Zest Kitchen, Catering, Tauranga

Zest Kitchen is a contemporary catering company, with a philosophy that all dishes should be made using only the freshest ingredients and cooked with passion.
We invite you to design your own Set Menu or Degustation Menu from our extensive range of options below…. Alternatively the team at Zest Kitchen can assist you in creating the perfect menu.

The idea is that you design your own lunch or dinner menu by selecting a variety
of different dishes from each section of the Menu options below….

For example, you could start your menu with a soup or plated starter, followed by
your main course and accompaniments; to finish, you could choose a plated dessert
cheese board or a selection of our finger desserts…..
Click here to make an enquiry or call us in Tauranga on 07 552 5989.

Chilled Soups:
• Watermelon & Strawberry w Fresh Mint.
• Beetroot, Ginger & Lemon Grass w Coriander.
• Gazpacho topped w Basil Pesto crouton.
• Rocket Vichyssoise topped w Sun-dried Tomato Pesto crouton.
• Roasted Tomato, Capsicum & Rocket w Olive Bruschetta.
• Crayfish, Lemongrass & Coconut Bisque topped w Yoghurt.
• Avocado, Lemon Confit & Minted Pea w Parmesan crouton.
$18.00 per head, per option.

Hot Soups:
• Cauliflower, Kumera & Saffron w Parsley Pesto crouton.
• Roasted Tomato, Capsicum & Rocket w Olive Bruschetta.
• Leek & Potato topped w Sun-dried Tomato Pesto crouton.
• Smoked Pumpkin, Parsnip & Pear w croutons.
• Mushroom, Spinach & Parsley w Parmesan croutons.
• Pumpkin, Carrot & Cumin w Watercress Pesto crouton.
• Crayfish Bisque w Basil Pesto Brushetta.
• Roasted Vegetable & Pesto w Olive infused croutons.
$18.00 per head, per option.

All Prices are GST Exclusive.

Breads & Dips:
Breads w Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vincotto & assorted dips.
$15.50 per head.

Vegetarian - First, Second & Third Course Options:

Bistro Selection:
• Classic Caesar salad w Parmesan dusted Quail Eggs & Avocado.
• Salad of Mozzarella, Avocado, Vine Tomato, Asparagus & Balsamic dressing.
• Grilled Radicchio Hearts wrapped in Zucchini Ribbon w Raspberry Vincotto.
• Roasted Butternut & Basil Risotto w shaved Parmesan & dressed leaves.
• Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli w Grilled Vegetables, Red Capsicum Coulis.
Bistro: $22.50 per head, per option.

Gourmet Selection:
• Salad of Asparagus, Roasted Pears, Capsicum, Rocket & Watercress w Fig Vincotto.
• Pan-fried Haloumi w Caper, Lemon & Chives w Rocket salad & croutons.
• Ricotta & Blue Vein Tart w Lemon zested Papaya salad.
• Goat Cheese Mousse, Beetroot Relish & Wild Rocket salad.
Gourmet: $24.00 per head, per option.

Fish & Seafood - First, Second & Third Course Options:

Bistro Selection:
• Classic Caesar Salad w Poached Salmon & Avocado.
• Grilled Prosciutto & Lemon wrapped Prawns w Rocket & Parmesan salad.
• Seared Lemon scented Prawns w Watermelon, Cucumber & Seaweed salad.
• Crispy Crab Cakes w Red Capsicum Aioli & Wild Rocket salad.
• Smoked Kahawai Pate & Sun-dried Tomato Pate w Crostini & dressed leaves.
• Prosciutto wrapped Scallops w Capsicum salsa & dressed Baby Spinach.
• Crispy Salmon Bites w Parsley & Lemon Risotto.
• Spiced Ginger & Lemon Grass Prawns w Rocket & Coriander.
• Salt & Pepper Squid w Thai Salad w Coriander, Lime, Fish Sauce & Palm Sugar.
Bistro: $25.00 per head, per option.
All Prices are GST Exclusive.

