5 of the Best Catering Companies in Sandton

Exuding a cosmopolitan appeal, people are drawn to the stunning Sandton area for a variety of luxurious events. And from this growing demand, a number of catering companies in Sandton have emerged to fill the gap in the culinary market. From small to large, private or corporate events, there is a caterer in Sandton to meet your need and budget, it’s just a matter of finding them. Here is a list of the top five catering companies in Sandton.

Sandton Catering Companies

1. The Backyard Catering

Started by Cordon Bleu chef, Gill Oxenham, in her mother’s kitchen in 1997, The Backyard is now an established catering company within the Sandton area, hiring a staff of 11 people. Priding themselves on quality, the team specialises in tasty, home-style meals for small to medium-size corporate and private events. All menus are custom-made and specifically designed to each client’s desires. The organisation’s website is clear, concise and informative and easy enough for any novice to navigate. The Backyard Catering also lists the full contract on its website, which is extremely useful for research purposes and provides potential clients with everything they need upfront. In an effort to maintain standards, there is also an online survey for past customers.


2. 180 Degrees Catering & Confectionery

This catering company has fully embraced all forms of modern communication and is accessible via all social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram. They specialise in corporate and home-style meals as well as platters and a range of high-end confectionery. The website offers a gorgeous cake catalogue with images, pricing and number of slices outlined including a detailed pricelist for every possible type of confectionery. Alternatively, customers can place an order for a speciality cake. 180 Degrees believes in an ‘intelligent combination’ of both taste and design to bring a successful service to every event.


3. Delectables

Catering for every size function, all menus are tailor-made to suit the event using the freshest ingredients. Delectables is owned and operated by chef Clinton and Monica Verhoog, originating as a popular Sandton eatery back in 2007 and expanding into the catering as demand grew. In addition to the on-hand eatery experience, chef Clinton has a number of culinary courses to his name, and has worked under renowned chefs including Suzi Hotzhauzen and Arnod Tanzer. Throughout his career, Clinton has featured in numerous food publications including Food and Home and Elle Magazine, as well as appearing on various TV programmes such as Top Billing and Carte Blanche. He has performed a number of live cooking demonstrations at events such as Hostex and Decorex and has also cooked for high-profile individuals including Bill Clinton, Robert de Niro, John Cusack, Bono, Alicia Keys and various local politicians.


4. Central Kitchen Caterers

A leading Sandton catering company, Central Kitchen Caterers provides delicious platters, spitbraais, buffets and office catering as well as daily training meals. Experienced chefs prepare the food with precision daily. The meals are all packaged and delivered on the day, ensuring quality and freshness. They have built up a solid reputation after years in the trade and are willing to adapt to the customer’s individual needs. Central Kitchen Caterers specialises in corporate catering supplying daily meals for executives, trainees and delegates as well as full catering for all office parties, conferences, exhibitions, product launches and every other corporate event. They also have a fantastic range for personal catering events such as cocktail parties, picnics, baby showers, engagement parties or housewarmings. Whatever the event, they can supply.


5. By Word of Mouth Caterers

Since 1993, By Word of Mouth has established its reputation for seamlessly pulling off fantastic events and the 17 Best of Jo’burg caterer awards are testament to this. This all-service company offers designer menus as well as event and floral design, hiring and décor, beverages and staff. Whether it’s a formal banquet or relaxed birthday party, By Word of Mouth will bring the same level of professionalism and class to keep clients satisfied. Based within the exclusive grounds of the Inanda Club, By Word of Mouth now boasts a new venue, The Polo Room which has astounding views of Sandton and the surrounding polo fields.