Local Catering Companies

Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, corporate event or anything in between, these local catering companies are ready to provide delicious food and great service!


 Capitol Caterers

Founded in July 1992 by Giles King, Capitol Caterers has grown from a startup of four contracts in the Eastern Cape to one of the leading contract catering service providers to the education, health care, retirement and commercial sectors, servicing over 100 contracts and employing in excess of 1 400 personnel. Capitol  The business is still family-run, with Giles holding the position of Group Chairman and Merrill King, a qualified chef, with a strong penchant for the quality of food on the plate, the Group CEO. “Our motto, “Welcome to the Family”, is what inspires us. Providing nutritious and delicious food with a flair for exceptional service is what sets us apart,” says Merrill. Capitol Caterers provides customised catering to their contract client base, including themed celebratory functions, executive luncheons and dinners and their legendary high teas. While their most popular dishes are difficult to rank, the crunchy nut granola certainly is a start-of-the-day winner. Each meal plan is designed to their clients’ needs and in consideration of their budget and dietary requirements. “With a large portion of of products sourced locally, we are rewarded by the positive impact our business has on the Midlands. Capitol Caterers is also proud of the progressive effect it generates on the lives of more than 500 staff employed in this area,” says Merrill.

121 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg 

033 394 0310



Service Excellence

After returning home from working on the yachts for five years, and noticing a gap in the market, 27 year old Nicky Cawood decided to use what she had learned from working in a five-star industry in the US to fill a gap in the market here in the Midlands, and so Service Excellence was born! Nicky trains and hires out her waitering staff for weddings and corporate events in and around KZN, providing caterers and venues with fantastic waitering staff to serve food and drinks. “Our family knew of a group within the local community that was in a constant search for job opportunities but lacked experience within the careers they chose to study. They have always been in the back of my mind”, Nicky says. She uses her platform to train and up-skill the youth in her community, so that they can find jobs in the hospitality industry and earn a living. Service Excellence has waiters and barmen available for synchronised service banquets, sporting events, big concerts and weddings, and they are all about providing an amazing service experience. As a local business, the community in the Midlands is so important to Nicky, and she loves being able to empower the local residents while providing a fabulous service! 

082 506 6409


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