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Kenilworth, Cape Town, WC
Specialists in Picnics, Picnic Basket Catering & Outdoor Dining Experiences When was the last time you stopped…just let time drift and enjoyed a simple moment with a loved one? Today’s frantic go-getter pace makes finding that elusive “quality time” all the more difficult. Dial-A-Picnic, is offering people just that…a simple moment…time to breath. We give you a way to just slow life down, un-plug and rediscover the simple pleasures of fresh air, nature’s beauty, delicious food and great company.

Pretty Little Things

Wynberg, Cape Town, WC (1.7km from Kenilworth)
It all started with a dream and a diploma in Food and Beverage Management from the Granger Bay Hotel School in Cape Town under the Cape Peninsula University of Technology… after working in the industry for 10 years, two souls set out to start something pretty special in 2007 and now with just one, still following her dream, here we are today, ready to take your order! We’re dessert lovers with a passion for beautifully crafted and presented food, hence the name Pretty Little Things. Our customers often tell us that our products always have that personal touch, which is...

Appetite Catering

Rondebosch, Cape Town, WC (4.3km from Kenilworth)
Our services include: • Personalized menus to suit your budget • Crockery and cutlery for hire • Co-ordination of all staff • Flower arrangements and décor • Cooking, preparing and serving the food on the day of your event.

Picnic Company

Diep River, Cape Town, WC (4.4km from Kenilworth)
At Picnic Company & Mustard Catering we design and style menus to suit any occasion. Whether we are catering for a laid-back picnic, gala dinner, elaborate corporate function or an intimate gathering in the comfort of ones own home, rest assured that Picnic Company & Mustard Catering will have an array of mind-blowing gastronomical delights on offer for your guests to relish. With great food as the foundation, your event is bound to be an absolute triumph! Since our establishment in 2004, sister companies Picnic Company & Mustard Catering have fostered an enviable reputation for excellence in delectable cuisine, food...

The Corporate Caterer

Belgravia, Cape Town, WC (6km from Kenilworth)
As one of the most recognized Halaal Certified professional business and corporate catering companies in Cape Town, The Corporate Caterer proudly caters to the most exclusive 5 Star Hotels, Guest Houses and Conference venues with delicious Halaal food catering. We are the preferred Halaal daily meals supplier to numerous corporate office clients as well as catering provider to local government institutions in the Western Cape. Our personalised Halaal food menu's which include light finger food lunches and snack platters are perfect for your delegates or guests attending company training, conferences or seminars.

Cathkin Caterers

Rylands, Cape Town, WC (6.8km from Kenilworth)
For a perfect venue, with excellent food at affordable prices, look no further than Cathkin Caterers. Cathkin Caterers, with twenty years of happy customers and memories, invites you and your guests to Tuscany, a Tuscan Villa function and conference venue, which is rustic, yet elegant in character. A beautiful beach pool, surrounded by landscaped gardens, Koi ponds and aviaries filled with birds, make this an ideal setting for photo sessions of the bride and groom. We offer you a completely unforgettable function including décor, waitrons, flowers and everything that needs to make the event a huge success. With our superb...

The Gourmet Chef Catering

Dreyersdal, Cape Town, WC (7.7km from Kenilworth)
The Gourmet Chef is Cape Town’s top Catering company which was founded in 2006 by Executive Chef Mark Hoberman who decided to bring high end restaurant quality Gourmet cuisine to your event. My philosophy is simple “Attention to taste and presentation created by using top quality ingredients, handcrafted and elegantly served by myself and our passionate team” To achieve such high standards, we only cater one event a day, Mark and Sonje are personally at each event. Mark focuses on phenomenal food and Sonje on 5 Star coordination, set up and service. We create tailor made Menu’s for each event...

Ashura Caterers

Surrey Estate, Cape Town, WC (8.4km from Kenilworth)
Ashura Catering was established in 1993,we pride ourselves with service excellence. Sit down, Buffet, Braais, no function too big or too small. With well trained waiters & kitchen staff ready to attend to your every need.Catering for Weddings, Parties, Engagements, Name Giving Ceremonies, Award Ceremonies, Eat & Treats,Corporate Functions,End of year Staff Parties,fund raising events & many more.We are committed to providing guests with generous portions of freshly prepared food.Superior level of Service,smart professinal staff who are efficient & easy to identify.Senior supervision at all functions & providing advice on all aspects of the function.Our clients should relax and enjoy...

Western Province Caterers

Gardens, Cape Town, WC (8.8km from Kenilworth)
Western Province Caterers is a South African owned business started in 2006 offering innovative, quality catering in the Western Province. We offer our clients a diverse range of catering concepts and services in the healthcare, retirement, corporate, industrial and education sectors. Western Province Caterers has a hands-on senior management approach, and together with our specialist support services and world class training facilities, we are positioned to offer a high level of catering service.

