About Us

Serious Gourmet was established in 1999 by Joanne Synnott.

Joanne has worked extensively in the hospitality industry over the last 20 years including owning & running a successful cafe.

Serious Gourmet started as a small home based business & is now located in a purpose built kitchen in 1e Cain Rd, Penrose, Auckland 

Serious Gourmet has developed strong relationships with its clients over the years and is still popular among original clients.


Testimonials below: 

Coca Cola Amatil LOVES Serious Gourmet!

They are amazing at what they do - the food is delicious and they are extremely helpful, creative and efficient.

I order catering from them at least once every 2-3 weeks and they never disappoint - whether it's for a small or a large group they can accommodate all our needs.

I have used them for catering for all day training sessions, week long training sessions, conferences etc and they are always on time, the food is fresh, smells great and is so well presented (our staff love the food so much they always ask to order a few extra items of everything on the menu).

I would highly recommend Serious Gourmet, you really can't go wrong with them.

Valina Kajtazi
Coca Cola Amatil NZ Ltd

Serious Gourmet are a team of highly creative and talented individuals.

In my day-to-day role with T&R Interior Systems, we use Serious Gourmet on a weekly basis to cater for seminars, ranging from 2 to 40 people. There are options for dairy/gluten/egg/nut free, vegetarian, diabetic and more. This team is serious about gourmet food for everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions.

I am also part of a not-for-profit organisation called NAWIC (National Association of Women In Construction). Serious Gourmet provided catering for 100+ guests - antipasto platters, plated food and hot items. The food was, hands down, incredible. It looked amazing, smelled amazing and tasted amazing. We had so many positive comments, including one individual who said it was the best catering of any event they had ever been to, in their entire life!

It seems the team at Serious Gourmet really can do it all – whether it’s lunch for two, or finger food for hundreds, they are a fine tuned machine and I am proud to use them on a regular basis. They are always on time, with food delivered fresh & hot, beautifully presented and with stunning flavours that everyone loves.

Congratulations to Shannon, Joanne and the team. We are proud to serve your food at our events.

Rachel Buer
Architectural Consultant, T&R Interior Systems
Auckland Committee Member, NAWIC