20 Best Catering Companies in Cape Town

To plan the perfect event in Cape Town you need to give your guests an unforgettable experience, complemented by delicious food.

We’ve collected a variety of catering companies in Cape Town that offer a range of catering services to help you plan for small and large events. Our list includes food experts that can offer corporate catering, private catering, dinner party catering, wedding catering services, and much more.

These caterers are also able to tailor dishes to suit a range of dietary requirements, offering halaal catering and vegan menu options.

Find a Cape Town caterer online near you, and get in touch to have mouthwatering meals on-hand at your upcoming event! And don’t forget to pick up any catering essentials from our equipment hiring category that you may need!

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Appetite Catering
rondebosch

appetitecatering.co.za

At Appetite Catering, our style features on-trend and innovative food, inspired by tried and tested classics as well as the latest local and international food trends. We draw inspiration from French-style cooking and, of course, from modern gurus like Yotam Ottolenghi, Jamie Oliver, and Donna Hay.

Making use of produce sourced from nearby Cape Farmlands, local markets, and food artisans is part of our core food philosophy. We take pride in our commitment to “cooking from scratch” and in maximizing flavour by, for example, by making all our own stocks, salad dressings, and pastry. We source only the best in fruit, vegetables, nuts, meat, fish, and dairy products and cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients and herbs which we grow in our garden too.

We’re versed in catering for weddings, corporate events, conferences, embassy functions, sports events, school functions, tour groups, children’s parties, finger lunches, and private parties.

You can also choose from our selection of culinary adventures! Check them out on our website, and enquire about having us create exquisite food at your upcoming event.

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Guyall's Kitchen
hudson street

www.guyallskitchen.co.za

Guyall’s Kitchen is a Cape Town-based catering company dedicated to satisfying your food desires, needs & cravings. We’re crazy about food. We simply love to eat and share the food we create!

We love being outdoors and we specialize in cooking with fire including barbeques and braais – as only a truly South African understands. We look forward to feeding you at your event with wholesome food featuring farm-fresh ingredients.

We offer a selection of services including, but not limited to wedding catering & corporate catering, and we provide private chefs for a variety of events and parties in Cape Town.

Get in touch with us by visiting our website and enquire about our services.

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The Flying Pan
Plumstead

theflyingpan.co.za

At The Flying Pan we specialize catering for a variety of corporate events, such as activations, launches, private functions, and even provide an office lunch service.

Some of the menu items we offer include canapes, bowl food, off-site catering, and packed meals. Buffet and plated menus are also available.

We’re dedicated to meeting the requirements of our clients and our business catering service is customizable and flexible. We pride ourselves in creating food that is not only fresh and healthy but is also beautifully presented to leave a lasting impression on your colleagues and guests.

Get in touch with us by visiting our website and enquire about our catering services for your event today!

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Mad About Food
MUIZENBERG

www.madaboutfood.co.za

Gourmet catering at your service!

Mad About Food is focused on fresh food, innovative ideas, dedicated service, and we bring a professional and stylish approach to all of our events. The art of food and entertaining is our passion and we love what we do!

For couples planning their “big day”, we offer wonderful wedding menus including appetizers and desserts. We also offer corporate catering menus for executives.

Our menu covers, but is not limited to, BBQs, platters, spitbraais, buffets, all the way up to curated 3-course meals.

These menus can also be paired with our cocktail menu featuring refreshing cocktails to tantalize your guests’ appetites.

We can handle large or small scale events and tailor our services to your event. Our specialties lie in catering for corporate events and weddings, offering a variety of menus for your guests.

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Annalize Catering
Diep River

annalize.co.za

We specialize in producing delicious food and pride ourselves on creating stylish, personal, creative, generous, and unforgettable food. We’ll make planning the ideal feast for guests a ball!

Our chefs are qualified and experienced, and our amazing food has been featured on Top Billing, Pasella, Food & Home, Leef, Sarie, Conde Nast Garden & Home, The Argus & Sarie Kos.

We’re experienced at catering for corporate events, weddings, and private parties, with our team of talented chefs available to cater for small and large scale events.

