends about you and if we ever need catering again you guys have the job without a question.”

- L & P Harris

“Thank you so much for everything you and your team did to make our Cocktail Ball such a success.
The extra touches such as the rose-filled ice vase display, the buffet floral display and the candelabra were fantastic and very well received by our guests.
I have enjoyed working with you over the past two years and hope to do so again in the future.”

- Katherine Dowdall, Marketing Manager, GHD

“Everyone was very impressed by the food and service. The evening was a great success and enjoyed be all who attended from the American Club. and as usual, the staff were excellent.”

- Linda Godfery, Consulate General of the United States of America

“Not only was the food superb but yourself and your staff made the evening hassle free and let everyone get down to having a good time. We would happily recommend you to anyone wanting a fabulous catering service.”

- Stephanie Waterhouse, Auckland Public Trust

“As a sponsor of the Fire & Ice Ball your generosity has enabled us to reach this amazing total which will help us fund research and information on the prevention, treatment and cure of breast cancer in New Zealand.”

- Mimi Lloyd, Chairperson, The Breast Cancer Research Trust

“Thank you for accommodating our last min food changes, it makes such a difference to know that we can all you and you will do your best to help us.”

- Christie Jones, Administrator, Clinical Education Centre

“A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to you and you staff for making our Round the Bays day such an enjoyable one – with providing absolutely wonderful food and great chef, who was efficient and unflappable throughout the day.
It was a fantastic day made all the more enjoyable by the high standard of catering.”

- Karen Dew, QBE Insurance International

“It is with great pleasure that I write to you in connection with the catering job you did at Hopetoun Alpha on Sunday 20th May for my daughter Arna’s civil union.

My wife Annette and my self were totally taken by the presentation of all the foodstuffs, the professional staff on duty and the smooth way that all was handled.
Food always tastes better when presented by people who are curtious, kind, well dressed and polite. You and your staff are a credit to the catering industry and we would not hesitate to recommend you and your staff to anyone.
Once again thank you for such a wonderful memory on such a special day.”

- J.L. Metcalfe, M.C.F.A.N.Z. (Food Critic)

“The two staff members that you had on were outstanding – they went “above the call of duty”. Thank you.”

- Andrew Gilchrist, Southern Cross Chambers

“Thank you for organizing our cruise aboard the Nirvana. The service was excellent and everyone enjoyed the food immensely. I will definitely recommend your business to my friends and business colleagues”

- Karley Feaver-Gross, First NZ Capital Ltd

“Thank you for a perfect evening on Saturday. as per usual, the staff were very professional, the food was great and everything was totally organized.
I must say, when you are doing the catering I never stress about anything because I know you always have everything under control.”

- Gail Mazur, Macquarie Goodman

“Thank you from the team at RentWorks for “making a difference” to our function. It always makes my life so much easier working with the people like you who also have a high level of ptofessionalism, service and pride.”

- Diane Robinson, RentWorks

“I would like to congratulate your staff on their competence and professionalism. A number of our guests commented on the quiet, pleasant thoughtful and efficient way they conducted themselves and fulfilled their duties. Obviously in engaging you we anticipated good service, but the fact that a number of others beside ourselves noticed and commented on the quality of your staff is worthy of endorsement.”

- Michael L Drake

“You must come and cook for us in Italy”

- President@Louis Vuitton

“It was so important to us that the food taste and presentation wasn’t just good, it had to be exceptional. This was certainly achieved and the cards and letters we have received from guests have all indicated that they loved the menu.
You made the evening a relaxing and stress free time which meant we were able to sit back and enjoy this fantastic wedding with our guests.”

- P & J Waters

“Thank you for all the work and effort you put into helping make Roy and Tracey’s wedding so wonderfully memorable. We are still basking in the euphoria of the day. Your staff were professional and friendly – and the food was wonderful.”

- Avril P. Warren

“Faultless. The Difference catering gets our next contract without question”

- R.MacNeil@Barfoot & Thompson

“Thanks for saving the day with the muck up on the charter. And the great effort you went to ensure the charter didn’t die.
I really appreciate your help.”

