Broadlands School

25th March 2015

Broadlands School 80th Reunion

Hi Team!

Wow! What a fantastic meal you guys put on for us! Everything was so fresh and tasty. our attendees were overwhelmed with the quality and how much there was to choose from, including your desserts. Certainly "bang for ya buck" so to speak. People were surprised at the cost per head, as the food was outstanding.

I had one conversation with a guy in which he attended a function, held by a one of New Zealands largest companies, and the price per head was double, and the food they put on was well below your standard. That in itself is a true credit to your team.

Thank you very much for catering for our event, and we will not hesitate in recommending you to anyone, along with using you again. I must also mention, dealing with you guys is t"top notch". Nothing was a hassle, with menu choices to payment to even number changes within one week of the event. This sure made things a lot easier for the only two committee members!!

Again, thank you so much to the Team at Southern Spit BBQ Co Ltd!


Davie Walkers & Tracey Foden

Broadlands School 80th Reunion Committee

Margaret & Paul Rowe

Dear Southern Spit Roast & BBQ Catering.

We would just like to say a huge thanks to Southern Spit BBQ for your wonderful catering at our sons wedding last Saturday 21March.

Nothing was a problem to you , driving to Morrinsville to our farm , driving your van into the paddock to the shed (wedding venue), asking for nothing as you were all self sufficient which made it so easy for us not having to

provide a kitchen for you to work out of or even the fact that you didn't need power. A huge thanks to your two wonderful workers Carol and Shania who just set up quietly and efficiently, nothing was a problem to them.

They were so friendly and courteous and always had a smile on their face. The clean up just seemed to happen and they packed all the left overs up for us to keep plus we had no dirty dishes to wash. And lastly , the food.Well, that was awesome, we had so many comments on it . It impressed our overseas guests and just hit the right spot for all the farming quests , plus a great selection for the young ones.

So once again a  huge thank you from all of us.


Margaret & Paul Rowe

Kiwitahi (Morrinsville)

Darel Worsnop - Vauxhall school

Hi Graham,

I would just like to say that the meat, vegetables and salad were absolutely delicious and the service was faultless. Tusi was a one-man machine and his efforts were well above and beyond what we had expected. He is a testament to your company and everyone present commented on how efficient and lovely he was.

I'm sure we'll be having you back again in the future - thanks again for the great night


Darel Worsnop
Financial Officer
Vauxhall school

Bryan & Jennifer Orsbourne

Hi Phil

Just to let you know how impressed we were with the spit roast you catered for us on Saturday 22 September for our son's 21st birthday. The food and service were great and all of our guests have commented on the quality as well as quantity served and also the cleanliness of the whole operation as well as the politeness of the staff member.

So once again thank you very much.

Kind regards
Bryan & Jennifer Orsbourne

Joan Dunn Retail Manager Farmers

Hello Graham,

The lunch today was really amazing and all of my staff enjoyed it. The meat and salads were excellent. We thank you for providing us an opportunity to enjoy our Xmas lunch. It went down really well. Your team member who delivered food and waited on us was really a lovely man. I assure you if I am still in the store I will be hiring you for a Christmas Lunch this year.

Many thanks once again

Joan Dunn
Retail Manager
Farmers Trading Company
Queen Street Branch

Lynn Southern

Hi Graham,

We would like to compliment you and your company on the totally professional and friendly way your staff conducted themselves at the wedding of Nicolle and Paul, held at Ceramco Park on 27th March.

We have received so many comments from guests and family on the quality and presentation of the food, and would recommend your company to anyone who is holding similar functions.

We were amazed that the two people who were handling this function, could do so in such a way that the whole presentation appeared effortless.

Our last comment would be the number of people who said how wonderful the young lady was, whilst passing round the before dinner nibbles, and also the smiling face of the young man who made everyone feel really comfortable.

Thank you once again, for making our daughters day so special, and one to remember.

Lynn and Dennis Southern.

Please feel free to use our comments in any way that would help to promote your business.

Mini Car Club of Auckland

8th October 2011

Hi Phil,

This is just to thank you on behalf of the Mini Car Club of Auckland for the overwhelming Spit Roast dinner that we all did enjoy at our club evening. The food was really awesome, and our guests all liked the selection. They all left with many good comments about the quantity, quality and diversity of the food dishes. You will surely be at the top of our list for our next club event.

Many thanks again

Mike Bates
Senior Vice President Mini Car Club of Auckland

Irene & Dave Mills

Good afternoon,

We want to thank you so much for the gorgeous food on Sunday night, that everyone really enjoyed . Your staff (Phill) has been really good. Everything was amazing; we really had a great night.

Thanks again

Irene & Dave Mills.

Nikki Yuile (nee Parkinson)


We would just like to say a BIG thanks for providing excellent catering services on our wedding in Pirongia on the 27th Feb. The services you gave were exceptional for us on our special day.

Everyone had positive comments about the food which we both agree was just marvellous. Above all we truly appreciate how cool the whole process was.

