RENE PLANK

Founder and manager at Maarte Catering.

Disrupting the way catering is delivered,

improving customer service and increasing

financial performance are just some

of the benefits for venues.

 

PROFESSIONAL OUTLOOK

Where I Am. Where I’m Going.

As a natural born go-getter, my passion has continuously driven me to expand my knowledge, experience, and relationships. With a strong background and diverse skill set, I’m confident in the creative ideas and successful solutions I bring to the table. Keep exploring my site to learn more information about me, and reach out directly with any questions.

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ADVOCATES

...What a wonderful day we had on Wednesday!!  Couldn't have dreamed it would work out perfectly.  BIG THANKS to you, Rene and your team for outstanding service.  I'm certainly singing your praises.  Well done!!!!

Jane Lomas

... He was a most careful and hardworking employee who, because of his dedication, punctuality and interest in the operation, was very popular and well-liked by his colleagues and our guests...

Hubert Kloesch

... Renes’ can-do attitude and efficiencies are what makes him one of our most effective business partners and allows us, as owners, to concentrate on our wedding business. His flexibility in menu design is our major selling point where many chefs would not be open to menu changes, Rene sees this is a good challenge which we really appreciate...

Tracey Button, Bridgewater Country Estate

... His ideas and creative presentation of our food, i.e. starters and desserts were outstanding and well appreciate by our high demanding clientele...

Juergen Latussek

 

My Career

WORK EXPERIENCE

My experience in my field has brought me far, and though I hope to keep growing and developing, I know that I have what it takes to make a real contribution to any company I join. Want to know more about my experience? I hope to have the opportunity to grow and add value to all my clients. Read about my journey right here. Then give me a call or drop me a line so that we can discuss what I can do for you.

 
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MANAGING DIRECTOR, MAARTE CATERING LTD

Starting as caterer for a small wedding venue in Kaukapakapa, looking for new venues to get into partnership with. For a FREE ASSESSMENT, just get in touch.

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CONTRACTOR, URBAN GOURMET

As growing catering company, there is always something to do. From overseeing sections in the kitchen, running events and interim support in key areas.

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SOUS CHEF, SKY CITY

Running operations in cold larder in the preparation kitchen: recipes, costings and kitchen restructure were my main achievements.

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DEMI CHEF - SOUS CHEF

As small as Sea Cloud Cruises to Costa Crociere and Celebrity Cruises: all sizes of cruise liners were my playground for over seven years:  Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea...

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

CHEF

1992-1996

Quality apprenticeship, trained by high qualified chefs in Vienna (Austria)

DIETETIC TRAINED CHEF

2003

Keeping up with personal development in cookery, while specialising early in a niche segment.

MASTER CHEF

2004

Minimum 10 Years of experience required, theoretical tests, practical tests: my biggest achievement till then

U.S.P.H. TRAINING

2005

United States Public Health is a regulatory institution in the USA. Without following their procedures, no ship is allowed to dock in the USA.

H.S.I ASSESSOR

2009

Another step for me to grow and a way to spread my knowledge amongst youngsters.

LICENCE CONTROLLER QUALIFICATION

2016

To be able to train future staff, one needs to be up to date with current regulations.

 

ADVOCATES

Dear Rene,
Thank you so much for working with us to create such a delicious menu for our wedding day! The food was amazing and was exactly how we imagined it. we really appreciate all your hard work behind the scenes!

Best wishes,​

Lincoln & Sarah

... Mr. Plank has showed a very high loyalty to the company and has been a valuable and very flexible crew member. In all tasks assigned he shows a very high degree of professional competence. he is a diligent and hard working person who demonstrates competence in both, the formal and informal service we provide...

Szymon Kwinta

Rene Plank from Maarte has partnered with Bridgewater Country Estate for a number of years, offering a complete solution for all our catering needs. By utilising our commercial kitchen the Maarte team come onsite and prep, cook and plate for all of our weddings and events...

Tracey Button, Bridgewater Country Estate

The catering was extremely well received. I am eating mine now (I don’t eat lunch) and it is delicious!


I would like to see what we can do to assist you as you develop your vision.  In part because it makes sense and in part because you are really good at what you do.

Vicki Ammundsen – Director
Vicki Ammundsen Trust Law Limited