- Pene Hemus, Pacific Jemm Partnership

“Thanks for a job well done.
Thanks you for the great food.
Thanks for all your help with Phillip Fox. They really enjoyed themselves.”

- Chad, N.Z. Classic Yachts Ltd

“The food was amazing and your staff were great. Everyone commented! “

- Olivia Martin, St Heliers Auckland

“Just wanted to drop a note to say that the day on Benbecula went well. Skipper Wayne and mate Ian were great, and despite wind and rain, people enjoyed themselves.”

- Andrea Uszkay

“Guests gave rave reviews”

- G. Rathbun@Southpac Corp

“The food was gorgeous, would happily have you drop that off every Friday night to my house!!!!!”

- Bridget Kool, School of Population Health

“Thank you very much for the xmas tarts. They are a real winner!”

- Brenda Lawson

“Your professionalism was exemplary, your food superb, your staff most accommodating.
Your catering did the occasion proud”

- C. Fleet, Superyacht Booking Agent

“Thank you for such great food – the boat was really pleased with everything”

- Dennis Connor’s Boat

“A big thank you to you and your team for a very enjoyable and seamless evening.”

- Garth Barfoot, Barfoot & Thompson

“You did a magnificent job. From the impressive and aesthetic layout, to the mouthwatering nibbles and professional staff, it was truly a classy affair.”

- Dianne Lasenby & Elin Leyshon, Auckland Netball

“On behalf of all the staff, I would like to extend a big THANK YOU for an exceptional night out. Wayne and crew looked after us well and I have no reservations in recommending “Pacific Charters” for a good time on the harbour.”

- Tony Fleetwood, Korma Colour Prints Ltd

“I will be your friend forever….
Thanks again – you made my day.”

- Gail Mazur, PA to CEO and Chairman

“Hey Glenn, thanx heaps again for all of your help! Thanks for saving the day with our muck up on the charter.”

- Belinda

“The party was a great success with lot’s of comments about the wonderful food.
I have already passed your business card onto another company.”

- Ian Taylor, Data4

“A quick note to thank you and your team for a gallant effort this morning. As per – the food was superb and the service excellent.”

- Andrea Whiteford, University Relations, Auckland University of Technology

“We had such scrumbacious food from you.”

- Kim Bannister

“Thank you – the food was fabulous!”

- Karen Atley, ASB Cards

“Thanks so much for your assistance with our event. All went perfectly, the staff
were amazing and the food was delicious!”

- Lynn Robinson

“Thanks for the lovely food – enjoyed by all.”

- Sue Brailey, QBE Insurance Inter Ltd

“Thank you for the food, it was delicious.”

- The Ruapehu Ski Lodge

“Exceeded our expectations enormously. Great job.”

- G & M Linden

“Thanks for everything. We’ve received many favorable comments about the catering you provided.”

- Andy Williams, Medical Assurance, Golf Tournament

“Thank you very much for making our wedding day! We have received many compliments on the delicious food and excellent service and will certainly be recommending you.”

- Ali & Jim

“The food and staff were amazing!! we had so many comments about the food, it was beautiful. we will certainly use you again. Thank you.”

- Kelly & Marcus

“We were particularly impressed by the guidance which you and Vanessa gave us in planning the food and service requirements for the function.”

- Con & Betty Bullot

“Thank you for your wonderful professional and polished service at our wedding. All feedback from guests was extremely complimentary. We would highly recommend your team.”

- Kerrin and Philip

“Thank you for your wonderful food and work on our special day. The “meat boats” were an especial hit with the guests.”

- Ben and Zoe`

“Thank you for making my family’s celebration special.
We all really appreciated your efforts.”

- Anne

“We have had endless comments from our guests saying that the food and the service were outstanding!”

- Sarah & Ben Lay, Wedding in Mangawhai

“Thanks for the lovely food – very yummy and lot’s of great comments.”

- Angels, The Link Agency

“Everyone raved, and said how lovely it was to have “different” types of food. Many thanks for your helpful advice and for working the day.”

