"Thank you very much for the work that you did for the City Mission at the time of the opening our new building. It was great to have you with us ... and you certainly did a very superior job. Your workmen were very efficient and the marquee looked great. We really tried hard to have a dignified opening and yet not go over the top with expenditure. You certainly helped us to do this."
Chancellor's Dinner, University of Canterbury - Kate Shepard House, November 2012
Your team are fantastic. I was just so impressed with them. I've been told by my senior manager that the event was outstanding: 'Everyone I spoke to enjoyed the event very much and commented on how smoothly it ran, the unique venue and the overall ambiance.' I'm looking forward to working with you again next year.
Academy Publishing Group
We had you guys make platters for us and our awards evening last Friday night - absolutely fabulous! Peaple are still commenting on the food. It was great!
Canterbury Development Corporation - November 2012
"Please pass on our feedback to the staff, can always rely on you and your team to do a wonderful job and present delicious food!"
Aurecon Group - November 2012
"I can't thank you enough for your team's professionalism, high quality food and service last night for our function - it made our jobs so much easier! Your team definately contributed to the success of our function. Thanks so much, we look forward to working with you again."
Womens Refuge Conference - The Winery Riverlands October 2012
Thank you so much for all that you and your team did for us. It was absolutely amazing. Everyone commented on the fabulous venue, the great food and of course the Gala dinner was a huge success as well. Your team are wonderful – their performance on Friday night was flawless…. Just so professional!! Each and every one of them a pleasure to work with.
University of Canterbury - Students Association Event, September 2012
Sarah - thank you for the great service, you were awesome. Delivery and pick up (furniture hire) was on time which is very much appreciated!
Romeo Bragatto Conference - Marlborough 2012
To Joan, David, Brent and the rest of the team. Thanks so much for your work on Bragato this year. The marquee was a success - thanks to all your planning it went without a hitch.
Rotary Ball - Air Force Museum, 1 September 2012
For Ronald McDonald House South Island and the Family Help Trust
The Rotary Club Christchurch Charitable Trust extends sincere thanks for your support of the Kids Should Have A Ball fundraising gala ball last Saturday evening.
The generous financial contribution of Continental as a sponsor was a major contributor to the success of the ball.
Many positive comments have been received about the ball, the food and the service.
... The relationship of having Continental associated with our event was one we were please to have.
Burnside Highschool Fundraiser - Air Foce Museum August 2012
I would recommend Continental very high to anyone who is enquiring. The staff are professional and friendly, especially Lynne who was in charge in Martin's absence for the evening, and was an absolutely pleasure to deal with. Based on all my experiences with Continental, and especially this one as the organiser, I would recommend them highly. I look forward to working with you all again, hopefully in the future
HTNA 20th Annual Scientific Meeting - International Antarctic Centre, August 2012
Thank you for all your support and enthusiasm during the past few months in helping to organise the HTNA 20TH Annual Scientific Meeting. You made, what can potentially be a very stressful experience, relaxed and even enjoyable.
You were always very open and friendly making the past few weeks before the conference easy to manage. You and the other floor staff are extremely organised and professional providing us with a completely flawless conference experience. Nothing was ever too much trouble.
I would also like to thank all the other staff who made our evening memorable.
AON New Zealand - Branch Opening, August 2012
... we had so many comments & positive feedback from our guests about the food. Thank you to your team. The food was devine & the service was fantastic. Thank you so much for making us look good!
Julie & Tim Raateland - Wedding at Ohoka Hall, August 2012
Julia - We had the loveliest of days on the 4th. Your team and the food were absolutely exquisite. The Hall scrubbed up even better than I envisaged. We have repeatedly debriefed our wedding and we would not change a thing. Superb on every front.
What a wonderful occupation you have and a fabulous company you work for. We will not hesitate to recommend Continental Caterers to anyone who is planning an event!
University of Canterbury Students Association - Sarah Smith, Events Coordinator July 2012
Thanks for your team’s help during our events. The simple fact that nothing ever seems too difficult is why we always return to you.
Silverstream Estate Launch - Melissa Haberfield, June 2012
All staff were friendly, well presented and professional. Sue and Lyn did a great job running the F&B team on the day. Despite some trying challenges the event hire team went above and beyond to deliver. Huge thanks guys! Loved working with you all again and can't wait until next time! :) Thanks heaps Mel
90th Birthday Marquee Event - June 2012
My sincere thanks to you and all the team at Continental for making the 90th birthday lunch for my father, Patrick McGloin, such a lovely occasion. I really appreciate all the help and guidance given by all members of the staff that were involved.
