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Well done team on a truly superb job! The Grazing Table was a total hit! and you were right the Middle Eastern choice certainly surprised some of my foodie friends….. Wonderful selection and some truly interesting and tasty things to try. Look forward to the next one! Thanks again. 

Sophia Gardo (14.06.22)

So pleased I chose Tall Poppies to cater for my birthday party. Services was fantastic and the food was amazing, everyone enjoyed it. Recommend Jillian and her team for stress free catering. 

Patsy McCook (14.06.22)

Hello Jillian….. Just to Wow!! What a gorgeous and delicious High Tea! Fabulous attention to detail. Your staff were friendly, professional and  punctual. They made my Mother-In-Laws  Birthday celebration wonderful…. Thank you….

Susanne Byll (13.06.22)

 I recently used Tall Poppies for our corporate function. I cannot rate them highly enough. The team were friendly and very professional. They were very helpful with suggestions for the menu and even catered to all our clients dietary requirements. 

Ann Hill - Sports NZ (13.06.22)

Hello Team. Thanks so much for the beautifully presented Canapes and the Delicious Platters. Loads of requests for your details, so thanks very much….

Suzane Holden (01.06.22)

When my mother died I wanted to have a wake for her; I really didn’t want to prepare all the food myself as we were expecting about 60 people. Equally I dreaded dealing with a catering firm that weren’t going to be reliable or, even worse, were going to deliver an embarrasingly mean amount of food.

Jillian Maskill and her crew from Tall Poppies took on all the stress and completely organised the food, the equipment, the crockery and glassware; they thought of things that I would have missed. They came the day before and set all the equipment up, then on the day itself came back before the crowds came and put out all the food.

We had a High Tea; everyone was blown away by the beautiful crockery, and the lovely silverware. The food was really generous - 60 people at a wake can get through a deal of food and tea and try as they might not even they could consume it all.

The next morning Tall Poppies came back and spirited everything away, leaving the venue pristine.

this review may sound gushy; but anyone who has put on a wake for a loved and much-missed relative will understand how grateful I am to have had a team who did everything, where there was not one problem or drama; who turned up exactly when they promised, and still delivered an event that my mother’s friends and family will talk about for years.

Thank you, Tall Poppies, and thank you Jillian

Stephen Dudding (17.05.22)

Your grazing platters were marvellous! My guests all commented on the fabulous array and how delicious they were! Thanks.

Sylvie Rocuse (22.04.22)

Simply Fabulous service!! Prompt email replies, professional, efficient and lovely! They delivered everything right on time and collected in the same manner. Couldn’t help but be very impressedwith the food and presentation! Thanks team.

Sandera Halley (13.04.22)

Jillian was wonderful - great communicator, great to work with and very organised and efficient. Would high;y recommend!

Caitlin Agnew (13.04.22)

Fabulous Platters! Awesome value for money! Great Selection! Happy…. Happy… Happy.

Simon Greaves (17.03.22)

The team at Tall Poppies were very accommodating during this difficult times and I received prompt replies to my emails. There staff were polite, professional and very personable. Thank you for making this event a very memorable one….. we revery happy to recommend you to friends and family…..

Brenda Moreland (14.03.22)

...Lovely…. just lovely….. thank you very much.

Rhonda Felly (02.03.22)

Needing a caterer urgently due to our caterer cancelling due to Covid-19 inssues, Tall Poppies came to our rescue!! The website was very informative and Jillians responses were prompt. The food we recieved was absolutely wonderful! We were expecting a limited range of Platters to be available but Tall Poppies were able to cater all of our requests….. I was very impressed wityh the plating and neatness of them all. Our guests were astounded by the selection and they raved all night about them! Could you ask for better?! Thanks Jillian for being sooo very accommodating under such high pressure circumstances. We will be recommending you to clients, friends and family….

Rachel Falls (02.03.22)

Jillian and her team stepped up when asked to cater a party at short notice. Tall Poppies’ website had all the information we required to select our desired food options. The range was extrensive and the feedback we recieved from guests was positive. From an admin and back end perspective I found Tall Poppies easy to deal with. Quick, clear, concise ciommunication. Food was delivered on time, as expected and well plated. Collection of the platters was mooth and seamless. Will definitely use Tall Poppies again.

Bianca Cornforth (1.03.22)

Jillian from Tall Poppies provided a variety of delicious canapes for my party. Her communication was excellent and any queries were replied promptly. She was also very helpful in offering options to meet dietary requirements. The canapes were delivered on platters, ready to go and they looked great. Everybody really enjoyed the food. Thanks so much for your professionlism, it was very much appreciated!

Shiree Schumacher (27.02.22)

Stunning Platters! Soooo incredibly thrilled with the presentation and flavour! The team at Tall Poppies were professional, friendly & accommodating…. Just what we wanted and couldn’t have asked for better service! Thanks team!

Alice Morgan (18.02.22)

We booked Jill to cater for our friends baby shower and it was a great success. Everybody raves about the beautiful crockery and silverware, the table setting looked really good. We chose the “Scottish High Tea” and it did not disappoint, the scones were lovely and the caramel shortbread was divine! The sandwiches were lovely and dainty and the display on how they were presented was excellent. Jills communication was really good and it was lovely to meet her. Thank you Jill all went well and everybody went home happy.

Fidelma Murphy (02.02.22)

Jillian and the team were absolutely fantastic. With all the covid chaos we had a few postponements and they happily rolled with the changes as needed. That together with their amazing menu options we were so glad to have chosen to work with them…..

10 out of 10 would highly recommend!

Danielle Esterman - Oh! Such Style  (04.02.22)

Awesome Service!  Amazing Food! Happy Guests! What more can you ask for?! Thanks guys!

