Chef Deb Waiheke

Fine dining in your home. Weddings, corporate & private catering. Gourmet barbeques.

Testimonials

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Hi Deb. Thank you so very much for the most amazing food. The way you carry out your business makes for a very stress free and relaxing dining experience. Everyone has raved about your amazing food and I have recommended you to several brides to be already.Thank you so very much. “Jasmine Hurst-Private home in Wilma Road”

Hi Debs, we wanted to write to you and thank you for the aaaaaaaaaawesome and seriously delicious food that you provided for our wedding reception! Professional service, outstanding food and a joy to communicate with! Thank you for all that you did and for being so amazing! “Andrew and Laura Gueit-Puriri Valley Estate”

Hi Deb, I just wanted to say that the food that you prepared for our wedding was spectacular and we have had everyone say how great it was. They were all so surprised that it wasn’t the usual boring, drab wedding food!
Thanks so much – we cannot emphasise enough how pleased we were!
Keep up the amazing high standard! Your staff were also great! .
“Siobhan and Phil”

Hi Deb,
I wanted to express my gratitude to you, thank you very much for the service that you guys provided for us and for the divine cuisine. The menu was perfect and exactly how I’d pictured and imagined it to be. Thank you for your professional way of dealing with everything and thank you for corresponding with me by email over the last few months, I’m so glad that everything worked out perfectly for Benoit and myself.
Check out this link, we were on TV1 News World Cup Waiheke News Report

Thank you once again, I will be sure to pass on your name to friends and family.
“Regards Betty Visensang”

Hi Deb,
I just wanted to send you a BIG thank you for yesterday – you were fantastic and the food amazing as always! Everyone raved about the food and you coped so well with our funny house and kitchen!!
Thanks too to Jacqueline – it was so great having you both there!
Thanks again babe and look forward to seeing you on the island again soon
Cheers
Siobhan Wilson Sales and Marketing Manager for Marisco Vineyard

“Hi Deb,
The families gone and we are all cleaned up!Thanks for a great evening, it was a wonderful birthday surprise for Joan and it meant that we could all relax and enjoy the evening without worrying about cooking and cleaning up. The meal was lovely and you and Lexie both did a very prosessional job- you are a great team!
Many thanks and hope to have you both back in the near future”
Very best wishes
Donna & Dean

Hi Chef Deb,
Thank you so much for the wonderful Night in Tuscany at the Tree Bungalow, Palm Beach Bungalows.  Rex and I had a wonderful night on Good Friday this Easter.  The food was beautiful and the presenttion fantastic, as was your company.
Thanks again,
Lynn & Rex

“Hi Deb,
Thank you very much for the wonderful lunch you catered for my wedding at Onetangi . The food was amazing as was the presentation. Lexie the waiter was also fantastic, professional and really made the experience for us into a memorable day we will never forget. The whole process of organisation was easy and stress free. I would recommend (and have done) to anyone who wants something special and really affordable to call Chef Deb!!
Best regards”
Vanessa and John Pye

Hi Deb,
Just want to thank you for the fabulous meal you catered at The Beach Bach on Monday the 28TH. It was amazing and my partner and I really enjoyed it. Alece the waiter was great as well. Thank you again I will certainly recommend you to everyone.”
‘Craig Skevington”

Hi Deb,
Just writing to say thank you so much for looking after my mum and dad on Friday 18th at Heartsong Retreat and making their wedding anniversary so special. They thoroughly enjoyed their meal and just loved the whole experience. They were delighted and mum said they wasted nothing enjoying some left overs the next day too. You are doing something very special Deb and all the very best wishes for the future.
“Kind Regards Debbie Hounsell”

Hi Deb,
Thank you for the wonderful lunch on Saturday that you prepared for my 50TH. All my guests enjoyed the food immensely and have been raving about it all week. It was just wonderful to sit back and let someone else do the cooking for a change. The flavors of the food all complemented each other and my favorite would have been the tarts for dessert-I would love the recipe. Once again thank you for making my day so special.
“Tonia Timmins, Travel Consultant and Wedding Specialist, Bon Voyage Cruises, Parnell, Auckland

