Our Team

Andrew Clarke

Andrew Clarke

Chef de Cuisine (25 years industry experience)

After many years working in a range of top tier establishments where I have always strived to deliver the best possible customer experience, I am excited to be a part of a dedicated and well-organised team that share this same aspiration.My role at Kerr and Ladbrook is to design menus that will exceed expectation in flavor, presentation, and delivery, in a contemporary New Zealand style. We are part of an industry driven by a passion for our craft which enables us to do what we love.Food is an experience that captures a moment in time. All great meals are surrounded by someone or something memorable and we look forward to sharing part of that experience with you.

 
Dave

Dave

Co-Owner, Chef (32 years of industry experience)

“I have high regard for our clients as they have chosen us to be part of their event or wedding day – they will often feel a part of the Kerr & Ladbrook family. It’s in our nature to provide the best possible dishes and service to match the event and to always ‘push the envelope’. We are huge on development and always looking to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing unrivalled hospitality experiences.”

 
Ryan

Ryan

Co-Owner, Chef (28 years of industry experience)

“I am passionate about my work and extremely proud of our team, who have become like family; we even spend time together out of work. We are hands on, focused and use our expertise to deliver the best experience possible. We are very proud of our work, we treat every client with care and work with them to develop the ideal catering and service options for their event, with a focus on being modern and forever evolving.”

 
Zhuo

Zhuo

Head Chef of Catering

“I love being in the kitchen creating intricate dishes out of ingredients, the job never gets boring as every event is different and keeps me on my A game. I have a high sense of pride so I strive to be the best at what I do and like to be challenged. Working with and leading our team has been awesome, it’s so rewarding to see happy faces when clients try our dishes.”

 
Lisa

Lisa

Wedding & Event Manager

“I have over 20 years of hospitality and event planning experience which allows me to work with clients to create memorable events and weddings. My experience means I can advise and assist clients where they need help, but I also enjoy coming up with new and on trend ideas to keep things exciting. I love nothing more than to see clients happy at the end of a successful day and to hear what an amazing job our team have done.”

 
Tayla

Tayla

Wedding & Event Coordinator

“I enjoy my job because every day is different and I love pulling off large scale events. I’ve been doing this for over three years and have always had a passion to work in events. I really enjoy developing on-going relationships with clients, getting to know them and understanding their preferences and style – so that we can deliver the perfect function that suits them.”