our story.


What started as a two-person show has evolved into a talented troupe of foodies, renowned for our expertise in creating bespoke menus and an unforgettable gastro experience.
Crisp & Vale Catering is headed up by yours truly, Hannah Crisp.

From the vibrant energy of Queenstown, Crisp & Vale was borne over a decade ago in the fine dining establishment known as ‘The Postmasters house restaurant' in Arrowtown. Postmasters house catered for many key events and weddings throughout the Wakatipu basin, and evolved into ‘Crisp & Vale foodstore and catering solutions’. As head chef and owner, my background prior to coming to New Zealand, was training at the Cordon bleu Tante Marie school of cookery and Rick Steins flagship ‘The seafood restaurant’ alongside Michelin star experience.

With a move north to Christchurch (seeing the opportunity for high-end catering), Crisp & Vale has developed into providing flavoursome, stylish food and beverage with a standard of service second to none. As a food hedonist, I take immense pride in our work using New Zealand’s best food producers mixed with a flare for flavour and an expert eye for imagination and presentation.


Food. Glorious Food.

I believe life’s memories and moments are best shared and celebrated with food - a way of coming together and enjoying each other’s company.  

To make it memorable we perfect every last detail - crafting custom menus, creating polished displays and providing experienced catering staff to deliver a seamless event.



Salty and spicy, sticky to sweet; bewitching aromas to tempt the tastebuds - leave your guests with a culinary experience to remember. We relish creating individual events and working with a theme or style from the formal to the unusual. From weddings to product launches, corporate gatherings to a birthday bash - we can cater for you.
There is nothing more rewarding for us than getting to see the satisfied buzz that comes from the crowd and our clients absolutely delighted with how their party or event has come together.

Your soirée deserves the best - let us serve you.