So a little about me – I’m a Taranaki local. I finished school at age 17, and the next year I moved to Wellington, NZ, to pursue my studies at Massey University, where I obtained a Diploma in Catering and Hospitality, under the School of Business. I continued to work in Wellington for a further year before moving home to New Plymouth, obtaining a solid career base as a chef in local cafes, catering kitchens and restaurants. During that time, I also studied towards business and photography
qualifications – skills I use in the day to day running of The Sugar Shack.
I started The Sugar Shack on August 1 st 2015, whilst still working a part time job. I continued that for a year, until I reached a point that I just couldn’t sustain it any longer… so I took the leap and flew solo!
I had originally called my business MKB Catering (so original) – until it became apparent that another business who started after me had similar initials, and everyone was getting so confused. It was time to change…onwards and upwards.
The Sugar Shack name originated many years previous in my parents kitchen, where I would spend hours over the stove perfecting my Russian Fudge recipe – paying homage to my Grandad who used to do the same. As soon as I started cooking, I would announce “The Sugar Shack is open for business!”… much to the delight of the recipients!
So there it is – and here I am – being afforded the opportunity to create good food and delicious treats on a daily basis. Be sure to check my blog, Facebook and Instagram for tid-bits, pics and the latest on what’s going on…
So, whether it is a morning tea, lunch, worksite smoko, dinner… a family gathering or a wedding – myself and my team tailor menus to suit your requirements. We would love the opportunity to work alongside you to make your event a success.
In the meantime – The Sugar Shack is open for Business!!