New Zealand-based Moveable Feasts has reportedly acquired Continental Catering Group’s event catering business to expand its presence and offer services for large events such as Heineken Urban Polo and South Island Agricultural Field Days.
It will also assist the company in renewing its previous partnership with the Canterbury A+P Show.
Moveable Feasts offers a range of menus through its satellite and mobile kitchens. It currently employs 20 full-time and 120 part-time staff.
Moveable Feasts director Sarah Robinson was quoted by voxy.co.nz as saying: “We worked together during the Golden Oldies festival in Christchurch last year and it was out of this that we started to discuss a possible acquisition, which will give us greater strength and depth throughout the South Island.
“These large events such as the Field Days, where 30,000 people visit over the three days, will just be a part of our business. We also have contracts at the Transitional Cathedral and Christchurch Art Gallery.
“Weddings are also a strength and we will do up to 150 in a season. Some weeks we will cater for eight weddings on the one day, having done six the day before.”
Continental Catering Group managing director David Cartwright acquired its catering business last June.
Cartwright was quoted by voxy.co.nz as saying: “This move will allow us to focus on our Mona Vale Homestead, Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and Percival Street Rangiora Bakery operations.
“At this stage, we expect staff numbers will not be affected although our key salesperson in the events area will be joining the Moveable Feasts team.”