How much can you expect to pay for catering?

To make your decision easier, we have made a list of all the important prices and fees associated with catering, together with detailed descriptions, so you'll know what is included in the price.

Wedding menu — price per person
Average cost R450 / person
Cost range R300R600 / person

Wedding catering services include providing any combination of food, beverages, and cake. It may also include equipment and other supplies for the wedding reception. Menus can vary depending on the arrangements you have made with the caterer. The price depends on the food you order and the caterer. On average, expect to be charged between R300 / person and R600 / person for wedding catering.

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1-course buffet
Average cost R110 / person
Cost range R80R140 / person

This is the price for a 1-course buffet meal for one person. The meal is typically a main course, excluding drinks and desert. The price depends on your selection and the chosen caterer. The cost of a 1-course buffet typically runs from R80 / person to R140 / person, averaging at R110 / person.

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2-course buffet
Average cost R180 / person
Cost range R130R230 / person

This is the price for a 2-course buffet meal for one person. The meal is typically a main course and a dessert, excluding drinks. The price depends on your selection and the chosen caterer. On average, expect to be charged between R130 / person and R230 / person for a 2-course buffet.

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3-course buffet
Average cost R250 / person
Cost range R200R300 / person

This is the price for a 3-course buffet meal for one person. The meal typically consists of an appetizer, main course, and dessert, excluding drinks. The price depends on your selection and the chosen caterer. On average, expect to be charged between R200 / person and R300 / person for a 3-course buffet.

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Braai/spit braai buffet
Average cost R160 / person
Cost range R100R220 / person

This is the price for a braai/spit braai warm buffet menu for one person (around 200g meat portion). The price depends on the chosen meat and side dishes. It typically consists of (spit) braaied cuts of lamb, beef, chicken, etc. On average, expect to be charged between R100 / person and R220 / person for a braai/spit braai buffet.

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Braai platter (serves 5 people)
Average cost R400
Cost range R350R450

This is the price for a braai platter serving 5 people. The price depends primarily on the chosen meat cuts and seafood. It typically consists of mini chicken drumsticks, braaied lamb, mini boerewors rolls, different skewers, and accompanying side dishes and sauces. The average cost of a braai platter is R400, or typically between R350 and R450.

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Meat platter (serves 5 people)
Average cost R390
Cost range R350R430

This is the price for a meat platter. The price primarily depends on the chosen meat, i.e. chicken, lamb. beef, etc. Beef platters and variety platters are typically the most expensive. For a meat platter, expect to pay between R350 and R430.

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Sandwich platter (serves 5 people)
Average cost R210
Cost range R140R280

This is the price for a cocktail sandwich platter serving 5 people. The price depend on the chosen items. The platter typically consists of mini sandwiches with different fillings and toppings: egg mayonnaise, roasted meat, cheese and ham, tuna, chicken, etc. For a sandwich platter, expect to pay between R140 and R280.

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Vegetarian platter (serves 5 people)
Average cost R300
Cost range R280R320

This is the price for a vegetarian platter serving 5 people. The price depends on the chosen items. It typically consists of bite-sized quiche, varieties of vegetable and cheese skewers, falafel, samoosas, and other accompanying side dishes. The average cost is usually R300.

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Fruit platter (serves 5 people)
Average cost R275
Cost range R250R300

This is the price for a fruit platter serving 5 people. The price depends on the chosen assortment and typically consists of fresh seasonal fruit. The average cost is usually R275.

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Cheese platter (serves 5 people)
Average cost R325
Cost range R300R350

This is the price for a cheese platter serving 5 people. The price depends on the chosen assortment. It typically consists of different varieties of cheeses (soft, semi firm, hard/aged), sliced baguette, bread sticks, and crackers, and nuts and fruit. The cost of a cheese platter typically runs from R300 to R350, averaging at R325.

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Sweet platter (serves 5 people)
Average cost R240
Cost range R200R280

This is the price for a sweet platter serving 5 people. The price depends on the chosen assortment and typically consists of bite-sized biscuits and cookies, sweets and small chocolates, dried and fresh fruit, chocolate covered fruits or nuts, etc. On average, expect to be charged between R200 and R280 for a sweet platter.

