Our Team | Absolute Caterers

By: Absolute Caterers  05-Apr-2012

Dwight Shepherd – Director
Chef, businessman, catering mogul, family man, builder, just to name a few. 16 years ago, Dwight decided to achieve his chefs qualification and involve himself in the Northland hospitality industry. He did his time working in some of Whangarei’s leading restaurants, but it didn’t take long for him to realise his own potential. 6 years later he established his own business and worked hard to earn himself an admirable reputation in the local catering industry. The rest they say is history.

Talk to him about business and you’ll be informed beyond belief. Engage him in casual conversation, then make sure you’ve got time on your hands, and a sense of humour!

Richard Taylor – Director
In a nutshell, Richard arrived on NZ shores in 2001 from the UK. He has British, Canadian & Kiwi citizenship, but has made NZ his forever home. His entry into the restaurant industry began at the age of 13 whilst still at school. He worked part-time in a local restaurant as a dishy. A humble, but important beginning to his career in cooking which has seen him working in kitchens from the Lakes District in England to the Antipodes. Ask him his favourite place to work and he’ll probably say a quaint little vegetarian restaurant in a countryside village in England, or the Whitsunday Islands in Australia. His travel experiences and passion for people and places, adds flavour (excuse the pun!) to what he and Dwight are trying to achieve with Absolute Caterers Ltd.

Lynn Vincent – Administration Manager

Shannon Hauraki – Executive Head Chef

Deb Langford – Bar & Beverage Manager

Dave Wilson – Maintenance Manager

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Absolute Caterers for the efficient and friendly service we received in the Level 2 lounge on the 11th September. The food was wonderful and we have had a lot of positive feedback from our customers.

__________- Michelle Halloran | Personal Assistant to GM │Toll Carriers Ltd

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Bar & Beverages | Absolute Caterers

Service of the Bridal Table- It is a really nice idea for bridesmaids and groomsmen to serve the Bride & Groom as they are most familiar with their food requirements. We provide full bar and services with options to do cash bar, tab bar or subsidised. Marquee Weddings – are generally more expensive as there more hireage cost involved. Please ensure you adhere to the rules and conditions. Liquor licensing requirements are very stringent.


Deliveries & Collections | Absolute Caterers

We need to be able to phone this person in the event of any delays outside of our control i.e. traffic delays. Absolute Caterers reserve the right to charge for any equipment not returned or additional collections. All equipment must be accounted for and available for pick-up from a pre-arranged collection point. Absolute Caterers pride ourselves on quality of food and prompt delivery.