Established 54 years ago, this well respected North Canterbury business has delivered all styles of functions; private dining experiences, birthday celebrations, weddings big and small, corporate events, multi day conferences, gala dinners, cultural and sporting festivals, festive concerts and much much more.  Recognised as one of the leading trusted caterers across the entire South Island of New Zealand, we have a long standing history of being able to offer a one-stop-shop style service across your catering needs, plus in depth knowledge on marquees and event hire.

Take a look below to see what makes up Continental...

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The team from Continental were great to work with and did an excellent job. Thank you.
— Corporate Canape Event, June 2016
What an excellent team, obliging, cheerful, and professional
— Wedding Anniversary, March 2016
We could not of ask for better service it was brilliant. Fantastic staff
— Newbery Lodge Family Event, June 2016


Over the years the Continental Catering Group's range of offerings have increased, allowing those in Christchurch and North Canterbury the opportunity to sample our delicious Continental cuisine for themselves at a range of different locations;

Kingsford Kitchen

Continental cuisine for everyone

A daytime eatery offering fresh, contemporary, creative, flavoursome, New Zealand cuisine. With an a la carte menu plus delicious cabinet offerings this is a great option at any time of day.

Continental Bakery

Delicious food - all day every day

Offering contemporary and traditional selections of sandwiches, wraps and pies, cakes, slices and speciality breads, all made from scratch daily - plus great coffee!

Christchurch Tram

Incorporate fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour

Discover the finest service and cuisine New Zealand has to offer from the luxury of a colonial style dining tram and allow us to showcase our inner city heritage and vibrancy.  

Mona Vale

A truly  iconic Christchurch venue

With 'The Pantry' offering a day time eatery on-site at this historic Homestead, as well as the perfect Venue space for Weddings and Events, this really is one of Christchurch's finest locations

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Enjoy the ease of ordering your very own Continental Catering online via our dedicated website Continental Just Food. Including sandwiches, savouries, sweets items and salads, let Continental take care of the catering for your next event.

Along with a Whole Sale selection also available for our business customers, it has never been easier to experience the finest foods from Continental.  


Our Food Philosophy

Premium fresh produce used to create delicious and memorable dishes is at the centre of all Continental menus. Our catering teams' focus is on providing innovative cuisine served in a stylish presentation, accompanied by popular beverages and delivered by our professional and friendly catering staff; all at any location of your choice within the South Island.

be prepared to impress by choosing Continental for your next event
Tram Restaurant - Winter Menu

Tram Restaurant - Winter Menu


Associations and Awards

We are proud to also be able to support our community:

Just a quick note to say thank you so much to the team that dealt with our gala and who did a fantastic job managing the evening. Once again, Continental have proven their absolute professionalism and expertise and ensured our guests had a wonderful seamless experience.
— CSO, Gala Dinner, Oct 2016