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US$25 - US$72
Contemporary, Fusion, Healthy, New Zealand
Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

Linda came to our accommodation at Donkey Inn Russell and cooked the most exquisite 3 course dinner for 4 people. Definitely rated as one of our best dinners at any restaurant we have eaten at. Thank you Linda.More

Date of visit: August 2019
LindaP5174, Owner at The Gourmet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

So glad you enjoyed your special evening. It was a pleasure to help you celebrate and we always love to hear how much our customers enjoy their dining experience. Using fresh local ingredients and the manner in which you combine them makes all the difference....More

Reviewed 20 May 2019

I was so happy to have heard about The Gourmet Kitchen from my AirBnb Host. I shared that I was on a personal retreat and wanted quality, healthy, beautiful meals to support my yoga retreat. I am not big into cooking and really wanted to...find the perfect option to support my wellness goals. I wanted to feed my soul as well as my need for nourishment. Linda was amazing and new exactly what I needed. She is very a beautiful person as well as a very professional person holding a very high level of integrity and creativity in the meals she provides. She created pre-made meals for me for a week. They were easy for me to prepare (even with my cooking challenges:) and so delicious and pure. Much of the food came from her own garden, which was important to me. I am saddened to leave this perfect union of gourmet health with no work whatsoever on my part:) I will be forever grateful for her yummy support. She obviously also caters for large on-site groups as well, and I can only imagine what is like to experience her full culinary journey. I will miss her arrivals to unveil the next couple of days menu. So fun to see what she had come up with. I loved everything, but especially the rhubarb breakfast oatmeal, the amazing fish stew, the pumpkin soup, the other-worldly healthy treats, the exquisite brownies, home made coconut yogurt, and on and on. Thank you Linda!More

Date of visit: May 2019
LindaP5174, Owner at The Gourmet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

It was a pleasure catering for you whilst you enjoyed your stay and I am so glad you enjoyed the daily surprises. Healthy food is important to us too so we like to incorporate it into our gourmet cooking as much as possible but most...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018

Linda came to our Airbnb house to cook a 5-course meal for my mother-in-laws 60th birthday for a party of 6 people in Russell. Everything about the experience exceeded our expectations. The time, effort, and thought put into each of the courses was unreal and...far more than we thought we were getting. She explained each ingredient and helped me pair it with wine and cocktails before hand to ensure the experience was fantastic. Linda came to the house with everything she needed and left the house spotless. She decorated the table and had custom menus at each place setting with my mother-in-laws name and the occasion on it. It was the highlight of our trip. Linda is easy to work with, a fast communicator, accommodating, and most importantly, an amazing chef! Thanks Linda, we LOVED it!More

Date of visit: November 2018
LindaP5174, Owner at The Gourmet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Thanks Rene, it was my pleasure to cater for your family on this special occasion. With your little ones in tow it was a perfect setting and way for you to all celebrate together in a stress free manner. So glad you all enjoyed it!...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

Ordered a cake and flower bouquet through FB as a surprise on my Wife's birthday (were travelling from Sydney to Russell) Cake was gorgeous and yummy. My wife really liked the flower as well

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Linda recently catered for my bridesmaids and I when we stayed at Cloud 9. The food was healthy, fresh and flavorsome! Dealing with Linda when discussing food options prior to our stay was a pleasure. She was able to cater to all our food requirements...and make suggestions based on her experience with other bridesmaid parties, which I took on-board. My favourite were the fresh chia pots each day and the succulent prawns she provided when we had our BBQ night. I would highly recommend Linda and will be using her services again when we visit Russell.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Linda P, Owner at The Gourmet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks Sophie, it was a pleasure and fun catering for yourself and all your bridesmaids at the fantastic Cloud 9 Villa. Hopefully you can make it back for your anniversary.... maybe just you the two of you! 😉

Reviewed 2 March 2018

We chose Linda to cater for our wedding because she has previously done an amazing job of catering for my 50th birthday party. We were not disappointed! Our wedding was a small private event, with a total of 24 people (including the Bride and Groom)....We wanted it to be informal and relaxed and asked Linda to cater for finger food rather than a sit down meal. Linda provided excellent advice about how to ensure the evening would run smoothly, and what kind of food to serve. Linda arrived early on the day and was ready and waiting with delicious food when the wedding party moved from the ceremony and photos back to the reception. The food service was perfectly timed, and the food was perfect. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food (and like me, some of them are discerning foodies). There was more than enough food for everyone, and even when people felt they couldn't eat any more they did, because the food was so good! When Linda left the kitchen was spotless and there absolutely nothing we needed to do to clean up the next day. To cap it all off Linda's prices were very reasonable for the excellent food and service provided.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Linda P, Owner at The Gourmet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you Ruth and Kevin, it was a privilege and a pleasure to be there on your special day, I only wish I wasn't so busy that I missed the action! We always pride ourselves on being efficient and organised and serving excellent food and...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Linda during the Millennium Cup yacht race in Russell 2018. Often a busy week for the 30 crew, with long days and appetites to match. Linda provided an amazing service of pre made lunches and morning tea, all...easy to grab, nutritional, substantial, and most of all incredibly tasty. As well as a perfect food product made with love, it was delivered to the wharf never on time but early, and with a warm smile from Linda herself or her kitchen assistant Paul. To top off a week of beautiful food I was invited up to her spectacular home and treated to stunning platters of fresh local fish and hand-made breads as well as an evening meal. It was such a special evening before heading off to sea again. I cannot recommend Linda (and Paul) more highly, not only for the food supplied but the smooth organisation and communication they provide with their service. The best part of it all is that I feel like I have truly made a 2 new friends in Russell (and one fluffy friend).More

Date of visit: January 2018
Linda P, Owner at The Gourmet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

It was a pleasure working with you Lucinda and we're so glad the crew were well fed and happy throughout the racing days... almost made the 5.30am starts worthwhile! ;-)

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food created by Linda. She was able to cater to my dietary requirements with ease and created delicious healthy meals with a spot of indulgence - perfect for a special occasion or while on holiday.

Date of visit: January 2018
Linda P, Owner at The Gourmet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thanks Manini, it was a pleasure and no trouble at all.... we are practiced at catering for special dietary requirements and know how difficult this can be whilst on holiday!

Reviewed 13 December 2017

Linda and her team did a magnificent job catering for approximately 80 Pax for a day time BBQ function the day after our wedding at a personal residence. With people dropping in and out at sporadic times, they did very well to manage so that...fantastic food was available at all times. They took the stress out of the day completely. Being in the hospitality industry myself, I have unreasonably exacting standards :) and Linda and her team exceeded these! Great food, easy to work with and well priced- would definitely work with them again.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Linda P, Owner at The Gourmet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

The Gourmet Kitchen loves hearing we "exceeded your expectations", thank you! It can be a challenge working in a small space with so many people, children, pets, etc but we pride ourselves on being extremely organised and attention to detail to overcome this. Our satisfaction...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Linda catered a private function for my 50th birthday. Her service, food, and attention to detail were fantastic! From the very beginning she could not have been more helpful. Planning the menu, choosing wine to match the food, and arranging the evening was a breeze....On the day Linda arrived early and quietly took over the kitchen. Food appeared as if by magic, and it was all delicious. My friends and I had a fabulous evening and didn't need to lift a finger. Even the washing up was taken care of. I highly recommend The Gourmet Kitchen to anyone wanting catering in the Bay of Islands area.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Linda P, Owner at The Gourmet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks Ruth, it was fun planning your party with you and so rewarding to see everyone relaxed and enjoying themselves!

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    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
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