For over 51 years this well respected, North Canterbury family 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 caterers and marquee suppliers 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 the catering, marquee and equipment hire sectors. Take a look below to see what makes up Continental...

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 family has grown, offering those in Christchurch and North Canterbury the opportunity to sample our delicious Continental cuisine for themselves at a range of 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.  

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


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


There is always something new happening at Continental and we love to share these happenings with our Continental friends and family through our regular newsletter. Here are a few of our most recent correspondences, and if you'd like to signup to receive these direct, then just complete our sign up form here


NZ Made – 100% Guaranteed Gluten Free Food Range  

Continental are proud to have entered into a partnership with Paul and Pam Mattson to create ALFF NZ – providing 100% guaranteed gluten free and allergy free food. This came about after Continental had the opportunity in 2014 to convert their original production kitchen to a 100% gluten free food production environment, based in Percival Street, Rangiora. 

Now offering a daily range of quality gluten free food to those customers visiting the Continental Bakery or Kingsford Kitchen, as well as delivering ALFF products across the Canterbury region, this an exciting venture Continental is pleased to be a part of.

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