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NHA Expression of Interest-NHA Catering Contract & Kitchen Lease

NHA is situated in Saxton Fields, NELSON and is a large Hockey community with a very social pavilion seeking expressions of interest to partner with a professional and reliable catering company and/or person/s to provide quality meals to our members and wider community at an affordable price point that caters to our demographic. Tenders covering takeaway food, healthy snacks, cool and hot drinks and bar meals will be reviewed with interest.


NHA club rooms has a seating capacity over 100 and during the Hockey season has hundreds of members and visitors every weekend and busy training nights during the week. Hours of Trade can be negotiated, however Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays are a compulsory requirement during the Club Competition season and we would like to aim to have bar meals available at least two nights a week during hockey season. (please note that required hours may be adjusted to service NHA business requirements) In addition, we are a regular venue for a variety of functions all year long and this year expect it to be a busy season with TOS Tournament and HNZ Nationals U15 Women’s.


1. A focus on outstanding customer service values.

2. Quality, reliable and well groomed, service driven staff.

3. Good communication skills.

4. Ability to maintain exceptional standards of cleanliness.

5. Sound practice of food hygiene, food handling standards and legislation.

6. Certificate of Registration or application to register.


A newly refurbished kitchen with all new floor coverings, oven with griddle, 2 bay deep fryer, stainless steel benching, dishwasher, fridge and freezers. The kitchen has some crockery available for smaller functions however generally hire for larger functions and all takeaways and team meals is on disposable items.


1. Cover Letter detailing you and your business experience, qualifications and staff experience

2. Business registration details (if registered)

3. Current and/or previous business details

4. Evidence of food hygiene certification

5. Trade and business references

6. Sample menu ideas and price point.


The contract / lease details will be discussed with short listed applicants. We are open to discuss options around how to make this work for you, your business and Nelson Hockey Association.


All applications can be emailed to NHA Operations Manager

Prof.Fabian Amor: [email protected]

All applications will be reviewed by a selection panel with the strictest confidence. The selection panel will identify a shortlist and the panel and NHA Board will make the final decision based on the above criteria. Submissions close 30th November 2019.


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Saxtons Field Hockey Stadium
125/139 Saxton Rd, Stoke, Nelson

Phone: 03 547 9988
Email: [email protected]

Contact our Head Team

Fabian Amor – NHA OPM
Phone: 027 655 8411
Email: [email protected]

Lauren Hutton – NHA RDM
Phone: 021 058 8604
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