Richard Moller (20.01.22)

Jillian and the team made our 70th birthday celebration so special, responsive and easy to deal with, flexible with requests. The food was delicious and had rave reviews from our guests. Many thanks!

Madeline Bower (14.01.22)

Tall Poppies are lifesavers!! They came to our rescue when we wanted do have a special family gathering at short notice and nothing was a problem. The food was superb!! Jillian & her team were incredibly polite,  friendly and professional. We couldn’t have asked for better service.. 

Robin Scarfold (09.01.22)


Fantastic spread for our Xmas Day lunch!! Awesome food, totally delicious and incredibly well recieved… thanks guys….

Tony Handcock (30.12.21)

Thank Goodness for Jillian and her team!! With a late rush into Xmas we contacted Tall Poppies at the last minute to cater our Xmas Lunch. She was prompt to reply to my email and supplied us with a fabulous lunch! I was most impressed with the quality of the ingredients and uniqueness of some of the platters….. Looking forward to other occasions that we can utilise her services. Just Marvellous.

Hillary Schrimpton (29.12.21)

Hi Jillian, thank you again for the wonderful High Tea you curated for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday celebration last Sunday. As you know we had resigned ourselves to having to delay bringing people together due to the government’s lock-down restrictions, so we are incredibly grateful that you were able to step in at such short notice when the restrictions lifted early. My mother-in-law was over the moon and our guests absolutely loved the occasion. It was a tremendous success thank to you and your team; and I can’t recommend you highly enough. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. Gretchen.

Gretchen Darling (17.12.21)

I ordered a high tea to celebrate my mum’s birthday. Jillian always replied promptly and gave a large selection of menus to choose from that detailed the specific plates. The menu was very well presented and many had unique and appealing themes. We had smaller children at the high tea and Jillian was more thsan happy to cater to their needs, offering more simple versions of the dishes. On the day, all the food was absolutely exquisite and the delicate cakes and sweets looked delectable. Jillian paid careful attention to each item, ensuring the taste, texture and asethetic were perfect. She arrived punctually and prepared all the food on plates which was straight forward and easy to arrange on the table. The High Tea also came with special equipment (stands, teapot, cups and saucers etc) to make the experience even more elegant and sophisticated. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food which as fresh and flavoursome and incredibly scrumptious! Would definitely order catering with Tall Poppies again.

Lexi Tuenter (16.11.21)

Exceptional catering for a lunch for 80 people for an 80th. We chose the Mediteranean option for a feast that was generous, tasty, healthy and beautifully presented. Had great vegan and vegetarian options as well which was a real bonus! Thank you so much…….

Hilary Ord (22.07.21)

We had an amazing high tea delivered for 60 people. We were astonished at how beautiful it all was with the genuine  Royal Albert china. A totally authentic experience with gorgeous food which we look for ward to doing again….

Rachel Turby (03.07.21)

Spectacular Grazing Table!! Wow!! What a selection…… It catered for everyone  and I got loads of people wanting your details….. Thanks again.

Margaret Hillset (22.06.21)

Hi Jill, I was very impressed with the grazing table you provided for us last weekend. I  loved the charcuterie selection and there were some cheeses there I hadn’t had before!  It was very well received  by my guests  and a lot of them wanted your details….. Thank you for your attention to detail and the time and effort you spent , it was much appreciated. 

Meredith Forthy (20.06.21)

Jillian, Thanks for a well organised tea party - and the good food.

Des Brosnahan (15/06/21)

What picked my interest into choosing their company is when you get to their website http://www.tallpoppiescateringcompany.co.nz  for sure the first thing you notice will be the bywords: Creative, Honest, and Affordable…

Paola Alexandra Perez (26/05/21)

 Hi Jillian, Thanks for the food yesterday, it was a big hit!

Sean O’Brien (2/05/21)

Absolutely fabulous High Tea!! What a wonderful surprise! You guys really made my day! Couldn’t have imagined we could have such a spectacular High Tea delivered to our home… Everything was delicious and the selection of teas to try was an added bonus. Thanks Team!

Sally Moreland (26/04/21)


Jillian came to our rescue with a late booking for a high tea for 16 people. The communication was simple, prompt and detailed with lots of options to suit our requirements. They were hapy to answer the phone, and if you left a message came back promptyl. The cakes/ sandwiches were perfect, and so detailed with such a wide selection you could not try them all. The drop off service made it simple, and they were happy for us to drop back the stands / plates & forks. From our ecxperience, I can not recommend Tall Poppies Catering High Teas highly enough.

Rachel Arlidge (20/04/21)

 Hi Jillian, I just wanted to say thanks for the yummy food. Loads of compliments. Can’t decide if I liked the Mushroom or skewers most. Mike said the chicken was really yummy, I don’t eat meat. ….. I think my sister will be in touch with you. Thanks again for making it all super easy.

Anna Martelli (26/03/21)

Just saying thanks for the great food last Wednesday. Good choices and well recieved.

Gary Hill (12/03/21)

Just a wee note to thank you guys for your consideration over moving our event date & for being so accommodating! We had a marvellous day and the food was exceptional…..

Kylie Warbridge ( 6/03/21)

Fantastic service. Food was delicious, beautifully presented and prepared. Great value for money. Thank you so much for adding to the great event we had.

Judy Rogers (22/02/21)


Hello Jillian, Just a brief message to congratulate you on an amazing High Tea for my mother’s 90th. She was absolutely thrilled with the food - especially the scones & tartlets!! Thank you also for the patience over the last couple of months trying to organise this is these difficult times, it was very much appreciated. All the best for 2021. 

Glenis Faulder (27/12/20)

Fabulous as usual guys! Many thanks….

Cara Gordon (19/12/20)

GREAT Platters!! Spot on delivery…. very friendly & professional.