Bruce Catering

Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, WC (8.9km from Kenilworth)

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What can a catering service help with?

A caterer, catering company or service is in the business of quality food and beverage preparation and presentation to its intended recipients, on either a once-off basis, such as for a party or function, or on an ongoing basis, where a caterer may be tasked with devising, preparing and serving daily menus to the same people. Caterers work in many different sectors, such as corporate, commercial, healthcare, retirement, industrial and education, where they are responsible for the operation of canteens which serve hot or cold prepared meals, snacks and beverages to their clients. Catering companies also work for many airlines in supplying the meals which are served on international flights.

Catering for individual parties and events

A caterer will handle all the menus for parties and events such as weddings, engagement parties, anniversaries, birthdays, funerals and memorial services, product launches, training events, seminars, etc., where they are often responsible for the supply of associated items required such as tables, tablecloths, chairs, crockery, glassware and china. This is a full-service catering service, although this is not always required, and depends on the function to be catered. Smaller, more intimate functions may only require the supply of platters, offering both savoury and sweet selections. Wedding caterers may also be tasked with the making and decorating of a wedding cake which, in the past, was a highly individual and costly item one had to order from a specialised bakery.

Agree budget according to specific requests

A caterer will agree a menu and budget with the client upfront, so both parties are agreed on the costs involved. Some caterers will supply waitron personnel to assist during the event, especially if a meal is to be served at the tables rather than a self-serve buffet-style, but servers will still be required during buffets to ensure that the selection is adequately stocked at all times and dirty tableware is removed from the tables and washed. Where food platters only are required, these can be tailored around a set budget and made up according to restrictions such as vegetarian needs, variety of snacks on offer and whether they are a mix of savoury and sweet or just one option.

Spitbraai caterers

A spitbraai is a very popular choice for informal entertaining in South Africa, and there are caterers who are specifically geared for such choices. They will provide all the equipment needed, and see to the cooking of the meat, together with providing a selection of side dishes and drinks. In South Africa, the focus often rests on traditional specialities such as pap, wors, potjies, chicken and salads as well as whole lamb, pork or beef rotisseries. These are always a hit, and a great way to feed large groups of people in a casual outdoor setting.

Ongoing catering across all business sectors

Canteen facilities

Catering companies are the inspiration and muscle behind many canteens across all sectors, serving different menus to institutions such as hospitals, schools and training venues and across businesses in the industrial, healthcare, mining, corporate, commercial and retail sectors. Whilst they are primarily responsible for the main cooked hot and cold lunch menus, they may also serve sandwiches, snacks and beverages during the day as well. Many retirement homes use the services of caterers who are aware of the dietary requirements of older persons, and tailor their daily lunch menus accordingly.

Trolley and vending catering services

In many office blocks, there is no central kitchen which is large enough to consistently produce full cooked lunches, and no communal dining area which can be used by all businesses in the building. Employees need to eat at lunchtime, and some office blocks or complexes are situated in areas with no easy or quick access to shops. In such cases, catered daily trolley services are an ideal solution, offering ready-made sandwiches and salads, or doughnuts and other sweet selections, as well as packaged snacks such as crisps and nuts, together with cold drinks. Employees are able to purchase from the trolleys without leaving their offices, and may even be able to place standard individual orders. Another popular option is vending machines which supply sandwiches, salads and a variety of snacks and cold drinks, and which are monitored, stocked and controlled by catering companies.

How to find the right catering company

Check their online ratings and client reviews

Well-known caterers and catering companies are easily found through their general market visibility and ongoing advertising promotions. The majority of these specialists advertise online through sites such as Uptasker, which lists businesses according to geographical area, and where online reviews can be found immediately. Always take note of such reviews, as they are the lifeblood of any good catering business, and will provide you with information you need on matters such as quality, cleanliness, food selection and freshness, presentation, service delivery, number of staff available and ability to cater for the number of people who will be attending the function. Word of mouth referrals are obviously preferable, but if this is not possible, you can always find caterers through newspapers, magazines, flyers and the Yellow Pages, but be aware that you will not always have immediate access to their reviews in such cases, and will have to source these yourself.

Top catering tips

Top catering tips

The choice of catering company you choose for your individual function will depend largely on the event itself and the atmosphere you want to create. Your decision will ultimately rest on whether you wish to go for a formal or informal approach, the size of the venue, number of attendees and whether you need tables, chairs, table coverings, crockery, cutlery and glassware to be included in the service or not. There are catering companies available to cover any event, with any size and budget. Take your time, plan carefully with the caterer, then relax in the knowledge that your function or party will be catered for by professionals who will work tirelessly and unobtrusively in the background to make it a success. For more tips, see our catering articles.

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