Gourmet Selection:
• Trio of Tuna; Tartare, Sesame Seared & Smoked Pate w toasted Brioche.
• Citrus seared Scallops w Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli & baby Rocket.
• Carpaccio of Salmon w Smoked Tuna Pate, toasted Brioche & Celeriac salad.
• Salmon Pastrami & Pork Belly Rillettes w Waldolf salad.
• Prawn & Snapper Ravioli w Crayfish Bisque & wilted baby Spinach.
• Smoked Fish w Fennel, Sugar Snaps, Endive, Watercress & Citrus salad
• Dill poached Salmon w Lemon Mayo, peppered Beetroot & Watercress salad.
• Crab, Fennel, Capsicum & Rocket salad w Lemon & Virgin Olive Oil dressing.
• Smoked Salmon Ravioli w Red Pepper Coulis & wilted Wild Rocket.
• Tuna Teriyaki w Watermelon, Cucumber & Sesame Seaweed salad.
Gourmet: $27.00 per head, per option.

Meat & Poultry - First, Second & Third Course Options:

Bistro Selection:
• Classic Caesar Salad w Grilled Chicken, Bacon & Avocado.
• Pan-fried Chicken Livers w Figs, Rocket Salad & Olive croutons.
• Smoked Chicken & Red Capsicum Risotto w Pomegranate Jelly.
• Peking Duck Rilettes w Crostini & Balsamic dressed Wild Rocket.
• Roasted Chicken, Italian Parmesan & Sage Ravioli w Parsley Cream Sauce.
• Lamb, Rosemary & Garlic Ravioli w Roasted Tomato Coulis & Parmesan.
• Prosciutto wrapped Brie w Nectarine Chutney & Citrus dressed Watercress.
Bistro: $24.00 per head, per option.

Gourmet Selection:
• Balsamic semi-boned Quail w Ratatouille & Crab-apple Jelly.
• Peking Duck Pate w seared Scallops & crisp tossed salad leaves.
• Carpaccio of Venison w Watercress salad & Pomegranate-Vincotto.
• Smoked Lamb Carpaccio w Fennel-Endive salad & Smoked Balsamic Jelly.
• Pistachio dusted Lamb w Eggplant -Capsicum Roulade & Rosemary Jelly.
• Tartare Trio: Beef, Salmon & Venison w toasted Brioche & Horseradish Cream.
• Rare Roast Beef Fillet w Horseradish Waldolf salad & baby Spinach leaves.
Gourmet: $27.00 per head, per option.

All Prices are GST Exclusive.

Fish & Seafood - Main Course Options:

Bistro Selection:
• Seared Trevally w Capers, Chorizo, Olives & Rich Tomato compote.
• Poached Tarakihi in Crayfish Bisque dusted w Pistachio & Chives.
• Seafood Risotto w Saffron, Scallops, Squid, Prawns & Mussels.
• Coconut dusted Gurnard w Spicy Lime & Fig Chutney.
• Trevally Teriyaki style w Lemon Confit & Wasabi Aioli.
• Prosciutto wrapped Gurnard w Sun-dried Tomato & Papaya Salsa.
• Lemon & Mint scented Tarakihi w Red Pepper Jelly.
Bistro: $37.00 per head, per option.

Gourmet Selection:
• Char-grilled Tuna Loin w Nectarine Chutney.
• Char-grilled Kingfish w Olive, Caper & Tomato Salsa.
• Seared Salmon Teriyaki w Lemon Confit & Wasabi Aioli.
• Char Grilled Salmon & Tuna skewers w Rhubarb Chutney & Aioli.
• Poached Hapuka in Crayfish Bisque topped w Rosemary Jelly.
• Turbot poached in Red Pepper Coulis topped w chopped Chives.
• Char grilled Marlin w Spicy Lime & Fig Chutney.
Gourmet: $42.00 per head, per option.