Sally Whitford (02/12/20)

We were hosting a finger-food & drinks as a thank you to about 25 people. Once again (as we had used them for a 30th anniversary last year), Tall Poppies provided a lovely array of suitable food - easy to eat , very tasty - professionally and on time. But I must remember to order double the quantity of scallops and tuna in the spoonettes next time! They are always the first to go and as a hostess, I tend to miss out. I thoroughly recommend Tall Poppies and will definitely book them again.

Fiona Mackenzie (26/10/20)

Awesome grazing table!! Thank you….. we couldn’t have asked for better service from your team & we look forward to using your catering services for Christmas…

Trent Collingwood (13/10/20)

Gorgeous High Tea guys!! All our guests were totally thrilled! The food was adorable & very tasty!

Celia Morton (04/10/20)

What a Triumph! The grazing table was a spectacular success!! My husband was very impressed - and he’s hard to impress! Thanks again.

Margaret Boudoin (26/07/20)

It was a great night and the perfect amount of food. The Sushi was a hit!!

Erica Styles (20/07/20)

Hello Jillian, Thank you very much for the fanastic Grazing Table you and your team provided for us on the weekend. I must say your delivery & set up staff were very friendly & efficient & got everything set up beautifully. Te food exceeded our expectations and my husband was totally chuffed with the variety. Thanks again & weve passed on your details to our guests…..

Siena March (13/07/20)

AWESOME Middle Eastern Meze Grazing Table!! OMG! What a vast selection of food you provided for us…. Some REALLY interesting food that a lot of our guests were very  intrigued by. By far THE most fascinating catering we have ever had and we definitely look forward to using you again for othere events. Well done guys! Thanks SO much……

Michelle Doone (07/07/20)

Thank you VERY much for catering our party at such late notice!1 With all thats been going on we were thrilled you could cater for us. Everything was gorgeous looking and tasted fab…. losts of comments from our friends….. Thanks again….

Carla Morrison (27/06/20)

Hi Guys, Mike & I wanted to thank you for the AMAZING grazing table you put together for us! It was spectacular! with a whole host of things Mike & I hadn’t tried before!! Our guests finished everything and wanted your details - so we’ve passed those on….. We look forward to you catering our next event business or otherwise!!

Mike & Sarah Host (24/02/20)

Hello Jillian, Just emailing to thank you for your patience & consideration in providing the catering for my mums funeral….. The food was beautifully & thoughtfully presented and according to my guests, tasted great!  You really took the pressure out of the day & I’m very thankful…..

Caroll Warner (03/0/20)


Hello Tall Poppies Team.  A wee note of thanks for the fabulous Xmas Party food you put together for us. The Canapes were delicious, only to then be surpassed by the Artisan Planks and the incrediable desserts & cheese….. We have kept you details on file & will be calling upon you again next year to cater or events….

Christine Moorely (22/12/19)

Wow! You guys were Great!….. Our friends were very impressed, as was I & my husband was pleasantly surprised (very hard to impress him! hahaha)…. so thanks again & all the best for the New Year

Heather Thim (21/12/19)

AMAZING XMAS LUNCH!!  Look forward to using you guys again….

Linda Forth (17/12/19)

Hi guys, Just wanted to thank you very much for the phenomenal platters!! Wow! weren’t they delicious! The variety was fabulous & I’m glad we could cater for all the fuss-pots!!

Look forward to using you again in the future…

Chris Mullen (09/11/19)

I got so busy I forgot to drop you a line. Thank you for catering it was lovely and the presentation beautiful and it was just the right amount, the team loved it. I have recommended your catering to a couple of people here so hopefully they will use you shortly. Thank you again…..

Sarah Filetti - Crombie Lockwood (06/11/19)

Just wanted to send an email ans say thank you so much for the catering for Mum’s 65th. We all had a great time and everyone commented on how amazing and delicious the food was. The crockery was beautiful and ensured the high tea was the real deal, everyone loved it!  Many thanks Melanie 

Melanie Farrant (04/11/19)

Totally spectacular High Tea! Much better than others we’d had previously at venues & delivered to our home!! Perfect!1 We’ll be looking forward to having an occasion to do it again!!

Sara Highcourt (02/11/19)

Our clients loved the Grazing Table! Thanks for all the extra effort in making it a Halloween themed one! That was VERY much appreciated and saved me a ton of work!!

Karla Midfeld ( 30/10/19)

Just a quick email to say a huge thank you to Tall Poppies Team for a truly outstanding catering experience!! The Gourmet Platters were delicious & all our “fussy eaters” really appreciated the variety. I was particularly taken by the Deluxe Charcuterie Platter and the Cheeseboards… loads of things I’d never had before and REALLY good! So thanks again & with Xmas coming I’d say you’ll be hearing from us soon….

Carla Morovy (22/09/19)

Thank you so much to Jillian and the team for the wonderful grazing table you did for mum’s 80th. So much variety, more than plenty of food and everyone loved it. Plus it looked fab when all set up on the table. Definitely recommend Tall Poppies Catering.

Ali & Bill Bain (22/09/19)

Totally impressive catering guys! The Grazing Table was a real hit! Our friends all wanted to know who did the catering, so expect future business from our friends…. We’ll definitely be using you again….

Linley Eccles (18/09/19)

Totally spectacular Grazing Table! My goodness you guys sure do know  what you’re doing!! Thanks again and we’ll talk again closer to Xmas for our Family Do 

Shelley Carnegie (26/08/19)

The High Tea was a huge success. Everyone had a great time. The china & silverware were beautiful and the food was delicious. The staff were very friendly & professional and made sure it all ran smoothly. I couldn’t have wished for anything more. Thanks so much for everything you did to provide me with such a wonderful birthday celebration. I would highly recommend you….

