We have retired our catering services. Check out our blog post to find out more about community dinners - launching July 2019
Aprons, Tea Towels, and Totes now available for holiday gifts!
At the heart of culture you find food, and ours is getting richer by the day. As new immigrants arrive in New Zealand and make it home, they bring with them new dreams and perspectives, along with life histories, traditions and recipes — all of which add to the vibrant depth and diversity of Aotearoa.
The heart of Pomegranate is the kitchen - here our team and chefs create the food of home. Our catering, dishes and products are a wonderful blend. Some using recipes passed down for generations while others put a new spin on kiwi classics.
All have a story to tell, all are home made and all are made with love, to share.
Pomegranate Kitchen is social enterprise and the dream child of Rebecca Stewart, formerly of the Red Cross and food enthusiast Ange Wither. They realised some of the best ways to help former refugees integrate into their new homes and communities is through employment, a safe place to learn, and a way to determine their future. Pomegranate Kitchen provides all three. Our team come from all over the world and are represented in every level of our business, from board members to kitchen hands. Here they work with the familiar while discovering the new, sharing their stories, skills and experience through the catering and products they create.
We’re a social enterprise that provides employment opportunities for people from refugee backgrounds.
Read more about our people and values.
“From the initial contact to saying bye at the venue, the Pomegranate Kitchen team made the whole process easy and simple. We are based in Auckland and were worried about catering for an event of 80 in Wellington. However, the simple ‘no problem’ at the end of every email made us feel reassured, knowing that we were in good hands.
Our attendees loved the food and our association with Pomegranate Kitchen. Thanks for all your help and support, team. We will definitely be working with Pomegranate Kitchen for our Wellington events.”
– NZ Asian Leaders team
"I just want to say thank you to you and your team for the wonderful way you organised things for [the bride and groom]. The food was superb, the team you had went about their work quietly and unobtrusively, and it all seemed to flow very well. Guests who had specific food requirements/allergies were accommodated with ease and discretion. Thanks also for the wonderful job of tidying up.
A special thanks to the ladies who prepared the food. It was perfect for the occasion, and a joy to try the range of new (to me) dishes. I want to be able to make them all!"
-Marian, Mother of the Bride