About Us

Loaves and Fishes catering began operation in 1995. Previous to this I was owner and chef of the Hard To Find Café in High St, Auckland. After 11 years of a 7 day-a-week restaurant I decided to begin a catering company, for a change of pace firstly, but also, after 11yrs of doing the same type of food (Mexican) I wanted the chance to cook a wider range of food styles.

The one thing that has always remained constant over my time in the food industry is my reputation for tasty, flavorsome food. I love making full use of the spices, herbs and fresh ingredients that are now so easily accessible, I really enjoy reinventing and expanding my menus with recipes from other ethnicities. As well, Vegetarians and those on special diets are always thrilled with the dishes that I prepare for them, I find being creative in this area fun and rewarding.

Presentation, garnishing and a good use of colour makes my food look really attractive when taken to the Buffet Table, serving time is certainly the fun time of the catering day!

As Loaves and Fishes Catering has expanded I have taken on a ‘right-hand woman’, Lisa Brown, who also shares my high standards and love for food taste, presentation and service. My other staff are available for assisting with waiting, bar work and service as the catering job requires.

I look forward to discussing your catering needs with you and making your special event stress-free and a great success, catering wise anyway!

Helen Merton
Owner Manager

School Camps

No one need dread having to endure camp food again. Let us take the hassles out of school camp catering. We have had rave reviews about our fresh and tasty meals. Healthy food that looks and tastes great to children, as well as teachers and parents. Two price options.


The wedding breakfast plays such an important part towards the success of your wedding day. We have a really good selection of traditional and modern dishes, so you can create your own individual menu that will suit your guests varied tastes.


From full day catering, morning and afternoon teas with home baking and a varied, Café Style buffet lunch menu, or if more suitable, Finger Food working lunches delivered to your Business.

Residential Workshops

We have an excellent residential menu to fuel your workshop participants, with a wide selection of meal choices from breakfast through to dinner.

Corporate Events

From product launches to team building events we can cater for all your needs from a satisfying working lunch through to finger and full buffet menus.


We specialize in vegetarian and vegan food and can provide menus with a good range of imaginative and mouth watering vegetarian cuisine.


A good selection of sweet and savory food to choose from which can either be delivered attractively presented on platters ready for serving, or we can provide staff, so you don’t need to do a thing.

Gourmet BBQs

Choose from a great selection of meats, seafood and salads for a very special buffet meal. Finish off with a selection of our yummy desserts.

Finger Foods

Browse our popular finger food menu for a really good variety to suit all tastes. From traditional to modern styles including vegetarian.

Picnic Baskets

Picnic’s are great, and our attractive individually packed picnic boxes are something you and your guests will really enjoy. They can be decorated to suit the occasion or theme. Choose from a list of foods to be included.

Loaves and Fishes Catering

570 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Atatu Peninsula Auckland 0610
New Zealand

09 817 2285