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Welcome to Food For Thought Catering

Covering Nelson, Tasman & Motueka Areas

Every event is unique - whether it’s catering for a party or work function, spectacular food for a wedding or special celebration. Food For Thought Catering Nelson has over 12 years experience working in the catering industry in Motueka, Tasman & Nelson areas and will strive with passion, to fulfil your cuisine needs.

From an attractive and delicious selection of hand made finger foods to a customised menu, Cindy Cole of Food For Thought Catering promotes healthy, fresh produce using only organic or free range eggs in her baking. There is no trace of pre-mixed food anywhere only quality locally or home grown produce from the Nelson, Tasman & Motueka Regions.

Food For Thought Catering Nelson is happy to go on location, from beach to barn, large or small events at your home or at a marquee BBQ. Food For Thought catering has all the equipment needed to set up in all locations along with a spit roaster available for larger events. Food For Thought Catering use their unique creativity and  imagination when we cater for any event. Call Food For Thought Catering now on 03 5289876 or 027 4691268 or email  to discuss your ideas for any upcoming event you have. 

Catering available for:
Engagement Parties
Christmas Functions
Birthday Parties
Private Dinners & more


A Healthy Choice

local and fresh

Freshly and Locally Provided


High Quality Products


Seasonal Produce

tastes homemade

Our Food Tastes Homemade

Contact Food 4 Thought Catering

Sample Wedding Menu 

Topped Crostines
Scallops wrapped in Bacon & Baked
Spinach Feta Mushroom Filo's

Dinner Buffet
Our onsite roaster will cook a selection of Lamb, Wild Pork & Cray Fish
Tabbouleh Salad
Leafy Green Salad
Red Slaw
Moroccan spiced Chickpea Salad
Rod Regis sourdough buns
Hot Potatoes in Minty Butter

Wedding Cake with cream or Yogurt
Plunger Coffee & Tea

Birthday Dinner Menu

Crostines topped with Pestos, Camembert & Grilled Vegetables
Devils on Horseback - Prunes wrapped in Bacon & grilled

Roast Lamb
Pan Fried Fish with a dusting of flour & salt & pepper
Hot Potatoes - Jamie Oliver Style
Mushroom Galette for the Vegetarians
Mediterranean Roast Vegetable Salad
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
Leafy Green Salad

Carrot Cake with Cream Yogurt & Blueberries
Plunger Coffee & Tea

Casual Christmas Function Menu 

Crostines topped with homemade Pesto's, Cheeses & Marinated Vegetables

Main Buffet:
Chicken Roulade with Cranberry sauce
Ham on the bone with Apricot Chutney
Hot Potatoes with minted butter
Pastor Salad with lots of Mediterranean vegetables
Red or Green Slaw
Leafy Green Salad

Mini Pistachio Pavlov's
Berry Fruit Brulee Tarts with Cream
Plunger Coffee & Tea



Funeral Sample Menu

Assortment of Cocktail Sandwiches
Spicy Sausage Rolls
Spinach Feta & Mushroom Filos
Salmon Tartlets
Crostines topped with:
Smoked Salmon, Dill Capers & Aioli,
Fillet of Beef & Horseradish Sauce,
Roasted Red Pepper, Pesto & Camembert  

Lemon Slice
Chocolate Brownie
Locally roasted plunger Coffee & an Assortment of Teas