For the Phillips whanau, it’s always been about helping the community. Which is why KCE Catering & Equipment went into the catering business in the first place, to give more marae access to the types of equipment they needed to feed and care for their manuhiri (guests) and whanui. What they have also found is that great customer service and affordable prices mean they have build up a reputation for quality and excellence.
From six burner stoves to high end refrigeration units to the basics such as 20 litre pots and cutlery, KCE Catering & Equipment’s, CEO, Eru Phillips (Ngati Whakaue) felt the next step was to go online. “It was about making sure our people knew that they could get top quality items at affordable prices”, and because whanau are now ringing in from farther way in places like the Urewera and the East Coast, it was about being able to show them what was available quickly and easily.
Coming from a strong background living and working on the marae, has lead the company to develop key policies around how they assist and support their marae-based clients.
We provide a 24/7 service for all marae-based customers who purchased our equipment, because we know how important it is to be there when the whanau needs us”.
The whanau-based company which has been in operation since 2010, has grown and offers new and used equipment at their showroom located at 19-21 Monokia Street (off Fairy Spring Road).