Gillian Wadham (26/08/19)

Thanks Tall Poppies for the amazing High Tea you did for us!! Mum was absolutely thrilled and everything looked amazing!!

We’ve passed on your details to other family members, so you can expect more business from us in the future….. Thanks again!!

Lydia Moretley (15/08/19)

Fabulous catering as always….

Kaaren McLeod (03/08/19)

Totally blown away by your Gourmet Platters!!! They were absolutely fabulous and REALLY REALLY tasty….. Can’t wait for our next event to use your services again!!!

Carmen Bond (18/07/19)

we just wanted to express our appreciation of catering for Mum’s 80th Birthday yesterday, everything was simply perfect, the food was delicious and your management was brilliant.

Mum enjoyed her birthday and had a great day.

Greg Wilson (15/07/19)

Just a quick email, to thank you & your team for the amazing High Tea! My mother & sister loved it! I suspect you’ll be hearing from them soon to book one themselves!!

Maryanne Corner (11/07/19)

Thank you for the last minute catering - you saved my bacon!! The platters and canapes you selected were a great choice and everyone enjoyed the food…..

Morgan Stellar (28/06/19)

Many thanks for the beautiful High Tea you put on for us over the weekend. It was all very well recieved and really made for a special occasion….. Thanks again…..

Holly Turnball (17/06/19)

To all your team, thanks for the AMAING High Tea you did for our Grandmothers 80th!! It was absolutely gorgeous and the Royal Albert China & Rodd Silverware was appreciated by everyone!!  The food was delicious and looked lovely….. Thanks again & we look forward to working with you in the future….

Moira Hector (03/06/19)

Hi Guys, well you did it again!! The platters were fab & our client loved them - as usual…..

Look forward to our next Seminar to book you again!!

Helen Morrier (23/05/19)

ABSOLUTELY TREMENDOUS PLATTERS!! Thank you Jillian for your recommendations - they went down a treat!! BTW the cheeseboards were fantastic!!

Roger Greentree (08/5/19)

Thank you very much for ther beautiful High Tea!! My mother could not have been more impressed!! She loved the fine china and silverware and all the extra niceties you provided to make the day just that little more special…..

Reginald Correster (04/05/19)

Hi Guys! Just wanted to drop a line to thank you so very much for the amazing food you provided on the weekend…. Our guests were thoroughly impressed and we passed on your details to alot of them!!

We look forward to having you cater for our events in the future….. you reaslly did make it so easy….

Carla Pritchard (18/4/19)

Tall Poppies recently catered for our daughters High Tea wedding & Platters for our guests the following day.

The attention to detail on the High Tea far exceeded our expectations. The food was beautifully presented & tasted delicious!!

The platters the following day had a very high quality of interesting ingredients & all our guests raved about them!

And last but certainloy not least, the service staff were awesome - professional, friendly & immaculately presented.

Thanks again to everyone at Tall Poppies for making my daughters special day VERY special & for being so accommodating.

Lou Hound (31/03/19)

A huge thank you to Jillian & her team at Tall Poppies…..

They provided a spectacular Grazing Table for us & the quality of the ingredients was outstanding….

The display looked lovely & it really made the event…..

Highly recommend them to anyone looking for high quality catering…..

Michele Pocock (25/03/19)

 Thanks again guys! The food as per usual was glorious! The clients were happy, we were happy & all in all the event was a huge success…

Pat Morellos (18/02/19)


We had such a GREAT time yesterday!! The food was SO good and everything looked so inviting!

Elin Granrud  (19/12/18)

Wonderful Platters guys!! The staff gobbled them up! We had plenty for everyone and the variety was absolutely fabulous!!

Frank Cormitt (23/08/18)

To you & all your team, a massive thank you for such a beauitful High Tea! My daughter couldn’t have been more impressed! Thanks also for helping make it such a wonderful surprise! Our guests we delighted at the authenticity of everything, from the Rodd Silerware to the Royal Albert Tennis Sets & Sandwich Plates… I particularly liked the silver cake tongs - gorgeous!

The food, well what can we say?! It was dainty and delicious! All went down a treat. Favourites included the Vanilla Bean Scones, the Mini Tiramisu & my favourite the Cucumber, Mint & Basil Sandwiches!!

Thanks again for all the effort and I look forward to booking you again for our next Baby Shower!! (hopefully hee hee hee!)

Carla Thorme (21/07/18)

Hi guys!! Once again your catering was fabulous! All the food was delicious and the desserts were spectacular! (again!)…

Looking forward to our next dinner party and having you guys do it all over again!!

Thomas Madeson (01/05/18)

TJ and I want to send a HUGE thank you for you and your team!

The cake (Croquembouche) was perfect and we absolutely love it. It looked beautiful and tasted even better. The food for The Winchester went pretty quickly, looked great and people enjoyed it.

You made it really easy for us, everything arrived on time with no problems and looked and tasted great.

Thanks again….

Lisa & TJ (30/04/18)

I just want to say again, thank you SO much for everything. Omg it was an absolute dream come true walking intoHighwic and seeing that beautiful set up, even lovelier than we ever imagined.

Everyone loved the food especially the Tiramisu, Macarons & the Salmon Pikelets…

Caitlin O’Connor (04/03/18)

Divine! That’s what my mom said!!! Totally thrilled… Can’t thank you enough for all the effort you & your team put into everything….

Tony McCalister (13/02/18)

Hi Guys!! Just dropping a wee thank you for the catering on the weekend….. The grazing platters were fab and everyone loved it….. Fun watching people wander round and round nibbling on everything…. So thanks again..

Simon Moreton (11/01/18)

Jillian, your recommendation of the High Tea for our Mothers 70th was a total success! The food was beautifully presented… the scones were delish! and mum particularly liked the Cucumber Sandwiches… 

Hazel Wallace (03/01/18)


Hi Jillian,  Just wanted to cpngradulate your team on a job well done! 

