Its your big day and you want the very best of everything from the dress, the weather, the flowers, the photography and absolutely the catering.

You may not yet have a clear idea of what style of catering you would like for your big day.  Our  sample menus below show you a range of catering styles and some inspiration menus.

All our chef inspired menus can be altered and we love personalising menus, ideas and visions for your personal touch to your wedding  catering.

Not all venues are created equally so whether you are in the middle of a field, community hall, venue, @ home we will have a menu or will create a menu  that will work with your facilities. Lemongrass Cateringa are proud to be a preferred caterer to a number of venues around Tauranga and Rotorua. If you have picked your favorite tell us and we can send you menus special to that venue.

Contact us or phone direct to have a chat about your big day and we can send you a full range of wedding menus.

 We want to make your day special when choosing Lemongrass Catering you know that if
“The  weather turns bad, the flower’s wilt, the photographer forget to use the memory card…………… the catering will still be fabulous!

Use our experience and download our time lines guide for your style of menu to start planning your day with ease.

Buffet table menus are great for guests to help themselves, pick and choose what they fancy.

Canapes and Buffet -A


Mini Beef burgers with roast capsicum and apricot relish and greens (H)
Smoked Chicken, apple and walnut tarts
Brie and onion marmalade, thyme tartlets  (H)
Peppered roast  beef with  horseradish cream, rocket salsa on crostini
Thai pork ball with sticky sweet chili,  mango chutney cream  in mini pastry cases (H)

(We automatically create GF and vegetarian options for each canape selection )


Slow roasted champagne ham glazed with sherry, coarse grain mustard and honey
Cranberry sauce and mustard

Whole Roasted herb crusted Sirloin Beef with Horseradish and mustard

King prawn skewers with sweet chili and mango sauce
Lemon and thyme chicken tenderloin with yoghurt herb dressing

Hot gourmet baby potatoes with hollandaise sauce and fresh herbs

Tossed green salad with fresh seasonal vegetables and French  vinaigrette
Penne pasta salad with pesto and sun blush tomatoes with fresh rocket, and French beans
Thai noodle salad with Julienne vegetables and sesame and coriander dressing
Asian red and white coleslaw with sprouts , roasted peanuts and light asian dressing
Moroccan chickpeas and roasted vegetable salad with cumin lemon dressing

Fresh bakery bread rolls and butters

(Own Wedding Cake)

Canapes and Buffet – Menu B


Caramelized onion marmalade, goat’s cheese, and walnut tartlets (H)
Lemon and garlic hummus  with seared lamb and baby rocket
Watermelon and marinated feta with fresh mint
King prawn and chorizo  (H)
Thai pork balls with Yellow Thai coconut dressing on spoons (H)

Main Course

Scotch fillet steaks with grilled thyme tomatoes
Roasted Teriyaki Salmon loin with diced cucumber, spring onion, soy honey drizzle
Yoghurt and tandoori marinated chicken thighs with herb oil

Hot gourmet potatoes with hollandaise sauce and fresh herbs

Cos lettuce, Mesclum, tomato, cucumber, sliced red onion, shaved parmesan creamy dressing
Penne pasta with salami,  capers, roasted pepper, baby spinach and sun dried tomato pesto dressing
Bulghar wheat salad with chickpeas, feta, baby spinach, French green beans, Sango spouts
Asian noodle salad with lemongrass, chilli, coriander lime dressing with roasted peanuts

Fresh bakery bread, rolls and butter


(Own Wedding Cake)
Ask us about  Cupcakes and Cutting cake .

Kiwi Kai Buffet menu


  The mini versions of New Zealand cuisine

Mum’s roast chicken and gravy baby pies
Grilled kransky sausages in rolls with chilli tomato sauce
Green lip mussels in half shell with flat leaf parsley and lemon dressing
Baby beef burgers with beetroot chutney
Fish n chips – Kumera rosti, grilled fish and homemade tartare sauce

Main course

Roasted lamb studded with rosemary and garlic with mint sauce
Roasted Sirlion  beef  with  horseradish and mustard
Prawn skewers lemon and  chili, and parsley

Gourmet potatoes with herb butter

Crisp green salad  with  condensed milk dressing  with loads of toasted seeds
Pasta salad  roasted kumera  and pumpkin, salami and
red pepper  sun blush tomato pesto dressing
Red and white coleslaw
Tabouli beetroot and feta salad


‘Jaffa’ brownies
Mini Pavlova with kiwi fruit and boysenberry coulis
Baby ‘Pineapple lump’ cupcakes with chocolate frosting
Fresh fruit platter

We make memories for all the right reasons, contact us for all quotes……….with no hidden extras later on !

