About Us


Black Bear Kitchen is a small bespoke personal home cooking service. 

Creating authentic dining experiences in your home, accommodation, private lodge, lakeside or mountain top!

Let us take the stress out of your entertaining.... we create bespoke menus, shop with what is freshest on the day, help style the table, cook, serve and clean up!

Everyone has limits..... we like to keep it small and personalised therefore have a maximum of 20 guests .



Our food is created using fresh, best of the season and local ingredients  .... lucky for us and you New Zealand has beautiful fresh produce.

Carole made the most DELICIOUS ham for our post-wedding breakfast.  Our friends and family are still talking about it two years later! we know (from experience) that anything that comes out of Black Bear kitchen will be totally scrumptious. 

- Kimberley June-

Hi Carole,

Thank you once again for the fabulous dinner you and your team "dished up" on Wednesday- it topped off a special day for David.


Carole, you prepared a delicious 3 course meal in house at our Airbnb accommodation.  It was truly a night to remember for all 12 of us.  The food was outstanding and you were so accommodating!! So glad you've made a page to promote your talent!

Highly recommend!!

-David Bennet-


We are still savouring the beautiful flavours of your delicious food last night.
A big thank you... it was truly amazing and fabulous that I didn’t have to do anything but enjoy the company of my dear friends.