We work with you to create a kitchen that works for you

We all live in different homes, have different needs and dream different dreams. This is why not two of our kitchens are the same. We’ll work with you to make sure the kitchen you get is not just a kitchen, but just what you’re looking for.

Julia Shuttleworth

Managing partner

With over 2 decades in the design industry, 18 years in kitchens and hundreds of completed projects Julia’s experience and understanding of functionality and space is extensive. Julia says “My focus is always first and foremost to make the kitchen work and function like a dream. It is a space that is used every day and needs to be efficient and well thought out. Once we have this we make it beautiful”.

Phil Shuttleworth

Managing partner

With an extensive background in project management and completing his training to become an installer with Häcker, Phil knows the Hacker system inside out. His cool, calm persona and can-do approach, helps with dealing with the various personalities and trades on site. Phil’s highlight of his week is handing over a completed kitchen to a happy client.

Chris Marais

Head of installations

Chris is a passionate kitchen installer with 17 years of experience coming from a Joinery and building carpenter background with 11 years of that being in the kitchen industry. Chris loves seeing an empty space go from nothing to a beautiful kitchen and giving the client a stress-free professional experience.

Sandra Segurado

Senior Designer

Originally from Spain, Sandra brings a European flair to the team. With over 8 years designing kitchens in NZ, and a background in Interior Design, she has strong industry knowledge. She enjoys taking on board her clients’ needs to create beautiful bespoke kitchens that stand the test of time. Eager to always learn and keep up to date professionally, she also holds a current Certified Kitchen Design qualification.

Ala - Hacker Kitchens

Ala Franco

Senior Designer

Ala is a passionate kitchen designer and showroom manager at Häcker Kitchens who is committed to taking great care of her clients. She has a Master of Architecture from Europe and over 35 years of experience in the design and construction industries. Ala and her team are available for virtual and in person consultations and would be delighted to turn your vision into reality with a timeless and world class Häcker Kitchen.

Are you a kitchen enthusiast like us?

We’re always happy to hear from people with passion for great design, quality craftsmanship and flair for a good customer experience. Send us your CV (PDF, please) if you’re keen to join our team!

Julia worked with us and took into account our wants and needs and prepared a few design concepts integrating both the functionality and the aesthetics of the kitchen all whilst blending the colours in with the rest of the house. We were quite pedantic about design details and Julia was very accomodating in making changes and also making suggestions for improvements.

After our dealings with her and seeing the quality of the Hacker kitchens first hand, we were convinced that we should get Julia to price the final design on a supply and install basis. The resultant cost was market competitive and hence we decided to give the full contract to Julia. She also coordinated and sourced all whiteware, plus the stone for all bathrooms, laundry and other cabinet tops and fire hearth.

They willingly stored all the cabinetry until our new build was ready for the installation. The product was installed professionally by Phil and his team and to a very high standard and we are thrilled with the final result and we get many positive comments from visitors.

We certainly would not hesitate in recommending Julia, Phil and their team to anyone requiring a new kitchen.

— Martin Chichester

Rooted in German craftsmanship

In 1898 Hermann Hacker founded his carpentry company in Rodinghausen, Germany. Today, Hacker’s carpentry has grown into the state of the art factory where all our kitchen components are manufactured.

If you are curious to know more about Hacker Germany and our production site, visit haecker-kuechen.de