The Xmas High Tea was a hit! Great to have something really different fo a change….

Ingrid Worsnop (10/12/17)

Thanks to the Tall Poppies Team for putting on an awesome spread!! They ate everything!!

Menwa Coolap (22/09/17)

Once again our clients were thoroughly impressed with your platters! You have a fabulous selection and we never get bored!!

Katja Vermont (14/08/17)

Absolutely SUPERB!!

Thanks for all the attention to detail…. my mother was stunned at the range of Royal Albert you had!!

We will definitely request your services again in future….

Lillian Metcalfe (03/08/17)

I wanted to thank you personally because the staff were so impressed…one elder said the scones tasted just like his grandmas and people came back for seconds!

Amrita Lal - Jacobs Douwe Egberts (07/07/17)

Good Morning, Firstly I would like to say thank you for your great service yesterday. The food was delivered on time and tasted very good!

Sarah Mullin - Fire Protection Association (08/06/17)

I just wanted to say a really big thank you to you and your team. The Mother’s Day High Tea was so perfect and all three generations who attended loved it!! There was so much appreciation around the table, ;ast year we had gone to The Langham and everyone said that today was much better!! The food was delicious - particular favourites were the bite sized scones and the corocnation chicken sandwiches, There really was something for everyone… I know it was  a last minute arrangement so thank you so much for squeezing us in…

Nicole Turner ( 14/05/17)

Jillian, just letting you know we were thrilled with the platters and canapés on Friday night…. They were very tasty and well presented…. I’ve had guests ask for your details, so I hope you get lots of repeat business! Looking forward to using your services again..

Fiona Hallswell (22/02/17)

Hi Guys, Thank you so much for the awesome high tea you provided for our wedding!!! All  my guests were well impressed….

Holly Whiltshire (14/02/17)

Just wanted to say a big thanks for the wonderful service at our wedding. The platters wereamazing and the staffwere so professional. They worked really hard and were just so great, I can’t rave about them enough!!

Antonia McNaughton (01/02/17)

Awesome spread guys!! Well done and thanks very much…..

Thomas Kile (17/01/17)

Well… what can I say - you’ve really outdone yourselves this time!! The food was spectacular, with no end of options and all my guests wanted to know who did the catering - so I gave them your cards of course!! Thank you for taking the time to go through everything with me prior to the event as arduous as it was …. You really put me at ease and hence the evening was a hit!!! Here’s to more fabulous parties!!

Laura Thornton (14/01/17)

The food was great - thanks!!!!

Gillian Bosley  (05/01/17)

What a beautiful High Tea you delivered!! the scones were delicious & my husband ate ALL the macarons!! Looking forward to using your services again!! Thanks again….

Sally Bright (02/01/17)


Thank goodness this year is at an end, but at least we went out on a high thanks to you and your team…. The platters went down a treat & the staff were brilliant….

Trent Wallis (21/12/16)

Once again the food was outstanding and the staff were very obliging… couldn’t have asked for a better result! Thanks Jillian….

Cara Wrightson (18/12/16)

Absolutely fabulous High Tea! My mum was thrilled and her guests were delighted with the presentation - especially the Royal Albert china!!

Loren Mikka (12/12/16)

Thank you for your lovely catering last night…. The service crew were pleasant and very obliging. have a fabulous weekend!!

Karen Stuart - Project Floors (09/12/16)

Absolutely stunning high tea!! My mother was VERY impressed and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon….. We will definitely be doing another one this summer!!

Laura Marshall (05/12/16)

We had a great party and everyone loved your food….. most successful and virtually nothing left! Ross was most upset there was no ham left in the morning for a snack!! Cheers once again & a BIG thank you!!

Elizabeth Keenan (04/12/16)

Thank you for providing platters at such late notice!! They went down a treat…. Have referred you to a couple of clients who were very impressed and we look forward to you catering for us again.

Lyndsay Hower (21/07/16)

Many Thanks Jillian. The food was well received 

Paula Elder -  TRG Imaging (15/08/16)

Everyone enjoyed the food and had  very postive feedback :)

Prachi Tisgaonkar - Paymark (15/08/16)

The food was amazing thank you, & the cheeseboard was awesome!!

Karen Willats  (05/08/16)

Once again we were very happy with your lunch offerings….

Alice Fraser (02/08/16)

Hi Jillian. Being a complete novice at trying toorganise a High Tea, I was very grateful for all your assistance!! My parents were VERY impressed and it was a relief that you could bring everything to us, as they are not as moblile anymore…. The food looks amazing and my sisters wanted your details, so I suppose that says it all! Thanks again….

Harry Prentis (26/07/16)

Just passing on the staff compliments for the wonderful lunch yesterday!!

Louise Herald (25/07/16)

Emma, thank you sincerely for your advice on our Dads party….. The platters and canapes were perfect and certainly a better choice than a sit down meal on this occassion - we forgot what big drinkers they were and it made it much easier having staff pass around food….. So congrats! and thanks….

Hayley Norvis (22/07/16)

Thanks Jill for the awesome High Tea! mum really enjoyed it and bought back a few memories I think with the Royal Albert China and Rodd Silverware… 

Rachel Inglis (17/07/16)

Well the weather may have been awful, but the food was certainly not!!! In fact it was the highlight of the afternoon!! It was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful! I must say the Spritzer was delicious and everyone commented on it - wanted the recipe in fact!! So thanks for all your help and patience…. much appreciated.

Kelly Doherty (12/07/16)

Good Morning Jillian….. Just wanted to pass on the feedback from the all day menu yesterday… The filled Brioche were delicious and were perfect for the morning tea…. The mini rolls and mini salads were a good variety for all our guests & the sweet tartlets were gorgeous for afternoon tea - we could have had two of those each per person…. So everything went down a treat & we’d like to book for the same time next month….

