About The Sugar Shack

The Sugar Shack is a catering business specialising in creating good food and delicious treats on a daily basis. Based in New Plymouth, Taranaki, we provide fresh, seasonal fare and sweet treats around the Taranaki region for events and occasions large and small.

A particular passion of head chef, Mere, is creating delectable sweet treats and fudges, as well a preserves, jams, and condiments. Handmade condiments and glazes are available to purchase in our online store.

Meet the Chef: Mere

A talented chef with a special love of locally sourced, seasonal produce Mere trained at Massey University in Wellington where she earned her Diploma in Catering and Hospitality.

Working in the industry in both Wellington and her home town of New Plymouth, Mere has operated as a chef in local cafés, catering kitchens, and restaurants.

Her skills are not confined to the hospitality industry, as she has also studied towards business and photography qualifications – skills she uses in the day-to-day running of The Sugar Shack.

The Sugar Shack started on August 1st 2015 as a part-time endeavour. After a year Mere took the leap into working for herself full-time!

Now she and her team take pride in creating truly delicious food and exciting menus.

Where did the name “The Sugar Shack” come from?

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!

Whether you need catering for a morning tea, lunch, worksite smoko, a 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.

Be sure to check out our, Facebook and Instagram for tit-bits, pics and the latest tasty food-news.

In the meantime – The Sugar Shack is open for Business!

A photo of The Sugar Shack team
The Sugar Shack team pose behind the scenes with two delicious glazed hams. (Mere on far right).