Izzy and Andy head a great team, with an emphasis on providing excellent service to each and every customer.
For this pair, creating tasty dishes to be shared with friends and family is a time-honoured passion.
Centrally located on Motueka's main street, Elevation is committed to providing locals and visitors alike with great service and professionally prepared food, crafted with locally sourced ingredients. Elevation provides a relaxed ambience and an inviting dining experience at any time of day.
Why call it Elevation? In an area with so much emphasis on the national park to the north, owners Izzy and Andy chose instead to look west, to the Motueka Valley, Mount Arthur ranges and beyond to the Kahurangi. They have a deep respect for the mountains that are a constant backdrop in their daily lives, a sentiment that they know will resonate with many other locals.
As well as alluding to the mountains in the name Elevation, Andy and Izzy's passion for the surrounding area is also evident in the décor. The bar top is crafted from miro, and its frontage is Baton Valley macrocarpa, inset with stones from the Motueka River.
By serving local wine and craft beer and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, Elevation is serving up the best and freshest that the Tasman region has to offer.
There is nothing more rewarding than gathering fresh produce and turning it into mouth-water delicacies, and then spending hours savouring the textures and flavours.
Andy is a Motueka local, raised on the year-round abundance of seasonal produce that this area has to offer. Izzy grew up in Tapanui, surrounded by the Blue Mountains where her love of creating tasty seasonal food was born.
With 15 years of experience in the food industry Andy and Izzie have also managed a successful bakery, sometimes catering for up to 300 lunches.
Since taking ownership of Elevation in 2010 the pair have continued to develop their passion for the kitchen. Theirs is a "hands on" role - involving preparation, baking and cooking seven days a week!