Download our buffet wedding menus starting from $45.00 per person

Need a quote? Contact us now tell us all about your day .

Family style menus are designed to be served at the table for the guests to help themselves with bowls and platters shared around the table.

Family Style  #1 

Smoked chicken, walnut and apple tartlets
Seared dukkha crusted Lamb fillet  with humus and sticky sweet chilli sauce  (H)
American kransky hot dogs (H)
Baby beef sliders with onion marmalade, rocket (H)
Thai pork  balls with Yellow Thai coconut dressing on spoons (H)

Selection of breads and dips for table

Fresh bakery bread rolls and butter

Platters served to middle of table
Whole roasted Scotch fillet with roasted vegetable salad drizzled with chermoula cream sauce
Chicken breasts stuffed with feta and sunblush tomato, lemon and oregano butter

Tossed summer salad with julienne vegetables, cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesen with
honey raspberry, poppy seed vinaigrette.

Orzo pasta salad with feta, cucumber, red onion, olives and sunblush tomato

(Own Wedding Cake)

Add Desserts
Bite size lemon cream tartlets with blueberries
Banoffi shots with fresh banana and caramel sauce
Chocolate and whiskey prune brownies

Kiwi Kai Family style 


Mum’s roast chicken and veggie tartlets
Grilled kransky sausages in rolls with Tui-mato sauce
Green lip mussels in half shell with flat leaf parsley and lemon dressing
Baby beef burgers with beetroot chutney  or cheese and pineapple
Fish n chips – Potato cakes, grilled fish and homemade tartare sauce

Platters for the  table

Only in NZ! –  The  kiwi onion dip with salted roasted dipping baby potatoes
Garlic bread

Main course


Our slow cooked 7 hour pulled  lamb leg with dollops sour cream mint sauce
Whole roasted  lemon and sage stuffed chicken with stuffing balls
Warm soy and honey marinated roasted  fresh flaked  salmon  watercress salad

Bowls for the table 

Baby potatoes with mint butter
Hot seasonal vegetables
Iceberg salad with shredded beetroot, carrot , cherry tomatos, ranch dressing


The lollie bag
Lollie cake  ball
Chocolate cracklers
Ginger crunch

Download our range of Family Style menus

Plated Menu – Menu A


Smoked Salmon, citrus cream cheese on Blinis with pink peppercorns
Roast peppered beef with horseradish cream, rocket salsa on crostini
Mexican corn bread, with avocado cream and sun blush tomato
Smoked chicken, celery, apple Waldorf tartlets

Starter – 50/50 alternative

Brie, onion marmalade tart with prosciutto drizzled with horopito avocado oil.

Lamb and goat cheese terrine with fig relish

 Main – 50/50 alternative

Roasted chicken breast with apricot and macadiam stuffing with a coconut spinach cream sauce

Roasted herb crusted sirloin with mushroom risotto ‘wellington’ finished with avocado oil and fresh herbs.

Served in bowls in middle of tables

Warm Gourmet potato salad with herb and lemon summer vinaigrette

Fresh green crisp summer salad with balsamic wholegrain mustard aioli  

Fresh bakery Bread roll on side plate with butter portion

Dessert – 50/50 alternative

Chocolate and ginger torte with soft whipped cream
Vanilla bean cheesecake with blueberry coulis

Plated Menu – Menu B


Mint cream with marinated feta on crostini with lime avocado oil
Baby beef burgers with pear and fig chutney and salad greens (H)
Lemon and pink peppercorn muffins with smoked salmon and herb cream cheese
Herbed pork balls with apple compote in pastry cups with fried sage

              Starter – 50/50 alternative drop

Baked Brie and caramalized  onion marmalade tart with Italian  prosciutto  and micro greens

Beef Carpaccio with rocket salad,  shaved parmesan, capers and orange oil dressing

Main course – 50/50 alternative drop

Seared fillet beef with roasted basil tomatoes  and goats cheese dressing, water cress and sliced radish

Smoked paprika and herb dusted Terakihi fillet with Lemon and wine white risotto cake and herbed hollandaise sauce

Served in bowls in middle of tables

Gourmet potatoes with butter and loads of fresh herbs

Fresh green crisp summer salad with balsamic whole grain mustard aioli  

Bread roll on side plate with butter portion

Dessert – 50/50 alternative drop

 Cookies and cream cheesecake with chocolate sauce and toasted almonds

Warm chocolate and walnut  brownies with raspberry coulis and thick Greek yoghurt


