What We Do

Precinct Food is your catering company. We love how food can not only taste great, but can also transform a room, inspire a reaction, make a memory and form a connection.

We create authentic, creative events and experiences throughout greater Dunedin, alongside some of the South Island’s best produce suppliers and venue partners. Our executive chefs and front of house staff collaborate seamlessly to create events that are the talk of the town.  From sourcing high quality local produce, creating your menu in our kitchen, to serving your guests,  we provide to you the best hospitality that Dunedin has to offer. Our menus and presentation are driven by local produce, impeccable attention to detail, quality, and consistency in everything we do.

Sustainability informs our approach to catering.  We prioritise sourcing ingredients locally, minimising food wastage by using surplus to feed those in needs; and we recycle and upcycle wherever possible.

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Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering, all-in feast for the whole whānau, or a lavish experience that will have everyone talking for years, we cater for all weddings, big and small. We create a unique food experience to help make your dream day nothing less than perfect.


Office & Delivered Catering

Explore our wide selection of quality catering menus and products, carefully prepared and beautifully packaged, ready to serve to you and your guests. Whether you need breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, canapes, platters or grazing tables, our online ordering system makes it quick and easy to order your food.

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Private or In-Home

Are you planning a special celebration or a lavish party to mark a special occasion? We will work with you to deliver a food experience to make your special day even more memorable.  Explore our menus & contact us to start planning your dream event.


Corporate & Large Events

We specialise in catering to conferences, formals, balls and other larger events.  Whether it's multi-day catering, canape function or a special meal, we will create delicious catering menus that compliment your guests experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

To order delivered/corporate catering head to our online ordering platform.

As events are often a lot more complicated and involve more details, we ask that you send an enquiry to us, detailing as much information as possible about your event. We will send you all the information you need including menus, packages and details on bar/hire. Enquire now.

Monday – Saturday there is no minimum order spend.  For breakfasts we require a minimum of 8 people. For morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch orders there is a minimum of 5 people.  Canape and Buffet have a minimum of 30 people.

Sunday orders have a minimum order spend of $500 exclusive GST.

We recommend placing your order with us as soon as you know you require catering so we can hold the date for you. If you don’t have final details confirmed (i.e., numbers and dietary needs) – submit your order with your best estimation of requirements and we are happy to amend details once this information is known.

For orders to be delivered on Mon-Fri between 8am-5pm we require at least 24 hours' notice and must be received by us no later than midday on the day prior to delivery.  This will allow us time to confirm and schedule your catering. At times our days (or particular delivery times) become fully booked and so we would strongly recommend placing your order as soon as you know you require it to avoid missing out.

For orders prior to 8am or after 5pm Mon-Fri and weekend orders, we require your order no later than the Thursday the week prior so we can arrange the correct staffing to produce and deliver your order correctly.  If orders come in after this time, and staff rosters need to be changed, a 20% surcharge will be added.  

Monday orders must be received by us no later than midday on the preceding Friday as our office may be unattended over the weekend.

If you want to place an order after our cut off time, call us on 03 479 0930 to discuss your order requirements as we may still be able to accommodate your order.

As soon as you know your date and what you are needing we recommend letting us know so we can check out the date and book you in.  Even if you don’t know all the details yet, it’s best you let us know as soon as you can, so you don’t miss out.  We can edit your details later.

For environmental, health and safety, and cost reasons our preference for smaller orders is to provide catering on disposable catering trays.  We have a range of boxes we are using for our cold food items that look great and are made from sustainably sourced FSC certified paper.  These are home and industrially compostable and recyclable and mean that we use significantly less plastic wrap.  Finding environmentally friendly, food safe and great looking serving options is something we continually review and prioritise.  For larger orders we will likely use crockery plates.

If you have a smaller order and would like crockery plates please let us know and we will try to accommodate.  Depending on the order we may need to make a small charge to cover the pick up of the plates the following day.

Our food is made freshly on the day of the order and we recommend all food is eaten within a 1-2 hours following delivery or is refrigerated to be eaten later that day.  Please contact us on 03 479 0930 if you have any more questions regarding food longevity.

Yes, we have a range of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan friendly items.  Items suitable for dietary restrictions are indicated on our menu.

You can add specific dietary requirements in the appropriate place on the order form and we will add suitable options to meet these needs.   These will, on most occasions, be served in individual labelled boxes.  There will be a small additional charge for the handling of these individual portions and some dietary options will incur an additional charge ( ie gluten free/keto).

For events, when designing your menu we will take into account any dietary requirements you have and normally there is no extra charge for this.

Our canape and buffet menu has also been designed with dietary requirements in mind. Items suitable for dietary restrictions are indicated on our menu.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding dietary options.

We can deliver to most locations in the wider Dunedin area. Delivery costs vary by area.

A delivery charge of $15 excluding GST applies to all regular orders within the Dunedin CBD.

Mosgiel CBD deliveries have a standard charge of $30 excluding GST.

All other delivery areas will be priced and confirmed on ordering.

You can also pick up your order from our Café and Kitchen on 125 Vogel St. Let us know when ordering if you would like to pick your order up and we will remove the delivery charge.

Yes! You can make changes to your order up to the order cut off time of 12pm one business day before your order.

For delivered catering, you can head back online and amend your order through the system. This will then be confirmed by us and you will receive another email.

For larger events/weddings, please email us with your changes.

Yes we are fully licensed and can provide you with full bar service either onsite or at your chosen venue.  We work with multiple suppliers and can provide you with a large range of drinks.

Please contact us for full details regarding meeting all local liquor license regulations, staffing and for a full drink list.

Yes we do.  Please let us know when enquiring that you are wanting staff for your event. 

We operate a large team of professional staff experienced in both waitressing and drinks service and are ready to help you with whatever you need.

Yes we can. We can organise any of your hire needs directly through our trusted suppliers or guide you in the right direction. Ordering through us can simplify your event planning process. Talk to us to find out more.

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