Keith and Suzanne are proud business owners based on Waiheke Island with experience of 40 years plus in customer service and business. Their experience is invaluable as the business has grown with the expansion and development of Waiheke Specialty Food situated on the corner of Erua and Poto Roads, Ostend. In 2021 we have made the decision to move our special shop to Belgium Street, Ostend, to be a part of the hustle and bustle in the centre of Ostend.
Keith has been at the helm of K.B.Distributors a thriving business which supplies local restaurants and business's with specialty foods while also carting chilled and ambient products to and from the Island twice a day. Originally the shop was opened for our chefs to view our products and was at this time run by Keith's daughter Sophia. Interest was strong from the public so it was decided we open for everyone to take advantage and enjoy specialty foods at reasonable prices.
Sophia has now left to take up a new role off the Island and Suzanne has sold her business in Auckland to join Keith with the running of the business.We have many exciting plans to enhance the shop with the latest addition being a commercial kitchen and our big move to Belgium Street in Ostend. Our wide range of food offers everything from specialty cheese and meat from France, Spain and Italy plus hard to find and interesting food.
We like to delight our customers by sourcing products for them which cannot be found easily on the Island. Those with food intolerance's, vegans and vegetarians will be excited to see everyone is catered for in the shop. We love to share ideas around food and different ways of cooking while finding the latest ingredients so every meal is a taste sensation!
Recently we have been asked to put together hampers for a range of family and work celebrations from anywhere from 2 to 100 people. Couples or families who want a night off cooking are also making the most of our platter food. For something more substantial we have ideas for easy meals which are delicious including Gopis curries, Italian pasta, seafood, quiches, par- baked bread plus french pastries. Gift baskets have also been popular with requests as thank you gifts, Birthday's, Mothers Day or any theme of your choice.
Suzanne, Mary, Tamara, Maru, Susie and Alex look forward to welcoming you in our shop soon.