- A & G Hamilton

“The food was superb last night, as always. And I really loved the table setting with the goldfish…. very cool! It looked great.”

- Kate Langdon

“Everything went so well and we really appreciated the effort you put in to making it such a successful occasion.”

- Judith Kelly

“You have employed the most wonderful people. Your staff were so calm. We have had a lot of people asking who were our caterers, you have had a lot of praise since. “

- Claire Allemann, Bombay Ball

“Thanks for a wonderful meal. There weren’t many crumbs left It was certainly impressive – enjoyed by all.”

- Belinda Sutherland, Chow Hill Architects

“Absolutely stunning finger food platters. All our guests commented on the wonderful food. Will be in touch.”

- Bev, Super Yacht Services

“Absolutely superb – magnificent – superb food, utterly scrumptious.
Many very impressed guests. I cannot imagine ever wanting to use another caterer.”

- Frances McClure

“Thank you. The food was great. Positive comments from everyone.”

- Judith Green

“The compliments were flowing and our client at Coca- Cola specifically asked for your contact details for future reference, she was so impressed.”

- Jody Gill, General Manager, Publicis Drum

“Thank you so much for your expertise and superb catering for Garth Barfoot’s birthday. The team you had on the night were very professional and a pleasure to deal with.”

- Marilyn Rendle, Barfoot & Thompson

“Thanks for the great spread last month.”

- N.Z. Classic Yachts Ltd

“All of our guests spoke highly of every meal. Their only complaint was that the food was so good they ate too much! It was a pleasure to work with your team who were polite and discreet and we look forward to working with you again in
the future.”

- Sarah Lewis-Mayes, The N.Z. Herald/Herald on Sunday

“The food and service was perfect! You should be proud of “The Difference” and what you’ve achieved. Thanks again for making our evening so special!”

- Tony & Sally

“What a fine job you did at the dinner at my house.
My guests remarked at the fine food, while I appreciated your professional demeanor in dealing with such a high test group. I look forward to working with you again.”

- Andrew R. Young, Consul (Economic/Political), Consulate General of the United States of America

“Thank you. Food was great, really made the night “

- Jan Hooton (Private residence)

“Everyone loved the food and was overwhelmed with the great service of the staff. “

- Natasha (Wedding)

“We owe you and your team a big thanks for the great job you did with our wedding. “

- Vicki Cook

“Thank you for the wonderful food. Many people commented on how delicious it was. We will definitely keep “The Difference” in mind for future events. “

- Patricia Bell, YWCA Auckland

“The Auckland event was fabulous, your catering company is wonderful…the food, service and of course alcohol was 5 star. “

- Catherine Johnstone, ACP New Zealand

“Monday’s function was a massive success. Your staff helped things go off without a single hitch, as alwaysThey are truly a pleasure to deal with and make my job so much easier.”

- Murray Bevan, Showroom 22

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Chris for a brilliant job.
Chris was efficient, courteous, friendly and helpful and a great chef!
We received very positive feedback and the food was delicious. If we ever need any more catering I will be in touch!”

- Sue McBreen, Soltius New Zealand Ltd

“We have had fantastic feedback from the client and their employees, which is a credit to all parties involved. “

- Pam Glaser, CrackerJack

“We all want to say how wonderful the catering was for our wedding, fabulous food and very efficient staff managed by Vanessa who I would highly recommend.
The food was fantastic thanks so much.”

- Leeanne Langridge, Air New Zealand

“The dinner was absolutely fantastic thank you. Chris and Rocky were the very best and everyone was raving about the dinner and wonderful service. “

- Colleen Jackson (Private Dinner Party)

“I wanted to pass on my thanks to you and your team for a professionally run and well catered evening.
Vanessa and the team did a great job and the service was run very smoothly indeed.
We have had tremendous feedback from our customers who attended about the catering and the standard of you staff.”