Visit our website and get in touch with us to find out how we can help produce the perfect food for your private party or corporate event.

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Ambrosia
Diep river

www.ambrosia-catering.co.za

Ambrosia offers the perfect blend of sensational food, inspiring ideas, and professional staff. Chef Beatrice McShane started Ambrosia after working as Chef de Partie at the Mount Nelson Hotel, and other top fine dining restaurants.

Our team of professional foodies will make your function memorable. We can also organise waiters, bar staff and more to take care of all aspects of your function using only the most reputable service providers in the industry.

We’re experienced at catering for large and small scale private parties and corporate events, and we’re a favorite as caterers for rugby suites. We are passionate about food and excellent service, and we have an array of menus to suit all styles and palates, perfect for a range of guests at your event!

Get in touch with us by visiting our website to find out more about hiring our catering services for your event in Cape Town.

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Pretty Little Things
hudson street

prettylittlethings.co.za

Pretty Little Things was founded by two partners after 10 years of experience in the food industry.

We relish in creating home-cooked style meals that are delicious and nutritious. We take pride in the fact that we use fresh ingredients and free-range produce. Our picnic baskets and spit braais are quite popular and for those with a sweet tooth, we have yummy cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and a dessert selection.

We specialize in catering corporate and private functions, and we love helping you create the perfect menu for your wedding or birthday party. We can provide elegant food catering services for just about any event, and we’re even able to offer private chefs for private dinner parties.

Get in touch with our amazing team by visiting the Pretty Little Things website, or click on our contact buttons to send us an email or give us a call!

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Vagabond Kitchens
woodstock

vagabondkitchens.co.za

We will set-up our kitchen, literally, anywhere, like a wayward band of culinary nomads. Like vagabonds!

We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty — figuratively speaking, of course. We keep our physical hands squeaky clean at all times out of respect for our ingredients and your guests.

We’re experts at creating exquisite food with fresh ingredients, including everything from scrumptious starters to delicious desserts.

Vagabond Kitchen offers an assortment of set catering services—including but not limited to bulk lunch deliveries, year-end functions, tailored market-style events, weddings, birthdays, festivals, food production parties. However, we are always more than willing to tailor our offering to fit your event’s precise requirements.

Visit our website to find out more, or get in touch using our adjacent contact buttons.

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Dish Food & Social
Observatory

dishfood.co.za

I count myself very lucky to be making a living while doing something I’m passionate about. I started Dish Food and Social in my home kitchen in 2002, and since then we’ve developed an extensive team and catered for some of South Africa’s best known corporates, as well as many of Cape Town’s leading lights.

Every event we provide catering services for receives a custom-designed menu, which is shaped around the client’s preferences. While our repertoire draws on European, Asian, and New World influences, our food is presented with a level of style and inventiveness to ensure the food at your event is a complete success.

We’re just as comfortable cooking a small home dinner as we are at running an event for 2000 guests

We’ve catered for large events such as the Nederburg Auction, Loerie Awards, Durban July, and the J&B Met as well as private clients, dinners, and fairytale weddings – applying our passion for food and attention to detail across the board.

Visit our website to find out more about our wide range of catering services, or get in touch directly using our contact buttons.

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The Gourmet Chef
Dreyersdal

www.cateringcapetown.co.za

I founded Gourmet Chef on the back of my experience as an executive chef. Today, our team has taken our catering company to Cape Town’s top catering company bringing high-end restaurant quality gourmet cuisine to your event.

We consider our food philosophy to be centered around, attention to taste and presentation. Our food is handcrafted, using top-quality ingredients, and elegantly served by a passionate team. We offer a choice of curated menus to choose from, however, we also chat with our clients to create personalized menus to suit the purpose of their event.

We only cater to one event per day in order to provide a level of unmatched personalized service. We’re experienced in catering for weddings, corporate events, private functions, parties, and our menu can include (but isn’t limited to) plated dinners, canapes, tapas, live barbecuing, and much more!

Visit our website to get in touch with us and find out how we can help you cater for your event with 5-star food and service!