“I knew all would be in good hands for “all things food”! From coming up with menu’s, purchasing, preparing and serving. Three days of food heaven!! Being in the wine industry we are used to teasing our taste buds with all sorts of delights and chef Debs food was right up there. Her infectious personality and love of life came through in her cooking and presentation…”
Brent Marris – Marisco Vineyards

Chef Deb cooked for us on our birthday and what a meal! Equal to any of the top restaurants and with personal service. Where else can you pop out and talk to the chef whilst she cooks the lobsters and organic eye fillet steaks? Melt in the mouth stuff. The whole meal was absolutely superb.”
Trip Adviser-KiwiNimrod-Luxury on Waiheke.

“Hi Deb, a quick note to say a big THANK YOU for a lovely evening on Saturday. We all felt utterly spoiled and really enjoyed your meal – we’re still raving about the venison and jus – what a talent!
Thanks again!
Kind regards
Anne Loft

“Chef Deb cooked for us on our birthday and what a meal! Equal to any of the top restaurants and with personal service. Where else can you pop out and talk to the chef whilst she cooks the lobsters and organic eye fillet steaks? Melt in the mouth stuff. The whole meal was absolutely superb.”
Trip Adviser-KiwiNimrod-Luxury on Waiheke.

“Chef Deb has been our in house chef for a number of years. Her personality and the excellent cuisine she provides our guests is superb and well recommend by those who share her passion. ”
Phil. Owner of palm beach bungalows

“We are pleased that we have been able to offer our guests the services of Chef Deb, all of our guests rave about her. Deb is professional and offers a wide variety of menus and has a very pleasant, friendly manner which guests frequently comment on. I would thoroughly recommend Deb”
Trisha Jo, Owner of Heartsong Retreat, Waiheke.

“After one meeting with Chef Deb to organise a three day get away for my 5 key staff, I knew all would be in good hands for “all things food”!From coming up with menu’s, purchasing, preparing and serving. Three days of food heaven!! Being in the wine industry we are used to teasing our taste buds with all sorts of delights and chef Debs food was right up there. Her infectious personality and love of life came through in her cooking and presentation…could be why we drank far more than would be deemed as normal!! We look forward to using her again….soon!
Brent Marris – Marisco Vineyards”

“Hi Deb,
thanks again to you and Alece for catering Sunday night. It was a very special evening for all of us and a treat to be so well looked after. Len and Colleen were thrilled with how the the evening went and the extra touches were very well received”.
Kind Regards Vanessa Payne

“Chef Debs skill and creativity with food and stress free organising ability makes catering easy.”
Briar Ross, Jazz Vocalist.

“Great corporate catering for 2 days, delivered on site each day with a smile! It was very convenient, the food was absolutely great and loved by all. We would Definitely use Deb again and would highly recommend her services to anyone planning a corporate event on Waiheke”
Candice, www.nakedbus.com Auckland

“We have contracted Deb on several occasions to prepare food for our corporate clients and also our private guests in our 5* lodge on Waiheke Island, ‘Breakfast On The Beach Lodge’. We have been very pleased with Chef Debs menus and service and our guests have been delighted with the food. We will continue to have Chef Deb prepare meals at our lodge and you can feel confident that if you contract Chef Deb your event will be a success.”
Keith and Marilyn Graham, Owners, Breakfast On The Beach Lodge.

“Last summer I turned 50-and what to do? Around 35 guests at home. So with a little help from my husband we set the scene. It was to be a BBQ theme. We contacted Deb and she came up with some great ideas for the menu. It was fantastic, from the nibbles, to the entree of prawns, then the mains of lamb and chicken. All beautifully presented and cheerfully served by bubbly Deb looking sharp in her red and white outfit. Everyone commented for weeks after on the amazing food and chef. The perfect chef for the perfect night.”
Jen And Dave Rawson, Milford, Auckland

“What a wonderfull way to start our Waiheke weekend. Deb arrived with a bag full of delicious delights. We were able to relax in front of the roaring fire and enjoy very fresh food full of flavour.”
Scott & Diane Haldane. Auckland.