- Tim Murphy, Manager, Face Finance

“Many thanks for the catering last Friday. The food was delicious, we had many wonderful comments. The delivery was efficient and reliable, and this made my life easier. “

- Craig Thaine, Director of Teacher Training, Languages International

“Very yummy and lots of great comments. Thanks for the lovely food. “

- Angela Beatson, The Link Agency

“As always the comments we received were very complementary.
Several people asked for contact details for The Difference which we happily supplied.”

- Sue Furness, School of Population Health

“All our staff could not stop raving on about the quality of the food and great service.”

- Tony Fleetwood, Kroma Colour Prints

“Thank you once again, you certainly made the evening a lot easier.
Everything was fantastic. “

- Karen Huston (Private residence)

“Excellent food and very professional staff. Thank you. “

- Cathy Rougham (Private residence)

“Thank you. We really enjoyed your food.”

- Leonie Armstrong, Melview Waterloo

“Thank you for a wonderful spread! “

- Janine Bucketon-Reid, Alcon Pacific Pharmaceuticals

“Thanks again for wonderful service and food – guests were so impressed.”

- Amy Vander Loos (Wedding)

“The food was beautiful and your team of waiting staff were brilliant. I was pleased to be able to pass your name to several of the guests.”

- Amanda Sutherland, Development Manger, Auckland War Memorial Museum

“Thank you very much for helping to make Lucy’s wedding such an enjoyable occasion. You did a very professional job, we enjoyed your staff, and the food was delicious. All done under somewhat difficult physical arrangements.”

- Adrienne Wigmore

“Our guests loved you food! “

- Kathryn Davis

“Thanks – great function.”

- Peter Anderson, Pioneer Mortgage Services

“Thanks again for helping to make Heather and Steve’s wedding day very special.”

- KJ & BA Brown

“We have had a number of positive comments about the food and service.”

- Network Communications Ltd

“Many, many thanks – an excellent standard of catering and wonderful staff. “

- Emma Jane Hamilton

“The food was just brilliant!!! Your calm manner was admirable and it was you and your team of staff who made the night, and we really appreciated it!”

- Claire & Lindsey, Bombay Ball

“Thanks so much for a great catering job. We had such a lovely time and so did our guests.”

- Julian & Raewyn

“You will be hearing from us in the future.”

- Helen Crawford, Citigroup Global Markets NZ

“Many thanks – we thoroughly enjoyed the selection. “

- Gillian Robb

“Thank you for doing such a fantastic job with our wedding. The food was to die for and the staff had such a polite, helpful and professional manner, they really did go beyond the call of duty.”

- Dana & David

“Thank you for the excellent catering. “

- Joyce Osborne

“Magnificent feats was had with 8 courses matched to 8 wines. “

- Frances McClaire

“Thanks very much for all the work you put into making our wedding a success. The food was delicious.”

- Steve & Esther Snite

“We were absolutely rapt with the quality of the food and service you provided. Our guests haven’t stopped raving about it. We will certainly be recommending The Difference to anyone we know requiring catering in the future.”

- Chris Knuckey

“We really enjoyed your gorgeous food.”

- Meg Taylor, Orakei Tennis Club

“I would like to pass on a number of comments from our members of Chamber and guests about the very high quality of the lunches etc this year.
Thank you and well done.”

- Andrew Gilchrist, Southern Cross Chambers

“Once again thanks for a fantastic evening, the food was fabulous and Richard did a great job.”

- Andrew & Nina Mardell

“Thanks again for a grand spread! It was devoured and enjoyed.”

- Belinda Sutherland, Chow Hill Architects

“Thanks for a fantastic job. Everyone enjoyed the food and I received many compliments on how great it was.”

- Karen Potter

“Your professionalism and advice were second to none, which helped to ensure our day was perfect. “

- Alison & Peter Stothers (Wedding)

“A splendid evening all round.”

- Richard Taine, Perry Metal Protection

“Thank you very much indeed for the superb meal you produced for Tim & Christine’s wedding. Many thanks from us all.”

- Stephanie Watson

“Thank you for your part in making Ruth’s wedding a great occasion.. Great food and staff.”

- D. Cope

“We will be recommending The Difference in the future to all our friends and family.”

