Talofa! I am honoured you’re here. I am Nesian Bites, also known as Theresa Reese Devoe-Mose.
I am a registered caterer and food artist based in West Auckland. I am passionate about delivering exceptional grazing foods with exceptional presentation. My love for the creating process wasn’t clear until my son was born and until I had to plan my own wedding. While choosing my menus, colours and centrepieces; that was when it dawned on me, my calling was doing what I loved and what I loved was this – creating small master pieces through my passion for the creating process to create grazing platters and tables to bless my family and especially my customers. I work full time while running the business in the weekends for all weekend events.
We gather and create gifts, grazing platters and tables with a touch of Polynesia for all your special events. Our name means – small bite-sized treats and gifts, with a touch of Polynesia; Nesian Bites. Our platters / grazing tables are of high quality work of art consisting of colourful and enticing mixture of seasonal fruits, flavoursome cheeses, cured meats, fresh bread, dips, nuts, desserts and so much more. Every platter we will try and include at least one or two small gesture components to highlight who we are as Polynesians.
We offer a takeaway platter service as well as a custom grazing table option for all occasions. We know how important it is to be present when hosting an event so we will also take care of the setup and pack down before and after the event, leaving you in total control so you can focus on what’s really important – your guests.
How did the idea come about?
Platters have always been my “go to” for all our family events because I’ve always loved the concept and especially the presentation side of it. The grazing idea aspect to Nesian Bites stemmed from our 3 year old boy, Micah who is a snack and graze extremist. Ever since he could eat solids, I noticed he wasn’t a fan of “proper regular meal”. He would not sit down and eat a proper breakfast, lunch or dinner meal. He may do one, but he won’t do all. This is where I had to adapt and come up with ways for him to enjoy a variety of food that were still healthy and able to give him the nutrition he needed. This is how my creative art for platters came about. It grew into a passion and from that passion, Nesian Bites was born.
I always had the desire to start a small business through serving others, to build smiles and memorabilia in whatever it was that I was destined for. We (my husband and I) currently serve in our Community through Church Unlimited as one of the Multicultural Leaders. My calling to start a small business wasn’t clear until I was presented with this verse. Genesis 12:2, where states, “I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing”. This very verse encouraged me to turn my passion into a Small Business, simply, to bless others. I believe God has chosen us for two reasons: to bless us, and to make us a blessing to others. This is how gifts were incorporated into Nesian Bites.
That is my passion, to share a bit of who I am with the world. This is only a small start to my journey as a Small Business Entrepreneur. This is who I am. I am Nesian Bites, aiming high, aim to bless, aim to build smiles, and a future!