Indulge in classic tastes with a haute flair in our bistro restaurant, Te Maroro. Our dishes reflect a fusion of local and international cuisine, with flavours to satisfy any palette. A selection of wine New Zealand wines are available to compliment your dish, as well as a selection of local beers. Discover our culinary award winning restaurant at Jet Park Hotel.
Dining is more than eating but savouring, matching, pairing and experimenting either alone or with good company. Our chefs artfully play with flavours and fresh ingredients seasonally to deliver you a culinary experience all year round. Te Maroro is the Maori word for “flying fish” that was chosen to complement the fish sculptures on display in the restaurant by New Zealand artist, Rex Homan.
No time to sit down for our amazing dining experience? You’ll never go hungry at Koura Café with our freshly made wholesome café items, pastries, and Jet Park Hotel’s own brand of homemade chocolates. Open 24 hours, located in the main hotel lobby.
Veenal grew up in Sigatoka in the beautiful Fiji Islands, and it was there that he found his passion for cooking. He has been in the industry for 14 years. Veenal enjoys creating different types of dishes, tasting and refining menus with matched wines.
In Fiji, Veenal competed in a couple of culinary competitions in which he won; he then moved to New Zealand and worked in a few different hotels. However, working at Jet Park Hotel, Veenal states has been his greatest achievement; “If you are a chef, you always dream to become an Executive Chef.”
Veenal’s style of cooking is simple but full of flavour in the dish as a whole; “I believe it’s very important to give the customer the best dining experience, so they go home happy and feel it’s been excellent value for money.” His cooking techniques are in line with other chefs- he loves grilled foods, smokey flavours, and creating rustic dishes which is in demand currently.
Cristian Morales brings a wealth of experience to his role as Executive Sous Chef, having worked in the Hospitality industry for 15 years.
Originally from Chile in South America, Cristian says he inherited his passion for food from his mother; "She is the best cook in the world" (as you should say so! - Ed). This is the reason why he was inspired to study cuisine and turn his passion for food into a career.
It is evident that Cristian lives for cooking, as he states he loves to see that people are happy with his food (preparation) and wishes to one day travel around the world to learn about the traditional and inspirational dishes from all over the continents.
He also wants guests to know that Jet Park Hotel is the Best hotel in the area, and is proud of working with a great team of people.
Cristian also loves to spend time with his family, tending to his garden and has a love of technology in games and movies.