- Charlotte Armstrong

“Thanks for the wonderful food you treated us to and the excellent service. Everybody had a great day out.”

- Greg Fraser

“Thank you very much for the food you provided. Our guests were very happy and had a great time.”

- Tim Russell, Captain, SY Lord Jim

“The food was very good. All my guests share this opinion “

- Christopher Roturier, Aristeia Sport Communication

“Thank you so much, we all had a wonderful time and the food and staff were fabulous.”

- Paula Simcock, MRO Software Australia

“Please extend out thanks to your staff for a wonderful evening. We had many comments about the food and found your staff to be extremely obliging and professional.”

- Moringa Ashford, Hastie New Zealand Ltd

“Thank you for the gorgeous food, the presentation and more importantly the tastes were superb!”

- Natalie Hilterman, Axon

“Your team was fantastic at out event and the food was beautifulm – many people commented on the food and the great service you provided.”

- Leah Evans, Public Drum

“The food earned high praises from everyone.
We hope you are able to cater for us again next May.”

- Mary Fraser, Rocklands Hall

“Thank you for the beautiful food at my mothers 80th birthday.
Every dish was delicious and the waiting staff excellent, making the whole day a thrill for my mother and much easier for us.”

- Sharman Ring

“What a great night we had. Very professional, wonderful presentation.
Bruce worked beyond the call of duty and did a wonderful job.
I will certainly spread the word.”

- Jenny Joyce, Michael Joyce Ltd

“The food you supplied was divine! And loads of it too.
I had many people comment on how lovely it was. “

- Julie, St Peter’s College

“The food contributed hugely to a great party. Thanks.”

- Jan Keating, Chandler Fraser Keating Ltd

“You guys made such a wonderful job of Andrews 50th would love for you to help out with my mother’s 70th birthday.”

- Erica Beattie

“On behalf of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and ASB Bank, I would like to thank you so much for making our occasion memorable and stress-free. The food was superb, and the service excellent. Many people have commented on the standard of the food and we shall have no hesitation either in recommending you, or using your services again.”

- Jennie Hill, ASB Bank

“Great feedback about the food, everything very professional. Staff were great.”

- The Heritage, Auckland

“A huge thank you for a fantastic effort for the Swann dinner. Everyone was really impressed and you made me look good.”

- Kathy Swann, Swann Executive

“You provided us with a very memorable gourmet experience.

On the day of the wedding you walked into a somewhat disastrous scenario due to bad weather. you and your staff were excellent. You were organized, efficient and showed initiative and tact in a difficult situation. We have no doubt that you played a big part in saving the day.
I can not speak highly enough of the excellent food and service you provide.”

- Anne Goldstone

“Thank you so much for your help with our wedding at Florence Court. The food was perfect (according to everyone there) and we wouldn’t have changed anything. You were so easy to work with and if we had our time again would not change a thing.”

- Rhys & Catherine Hil

“The food was simply delicious and all our guests were most complementary. Everyone had a fabulous time. “

- Linda JR Nash, Fabriche

“You did such an amazing job. The buffet dinner was superb and a number of the guests commented on how delicious everything tasted and how beautifully the food was presented. For me it was wonderful to sit back and see everyone enjoy themselves at the dinner and not have to worry about a thing. Full marks to you and your staff for a job well done.”

- Barbara Brown (Wedding)

“Thanks so much for the wonderful catering at our wedding. Everyone loved the dinner.”

- Jo, FCB house

“The food was fabulous – with lots of compliments from the guests. I didn’t need to worry about a thing – everything just went along perfectly smoothly and the food just appeared at the right time. Thanks for helping to make the evening such a success.”

- Linley Downey

“I just wanted to say how fantastic the catering was on Saturday night, The whole night went off without a hitch. And as for the prawns, I mean people just raved! My heartfelt gratitude. Superb.”

- Graeme Heap (50th birthday)

“Everyone was very impressed! We will be using you for our Executive Director’s working lunch. “

- Lydia Brown, Beca Corporate Holdings Ltd