Meat & Poultry - Main Course Options:

Bistro Selection:
• Prosciutto wrapped Chicken Breast w Olive Pate & Red Capsicum Coulis.
• Balsamic glazed Pork Loin w Spiced Apple sauce & Apple Jelly.
• Orange & Clove infused Pork Fillet w Rhubarb Chutney.
• Dukkah dusted Chicken Breast w Red Pepper & Tomato Coulis.
• Roasted Turkey Breast & Sage & Onion Farce w assorted condiments.
• Slow Baked Balsamic & Orange basted Ham w assorted condiments.
• Chicken Breast poached in Coconut & Ginger w Pomegranate Jelly.
Bistro: $37.00 per head, per option.

Gourmet Selection:
• Pan-fried semi-boned Quail w Sauterne Raisins & Blackcurrant Jelly.
• Honey & Soy seared Duck Breast w Raspberry Jelly.
• Roast Hoison Beef Fillet w Horseradish & Rocket Hollandaise.
• Rosemary & Lavender dusted Lamb Loin w Bramble Chutney.
• Roasted Garlic infused Beef Fillet w Smoky Balsamic Jelly.
• Seared peppered Venison w Blackberry Jelly & Sherry Jus.
• Cinnamon & Cardamom infused Duck breast w Pomegranate Jelly.
• Pistachio dusted Lamb Loin w Spicy Lime & Fig Chutney.
Gourmet: $42.00 per head, per option.

Vegetarian - Main Course Options:
• Seared Haloumi w Cumin, Capers, Lemon & Chives,
• Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable stacks w Pesto & Olive Pate.
• Goat Cheese Mousse Tart w Beetroot & Rosemary Jelly.
• Grilled Asparagus, Capsicum, Rocket & Watercress salad w Fig Vincotto
• Mushroom & Red Pepper Pate Tart w Rocket Pesto.
Vegetarian: $29.00 per head, per option.

Salads - to accompany your Main Course.
• Rocket, Watercress & Parmesan w Balsamic & Avocado Oil dressing.
• Herbs & Leaves w Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes & Raspberry Vincotto.
• Thai Salad w Coriander, Lime, Fish Sauce & Palm Sugar.
• Capsicum, Cucumber, Tomato, Mint & Olives w Citrus dressing.
• Raw Beetroot, Carrot, Celery & Ginger w Sesame & Soy dressing.
• Classic Caesar salad w Romaine, Parmesan & crunchy croutons.
• Roasted Carrot, Parsnip & Pumpkin w Caraway, Parsley & Lemon Oil.
• Baby Spinach w Roasted Pears, Lemon Vincotto & croutons.
• Broccoli , Green Beans & Zucchini w Lemon Oil dressing.
• Potato & Kumera w Watercress Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes.
• Romaine, Radicchio, Watercress & baby Spinach w Balsamic dressing.
Salads: $12.50 per option.

Vegetables- to accompany your Main Course.
• Parmesan Roasted Potatoes.
• Cumin spiced Red Kumera mash.
• Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Potatoes.
• Potato & Fresh Parsley mash.
• Smashed potatoes w Fresh Rocket & Shaved Parmesan.
• Broccoli, Green Beans & Zucchini w Lemon Oil dressing.
• Roasted Parsnip, Pear & Cumin spiced mash.
• Pumpkin & Carrot Mash w Parsley Pesto & Lemon Preserve.
• Buttered steamed Gourmet Potatoes w Parsley Pesto.
• Steamed Asian Greens w Ginger & Oyster sauce.
Vegetables: $12.50 per option.

Gnocchi, Rice & Grains - to accompany your Main Course.
• Tabouli w Chick Peas, Parsley, Garlic & Lemon.
• Cumin spiced Grains w Lemon Confit & Parsley.
• Roasted Pumpkin & Parmesan Risotto.
• Pearl Barley, Citrus & Rocket Risotto.
• Basmati Rice w Saffron, Ginger & Lime.
• Fresh Spinach & Italian Ricotta Gnocchi.
• Pumpkin & Parmesan Gnocchi.
Gnocchi, Rice & Grains: $12.50 per option.

All Prices are GST Exclusive.

