Food brings people together. And good food and great service make any event memorable.
Treat your guests to outstanding, innovative cuisine at Te Papa, showcasing the freshest and the best of local produce. The same care and attention is paid in catering for a gathering of 500 as you’d expect in an intimate restaurant.
Executive chef, Bernd Lippmann, says Te Papa is such an extraordinary venue that it’s easy to be inspired. ‘The atmosphere you can create in each of the spaces and throughout the venue just cannot be created anywhere else,’ he says. ‘The opportunity for theming is unique. And you are among the nation’s most beautiful, extraordinary, emotional, and creative objects.’
For a function celebrating an exhibition of 19th–20th century art from the Städel Museum, Bernd and his 20-strong team of chefs created a German marketplace with four food stalls – a fishmonger, butcher, delicatessen and a cake shop. For another function, they created an 11-course degustation menu featuring wagyu beef finished with 80-year-old balsamic vinegar and ending with a white Toblerone mousse. A function for the All Blacks and French rugby teams included sugar statues of Richie McCaw and Sebastian Chabal shaking hands.
The more we know about you, your guests, and your event, the more we can personalise a menu to suit. We’ll work with you to design a menu perfect for the occasion – or you can select from our extensive range of catering menus.
Get a taste for Te Papa. Take a look at our menus here.
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