“A fantastic evening, food amazing, service awesome, highly recommended.”
Jeremy, Waiheke.

“Thanks Deb for a special evening with the yummiest olives ever tasted, the meal and service was perfect! Thanks!”
Andrea, Auckland.

“Such an amazing feast. Such beautiful food, fantastic presentation and delicious flavours from your organic range, steak was cooked to perfection. Great company, lovely service, and thank you for making Johns 24TH birthday a memorable one. We will definitely be back again! Kia Ora.”
Rima & John, Auckland.

“Spoilt over our two night stay at Palm Beach Bungalows. Great food in a comfortable atmosphere. Recommended to anyone and will be asking Deb over to repeat the experience ‘in house’
Lyn & Grant, Auckland

“Deb was an unobtrusive chef who arrived with a bag of goodies and proceeded to prepare six courses of very flavourful food using organic products from her garden and it all tasted delicious. What a treat.”
Enyth Collins, Palm Beach.

“Hi Deb. The weekend at Palm Beach Bungalows was great but your meal made it amazing. It would only have been better if we were actually in Tuscany. Your meal and service were outstanding.”
Brad Aylwin & Lesley Edgecomb, Whistler B.C. Canada

“A delicious meal using fresh and organic ingredients and beautifully presented. Would highly recommend Deb for your stay on Waiheke,”
Deb & Peter, Palmerston North.

“A wonderful meal. We had the Arabian Dinner, Perfectly cooked and cheerfully served. A most enjoyable experience. We would recommend it to anyone fortunate enough to be visiting Waiheke Island.”
Tim & Raewyn, Pelorus Sounds.

“A real treat to be personally served by the chef, delicious fresh food. Will do again next time on Waiheke.”
Susan & Andrew, Hamilton.

“Everyone really enjoyed the dinner! Good quality ingredients, great taste, perfectly cooked, well presented and great service. Will definitely be using your services again. Thanks for taking the hassle out of the night for me.”
Flo Hickey-Team New Balance New Zealand.

“We had our first overseas trip to New Zealand and the BEST part of our fabulous adventure was the lovely dinner, compliments of Chef Deb, that we experienced during our stay on Waiheke Island. The ambiance she created was delightful, and the food was mouth watering, perfection from start to finish! Scott is a trained chef and I have heard him tell many of our associates about the meal Deb prepared for us. Do not consider passing this up. The highest recommendations, with heartfelt appreciation.”
Wendy & Scott Ambrose, San Diego, USA

“Chef Deb cooked for us on our birthday and what a meal! Equal to any of the top restaurants and with personal service. Where else can you pop out and talk to the chef whilst she cooks the lobsters and organic eye fillet steaks? Melt in the mouth stuff. The whole meal was absolutely superb.’
Trip Adviser-KiwiNimrod-Luxury on Waiheke.

“Highly recommend Chef Deb-amazing chef, using the very freshest ingredients. The most tastiest meal we have had in a very long time. THANKS SO MUCH, and we will see you again hopefully when we go back to Waiheke”
Susan & Bryan, Auckland.

“We would strongly recommend Chef Deb, her cooking and presentation are A1!”
Trip Adviser-MelMcc2828-Romantic Retreat At Its Best.

“The Owners organised a private chef ‘Deb’ to prepare a beautiful meal for us. She used organic ingredients from her own garden to cook us a fabulous feast. Would highly recommend the same if staying at Palm Beach Bungalows.”
Trip Adviser-AucklandBrian-slice of heaven on Waiheke

“It was a great experience- a night in Tuscany was awesome, fresh ingredients served impeccably-overall 10/10, would definitely recommend.”
Dave & Charlotte, Hamilton

“Thanks so much Deb, you turned our evening around for us. Beautiful food, fresh and delicious, great company and a laugh. Four course meal cooked beautifully-would highly recommend to anyone.”
Lisa & Russ, Auckland.

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