If you have a function coming up and you are looking for a catering company in Pretoria, you don’t have very far to go. Just a couple of kilometres away from the main highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria is the Prue Leith College of Catering. The college is situated in a quiet suburb of Centurion and, realizing the demand on the market, in 2005 the owners decided to branch out and start up a catering company close to Pretoria. Prue Leith Catering is situated just a couple of kilometres from the college and is equipped with one of the finest and most up-to-date industrial kitchens in South Africa. The catering company is manned by a mixture of professionals and of students from the college. The Prue Leith College of Catering can be found in an old manor house in the garden suburb of Hennopspark in Centurion. Students may be accepted into the college only after they have achieved a Matric pass at least on Standard Grade, and they must be at least eighteen years old. The course at the college lasts for eighteen months over a total of three semesters, starting both in January and July. The college offers what must be the most comprehensive catering course in the whole of Africa. Students are expected to get hands on knowledge of the catering industry not only from lectures at the college, but also on the floor of the school’s own restaurant, the Odd Plate, and in the newly built catering kitchens of Prue Leith Catering.
The Odd Plate Restaurant in the grounds of the college has some wonderful achievements. The restaurant is listed in the top ten restaurants of Gauteng and ranks among the top twenty restaurants in the whole of South Africa. The restaurant has also been awarded the Blaizon from the Chaîne des Rotisseurs. Students gain experience in the restaurant by preparing, cooking and serving the fine food that is to be found there, and more senior students can be found as Maitre d’Hotel, wine waiter and front of house.
While they are at the college, students study foods from many different parts of the world and spend some time in the college Boma where they are trained in the arts of Bush cooking and African cuisine. Part of the course is taken up with the Cape Wine Academy Certificate course, and students must complete this “course within a course” in order to graduate from the college.
But exactly what will a catering company do for your function in Pretoria? Well, they can be asked to do just about everything, from organizing the venue to doing the washing up. They will cater for the food, the drink, floral arrangements, draping and décor, wedding cake, photographs, music, invitations, child-care and parking attendants. They will cater for just about anything that you feel you can mention. Prue Leith Catering Company in Pretoria will organize just about every aspect of your function. They will even organize the venue for you. When you are looking for that catering company be sure to get hold of Prue Leith Catering.