About Canapé Company
Canape Company is known as the couture of Wellington’s canape & finger food caterers, creating beautiful canapes that not only taste sensational, but are also works of art.
We are known for our design flair that comes with each dish as well as exquisitely balanced flavours & textures, all of which are delivered with incomparable service and skill.
At a Canape Company catered event, every mouthful is a taste sensation, you can literally taste the passion & creativity that’s gone into each dish.
Whether we are creating private events for clients in their homes, or collaborating with corporate clients, our dedicated team are passionate about delivering and exceeding your expectations to make your event a memorable one…. Welcome to Canape Company
As experts in our field, our talents lie not only in our creativity but in our attention to detail. Our team of talented and dedicated staff ensure we deliver every aspect of your event with excellence.
Our team of chefs, led by our amazing and talented Director of Delicious Lisa Locke, create exquisite dishes for your guests. We like to think of our relationships between the chefs, the event team and you as a collaboration. We will work with you, using our exceptional knowledge of food design, your venue and combine it with our innovative ideas, whether its a simple drop off to your venue, or a fully staffed event. This is how you create perfection.
Our mostly women powered business is a team made up of an array of ages, yet we share the passion for food and fun times. Everyone brings something to the kitchen, whether that's herbs and homegrown produce, DJ skills or a great sense of humour. We are a close knit family. Many of the team and their families have been involved in Canape Company from the beginning (Penny Campbell is a classic example of this having been here since day 1 and continues as our number 1 HR guru).
With a hospitality background Lisa set up Canape Company as a parenting strategy to employ her kids and their friends as teenagers (and to keep an eye on them). This has all come full circle and her passion for food and a great party has turned this into a thriving business. In 2017 along with her husband Jeremy they purchased an old office building on 141 Thorndon Quay. They spent 6 months refurbishing and earthquake strengthening the building which is now home to our busy commercial kitchen. The second story of the building is Wellington's best kept secret venue, speakeasy style. This glamorous room has all the bells and whistles for every type of event.