Carla Thomas (08/07/16)

Thank you very much for the wonderful Morning Tea platter yesterday… It was very well recieved.

Tobias Rual (02/06/16)

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!  I asked my daughter to give me your email address so I could pass on my sincere gratitude for such a lovely high tea….. It really made my 60th!! The staff were very attentive and never missed a beat. So thank you very much….

Carol Highland 26/04/16)

Well! What can I say?! The service was wonderful - i didn’t have to lift a finger!! The food arrived on time and looked great, and tasted even better - really liked the Duck Tartlets and the Beef en Croute!! My husband nearly devoured the salmon on his own!! So thanks again & we hope we have the opportunity to use you in the future…

Sally Morton (21/04/16)

Hello Jillian, Thanks for the wonderful catering on Friday! The staff thoroughly enjoyed it and are looking forward to next months meeting to do it all again!! So thank again….

Claire Woods (16/04/16)

Well! Thank you very much Tall Poppies for the sensational High Tea on the weekend!!! The food was fabulous and the staff were very helpful…. I have another family birthday coming up and we’d like to use Tall Poppies again to cater for that if you’re available….

Josey Willerridge (13/03/16)

Just wanted to pass on a very sincere thank you for the absolutley wonderful High Tea!!! By far the best one we have ever had and all the equiopment you provided was stunning!!!

Casey Maxwell (06/03/16)

Well done Tall Poppies! You really made our night!!! My guests all asked who the caterer was and I was more than happy to pass on your info!! Thanks again and we look forward to working with you for our next event….

Jerry Hollis (02/02/16)

A sincere thanks to you and your staff for making my husband’s birthday a REAL SURPRISE!!! I was most impressed with your sensitivty and helpfulness. It was very much appreciated! The food was beautiful and went down very well - especially the canapés!!

Jody Cartwell 03/01/16)


Mark who hosted the meeting this week that you catered for said your food was lovely with lots of guests passing on their compliments too!!!

So thank you very much for your service. I have already told my boss who spends a bit of time on the North Shore to you check out.

Thanks again!

Mel Dewar - DHB Shared Services (01/12/15)

Just to let you know that we were very impressed with the catering you provided on the weekend…. Your staff were very professional and ensured my husband and I had absolutely nothing to do!! We have forwarded your details onto or friends and family … Thanks again….

Carla Morton (02/05/15)

Thanks for the fabulous platters!  The variety was amazing and the quality was exceptional!  All our colleagues were most impressed!!

Lucy Smythe (15/03/15)

Once again Tall Poppies excedes our expectations! The level of care & attention showed by the team was exceptional and we look forward to  you having you cater for us again in the future… Cheers guys!!

Carmen Southland (02/03/15)

I would just like to let you know the food was lovely on Saturdaynight. Everyone enjoyed it. Thank you for the great service.

Barbara Wright (26/01/15) 

Just a quick note to thank your team for a fabulous job on our High Tea - you guys sure do know what you’re doing….. My family thought it was beatiful and the food was delicious!!!

Justine Walton (01/02/15)


Thank you Emma and the team, our Christmas Party went off without a hitch and your service staff were splendid!! The food went down a treat and we will certainly be using your services again….

Charlotte McIntyre (23/12/14)

Once again you pulled off a sensational function for our Chritmas Party!!! The New Orleans Menu was spot on and we all really enjoyed it,  I have to say it brought back memories, so thanks for that…..

Caroline Portello (21/12/14)

Hi Guys…. Just to say, thanks for all your efforts this Xmas… Once again it was a success - thanks in large part to your front of house team.  The platters were delicious and everything got eaten… and I mean everything! - so thanks again….

Rosalie Tallentire (18/12/14)

As per usual the food and service was excellent, thank you very much!!

Lena Shepherd - Hilton Brown Swim School (31/10/14)

The breakfast food was amazing, lots and lots of really good feedback from the staff so we were very happy and fullof good food> Looking forward to booking you again!

Geraldine Mills - Spark PHD (19/10/14)

Sorry I missed you on Friday when the platters were collected but wanted to say the food was delicious and went down a treat, especialyy the minipies/quiches platter. The beef skewers were lovely and tender and the chicken skewers were yum!!

Thanks again….

Debbie Gibson - Architectural Stone (22/07/14)

Jillian, what a sensational High Tea your team did for me and my girls! Just beautiful….. Everything was delicious and we should probably have ordered more! Thanks again…

Gloria Heston (03/05/14)

Thank you - we were very happy with the quality of the food and the service you provided us. You were more than happy to adjust the menu with limited notice and this was appreciated hugely.

Thank you.

Emma Jolly - Harcourts Cooper & Co (30/04/14)

Just wanted to say thanks for the fabulous lunch youput on for our clients…. We got lots of compliments & absolutely everything got demolished - a great sign if you ask me!! Thanks again & we look forward to  having Tall Poppies cater our futuer events….

Kristie Pillare (21/04/14)

Oh my goodness!!! What a sublime High Tea you did for us….  everything was gorgeously presented and all my friends commented on the fabulous selection of teas….. The Chocolate Mint was by far my favourite! 

Gloria Westerbury (15/03/14) 

Wanted to say thank you as we both felt the event ran very smoothly with you and your staff members help on Friday.  The salmon platters (as you predicted) went down extremely well!!!  

Jackie Jones (03/03/14)

My word, didn't your team do an amazing job on Saturday! Thank you so much for your patience and advice - it certainly paid off in the end…. We all had the most incredible night and all made possible because of Tall Poppies….. Thanks again….

Dorothy Hutchence (23/02/14)

Thanks to you all for providing the most fantastic high tea for our Hen's Party….

