About Us

We are Crescendo Cusine, a Wairarapa based catering trio. Marise, Leigh, Marg are passionate about food and wine and providing an unforgettable food journey at weddings and celebrations throughout the Wairarapa / Wellington region.

Based at the Coney Wines kitchen in Martinborough, we work with numerous venues throughout the region or we can happily come to a location of your choice. We provide a complete hospitality package from start to finish and can cater your intimate dinner party, corporate cocktail party, formal wedding or a festivity for 200 with finesse and professionalism.

Our Food Philosophy

Our cuisine is innovative, contemporary and memorable. It looks and tastes divine. In short, our fare is the perfect accompaniment for your occasion!

Our cuisine is global; we have chosen all our favourite flavours from around the world and combined them with the best local produce to create unique combinations. Flavours from South East Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines especially influence our food.

Menus are individually tailored to coordinate with the style and budget of each individual function. These can include, but are not limited to, a selection of canapés, followed by entrée, main and dessert. Or if its something more relaxed you’re after how about a cocktail menu of bite sized morsels- canapés and petits fours…

You can choose to mix and match from our sample choices or if it’s too hard to decide, then let us choose for you or develop a dish specific to your requirements and occasion. We are also happy to create food and wine pairings so each best complements the other. For a truly memorable special occasion what about a multi course degustation menu? Where beautiful food is matched with stunning wines over multiple courses, resulting in a gastronomic feast for the senses…

Unlike many other catering companies, you can rest assured that when we quote you a figure per head, it includes all costs upfront. No confusing “add-ons” just simple, easy to follow pricing so you can relax and concentrate on celebrating not calculating!

For any event, a good chunk of the budget will go towards catering,  so you want to make the right decision. Please take time to peruse this website to get an idea of our philosophies and ethics and feel free to ask any questions no matter how trivial they may seem

Meet The Team

Marise Rozing is one of our chefs, kitchen manager, and is also often your first point of contact. She comes from a photography and wine background and brings her creative flair to the aesthetics of our food and styling. She has photographed weddings across New Zealand and has learnt invaluable knowledge about what couples want and need on their day. Now days she concentrates on her passion of food and loves nothing more than planning your menu with you

Leigh Butler is your dedicated event co-ordinator and front of house Manager. She knows the hospitality industry inside out. More importantly she knows what is needed to make each event run seamlessly and stress free taking the pressure off you!  She is very much a “people person” and someone who will “talk the skin of a rice pudding” if you let her, but who is invaluable in looking after all your needs, even those you didn’t know you had! She also drew the short straw amongst the team to look after the office administration.

Chef Margaret Coney has been cooking professionally for over 25 years and rounds out the team with her extraordinary food knowledge and vast experience in the kitchen. She is always working diligently and quietly behind the scenes and is happy to leave the limelight to Leigh and Marise

We bring with us a team of like minded and experienced chefs, front of house and kitchen staff and also some younger wait staff who are just beginning their foray into hospitality.


A symphony of appetite and life…