O Catering is a boutique Auckland catering company based in Grey Lynn, run by owner and chef John Oyagawa. Offering a professional, personalised and stylish catering service to corporates and individuals. From corporate catering, product launches and cocktail parties to wedding catering, team-building cooking classes and private dinner parties, we have the experience and creative flair to make any function, large or small, a success. O Catering prides itself on being big enough to manage large scale events but small enough to really care about its customers’ needs.
So, if you are looking for an Auckland catering company that makes amazing food, provides incredible service and will make your event extra special – look no further. Our philosophy is simple; eat, drink, relax, enjoy.
Some of our many corporate clients include:
ANZ, Auckland Chamber of Commerce, AUT, Beaute Prestige, British American Tobacco, CBRE, Colenso, Colliers, Custom Residential, Fonterra, Gen-I, Giltrap Group, Hesketh Henry, Imagination TV, Maori Television, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pfizer, Tonkin & Taylor, Trust Investments, UNDP, University of Auckland, Unlimited Potential Real Estate and NZX.
Product Launches For: Azzedine Alaïa, Issey Miyake and Jean-Paul Gaultier
TV and Film Industry Catering: Masterchef NZ, The Bachelorette Australia and MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles’
What some of our Auckland Catering corporate clients have to say about us:
“My wife and I got married on Waiheke Island at the end of 2012. We were lucky enough to meet John Oyagawa in the early stages of planning our wedding. He was extremely helpful and offered us advice and ideas on more than just the catering. His patience with us throughout our planning was amazing. John and the O Catering team were always understandable, professional and wanting to help over and beyond their necessary requirements. We had our dream day and John and his team played a huge part in making our day run so smoothly. The food, presentation and staff were fantastic and our guests have not stopped complimenting the cocktails, food and service that they received on the day. I would strongly recommend using O Catering for any type of event and make sure you stop by Cafe O for coffee and lunch. It will not disappoint.”Terenzo and Kelly Bozzone
“I first met John Oyagawa when he catered a seated dinner as a corporate function at Whitespace. We host corporate functions regularly at Whitespace and have worked with a number of caterers. John communicated well with us about the format of the evening and the evening was a great success. The client loved the food – they were a group of business women and the menu was perfectly suited to fresh and healthy choices.
We were so impressed by the food and the service that we hired John to cater a client function at the gallery shortly after – a seated dinner for 35 guests, again the food was excellent and the service thoughtful, attentive and intelligent. As with any small business we need to keep costs to a reasonable level- John worked with us to make sure the standard of food was not compromised but the cost to us was affordable and met our budget. Since John has opened Cafe O, we have visited for breakfast and had a beautiful meal, again good food is most important but warm and friendly staff make all the difference.”Deborah White & Kenneth Johnson(Whitespace Gallery)
“I have used John and his team to cater for several functions, and have been delighted with the quality and presentation of his product. Guest feedback has always been fantastic. So much so, that I always ensure we have a supply of John’s business cards on hand to advocate his service. From which I know he has received further business. I would not hesitate to recommend John to any prospective clients.”Gavin McCormick(ANZ Bank)
“John has catered for our company on a few occasions. His catering is of a very high standard and his selection of menus is very comprehensive. The food is beautifully presented and I would thoroughly recommend their services.”Heather Moore(Healtheries)
“John and his team provide deliciously, flavoursome food that is presented beautifully, every time. The service is impeccable – John is always tremendously helpful when it comes to planning for an event and always adds real flair to all occasions.”Carol Hirschfeld(Past General Manager Production, Maori Television)
“We have known John and used his catering services for many years. This has been for both family events such as wedding luncheons and in a business capacity for Board and private functions. John has always exceeded our expectations, food choices have been original, meticulously prepared and delicious. John’s attention to detail and his understated manner in delivering uncompromising levels of service have ensured many successful events for us. We are very happy to recommend John to anyone who may wish to use his services.”Wayne Walden(Past Chairman of Board of TVNZ)
“We have used O Catering on many occasions over the past few years for both work functions and private catering. The food is first rate and certainly of top restaurant quality, we have had food provided for simple morning teas through to full service fine dining meal over several courses. The staff are fantastic, very polite and obliging and they take care of everything. We used them exclusively during the Rugby World Cup 2011 when we were hosting corporate clients at our offices. We had nine nights, some of them back to back, and everything ran very smoothly, we did not have to do anything and all our guests needs were taken care of. We would recommend using their services to anyone and I would be happy to give a verbal reference to anyone who needs it.”Peter King(Director, United Cleaning)