The phone call I received from Joan Ward reassuring me that all would go to plan even if at that stage snow was falling heavily was sincerely appreciated too.
Lynn. Gary and Emma were wonderful on the day – they worked professionally ensuring that everything went smoothly.
The food was delicious and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
My thanks again.
Geraldine School Jubilee – April 2012
On behalf o the Geraldine School Jubilee Committee, I wish to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful job you did for us at our recent Jubilee.
From the wonderful food to the marquee to your personal advice we are indebted to you. Also many thanks to your wonderful staff for their very professional manner in which they carried out their duties, and for their friendliness. It was a wonderful weekend and much can be contributed to yourselves and staff.
Betty Weavers (Mrs), Secretary Geraldine Schools Jubilee Committee
NZ Carbon Farming - Carbon Sink Forest Opening - Friday 11th May 2102 in Marlborough
Thank you to all the team for delivering such a stress free event management experience - all of the extra effort was very much appreciated.
Joanna Murray, Saunders Unsworth Ltd.
Christchurch & Canterbury Convention Bureau - Re:start Dinner 30 April 2012
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, last nights re:start dinner was absolutely fantastic and so seamless! I had not seen your team in action before and it was wonderful to see how professional and personable the entire team are. Working with you has been an absolute delight, your expertise is greatly appreciated.
Pegasus House & Land Expo - March 2012
What a great effort and thank you for producing an exceptional marquee and fit-out for our Pegasus House & Land Expo on Sunday. What an outstanding job and I appreciate you managing to keep up with all the changes, even the last minute ones – i.e. extra catering – whereby you were on standby making the sandwiches. The additional touches – i.e. with the flowers, the plants and the toiletries etc certainly took the event to the next level. We have received very favourable comments from the exhibitors, the public, Bob and the Wanaka team. All very impressed. I am pleased I made the call regarding the extra plants as well as it just filled up the area nicely. As to Lynne and the team, you must be very proud of them. They were so professional and ran the café exceptionally well in what was an extremely busy day for them.
Havelock Mussel Festival - March 2012 - Tash Twiddle, Marlborough 4 Fun
Well – we got through the weekend and what a fantastic Festival it was!! So enjoyable and a lot of great comments so we are really pleased.
Just wanted to thank you again for all of your help throughout the planning process and wanted to let you know what a great job Wayne & Willy did, as always. They were both so wonderful to work with and very accommodating, please pass our huge thanks on to them for making the job so much easier for us.
Kate Sheppard House & Garden - private party 26 February 2012
Thank you for invite to lunch at your amazing property. The house and grounds, Ju, are unique. We are fortunate to have somone of your style with your skills to preserve it for the City. Particularly now! Thank yo again for your generous hopsitality. It was fun. Mike & Monic
Sara and Gavin - Wedding 18 February 2012
Just a wee email to thank you so much for your role in making Sara and Gavin’s wedding day such a happy occasion. Both were absolutely overwhelmed and said it was everything they had dreamed of. We were so lucky with the weather – it was meant to be!! Especially when the days either side were so chilly, wet and windy. They felt very blessed.It was so successful we even found four young men the next morning sleeping peacefully on the sofas in front of the fire!! Please thank your staff at Continental for all their hard work. It was truly appreciated by all of us. Regards, Kerry Famularo
Jenny and Geoff - Wedding 18 February 2012
Olivia and Duncan - Wedding 4 February 2012
Just wanted to thank you and your team for a wonderful day! It just went to fast. We could not fault the continental team and have had many great comments on food and service. An extra big thanks to Pauline she was amazing, nothing was too much.
Pernod Ricard New Zealand - Sandie Wright
PRNZ Regional Pinot Noir Workshop - January 2012
I would like you to pass on my thanks to Sharon and her crew for all the help they provided me in such a positive and willing manner.
Nowell Wedding - Darfield January 2012
A wonderful two days without a hitch. Fantastic guys on the Marquee. Please give them our thanks for an effortless up and down. The Staff for the breakfast were outstanding in particular Lynn and Trevor very Professional. All staff were efficient and invisible. The meal was fantastic and enjoyed by all. Thank you so much for making the day so effortless for us. It was everything and more. The weather was spot on. Everybody there were so complimentary of the whole day.
