At Good Chemistry Catering, we believe that excellent food is what turns an ordinary event into something magical. Our chefs create delicious and innovative menus made with fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients of uncompromising quality. Our professional event management team takes exceptional care of organising all the details from small intimate dinners to large scale events. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a office lunch, or a private party, we’re here to help you make it memorable.


Sam Wilson – Head Chef Milk and Honey Cafe

Sam has over 20 years experience in iconic kitchens in Wellington, London and the Netherlands. He has a strong interest in sustainability and ‘real’ food with a particular appreciation for locally-sourced ingredients. Driven by both adventure and flavour, Sam enjoys hunting, fishing and foraging to find new products to transform with his culinary dark arts.

Jack Barber

Jack Barber is the general manager of Hunter Lounge and co-director of Good Chemistry Catering. Jack is committed to creating a venue that not only caters to the needs of hard-working students but also doubles as a sophisticated setting for non-campus events. Jack’s knowledge of local and international trends in wine and beer is an invaluable element of The Hunter Lounge’s appeal. Before coming to the Victoria campus, Jack brewed beer at Mac’s Brewery as well as having a stint making wine at St. Clair vineyard in Blenheim.

Clare Lowe van Leeuwen – Head Chef The Hunter Lounge and Catering


We’ve been building strong business relationships and friendships with local producers and wedding companies since we started Good Chemistry. Here are a few of our faves:

Good Fortune Coffee

Havana Coffee Works

Supreme Coffee


Wellington Wedding Show

Wellington Weddings

Kapiti Weddings


Six Barrel Soda

Hardie Boys

Moore Wilsons

Abandoned Brewery

Brodie Estate Martinborough

Island Bay Butchery