About Our Tour Catering Company
"I was fortunate to find and work with Toni and Hugh while putting together the Shania Twain tour in Europe in 2003. We were so knocked out by their great food and the care with which they looked after us, Shania decided on the spot to take them with us on the entire tour including the United States and Canada. It was a match made in heaven. When it was time for the Eagles tour of Europe in 2009 it was simply a no-brainer to ask Toni, Hugh and Upbeat to come along. Fantastic food and fabulous people sums up how I feel about Upbeat Catering."
Tour manager the Eagles and Shania Twain
Before I toured with Upbeat Catering" I weighed 850 pounds, after six weeks of eating their delicious and nutricious meal plans, I now way a svelt 280 pounds and am back wrestling on the dixie highway circuit!
Thanks Toni for making my dream a reality!
All the best,
Red Hot Chili Peppers Year 2006
One of the important facets about touring is that of making healthy choices, and Upbeat has always shone in delivering healthy meals to my crews. But not only are they skilled in the art of preparing feasts, the other equally important quotient is in their staffing, which has always been of the highest calibre. The right people, with the right skills and attitude, now that's a hard combination to beat.
Rush Tour Manager
Its music to a tour manager's ears (and taste buds). There is nothing better for overall morale than a crew and band that WANT to get to the venue, driven by hunger and baited in by fresh and fabulous food, provided day in and day out. The small tight knit, hard hitting team of Upbeat consistently provided the draw/catalyst for many early arrivals that resulted in soundcheck and in turn flawless show after show. Sleep is catch as catch can; it's the food that truly powers the machine. Upbeat, priceless added value to a tour.
R.E.M Tour Manager.
"Fantastic food, even better people... the perfect combination for a touring catering company"
"Upbeat will now be my "Go To" company for all future tours"
"They might be Kiwi's but they can fucking cook!"
LILY ALLEN Tour Manager
My experience of Upbeat on the UK leg of the Metallica tour was that they were great to deal with on the advance and a real pleasure to work with on the road. The food was amazing and constantly surprising. If you want straightforward food in the right sized portions at the right times then there are many tour caterers you can choose from. What impressed me about Toni and her team in particular was the level of imagination and creativity they brought to doing this and the little things they did that make a long day easier, such as the incredible home-made biscuits with my mid-morning cuppa!
Zac Fox at Killimanjaro
I have recently written and published a book about a key point in the history of New Zealand food where the drab foods of the colonial times where replaced by fine foods in the European tradition.
A key part of the production was testing the archive recipes and then their presentation for tasting and photography. Hugh and Toni did this.
I believe the book would not exist without their assistance.
Another great ability they possess is no matter the situation, outdoor kitchen, limited water supply etc etc, no matter what the demand and how exhausted they are the glorious food arrives.
I absolutely reccomend them, their food and their care.
Author of The Roadhouse Days