Thanks so much Julia for making all this work so effortlessly. It was difficult to justify some of the extra expenses but now it is over I am totally convinced and no why Continental are still the top caterer. Please pass on my thanks to all the staff.
Paul & Alison Aynsley Wedding - 10 December 2011
Thank yo so much for your wonderful service of our wedding on 10 De3cember. We have had so many guests comment on how fabulous the venue was. Paul and I really appreciated your friendliness and the attention to detail you gave to our table settings; it was even better than we visualised :-) Thank you for being fantastic.
Paul Granger - Antarctic Heritage Trust
I thought the Continental team was very good and helpful. Sarah who came on the night was very calm and methodical and that helped calm any pre-event nerves I had! Everything was set up well and to time. Thank you
Bridget Walker - T&R Interior Systems
Presentation of staff and venue were excellent, nothing was a problem and the food was outstanding. A big thank you to your team.
Bridget - Harness Racing New Zealand
Can't wait to come back again for another function/event. Food was fantastic.
Bill Davey - Rakaia
A huge "Thankyou" from both Lynda and myself for providing us with such wonderful canapes. The sun shone and the wine flowed, we could not have asked for more! Guests were most impressed and your staff were a credit to Continental, professional in every way and so well organised.
Presbyterian Support October 2011
Many thanks for the great meal service we are receiving from Continental Caterers. The Club members and Club staff are impressed by the presentation, quality and taste of the meals as well as the personable delivery service. The service is a great asset to the programme of Totara Club and supports the elderly in the wider Rangiora community. We are very pleased to be able to support a local business in this way.
Marg Miller, Day Programme Manager
Presbyterian Support (Upper South Island)
Kids Should Have A Ball - Air Force Museum September 2011
The Rotary Club of Christchurch Charitable Trust extends their sincere thanks for your support of the "Kids Should Have a Ball" Gala Ball. ... We have received very positive feed back from those who attended in relation ot hte whole mix of excellent food, great venue, pleasant wait staff, and our new selection of music. All in all, a very successful night.
Neil Blanchfield, Chairman, The Ball Committee
Thompson Wedding September 2011
Firstly thank you for the fantastic assistance you gave me in ensuring our day was such a success. So many people commented that the food (canapes,buffet) was the most delicious they had tasted which is a real compliment for you. I loved the day and smile when I think about it. ... I actually felt a crescendo of stress on the day and you (Julia Neilson) and Lynn just made me relax.
2011 Harness Racing Awards
Just wanted to thank you and your team for a fabulous event. It was so easy working with you and your communication with me along the way was outstanding and greatly appreciated.
Feedback from the event was extremely positive – people loved the venue (Air Force Museum), it was nice and warm! , and above all else they thought the food was fantastic!!!!!! Each year we conduct a debrief of our awards function, and I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and comments on what went well? and what we could do to improve things? from your perspective – please don’t “pull any punches” any feedback would be appreciated and considered in a constructive light.
Brigit Hearn, Harness Racing NZ Inc
Fulton Hogan Dinner – International Antarctic Centre July 2011
The event was such a great success and I nearly everyone has said to me it was the best Divisional Managers dinner ever. I strongly believe that the venue, in particular the inactiveness of the storm room and the 4D movie did contribute to this.
So, thank you for such great food and wonderful service from start to finish.
Compass FM104.9 official launch June 2011
Trustees have asked me to re-affirm just how much your help and generosity at the official launch of COMPASS FM contributed to its great success. We have received many accolades about the great hospitality and friendly atmosphere that day and are very aware that without the support of Continental Event Catering it would have been very difficult to do justice to this North Canterbury milestone.
Owen J. Paterson
USNZ Partnership Forum April 2011
… thanks for a well run welcome reception at the Art Gallery (Sarah was delightful to work with), and a stunning dinner at the Antarctic Centre. Completely appreciate your time and energy on getting the marquee floor right, through to great service and stunning delivery of the menu. Our partners raved about their time at Flaxton Stud – and thought it was such a wonderful experience for our international guests. They said it was like being hosted in a friends house…
Jo Darby, Acumen Republic
Supporting Wine Marlborough Festival 2011
On behalf of the Wine Marlborough Festival Committee, I would like to thank you and your team for your hard work in helping us to achieve another successful festival.
