Bespoke Menus to suit your occasion, taste and budget. Each dish prepared with love and expertise from locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Our menus from around the World offer something for everyone.


Smokey Flame Catering LTD Whakatane, Our Story:
The Beacon Editorial

André Venter

Originally from South Africa, now based in New Zealand, we are not a cookie cutter corporate business, in fact, we are the antithesis of this model. We love the challenge of creating spectacular meals which appeal to meat eaters and vegetarians alike.

Menus are customized to suit your occasion, taste and budget. Each dish is prepared with love and expertise from locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Our menus from around the world offer something for everyone.

Carnivore, Vegetarian or Vegan, we offer variety for every palate. Our menus include the finest meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes. Whether you are planning a wedding, a business meeting, fundraiser, reception, family gathering, or any other occasion, we can meet your catering needs.

Vegetarian food so delicious you won’t miss the meat! A tasty meal surely doesn’t rely on the use of animal protein alone. Also, there are so many healthy and tasteful substitutes available, the alternatives are plenty.

Being good to our environment is also very important to us. We feel doing our best to leave a beautiful earth for our children, grand-children, and anyone thereafter is the least we can do.

New Zealand Testimonials. Write a Review Smokey Flame Catering

14th August Spit Roast Edgecumbe

July 31st Ohope Beach

July 3rd 2021 Whakatane (Lyceum Club).

11th July 2021 (Whakatane).

June 25th 2021 Opotiki (Riverlock Packhouse & Coolstore)

18th June 2021. Opotiki OPAC / Seeka Limited

12th June 2021 Edgecumbe

19th May 2021 Whakatane

23rd May 2021 Ohope

May 1st 2021 Ohope

March 2021 Waiotahi Whakatane

20/02/2021 (Hutec Engineering Kawerau).

06/02/2021 Matata

23/12/2020 (Waiotahi Whakatane).

Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park November 2019.

18/12/2020 (OPAC Opotiki).

07/12/2020 (The Electrical Training Company Limited Tauranga).

29/02/2020 (Matata Private Party).

South Africa Testimonials.

  • Hi Andre: Thank you so much for catering for our wedding and 2 other days in Oct 2018. The food was incredible, your professionalism was on point and keeping it to a lot of local dishes was delicious!! Our guests are still raving about all 3 days your catered for Us! Will be using you guys again in the future!!!! Thank you!!! Sam and Kristen 
  • Weereens baie dankie vir die amazing kos! Ons het soveel goeie komplimente ontvang. Kampala 03/03/2018 Groete, Eloise
  • Marelize and Andre I would just like to thank you and your husband for yesterday. You were very professional you have exceeded my expectations.The spitbraai was delicious and even though I had a package that was supposed to cater for 30 people there was more than enough. We actually had spitbraai for lunch today. Thank you for being as punctual as you were. I gave you a time and you delivered.I will surely recommend your spitbraai catering service to anyone. Keep well.
    Geraldine Barnardo (Bonnievale). 29/07/2018
  • Hi Marelize and Andre
    Just to let you know, the food was excellent and everyone had a good time.
    Thank you.
    Neil (Stayed at Pinotage House 25th November).

What people say about Smokey Flame Catering Bay of Plenty Catering