About us

About Carl Newman

Get Cheffed is led by Carl Newman, a professional and dedicated chef with over 27 years experience in

the hospitality industry. Carl’s experience spans across hotels, restaurants and for the past 15 years, catering to the New Zealand Film Industry. His passion and commitment to great food and local produce eventually led to the development of Get Cheffed. Alongside a team of experienced chefs and front of house, over the past 6 years Get Cheffed has established itself as a quality, trusted catering company that aspires to sustainably provide nutritious and innovative catering services. 

We started out by learning from the people who spearheaded film catering in this country. It wasn’t that long ago when the local takeaways were the first, or only option to feed your crew. 

Fortunately, these innovative pioneers succeeded in changing the face of film set catering. They may have hung up their aprons and passed on their knives of knowledge, but we continue to follow in their footsteps – making our own mark and delivering no matter the obstacle.

"DOING FILM CATERING MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE PART OF MORE THAN JUST COOKING FOR SOMEONE, YOU'RE PART OF A RICHER, BIGGER PRODUCTION. tHIS PROVIDES AN AMAZING SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT. aFTER THAT FINAL 'IT'S A WRAP', AND THE SHOOT IS COMPLETE, YOU HAVE THE SATISFACTION OF KNOWING THAT THE MOVIE WILL CONTINUE TO DELIGHT MANY FOR YEARS TO COME." -CARL NEWMAN

MEET THE TEAM

While we take pride in the success of our tasks, it is the people who make it happen and matter the most. These are our own team, our families (understanding the odd hours) and the relationships with our suppliers, clients and customers, and their teams. 

The goal is to continue to build a successful business that nurtures the people who pour so much passion into it. Get Cheffed is driven by a great team of people. We inspire each other to appreciate the food we use for our craft, by constantly innovating, collaborating and creating different menus every day.

Carl

Manana - Captain
Save the Planet

Sal

Sal - Sentinel, The
Guardian of all Taste Buds

Frank

Pai Mei – Flow Like
Water

Pipiana

Pip –
Kaiwhakamarumaru

Mirjana

Miri – Heal You
With Food

Heath

Pony Boy

Will

Developed, Do,
Deliver

Royala

Roy - The
Detailer

PRODUCE & SUSTAINABILITY

Our commitment to great food extends to using great produce. We source locally as much as possible, and value developing relationships directly with local growers, free-range farmers and suppliers.
As the landscapes around us continue to evolve, environmental sustainability is an important part of our growth and we’re working hard to uphold these values. We’re committed to using sustainable and finding innovative ways of catering food and events within the hospitality and film industry. 

FOOD

We recognise that every event and need is different. We cater and tailor to a wide range of settings, styles and specifics – from breakfast to dinner, morning to supper, canapés, buffets, hangi and more. All food is prepared and presented under our team of qualified and seasoned chefs who are passionate about creating quality food. 

EVENTS

BEVERAGES

We can cater a wide range of non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages. Our licensed bar person will mix, serve and cater to all your beverage needs. 

STAFF

 Get Cheffed has a strong team and network of back and front of house staff to meet the needs of any event size. Whatever style of service your event needs we can provide. 

EQUIPMENT

Whether you need catering for 50 or 500, events of all sizes are easily managed professionally with our full set up. 

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