Simone Rodgers (11/02/14)

It's taken me a while to get round to emailing….. but I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous work your team did on my daughters wedding! The attention to detail and the time spent in preparation was much appreciated…. everything looked absolutely beautiful! Thank s again and we look forward to having you cater for us in the future…..

Lois Singleton (05/02/14)


I just wanted to email, to thank you so much for catering for our function at such short notice - your service staff were very professional, the food was outstanding, particularly the canapés and we will not hesitate to use you for our upcoming events in 2014….

Sarah McKinley 19/12/13)

Thank you for the absolutely superb food you catered for us on Friday.  It was brilliant!  Our clients were particularly impressed with Ocean Platter and the Individual Desserts - scrumptious!! I have already recommended your company to our clients and other members of staff and look forward to having Tall Poppies supply our catering for 2014!

Thanks again….

Carla Simpkin (19/12/13)

Thank you for yesterday, it was fantastic!!

Maria Bjorkman - DDB (19/12/13)

Thanks to the team at Tall Poppies for once again providing us with a beautiful meal for our Xmas Party.  

Mia Tailman (15/12/13)

I just wanted to congratulate you on the lunch on Wednesday. Absolutley outstanding and you will officially be our new caterer when we have events. Well done and have a great Xmas/New Year which I know will be spent working furiously! All the best….

Julie Benton CCH (12/12/13)

Just wanted to say thank you for our lunch - it was awesome!!

Lena Shephard - Hilton Brwon Swimming School (11/12/13)

Thanks so much for the wonderful catering you provided last Thursday night.  Our biggest concern in planning the Christmas Party had been to make sure there  was enough food for everyone - nothing kills an occasion like empty stomachs - but there were no complaints of the sort.  We were really impressed by the variety you were able to provide too - there was something to satisfy everyone and it all looked great.  The night went off without a hitch and so we thank you for helping contribute to the success!  

Delaney MacDonald - .99 (06/12/13)


Just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and your team for the spectacular selection of platters and canapés - they looked so appetizing!  Our clients loved the food as usual…..

Kyla Cormack (24/07/13)

What a fabulous job you and your team did on the weekend!  My family loved the Salmon, the gorgeous Charcuterie and the incredible desserts! Also thrilled to have been able to choose a selection of cheeses to really impress my family. They were spectacular!  I'll  highly recommend Tall Poppies to my family & staff and look forward to have you cater our events in the future….

Tomas Lightfoot (03/05/13)

Just wanted to thank you very much for the divine food on Saturday.  I was very nervous about having my party catered (it was my 60th).  I have been a chef in a former life & always do my own food - but I would certainly use you again & recommend you to others. Thank you.

Meg Baillie (28/04/13)

Thank you for the fantastic food.  The platters were wonderful.  People particularly commented on the Petit Fours.  Thank you very much…

Rebecca Bennett (14/04/13)

Finally, I have a moment to sit down and write this overview email…. Mark and I were 'over the moon' with the catering for our wedding. The food was outstanding and your waiting staff were excellent. - they were attentive and provided a great service.  Thank you for going the extra mile….

Mark & Kirstin Champion ( 03/04/13)

Thanks so much for catering  Jess's 21st last night at The Winchester.  She had a totally awesome night. The platters were fabulous - in their variety- their timing - their appearance - and their taste.

Pam Hook (22/02/13)

I just wanted to email to thank you for taking so much time to ensure our wedding went smoothly and that we had a lovely menu….. The croquembouche was magic!

Jennifer Hadlock (21/02/13)

Just wanted to say thanks so much for the beautiful food you delivered to North Shore Hospital on 21 Dec.  I know it is a stretched time of year but both the food and the service were fantastic.  I will book with you again….. 

Hayley Morrison (08/01/13)


Jillian, Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me to discuss our requirements for our family Christmas do.  It was very much appreciated.  My guests made lots of comments on the quality of the food and I was very happy with the service staff you provided, they were very friendly and professional.  Couldn't have asked for better.  Thanks again….

- Jody Walthrop (27/12/12)

Just wanted to email  to thank you so much for the truly fabulous food you supplied for my wife's 50th birthday.  It was a huge  relief that you could cater at such short notice and the staff were superb!!! By the way, we have passed on your details to guests and family members for their upcoming celebrations.  Thanks again….

- Karl Hollifield (21/12/12)

An enormous thank you to your team for making our Christmas function absolutely splendid.  Can't thank you enough and will certainly be using Tall Poppies for our function in the coming year….

- Carol MacIntosh (13/12/12)

I just wanted to email to thank you and your team so much for a fabulous High Tea you provided my girlfriends and I on Friday…. It was sublime.  The portion sizes were perfect and we couldn't have asked for more beautiful presentation. The teas were gorgeous. What a treat!  Thanks very much and I look forward to using you in the future for other family events.

- Kayla Dortridge (24/11/12)

Thanks again for the wonderful service and food you provided for my dinner party on Saturday night.  Everything went very smoothy and my guests were  very impressed with the food and Kirsty (she is lovely and did a great job).  All the best for the crazy season leading into Christmas and I'll be sure to  use your services again….

- Loren Astridge (22/11/12)

Absolutely fantastic service!  Friendly and professional.  Delivered punctually.  Highly recommend Tall Poppies to anyone trying to organise a party at home from abroad…..  Thanks guys, you made the whole process a breeze.

Samantha Carlyle (20/11/12)

The ball was a huge success on Friday night, everyone had a great time!!!! The food was fabulous, everyone loved it, and there wasn't a scrap left at the end of the evening! Thank you so much for your wonderful service, and professionalism…..I will recommend you to others, and use you again.

Lily Watson (19/11/12)

My goodness, what amazing food you provided for us on Sunday evening.  My guests were delighted and so was I. Sincere thanks for making our evening such a wonderful night…..