Please pass on our thanks to all at Continental including Andy and especially to Brent, who put in so much effort and muscle tothe marquee and site set up. This is such an integral part of the event operation and we were thrilled to hear that everything went so smoothly this year.
Wine Marlborough Festival Committee 2011
Supporting Salvation Army and the Christchurch emergency earthquake activity February 2011
As Emergency Services coordinator, I want to express my sincere thanks for willingness to cook meat for the catering at the Rangiora Emergency Response Centre. Through your kindness we were able to provide excellent meals to the people in our care and this was appreciated by all. Quality food and good cooks give good sustenance and buoys spirits. Thank you seems hardly adequate, but your assistance helped make the whole operation run smoothly.
Emergency Services Coordinator – North Canterbury
The Salvation Army
Supporting University of Canterbury in the establishment of a “Tent City” with multiple marquees set for use as teaching facilities after 22 February 2011 earthquake.
The last six weeks have been a major challenge for the University of Canterbury and although we are immensely proud of what our staff have managed to achieve during the response to the 22 February earthquake and are now achieving moving into the recovery phase, we also readily acknowledge the assistance of people and business such as yours as been critical to our success. …
Dr Rod Carr Vice-Chancellor, University of Canterbury
Bayley Wedding January 2011
The friendly and responsive attention accorded by all Continental personnel including yourself (Ginnie Bell), Nathan, Lynn, the marquee erection fellows and service staff on the night contributed to a highly successful and enjoyable evening for us as hosts and a memorable occasion for the newly weds.
While it is ready recognized that such events are the regular business and professional expertise of Continental, we did appreciate the manner and quality in which these services were provided. Among other items, these were evident in the preparation, presentation and delivery of the dinner and the obliging attitude portrayed in servicing our guests and the bridal party.
On reflection, we have to regard Continental's performance in all facets of the event from erection and removal of the marquee to delivery on the night as being close to faultless and a collective tribute to the conscientious effort of all those staff who participated. Our guests were certainly reinforcing this perception.
Ian & Margaret Bayley.
Crusaders Timaru Match April 2011
Overall, the whole Continental experience was fantastic. The team were lovely to deal with and noting was a problem.
We managed to overcome some difficulties with space restrictions to accommodate the area we had, and the final result was exceptional. On the evening I felt that Karen had everything under control and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I oul have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you all! Many thanks.
Amy Rogers CRFU
21st Birthday Party November 2010
We had a fabulous night and the staffs were so very friendly and helpful. Two of them actually remembered our wedding 2 years ago, so that made it extra special for us.
Thank you so much for all your efforts … Tim most certainly enjoyed the privilege of using the Brevet Lounge, and my husband and I will continue to recommend Continental in the future, as we have in the past.
Scott - Black Wedding November 2010
Thanks for all your hard work. We were so happy with our day.
Your team was fantastic... we couldn’t' suggest any improvements as it was completely perfect. Thanks for all your hard work and effort.
We will be sure to tell everyone how amazing you and your team is.
Annabel Black – Bride
Meat Industry Association September 2010
I personally felt the venue, quality of food and service received was fantastic - Lynne was really great to work with and a credit to your company, nothing was an issue and your staff were more than happy to help me set those last minute items (including the table numbers!). Feedback from delegates was that the venue was fantastic, and we have had many say that the service from staff was excellent - actually much of the feedback I received was on the quality of the service provided by staff. The service I received (especially as we were behind timetable and had many last minute requests) was just fantastic.
Supporting HQ Marquee Event – Queenstown January 2010
I would like to congratulate you and your fantastic team for the above event that you were involved in. HQ New Zealand has extremely high expectations on the level of service and equipment from all our suppliers and on this occaision we were extremely impressed.
Continental supplied the marquee and all related equipment for two back to back very high end events at The Hills Golf course. We had a number of specific challenges we had to work around and yourself and your team made this process very easy for HQ.
From the moment we booked and confirmed the event, the support was oustanding. Information requests, additional requirements and changes were dealt with quickly and professionally.
Onsite I cannot thank you enough for the level of service from everyone within your team. The fact that nothing was a problem made me confident in your abilities and quality of equipment.
I would have no hesitation in using Continental for any future marquee and hire work in the future and I look forward to working with yourself and your team again soon.
HQ NEW ZEALAND