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Party catering

How much does party catering cost?

  • R100R220 / person
    Braai/spit braai buffet
  • R130R170 / person
    Platter menu
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We have examined the projects carried out by our Pros and a variety of other reputable sources and compiled a typical range of party catering prices.


Braai/spit braai buffet

  • 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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Platter menu

  • 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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Meat platter (serves 5 people)

  • 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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Braai platter (serves 5 people)

  • 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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Vegetarian platter (serves 5 people)

  • 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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Cheese platter (serves 5 people)

  • 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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Fruit platter (serves 5 people)

  • 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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Sweet platter (serves 5 people)

  • 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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Sandwich platter (serves 5 people)

  • 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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Recent jobs for party catering

Funeral catering

  • Event date: 25 AND 26 JANUARY 2022
  • City (or suburb) where you need the service: MORELETTA PARK, PRETORIA
  • Number of guests: More than 100
  • Which meals would you like catered?: Finger food/sandwiches, Savoury and sweet platters
  • Would you like to have the meals served?: I want self-service

Good afternoon We need platters for a funeral next week. It will be for 2days. First day 25 January for people and the second day 26 January for people. Could you kindly send us some information on what you offer as well as prices. It will be best if you could email it to us, as we are not always available via phone. Thank you kindly (KGV)

Party catering

  • Event date: Friday,18 Feb
  • City (or suburb) where you need the service: Plettenberg Bay
  • Number of guests: Fewer than 50
  • Which meals would you like catered?: Finger food/sandwiches
  • Would you like to have the meals served?: I want self-service

I was wondering if you will be able to help me with the making of about 30/40 sandwiches?We are having a small function on Friday evening and we need the sandwiches for a snack/dinner. Would you be able to assist with this? How much will you charge me per sandwich? And should we want toasted sandwiches,will you also be able to help me and will there be a price difference? We were thinking of cheese as well as ham and cheese. Hoping to hear from you ASAP.

Party catering

  • Event date: Birthday celebration
  • City (or suburb) where you need the service: Hype park,sandton
  • Number of guests: Fewer than 50
  • Would you like to have the meals served?: I want self-service
  • Would you like any additional services?: Plates and silverware

Hi there,I would like you guys to cook for me I’m having an event for my family,it’s actually a birthday celebration for 30 people I would like my menu to be an African cuisine Sgwaqani,jeqe on cups,chicken feet(amanqina),Usu(inside meat),mleqwa(hardbody chicken),Oxtail,Grill full fish,Amanqina enkomo(cow feet) Salads Butternut Spinach(normal)🥬 Grill vegetables 🥗

Wedding catering

  • Event date: July 2022
  • City (or suburb) where you need the service: Boksburg East, Boksburg
  • Number of guests: 50–100

Buffet for -+ people including kids, Prefer you guys to serve yourself please, Menu Chicken Birjani, Lamb Curry or Beef Stew, Chicken Drumsticks - Salads coleslaw med bowl, beet root, Green salad, med potato salad, Dessert Malva pudding and custard, Drinks To provide self, Plates to provide self, cutlery and crockery to provide self working on a tight budget please open for views, Thankyou, . just need you to cater the food and serve it yourself please and just to clean dishes if possible Everything is DiY Thankyou.

Corporate catering

  • Event date: 23/03/2022
  • City (or suburb) where you need the service: Stellenbosch
  • Number of guests: Fewer than 50
  • Which meals would you like catered?: Coffee breaks, Lunch
  • Would you like to have the meals served?: I want the meals served

Good day Please see below Menu: with the following dietary requirements 2 Gluten free Mails 1 Pescatarian Meal Tea at 10h00 Lunch at 12h30 This is for 15 people - Morning Tea Individual Wrapped Croissants (Med to Large Size, two per person) Three Fillings: 1. Chicken May 2. Cold Meat 3. 3 Cheeses Lunch Main Meal Fruit Platter (Seasonal fruits freshly prepared on the day of serving) Roasted Chicken (leg and Thigh) Roasted Beef with a gravy Sauce Baked Fish (Crumb free) Green Salad (must as a minimum contain olives and feata cheese) Cocktail bun plus butter 1 Soft Drink per person (Variety should also include zero and sugar free) Dessert Danish Pastry (Variety)

Corporate catering

  • Event date: 23 March 2022
  • City (or suburb) where you need the service: Cape Town
  • Number of guests: Fewer than 50
  • Which meals would you like catered?: Coffee breaks, Lunch
  • Would you like to have the meals served?: I want self-service
  • Would you like any additional services?: Plates and silverware

Buffet menu to be served for lunch: leg and thigh roast, beef roast with gravy, baked fish, green salad including olives and feta cheese , cocktail bun plus butter and 1 soft drink Morning Tea: croissants with chicken mayo, cold meats, three cheeses Dessert: variety of Danish pastries for 15 delegates

Corporate catering

  • Event date: April 2022
  • City (or suburb) where you need the service: Johannesburg North, Johannesburg
  • Approx. number of guests: 15
  • Which meals would you like catered?: Coffee breaks, Lunch, Finger food/sandwiches, Savoury and sweet platters, Braai/spit braai, Bar/drinks
  • Would you like to have the meals served?: I want self-service

I would like to get a quote for cooperate catering that can cater more or less 15 people. Basically, it has to be finger foods, savoury, sweet platters and full lunch NB. Beverages without alcohol, please (work-related function) Please attach a BEE score certificate. Att: Swazi Thank you.

Spit braai catering

  • Event date: 25/06/2022
  • City (or suburb) where you need the service: Umhlanga Rocks
  • Approx. number of guests: 20
  • Would you like any additional services?: Tables and chairs

I would like to get a quote for hiring a spit braai catering that will come with their own equipment. The event will be held in Mhlanga Rocks. Its my wife's birthday party. I would like the catering company to prepare me the following: Lamb, chicken, sausages, 4 different types of salads Juices( Beverages) Deserts ( ice cream must be part of the desert my wife loves ice cream) I also need extra tables and chairs because the guest house does not provide so many chairs. I also need 2/3 people who will serve the food to my guests. I am looking forward to your call, WhatsApp or email. Thank you

Spit braai catering

  • Event date: 20/08/2022
  • City (or suburb) where you need the service: Isipingo Hills, Isipingo
  • Approx. number of guests: 60
  • Would you like any additional services?: Plates and silverware

2 Lamb on spit 12 kg Chicken Tikka 12 kg Mutton Sausages 12 kg Dozen Bread Rolls 4 Types of Salads (Greek With Feta Cheese + Potatoe/Egg + Baked Beans & Pasta) Cutlery & Crockery (Plates / tumblers / forks & knives) 8 * Chaffing Trays (to keep the food warm) 2 Electric Spit Braai Machine 2 Chefs to Braai Meat & Carve Lamb 4 * Tables with black table cloths to be set up buffet stations

Corporate catering

  • Event date: July 2022
  • City (or suburb) where you need the service: Johannesburg North, Johannesburg
  • Approx. number of guests: 25
  • Which meals would you like catered?: Lunch
  • Would you like to have the meals served?: I want the meals served
  • Would you like any additional services?: Plates and silverware

Quotation required for Catering to serve 25 people over 40 days Menu to include - 1 starch - 1 seasonal salad - 1 seasonal vegetable - Grilled chicken / Beef stew / Beef stake / Chicken stew - % Fruit Juice ml - Own crockery and Utensils - delivery of Meal to Venue in Fennel Road, Johannesburg Please sen it via Whatsapp.