Bistro Selection:
• Apple & Cinnamon Pie w Vanilla Ice Cream & whipped cream.
• Lemon Meringue Pie w Raspberry Sorbet & Crème Fraiche.
• Chocolate Pecan Pie w Espresso Ice Cream & whipped Cream.
• Lemon & Lime Cheesecake w Greek Yoghurt.
• Baby Pavlova w Seasonal Fruits & Berries.
• Lemon Tart w Black Cherry Compote & Greek Yoghurt.
• Dark Chocolate cake w Double Chocolate Ice Cream.
• Oat & Honey Rhubarb & Apple Crumble w whipped Patisserie Cream.
• Classic Crème Brulee w Shortbread Biscuit.
Bistro: $20.00 per head, per option.

Gourmet Selection:
• Chocolate Tart w Fresh Strawberries & Strawberry Sorbet.
• Raspberry & Cappuccino Tiramisu w Cinnamon Shortbread.
• Toasted Hazelnut Mascarpone Mousse w Chocolate Shortbread.
• 70% Dark Chocolate Mousse cake w Dark Chocolate Ice Cream.
• Orange & Vanilla Crème Brulee w Minted Strawberry Salad & Lavender Shortbread.
• Candied Orange Mousse topped w Chocolate, Chilli, Passion Pate.
• Raspberry Mousse Cake w Chocolate, Chilli & Raspberry Ice Cream.
• White Chocolate Mousse Cake w Pohutukawa Honey Ice Cream & Berry Coulis.
• Green Tea Mousse Cake w Lemongrass & Ginger Ice Cream & Mango Coulis.
• Chocolate pudding w dark Chocolate sauce & French Vanilla Ice Cream.
• Lemon Mousse Cake w Raspberry Conserve & Mango Sorbet.
• Sticky Date & Toffee pudding w Ginger Nut Ice & Crème Anglaise.
Gourmet: $22.00 per head, per option.

Cheese Option:
A fine selection of New Zealand & Imported Cheeses is available upon request;
served w Fig, Quince, Pear, Apricot & Plum Pastes, Fresh Grapes, specialty Breads & Crackers.
From $28.00 per head.

Finger Desserts Options:
• 70% Dark Chocolate Mousse cake w Almond Dacquoise.
• Raspberry Mousse Cake w Almond Dacquoise
• White Chocolate Mousse Cake w Almond Dacquoise.
• Green Tea Mousse Cake w Almond Dacquoise.
• Lemon Mousse Cake w Almond Dacquoise.
• Assorted Macaroons: Pistachio, Strawberry, Raspberry, Citrus, Orange & Cherry.
• Tiramisu Mousse in a Chocolate Cup w Chocolate Coated Coffee Bean.
• 70% Dark Chocolate dipped Profiteroles Filled With Cream.
• Black Cherry Compote Tartlet dusted w Oat & Honey Crumble.
• Blueberry Compote Tartlet dusted w Oat & Honey Crumble.v
• Rhubarb & Apple Compote Tartlet dusted w Toasted Coconut.
• Candied Orange & Mascarpone Mousse Tart topped w Pistachio Crumbs.
• Strawberry Tartlet w Crème Patisserie.
• Vanilla & Orange Crème Brulee served in Ceramic spoon.
• Orange Curd Tartlet topped w Chocolate, Chilli, Passion Pate.
• Lemon Meringue Tartlet.
• Lime Curd Tartlet topped w Rata Honey Mascarpone Mousse.
• Espresso Mousse in Chocolate cups w Chocolate Coated Coffee Bean.
• Fresh Fruit Skewers w sweet dipping sauces.
Finger Desserts $3.50 per piece.

• Coffee / Teas: $2.50 per person

Please note a minimum of 50 guests applies.

All Prices are GST Exclusive.

• $28.00 per hour - Food & Bar Service Staff
• $32.00 per hour - Supervisor
• $50.00 per hour - Head Chef
Please appreciate that staff require a minimum of 4 hours each per shift.

Equipment Hire:
We have equipment available for hire upon request. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Please Note: GST Excluded on all the above pricing.
Click here to make an enquiry or call us in Tauranga on 07 552 5989.