Thanks again, so so much.

Best Regards

Nikki Yuile (nee Parkinson)

Party Hoppers Auckland - 2/8/11

Hi Graham,

Thank you for your message. We really enjoyed working with your team and are thankful for the lovely meal.

We will be contact soon to discuss the website links.

With kind regards

Paul and Lisa
Party Hoppers Auckland

Rogers Earthmoving

20 April 2006

Dear Tony,

We would like to say a sincere thanks to you and your team for the magnificent contribution you made to our Easter party.

We were really very impressed with your punctuality and the quantity and quality of the food provided. Especially flexibility in catering for more people than was originally expected was a great favour.

It was a vital project to our company having tight time frame and you contributed to the success of the weekend.

We expect to have the pleasure of your services again in the future.

Yours truly

Sandy Hart

Lesley Corbett

3rd August 2011

Hi there,

My goodness, the food was delicious; it was fabulous and more than enough for 25 people.

Thanks a lot for everything and we will definitely use your services again.

Warm regards

Lesley Corbett
Sandra Reade

Karen - 18th June 2011

Hi Graham,

For the delicious food provided on Sunday night for our sons 21st - Bosan Bar in Howick.

I am feeling happy to pass on the compliments to you and your team members. Every guest had something pleasant to say about the beef, ham and salads. Thanks a lot for making our evening. We would surely use you in the future if we were planning another event.

Thank you so much

NZ Deerstalkers Association

Hi Phil

It is just a thanks note for the brilliant food and service that Southern Spit BBQ Co provided for our club’s annual dinner. The guests were really very impressed with it. It was extremely different from the service provided by another spit roast company which we have been using for several years. We will surely be using your services for all future events that our club will hold.

Your chef (Tony) is to be highly recommended for his chivalrous and efficient service.

Thanks a lot once again.

Kind Regards

Gerald Trass.
Vice-president. NZ Deerstalkers Association Auckland Branch.

Brighter Thinking

Hi Phillip,

I just thought to write a quick email for letting you know how much we were impressed with your services and food on the 27th March. Your team (Amelia and Rob) were enormously professional, punctual and friendly. Whole set-up was really amazing. So please pass on to them big thanks from me and Marc. All my guests complimented on the great food and impressive services.

Amelia and Rob packed our leftovers and gave us a chance with some more to nibble on over the rest of the weekend.

I surely have nothing negative to say here. Please do not hesitate to use this thanks note on your website as a testimonial.

Kind Regards

Sunette Carroll
Strategic Account Manager

Just to say thanks very much for the nice dinner

Hi Graham

This is just to say thank you very much for the awesome dinner provided on last Sunday at the Hamilton bridge club. Card players’ response was overwhelming. Also pass on our thanks to your staff for the polite and efficient way they served us all

Cheers . henk.vde@xtra.co.nz

First Assistance - Corporate Catering

Hi Graham

A very BIG thanks for a very delicious feast prepared for our staff on Saturday 4th Sept. Our staff really enjoyed it and complimented on freshness of salads, the beautifully cooked meat and all the services.

Once again – thanks for the great job

With best regards,

Kalita Vaa
Personal Assistant - Managing Director
W: www.firstassistance.co.nz

Robert - Bio-Strategy

Hi Graham,

Thank you.

Please pass on a huge thanks to your staff also. The meal was fabulous (best items selected and awesome quality) and all staff members really enjoyed it. The guy (was it Rob?) was very cooperative and pleasant and really did a great job. A number of my staff complimented on the way the steak was coked. We will surely feel pleasant to use you guys again.

Kind regards


Robert B Lyon
Sales Manager & Director
Australia & New Zealand

Melody Cowell

Hi Graham

I want to say thanks for catering an awesome and fabulous dinner at our wedding. The service was excellent, and the credit goes much to the young lady looking after the head table.

Many Thanks again

Melody Cowell. bubbashane@xtra.co.nz

Tania - Barter Card function

Hi Graham,

This is just intimation that I will post the barter slip to you today. The lady on Saturday night told that I should send it to you directly. The food was great and everyone was really impressed. Your workers were very kind and helpful. Would surely use your service again.

Thank you,


House of Travel Te Awamutu Ltd


We would just like to say a BIG thanks for providing excellent catering services on our wedding in Pirongia on the 27th Feb. The services you gave were exceptional for us on our special day.

Everyone had positive comments about the food which we both agree was just marvelous. Above all we truly appreciate how cool the whole process was.

Thanks again, so so much.

Best Regards
Nikki Yuile (nee Parkinson)

Auckland Rodeo

Dear Graham,

I feel pleased to comment that we are all so impressed with you and your team and most of all your charges. It was a supreme pleasure to work with you and it is very consoling to know we have really solid people behind us. I hope that everyone in your team would have enjoyed the Auckland Rodeo.

We look forward to working with you in the future.

Thanks again

Best wishes Nicole Little
Auckland Rodeo

Spit Roast Function

Good morning Graham,

We would like to thank you and your team very much for the superb food and great service at the 70 Party at NSVCC Clubrooms Albany on Saturday.