Canapes and Fork food menus are the ultimate in relaxed casual wedding as guests mix and mingle, walk and talk  while canapes and fork food is circulated around your guests over a number of hours .
Incorporate the formalities of  cake cutting and speeches  after canapes………and to give the guests a breather  before fork food is circulated around guests.
Canape and fork food menus are a  cost-effective choice for many weddings  as you don’t need crockery, cutlery, or formal seating  and as the couple you get heaps of time to be with your guests.
All Lemongrass Catering Canapes and Fork food  menus they can be altered to suit.
As a quick time line
3pm – Ceremony
4pm –  5.30 pm – Canapes circulated
6.00 – Formalities – Cake cutting, Speeches
7.00 – 8.00 –  Fork food circulated around guests

Canapes and Fork Food Menu – Menu A


Mini bolognaise pies (H)
Prosciutto wrapped rock melon and rocket
Chorizo and king prawn skewers with Italian tomato drizzle sauce (H)
Pumpkin and ricotta risotto spoons and shaved parmesan (H)
Smoked salmon with red pepper mousse on crostini
Peppered beef with horseradish cream, rocket salsa on pastry cases
Mini burgers with capsicum and apricot relish  in crisp baby rolls (H)
Parmesan shortbread, cheese, sun blush tomato and pesto

Fork food – served in bamboo boats, bowl or noodle boxes

Braised beef in red wine with orange and rosemary with rigatoni pasta and gremolata
Lemon and oregano chicken tenderloins with antipasto cous  cous salad  with tahini dressing
Parmesan polenta with lamb rack lollipop and gremolata


Tiramisu in shot glasses
Chocolate  and raspberry cream tartlets
Caramel and cashew bites
(Wedding cake)

Canapes and Fork Food  Menu- Menu B

Ceviche served on spoons (marinated fish with lime and coconut, and coriander)
Mexican corn bread with paprika cream cheese with mango sweet chili king prawn
Smoked salmon with wasabi cream, toasted nori and sesame seeds
Fish n chips – baby hash brown with pan fried fish and homemade tartare sauce (H)
Chili con carne meatballs with guacamole sauce served in mini pastry cups (H)
Petit kiwi  cheese beef burgers
Fresh pineapple with lime, mint chilli sugar
Babaghanoush  with marinated lemon and oregano feta in pastry cups

Fork food

Served in bamboo boats
King Prawn skewer with mango chili sauce,  Israeli cous cous  with sweet and sour cumin roasted carrots
Thyme and lemon chicken tenderloin with tzatziki sauce; orzo pasta, feta, parsley, cucumber and tomato salad

Dessert -served in bamboo boats
Very rich warm chocolate and raspberry brownies with berry sauce and greek yoghurt

Canapes and Fork Food  Kiwi Style – Menu C

Mussel fritters with lemon aoili  dipping sauce (H)
Fish n chips – potato rosti,  seared scallop with herb dressing  (H)
Chicken caesar crostini
Seared Lamb fillet, lemon and garlic hummus, rocket pesto  (H)
Butter chicken meatball with curry sauce on spoons (H)
Feta and broad bean crush, proschutti on crostini
Pork belly, chorizo, and king prawn skewer (H)
Filo cup
Cococnut and herb cerviche  in shot glasses
Smoked salmon  moouse ice-cream cones

Fork Food
Posh fast fork food served in bamboo boats

Mini Scotch fillet steak and onion burgers with spicy relish, greens  on  fresh bakery ciabatta rolls
The ‘dog’  – Venision sausages with plum chutney, white bean puree, tortilla wrap with fresh rocket
Pulled BBQ pork with zingy apple red and white slaw

Contact us for a no-obligation chat at the Lemongrass HQ Kitchen to talk about your day and sample some of our  canapes.
Your wedding, is our reputation………… you know its going to be good!
Find out about Canape and Fork food – contact us

Backyard marquee wedding menus are desinged for Lemongrass Catering  to be self sufficent when there is little or no power, water or kitchen faclities.

We have menus designed just for D.I.Y; Ready to serve- pick up or drop off; or fully serviced with buffet, family style or plated options for the faclities available.

D.I.Y – Maybe you want to cook ans supply the meat, but require platters, canapes, salads, breads or desserts , you need to go to our great buy online website and pick and choose a menu just for you.

Ready to serve – Roast meats cooked to perfection, ready to serve with salads , breads, platters or bite size sweets, either delivered or pick up from the Lemongrass Kitchen.   Tell us all the details of your day, and let us send you menus.

Fully serviced menus – Buffet, family style or plated menus designed just for weddings out in the middle of field, in the backyard, or down at the beach for when you really dont want you family to cook and just enjoy the day.