Third time lucky for Queenstown caterers
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.’’
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