Third time lucky for Queen­stown cater­ers

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Queen­stown-based cater­ers Fly­ing Tres­tles are thrilled to have their first go at cater­ing the BMWNZ Golf Open this year.

Man­ag­ing direc­tor David Arnold said the com­pany had pitched for the job the pre­vi­ous two years and were ex­cited to fi­nally get their chance.

They would be pro­vid­ing cater­ing in the Cham­pi­ons Lounge, Play­ers Lounge, on the ‘tees’ at The Hills and Mill­brook and in the me­dia cen­tre. Also they would cater the brief­ing, tour­na­ment party, am­a­teur prize­giv­ing party and vol­un­teers bar­be­cue.

They hope to be pro­vid­ing their ser­vices in the long term and show­cas­ing their food at the event.

Arnold said they would be pro­vid­ing a slightly dif­fer­ent style of food, in­clud­ing a mar­ket kitchen style of food in the Cham­pi­ons Lounge.

That would in­clude slid­ers, salad boxes, sushi, cakes and pastries and wraps.

‘‘Not just any wrap I might add . . . chilli chicken, co­rian­der mayo and chut­ney; gor­gonzola, bal­samic pear and wal­nut and grilled Mediter­ranean veg­eta­bles with salsa Verde and aioli, to name a few.’’

The menu would be changed daily and freshly made.

The Fly­ing Tres­tles team are no strangers to big events and pres­sure.

In the last 20 years they have catered for the likes of An­thony Hop­kins, Or­lando Bloom, Kate Blanchet, Hugh Jackman and Tom Cruise on films such as Lord of the Rings, King Kong, The Last Samu­rai and The World’s Fastest In­dian.

They have been in­volved in com­mer­cials for Speight's, Heineken, Jeep and Coca Cola ad catered TRENZ and for the High­lands Mo­tor­sport Park.

In the lead up the team were ex­tremely busy try­ing to or­gan­ise things for all ar­eas from staff to lo­gis­tics, but very ex­cited.

‘‘We are feel­ing good and have things un­der con­trol and can’t wait to be part of it all.’’

Photo: SUP­PLIED

Prep: The Fly­ing Tres­tles team at work be­hind the scenes.

What: NZ Open Golf tour­na­ment

Where: The Hills and Mill­brook

When: March 12-15

More info: bmwn­zopen.com

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