About Us

Orton is a private catering and event management company owned and operated by Sam and Mary Orton. We have been leaders in the hospitality industry in Hawke’s Bay and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Orton is the largest privately owned catering company in the region and has an unmatched reputation for excellence in everything it does.

We have been managing events throughout Hawke’s Bay and the Central North Island since the 1980s. We’ve seen many changes in food trends and function styles over the years and pride ourselves in always remaining current.

With our skilled team of chefs, service and event specialists, we can turn our hand to any type of function. Conferences, corporate functions, private events small and large, and of course, weddings. We’re renowned for delivering the complete hospitality package.

We have exclusive access to some of the region’s most spectacular venues. And we can help create your event from scratch at any location. When you’ve been doing it for as long as we have, you know how to make the seemingly impossible possible, and to do it with flair.

Along with being known experts in our field, we’re well known as being nice to work with. We think that’s important. We love nothing more than seeing you and your guests having a ball at your event and that it all goes to plan perfectly.

We look forward to talking to you about your plans.

Meet the Team