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Bruce’s Catering & Events
Paarden Eiland

www.brucescatering.co.za

At Bruce’s Catering, we do it all, from bar hire, decor, staff, DJs, and of course, amazing catering services.

We offer a variety of menus, from spit and braai menus to cocktail snack, corporate lunch, and wedding menus. We also work with our clients to customize menus and cater to their specific needs. We are able to accommodate vegetarian, diabetic, and halaal dietary requirements.

We’re used to catering for all kinds of events, from corporate functions and weddings to private parties, food functions, launches and plenty more.

Find out more about our menus and catering services on our website, or send us an email directly with our attached contact button.

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About Thyme
Woodstock

www.aboutthymecatering.co.za

We’ll add taste, creativity, and innovation to craft a unique menu to ensure that your event is truly individual and unique. Our food is tasty, fresh, artfully prepared, and innovatively presented. We only source the best quality and freshest local ingredients.

Our menus include a range of dishes from over-the-top and elegant, to home-cooked, heartwarming, and just plain yummy! We can cater our services to suit your every whim, and we work closely with the organisers of the event.

Choose from canapes, finger foods, and platters to buffets, spit braais, plated meals, picnic baskets, food bars, and desserts. We can do pretty much anything you want and we are able to cater to banting diets, vegans, vegetarians, diabetics, and those looking for gluten-free and sugar-free items.

We offer catering services for a variety of event styles, from private parties to weddings and corporate functions, and we even offer event planning services should you need extra assistance with bringing your event to life.

It’s About Thyme you get in touch with our dedicated team, by visiting our website or giving us a call using our contact buttons below.

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Kim's Exclusive Catering
Somerset West

kimsexclusivecatering.co.za

Kim’s Exclusive Catering is a personalized catering service. Operating mainly in the Cape Town and Helderberg areas, we pride ourselves in using only the freshest ingredients to ensure that every item on your menu, big or small, is unforgettable.

Our menu items are extensive covering cakes, canapes, desserts, cupcakes, corporate meals, quiches, breakfasts, high teas, and a range of beverages. We also create beautiful cakes which are centerpieces at any event.

We cater for everything from intimate dinner parties – in the comfort of your home – to cocktail functions for up to 400 guests. We can also cater for children’s birthday parties, adult birthdays, baby showers, christenings, baptisms, 21st birthdays, holy communions, kitchen teas and so much more!

Find out more about Kim Exclusive Catering and our services by visiting our website and get in touch with details about your next event!

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Absolute Catering
hudson street

www.absolutecatering.co.za

At Absolute Catering, we offer catering at the highest level, regardless of the scale.

Our specialty is finger-food and bite-sized treats and our wide variety of dishes include everything from breakfast, lunches, buffets, platters, canapes and sushi platters, plus spitbraais and fresh, baked goods.

So whether you’re planning an intimate gathering at home or a business event, we’ll create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Our goal is to exceed your expectations, whatever the occasion.

We’ve handled high profile weddings with 400 guests, banquet type meals, sit down French cuisine plated dinners, cocktail parties, and buffet breakfasts, lunches, or dinners – and we can provide you with a tailored menu that perfectly suits the style of your event.

Get in touch with our team to arrange absolutely brilliant catering services for your next event.

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Fine Dine Cuisine
hudson street

www.finedinecuisine.co.za

Fine Dine Cuisine is a well-established catering company. We are based in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town and have been in the trade for many years across the whole of Western Cape.

We are passionate about mouthwatering meals and pride ourselves in delivering top quality food and services.

Our range of menus includes everything from platters, to 3-course meals and spit braais for your guests. We also offer decadent desserts so you can end your meal on a sweet note!

We provide curated catering services for all types of events: both large and small, private and corporate, including weddings, year-end functions, birthdays, product launches, and plenty more.

Find out more about our catering services by visiting our website and getting in touch with details about your next event in Cape Town!

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Fatima Ashraff Caterers
hudson street

www.facaterers.co.za

Fatima Ashraff Caterers is a totally female-owned Halaal catering company that specialises in South African cuisine. We have been in the food industry for 14 years and know how to keep our clients happy.