Sharon Hall (12/10/12)

I would like to say thank you for the wonderful food on Saturday night.  Everything went to plan and all the guests commented on the quality of the food. The function was a huge success, thank you for contributing to this….

Wendy Bussen (02/09/12)

I just wanted to email to say how fabulous the food was! We got lots of comments from our clients about how impressed they were….. Thank you so much for taking the time to come and meet with me to discuss all the options at such short notice, it was very much appreciated. We look forward to having your cater our events in the future.  P.S: Your service staff were fabulous!

Carly  Rodgers (21/08/12)

Thank you so much for the wonderful canapés on Thursday night. They were fabulous and recieved some 'yummy' comments.  The girls were also great. Thanks a load - I'll certainly be recommending you going forward.

Suzanne Bull (28/07/12)

Thank you so much for helping make our “Special Day” such a memorable occasion.  We found Tall Poppies Catering Company right from our first encounter so easy to deal with.  The choice of Gourmet Platters was amazing and all lived up to and went beyond our expectations.  We had nothing but praise from all we spoke with regarding the food offered.  All arrived promptly at the given time, ready to serve, or with with appropriate heating instructions.  It certainly makes entertaining a breeze.  Thank you so much.

Nikki and Ray (16/04/12)

Thank you very much for the food you supplied for the 80th birthday party yesterday.  Every item was of the highest quality which made the meal just perfect.  For me personally, I though the lamb was quite outstanding.  The Carrot Cake was delicious.  There were generous amounts of each dish and there was a lot left over - enough fo a small group to have an evening meal.  I also appreciated the complimentary dish of vegetarian items for my wife.  There was lovely attention to detail such as attractive dishes and bowls for presenting the food and attractive serviettes.  Your lovely food helped ensure a most enjoyable and successfu celebration.  If I have to arrange another function in Auckland, I will be sure to call on you.

Sincere thanks,

Ray Murray (01/04/12)

We had Tall Poppies do the catering for our wedding and we could not fault the food or the service we had from them.  The food arrived on time and was very well presented and tasted as good as it looked.  I would recommend them to anyone and I will.

Matt and MaryAnne (12/02/12)

Thank you for everything.  The food was fantastic and it was unbelievable value for money especially for New Years Day!  Your prompt timing of service was outstanding, but the food was amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed the canapes, especially the King Prawn Skewers with Wasabi & Coconut Creme Fraiche and the 2 course banquet was simply yummy.... Roast pork with crackling with cranberry, Orange & Port Sauce - yum! and that Smoked Kawakawa Salmon - WOW! - couldn’t get enough of that!  The food presentation was beautiful which really made the day quite spectacular and we had so much food left over too.... It has been a pleasure to organise my family’s gathering through Tall Poppies from overseas as there was no fuss and the communication was outstanding.  I really can’t thank you enough and highly recommend Tall Poppies to friends and family in NZ and other kiwis based internationally that require catering services that they organise abroad like myself for the family in NZ.  My gratitude to you and thanks again. 

  Lee Carnagie   (12/01/12)

Just thought I would send you a FANTASTIC YOUR AWESOME and BIG THANK YOU for our ladies lunch in Mid December. We had a fantastic time and amazing and excellent food.  We were well impressed with both quality and standard and service.  Very Impressed.  We will glaly be using you again in the future. 

 Caroline Imrie (08/01/12)


I wanted to take the time to email you and thank you and your team for the time and effort you put into our event.  Your patience was much appreciated and I have no reservations about using  Tall Poppies in the future  next time hopefully we will be a little more organised.... Thanks again.   

 Jo Tilden   (23/11/11)

I just want to thank you so much for the wonderful food - everyone was very impressed as was I, and highly recommend your company.  Many thanks again for a great job!  

Sarah Righten  (10/10/11)

Thank you for yesterday.... Great food as always.  Everyone really enjoyed it, including our hosts.  So, I’ve passed your details on and have encouraged them to use Tall Poppies for their events in the future.  

Mapihi Opai, Fashion Industry NZ  (1/10/11)

Just a wee note to thank you for the catering last Saturday.  Many comments came through from our guests about the wonderful food you put up.  Your amounts were generous and devine!! 

 Katja Wallace (23/09/11)

Thank you so much for making our Christmas function a raving success.  Your staff couldn’t have been more polite or attentive. The food was lovely and the menu you suggested was perfect.  Thanks again to all your team! 

  Samuel Alfriston (17/08/11)

P.S:  The food was GREAT!  

 Diane Mathews   (12/08/11)

I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you very much for the yummy salmon sandwiches. 

 Karla Lawerence (01/08/11)

Thanks for the food - many people have complimented us about it.  

 Ingrid Hollis (26/07/11)

A BIG THANK YOU for the fantastic food.  The sushi was excellent and I’ve had many good comments about the breads.  

 Sam Metcalfe (23/07/11)


The food was great!  Thanks for all your efforts.  

 Harrison Lucas, Telecom

I’ve been meaning to write for ages and say THANK YOU for the great food!!  

 Tony Cartwright

We were delighted with the presentation of your platters and have recommended you to our clients. 

Samantha Doors

Thank you for your considerable time and patience to help organise the food for our wedding.  The platters looked amazing and they tasted great too!  We look forward to utilising your services again.....  

Claudia Sutherland

I just want to thank for your efficiency and professionalism in supplying great platters for our wonderful wedding.  We had an incredible day and you were a part of making it so!  Thank you very much.  

 Leanne Forrester

Just want to say thanks for the lovely food.... my dad and his colleagues enjoyed lunch!! I have forward your contact to my dad’s company as they would like you to cater their functions in the future. Thanks again...  - - Kate Morelan

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