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“A huge thank you to Bridget and the team who provided us with amazing food for our staff function. The noodle boxes were delicious, a great way for people to try a couple of options, we received fantastic feedback from all staff who attended. Bridget and her team were very professional, friendly and created a fun atmosphere for our special night. I highly recommend El Mono Loco for your next event!”

— Becky Gardiner , Waipuna - Hospice
“We can not thank Bridget, Stelios and the team at El Mono Loco enough for catering for our wedding! Having tried their food multiple times throughout events around the Bay of Plenty, we just knew we had to book them. Bridgets professionalism, dedication, reassurance, and all round awesomeness made for a experience that will be one to remember. She worked with what was best for us on our special day and totally got it. And OH MY, the food! Insane! We could not be happier. The mussels, the perfectly cooked beef, the juicy chicken, the variety of salads, breads and dips, and the unique flavours all left our guests saying it was one of the best meals they had ever eaten! She went beyond our expectations and what was required, and we can not recommend El Mono Loco highly enough! For us, booking El Mono Loco we not only got a service, we got an incredible experience.” - Marco and Soph X
— Sophie and Marcus
Hi Bridget

Just a quick note to say a huge thanks for being part of our wedding day and making it so very special. It was fantastic working with you - I really appreciated how you listened to what i was trying to achieve, understood how important the food was to us, caught the vision and made it work within our budget. I (and my parents!) were very reassured by your attention to detail, professionalism and preparedness, and it was great going into the day feeling fully confident that the food was going to be epic, delicious and plentiful - and it certainly was! The flavours were incredible, wonderfully fresh and everyone was so complimentary about it - I have had so many people tell me since that it was the best food they’d ever eaten at a wedding!
— Anna Crosbie
El Mono Loco catered my 30 person vegetarian 40th birthday party out of their food truck (they travelled to Rotorua for the party). The food (a grazing table, dinner in noodle boxes served from the truck, and dessert) was delicious, interesting and perfectly timed. The service was superb, relaxed and professional - I was always approached with a smile at just the right times.

I’d never organized catering before and I needed to do everything from Wellington, but Bridget was amazing - she walked me through the process with clarity and patience. I always felt welcome to ask whatever questions I had. After such excellent communication, there were no surprises on the day - everything was just how Bridget had explained it to me.

The food itself included a nice range of great, tasty yet subtle vegetarian stuff - perfect party fare. My guests (both the vegetarians and the meat eaters) all told me how much they enjoyed the food in the days following the party.

El Mono Loco was seriously cool. They really made my party and I unreservedly recommend them!
— Theo Gordon
“I couldn’t recommend El Mono Loco highly enough - not only is their food super tasty but Bridget & Stelios are a joy to have around; they are flexible, professional and friendly and most importantly they have a great work ethic that stems from their passion for great food. I have used them on a few occasions and they have made catering for large crowds both a painless & enjoyable process. Something I didn’t think was possible.”
— Dana Gaddum
We were recommended El Mono Loco by a friend and I am so glad we decided to book them for our wedding!
Planning our wedding from Australia was tricky enough without being able to meet with vendors and having to communicate via email.
Right from the start Bridget was incredibly helpful. She custom made the menu based on what we wanted for our day. Helped with platter hire and more. Everything was amazing! The food was absolutely delicious, I couldn’t say it enough.
We are so grateful to have had Bridget cater for our wedding and would highly recommend her! Seriously I wouldn’t even bother with other caterers in the Bay of Plenty! Our guest couldn’t stop talking about the beautiful food days after.
Thank you so much to you and your team Bridget.
Jade & James xx
— Jade and James
I cannot recommend El Mono Loco enough! Bridget and her team catered for my wedding and the food, service, presentation was all amazing. We had so many comments on how delicious the food was and the way it was served in noodle boxes was a huge hit! Bridget went above and beyond to make everything perfect and perfect it was. Thank you to the El Mono Loco team.
— Stacey Boles
We absolutely loved the food that Bridget prepared for our wedding. Everything that came out of the El Mono Loco truck not only looked great but tasted amazing too! It was everything we wanted, fresh, delicious, and beautifully cooked. We have had so many compliments from our guests about how delicious the food was. The option of using the food truck was so perfect for our home garden wedding, and Bridget was so easy to work with. She made us feel at ease and in safe hands from the beginning, her communication was outstanding, and she was more than happy to work with us to make the day just what we wanted. Bridget’s wait and bar staff were friendly, polite and looked smart, they did an excellent job in helping everything run smoothly. We couldn’t recommend El Mono Loco enough! Many thanks again Bridget.

— Arna and Josh
“El Mono Loco’s quality is five star. From the food to the service, El Mono Loco knows how to serve up a fantastic meal that will appease the taste buds. The meals from the food truck were incredible- definitely a highlight!

Thank you, El Mono Loco! We look forward to having your food truck with us again!”
— Life Church
To everyone that is thinking about using El Mono Loco, especially for their special day DO IT. Bridget is more than a delight to deal with, it was truly a pleasure to work with these guys, and this is before we get to the food. We chose the family style option and had a Thai marinated lamb which was cooked to perfection, the melt in the mouth type, totally delicious everyone talked about it and a Moroccan chicken which was also cooked to perfection, juicy and delectable, these meats were accompanied by 3 fresh and flavoursome salads of our choice. I don’t want to forget mentioning the canapés that were also amazing, Bridget also packed us a little picnic box to take with us on our photo shoot so we didn’t miss out on them.

Honestly the nicest people to work with and the best end product, they made our day.
— -Stephanie Smith , The Grange

Mike and I want to say a big thank you for catering our wedding on the 24th February. When we started planning our marquee, beach front wedding in the Coromandel, we knew we had to get our catering spot on and despite never meeting face to face prior to the wedding (we were living overseas at the time) we knew right from the start that you’d be the perfect caterer for our big day. Your communication via email was prompt, clear and full of information. You were extremely patient answering our many questions and queries leading up to the big day. We opted for the family style menu for 105 guests and we had so many canapé, protein & salad options to choose from – it was hard narrowing it down just to a few! The food was of excellent quality, absolutely delicious and there was plenty for everyone – all of our guests have been raving about the food. The vegan, vegetarians & GF guests were also well looked after with the menu tailored to meet their individual requirements. The waiters were also outstanding – very well presented, friendly and helpful. We particularly loved that when we were doing photos during the canapé hour, they kept bringing canapés over to the bridal party so we didn’t go without. We cannot thank you enough for your incredible help and for catering our wedding to the highest of standards. We would not hesitate recommending you to any other couples looking for a caterer for their big day. Thank you Bridget & the team at El Mono Loco!

Kind regards,

— Mike & Renee