Our catering services are completely Halaal and we tailor our menus to suit your event’s needs, budget, and theme. We offer a unique understanding of diverse cultures present in South African cuisine, and we specialize in Cape Malay cuisine.

We provide catering services for all kinds of events, ranging from ministerial events to monthly meetings, corporate workshops, cocktails parties, boardroom meals, product launches as well as office lunches.

We can also provide additional services to assist you with your function, including waitering services.

Get in touch with the team at Fatima Ashraff Caterers to find out more about our cuisine, and get in touch using our contact buttons.

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Silver Spoon Catering
Epping

www.silverspooncatering.co.za

We keep it simple: our food is locally sourced, freshly prepared, and always delicious. We mesh modern and traditional styles of cooking to inspire menus for every occasion.

All our meals are prepared with care because we love food and we know you do too. If you share our passion for great quality and great tasting dishes, we’d love to arrange a tasting session for you and design the dream menu you have in mind for your event.

We’re versed in catering for a variety of events from corporate functions, private parties, and celebrations to elegant weddings and even office breakfasts and lunches.

Our promise is to offer outstanding food and professional service that will exceed your expectations.

Find out more about Silver Spoon Catering by visiting our website and enquire about hiring our extensive catering services.

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Salt and Pepper Catering
Cape Town

www.saltandpeppercatering.co.za

We’ve provided bespoke catering services since 2004 without a distinct stylistic flair, as well as unmatched professional and discreet service

Our food philosophy is quite simple: fresh, quality and seasonal produce form the basis for all our menus. We believe the menu at your event should speak for itself, and feature a well-balanced selection of the finest ingredients available.

We have worked on various kinds of special events from large scale corporate functions in grand venues, to intimate dinners in private homes and even lavish cocktail parties for government entities and royalty.

We also provide event management services to help you provide exemplary service for your guests.

Visit our website to find out more, or contact our friendly team by using our contact buttons.

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Budget Catering
Cape Town

www.budgetcatering.co.za

We have a passion for creating delightful, traditional dishes, and pride ourselves in providing great quality food complemented by great prices.

We’ve expanded our company in the heart of the Western Cape and we’re well known for traditional “Capetonian” dishes, as well as innovative menu items. Providing mouth-watering meals is our mantra, and we craft unique recipes that consist of passion, love, commitment, and desire to leave you completely satisfied.

We provide catering services for all kinds of events, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events, and plenty more. We’re also able to tailor a menu to suit the style of your event, whether it’s casual, formal, small, or large scale.

Get in touch with us by visiting our website, and find out more about our catering services that will fit your budget needs perfectly.

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Best Choice Caterers
Parow Industrial

www.bestchoicecaterers.co.za

Best Choice Caterers can provide the planning and preparation, exquisite food and impeccable catering service that will make for an unforgettable experience for any client.

We are considered one of the best caterers in Cape Town. No other catering companies can match Best Choice Caterer’s quality and attention to detail. We take a modern approach to event catering, creating distinctive food, made from seasonal local ingredients and tailored to suit the needs of any event.

Our meals range from premade pastries to main meals, desserts, and dishes created with dietary specific requirements in mind, including options for vegans and diabetics as well as low GI items.

We’ve provided catering services, and event management services, for events hosted by blue-chip companies in Cape Town, private functions for leading celebrities across the globe and we’re very familiar with corporate functions and conferences – and we work to meet your highest expectations.

Get in touch with our dedicated team by using the contact buttons, or find out more about our catering services by visiting our website today!

Wrapping up

We’ve reached the end of our list of exceptional catering companies in Cape Town, all of which are perfect for creating an incredible experience for your guests with food, featuring tailored menu options and delicious dishes.

Get in touch with a catering company that’s ideal for your event, and if there’s someone you feel we should have mentioned on this list – and reach out to us so we can consider them for this post.

If the event you’re planning is a wedding, you might need an extra hand in creating an elegant ceremony and after party. Have a look at our Ultimate List of Wedding Planners in Cape Town, for a wedding planner that can work with you to achieve the perfect wedding day you’ve always wished for!

All the best for a successful, memorable event in Cape Town!