About  Us

We are passionate about creating amazing contemporary cuisine, with fresh vibrant flavours to suit all taste buds. 

Inspired by the Auckland food scene, after living and working in some notable eateries in Auckland, chef Mark Harman and his wife, talented baker and cake artist Talia Harman- have joined forces to create Manawatu's newest catering company.

Having spent over 20 years working in hospitality, Mark decided it was time to return to his home town to create his own catering business, after successfully launching his own range of soups and dips under the brand Seasons Gourmet while living in Auckland. 

After working with talented chefs such as Peter Gordon and Nic Watt and over the years having cooked for celebrities in the Bahamas and the Queen of England at the prestigious Huka Lodge in Taupo, Mark knows a thing or two about exceptional cuisine.  

We are happy to offer a range of bespoke services to tailor to your own individual requirements.

Artisan Kitchen offers the freshest, most professional and award-winning catering in the Manawatu region.

We are husband and wife team Mark and Talia, we live with our family in the peaceful, semi-rural, charming Manawatu and have brought together our talents to offer quality handcrafted cuisine for your next event.

Our menus offer a range of wholesome, nutritious, vibrant and tasty varieties of delicious, seasonal produce with a focus on fresh and local ingredients created with a passion for exquisite cuisine.


Mark has designed casual, traditional and gourmet menus which are adaptable to best meet your needs and we will personally create fine restaurant quality food, delivered directly to you.

Book Artisan Kitchen to impress your guests.