Our black tie dinner events are so involved from the invitation process down to the way we fold our napkins – it can at times be a tough event to deliver seamlessly. The expectations from our senior leadership for this event are very high, understandable given we have many high profile guests attending.

Feedback received from our Vice-Chancellor over the weekend, was that the “meal was the best ever!”
High praise indeed! Please feel free to pass his feedback on to Carlos and his team. 

You experienced first-hand the many changes we face with our seating plan right up until the afternoon of the event, and you did a fantastic job to manage these changes! Thank you Katreen for being so patient and professional during the lead up to the event, not to mention being an efficient leader on the night.

Lynette Auckram|  Event Manager | Alumni Relations & Development, The University of Auckland

As I mentioned on the phone the team that ran the night for us were absolutely superb and I couldn't have asked for more from them they were amazing! Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to them, they were really fantastic.

Also thank you to yourself for everything you have done for our awards dinner, you were so great to work with and I also can't thank you enough!!! I have never run a dinner like this before so thank you for being patient with me and also making sure everything was covered and sorted for the night you made it really easy!

We have had so much positive feedback about the dinner, everyone loved it and that really goes back to all the work from yourself and the team that helped us on the evening so THANK YOU!!!!!

Amber Carpenter|  Auckland/Hauraki Regional Manager | NZ Dairy Industry Association

As an Events Manager at the Trusts Arena, I recently had the pleasure of working with Phil Christou and the wider Flame Tree team on the New Zealand Flower & Garden Show 2017 retail concession offering.

Working in the event industry, I have encountered many outside catering companies and have to say that, Flame Tree is one of the best companies that I have worked with. Phil and his team showed an incredible amount of professionalism and flexibility during the event. Their teamwork and willingness to assist in all aspects of the event greatly exceeded my expectations.

I can confidently recommend that Flame Tree will provide excellent catering services for any event large or small.

Martin Avard|  Events Manager | The Trusts Arena

We just wanted to give you and all your staff a big thanks for making Stuart and Kathi's wedding such a memorable day! Your preparation was meticulous and the whole day went without a hitch.

We are so glad you recommended the Karaka Paviliion to us. It is a beautiful venue, spacious, quiet and relaxing, room for the kids to run around and for the adults to sit a have a chat with an expresso or drinks from the cafe. The Parade Ring was beautifully themed for the reception and all credit to Holly for doing such a wonderful job in creating such a lovely atmosphere.

The canapes and buffet were superb, from starters, mains to desserts, there was plenty and it was all delicious! Our friends thought your chicken curry in particular was yum! The Seafood Island was a real hit with the guests, it was beautifully presented and the selection was perfect. Compliments to the Chef!

Our guests have commented on how professional the whole day went and that is a reflection on you and Jay and the rest of your staff who looked after our guests in such a friendly and polished manner.

Thanks again for your work and we highly recommend you to anyone planning a wedding or function!

Les & Yvonne Young