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Platter menu
Average cost R150 / person
Cost range R130R170 / person

Catering platters are ideal for small banquets or meetings. Please check with the caterer regarding the contents of the platter. Prices depend on the type of food (for example, vegan platters are more expensive) and the provider. The price quoted is for a catering plate without drinks. The average cost of a platter menu is R150 / person, or typically between R130 / person and R170 / person.

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Lunch menu
Average cost R140 / person
Cost range R80R200 / person

This is the price for a lunch menu (about 400g portion) for one person, excluding drink and dessert. It can either consist of a mini buffet course or a warm served course. The price depends on the chosen options, i.e. meat cuts, vegetarian/vegan options, etc. For a lunch menu, expect to pay between R80 / person and R200 / person.

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Sandwich delivery
Average cost R55 / person
Cost range R30R80 / person

This price includes sandwich and beverage delivery. Price can vary according to selected options. For sandwich delivery, expect to pay between R30 / person and R80 / person.

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Recent jobs for catering

Rondebosch
Event date: 30 September 2019
City or suburb where you need the service: Rondebosch
Number of guests: 50–100
Which meals would you like catered?: Lunch
Would you like to have the meals served?: I want self-service
Would you like any additional services?: Plates and silverware
We are an NGO called Wola Nani (a caring response to Aids) one of our projects has come to an end and as part of our farewell we would like to have a lunch for our staff. We are looking at serving chicken, veggies and yellow rice , 1 x desert and juice. the quote needs to include meal and crockery and everything that is involved. We also need to find out if you cater for Halal too.
Cornwall Hill
Event date: 3 OCTOBER 2020
City or suburb where you need the service: Cornwall Hill
Number of guests: Fewer than 50
Which meals would you like catered?: Dinner
Would you like to have the meals served?: I want the meals served
LOOKING FOR A QUOTE FOR A FORMAL DINNER MENU FOR 12 TO REPLACE MATRIC DANCE EG GREEK MEZZE FOR STARTERS, OR MINI SHOT GLASS STARTERS MAINS - HAVE NO IDEA (WILL NEED ALTERNATIVE FOR 1, MAYBE 2 VEGETARIANS) POSSIBLY MINI SHOT GLASS OPTIONS FOR PUDDINGS DONT NEED WAITERS - WE HAVE ALREADY OPEN TO ANY IDEAS
Mafikeng
Event date: First week May 2021
City or suburb where you need the service: Mafikeng
Number of guests: 50–100
Would you like any additional services?: Plates and silverware, Tables and chairs
Hi, I am having a graduation ceremony next year end of April. I want to have an informal celebration with my family in Mafikeng. I wanted Spit braai lamb and pork, I also want chicken and wors, starch and veggies/salads. Kindly advise. I am still trying to find a venue around Mafikeng that does not have restrictions on bringing own food. Thank you
Boskruin
Event date: 04/11/2020
City or suburb where you need the service: Boskruin
Number of guests: Fewer than 50
Which meals would you like catered?: Coffee breaks, Finger food/sandwiches, Bar/drinks
Would you like to have the meals served?: I want self-service
Would you like any additional services?: Plates and silverware
we are basically looking for strict vegetarian as well as meat sandwiches. Must be kept separate please. As well as a variety of finger foods for both meat and vegetarian. Perhaps a cake or two, but not urgent. Teas and coffee. We don’t need a serving person or a cleaning person. Just basically the food platters please. Also, if we would need to collect this and from where? Thanks in advance.
Monte Video
Event date: 16 January 2022
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Montevideo, cape town
Number of guests: 50–100
Would you like any additional services?: Plates and silverware, Tables and chairs
Assalaam moe alykoem. 1.Can you give me a quote for a supper wedding for 65-75 persons 2. what kind of food do you offer. 3. can you do the decor of the stage, laying of the tables, doing the serving of guest with waitrons. 4. do you provide tablecloths, chairs and tables. 5. can you just send me anything i need wrt to the wedding/ catering. Shukran so much .