About Us


Red Herring Catering was established in 2003 by experienced chef, Lorna Shelton, when she emigrated to New Zealand to join other family members from Edinburgh, Scotland. The first Red Herring kitchen was in the picturesque Ohariu Valley, but moved to bigger premises in Newlands Mall in 2004. There is now a permanent staff of two chefs with wait staff, bar staff and others retained as needed.


Lorna's experience in catering for large functions, small executive dinners and lunches has grown over 20 years. She has catered for all kinds of people from movie stars and opera singers to business directors and wedding parties. Her experience spans two hemispheres ; Scotland, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Her menus reflect these large cultural and culinary influences.

Service & Deliveries

Our service provides tailored catering for your event in the Wellington region. We can also provide staff to prepare and serve your guests at your venue and all the equipment you need to make your function a success. Our staff are trained in all aspects of hygiene and food preparation, and our kitchen has the Wellington City Council's 'Excellence' Standard for food hygiene. We have our bright red Red Herring branded delivery vans all over Wellington, especially the CBD.



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