We were really very impressed with everything and our guests were also full of praise.

Lots of your business cards were demanded so the word will spread of your amazing talents.

Thank you again and will surely be in touch with you for any future catering.

Kind Regards
Brian & Gaylene Cullen

VGA Chartered Accountants Ltd

Hi Graham,

I am very happy to take this opportunity to saying thanks to you and your team for you expertise, efforts and fantastic food. I also feel pleasant to thank you for your endurance in the settlement of invoice. I feel sorry that it has taken so long for the payments to be settled. It was really important for Damian and I to make sure the financial side of the Auckland Rodeo was all done correctly and independently. Amanda Kingsbeer is the person to be contacted if you have any problems or queries.

VGA Chartered Accountants Ltd
PO Box 34 865
Birkenhead, Auckland

Julia & Gareth Jones

Hi Graham and Phil

May I just say that you guys were wonderful! I am not kidding to say how beautiful the food was and everyone asked who our caterers were.

We just wanted to express a HUGE thanks for making the evening so special, enjoyable and memorable.

We will surely be using and referring you guys.

Kind regards

Julia & Gareth Jones

Frances White

Hi Graham

I would like to say thanks for a great lunch.

You and your friendly staff provided all and more of the food items we selected. There was abundance of food, enough for seconds.

Again, thanks Southern Spit Roast. We would not hesitate in using your services again and we would surely recommend you to others.

Kind regards

Frances White

ASB Property

Hi Graham/Phil

Thanks for an awesome dinner on Saturday night, everybody really enjoyed their meal.

Warm regards

Beverley Jelicich
Team Secretary - Administrator (Projects)
ASB Property

Reece and Jamie Swaney

To the team at SSBQ!

I am writing in regards to our wedding held on the 22nd of November 2010

I would like to start by saying thank you.

I am not really sure what to say or how to say so will start from the top.

I had a lot to do with Phil through both phone calls and emails. I was very comfortable finding him a very helping and friendly gentleman who was always ready to help and offer advice. Phil has not only been very professional but also very calming. I enjoyed dealing with a person who was very humble with a friendly sense of humor.

We had a lot of compliments from our guests about the team that were at the wedding. We had a good meeting with your staff. They are really awesome people.

We are really impressed with your services and will surely recommend you to our friends and colleagues.

Thanks once again

Best regards

Reece and Jamie Swaney

Nika - 600 guests

26 March

Thank you Graham,

Your team was cool to work with and we have had good comments back about the food - especially that there was plenty of it!

Great hob done.


Random House

We would like to highly recommend the SSBQ for this award.

We held an Engagement Party at the French Bay Yacht Club on Sunday the 4th of May. We had booked for 60 people but had more turned up that our guests kindly thought they would be bring along. I had been suffering from the influenza all week and was very stressed because had never orgainised anything on such a larger scale.

I was so anxious about the quantity of food that I could not have courage to go near the table all night in case I saw empty plates.

As it eventually proved that there was more than enough food and everyone complimented that there was ample amount of superb food.

Even we had sufficient left over to have another family mealtime the next day.

The young team member also lent me a cutting board and knife to cut up the lemons, which my daughter was supposed to bring but forgot to bring.

I have had endless compliments on what a lovely feast it was from all our guests.

We are seriously considering hiring you again for our wedding next year.

You made the whole process cool and easy.

Regards Ngaire and Victor Hopwood

Hyundai Motors New Zealand Ltd

Sue Willson
27th April 2010

Graham - Superb job man - really tender and delicious!

Many many thanks.

Best regards

Sue Willson
Hyundai Motors New Zealand Ltd

3 Business Mobile

Kylie Perry
29 March 2011

Dear Graham and Phillip,

Thanks so much for the superb food served at our occasion last week for 210 or so guests. We only booked for 190 guests and it was just because of you people that the number going up last minute did not become any problem.

Quantity was fabulous besides having plenty of food and left over, that we could take home. The service staff had been very friendly.

Your spit roast catering company is by far the best of all catering services in Auckland that we have tried and most professional.

I will surely try to book you again next year for our annual conference.

Kylie Perry
3 Business Mobile

Geraldine - Whangamata


Just to say that e are very much impressed and happy with the food and catering on Sunday at Whangamata.

Everyone complimented on the fantastic food selection, quantity and quality.

The caterer left before I could give him the charges cheque so please advise by return your postal address.

Thanks and regards


Debbie Castro

Dear Graham,

Thank you so much for the lovely Spit Roast Winter Warmer Menu you offered us last weekend at very short notice. The quantity, quality and presentation of your buffet food were really unique. I have tried a lot of catering companies in the past and you are the best I have ever used in terms of all time and well prices.

I would definitely not hesitate in recommending you at all to anybody who is planning any spit roast party.
Once again thanks. You and your team are the best of all.

Well Done
Kind Regards

Debbie Castro
Papakura, Auckland

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