For large-scale events with lots of hungry guests, then a buffet catering option is generally the best way to go. Buffets can feed large numbers easily, and there is no need to hire extra wait staff which saves on event costs. You can also offer a wide variety of food options, all of which is kept warm and served quickly.

Best Buffet Catering

1. Johnny’s Catering 

For a delicious buffet option and fabulous service, Johnny’s Catering is a great choice. Having operated in the catering business for two decades, this family-run company extends a sense of familial camaraderie into every occasion. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, wedding, corporate event or conference, their wholesome buffet feasts will set the right tone.

2. Central Kitchen Caterers

One of Joburg’s most prominent catering companies, Central Kitchen Caterers offers some of the best buffet catering in the region. Using only the freshest ingredients, the lunch or dinner buffets include a starch, vegetables, salad and homemade bread or rolls. Their experienced chefs have outlined an extensive buffet menu, including butter chicken, German chicken schnitzels, Hungarian beef stroganoff, rump espetadas, Roman chicken lasagna with basil and mushroom, and Asian chicken stir-fry…among many others.

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3. Norma Vilma Caterers 

Marinated in a wealth of family cooking tradition, and infused with an ethos of excellence and loyalty, Norma Vilma Caterers sources only the best ingredients for some mouth-watering buffets – suited to your budget. They thrive on offering you personal attention while planning the perfect menu for every event. The buffet offerings are expansive, including the executive, elegant, Greek, Mexican, Italian, French, carvery, Portuguese, Indian, Chinese, Peruvian and even an Out of Africa buffet.

4. Cravings 

With a collective 13 years of culinary experience, Cravings brings home-style taste with high-end customer service. They pride themselves in creating bespoke buffet menus incorporating their signature attention to detail. By integrating conceptual planning and events’ management with a passion for food, they are able to deliver a unique dining experience. The popular harvest table menu is a buffet served in chafing dishes or as a rustic harvest table. You can look forward to Moroccan spiced lamb tagine, lamb chops with caramelized onions, sticky barbeque ribs, mutton curry and delectable lemon Victorian sponge cake, among a host of other menu options.

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5. Catering Edge

The personal touch and specially-prepared buffet menu options sets Catering Edge apart. They truly believe that food is art – it must be creative, inspiring and always delicious. This Joburg catering company is owned and managed by two professional chefs – Heili and Grant – who have grown it into a company renowned for its high-quality food and efficiency. Customised service and only the freshest ingredients make for an incredible buffet choice.

Joburg has a fantastic selection of catering companies and, while the buffet option is sometimes overlooked, a really good catering company will provide a superior and enticing buffet selection. Check their reviews, sample their food and go over the menu selections to make sure you’ve found the right catering partner for your event.