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Native Kitchen


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At Native Kitchen my goal is to amplify the intimacy of a dinner party by creating a worry-free environment where a professional chef creates an amazing meal at your home.
Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a birthday celebration for 20, I will create a dining experience to remember.
My cuisine highlights the best of locally sourced, seasonal produce, showcasing what New Zealand has to offer.
I offer a range of options from three course to seven course tasting menus, all tailored to suit your tastebuds.
The full-service experience includes preparing, serving, and offering detailed explanations for each dish, as well as cleaning and ensuring that your kitchen looks exactly as it did when I arrived.

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About Craig Martin

Award winning chef Craig Martin began his culinary journey in his home town of Rotorua, a city famous around the world for its bubbling mud pools, natural hot springs and Maori culture.

 He honed his skills in local restaurants and cafes, developing a passion for showcasing the finest New Zealand ingredients before finding his niche in the luxury sector, where he has worked for the past 15 years.

Craig’s ‘passion to plate’ philosophy - putting the best ingredients in their best form in front of diners - has seen him plate up in some of the most exclusive lodges in the world, such as Treetops Lodge, Peppers on the Point and recently at the exquisite Annandale Luxury Villas.

 Craig has picked up a number of awards during his career and you may have spotted his face on Australia’s Channel 9 with Rebecca Judd or the Asia Food Network with New Zealand food legend Nadia Lim but for now his focus is on infusing native and foraged ingredients and ideas from his overseas travels into his dishes and continuing to grow his knowledge and love of cooking.

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Please let’s us know how many courses your after (minimum 3 ) and how many diners and we will do  our best to work with you to make it a memorable experience

Christchurch, New Zealand 


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