There are many factors to take into consideration when trying to choose the right caterer for your function. The first thing to consider is to allow plenty of time in order to allow the chosen caterer to make any last minute changes. It’s not being very helpful if you telephone the caterer on the day before the dance to ask him if he can please add three more places to the seating plan and can he please make two of the main course servings vegetarian. The planning of a meal of several courses takes time. Ingredients have to be ordered well in advance and in the right amounts to prevent any waste. Then the food has to be prepared and cooked – all take time. Then there are all the other very important things that you have to think about. There is the cutlery, the linen, the crockery, the bar, the waiters and waitresses and the champagne. The list goes on, in fact there are so many things to be taken into consideration that it is all too easy to leave something out, only to discover it at the last minute, or later.
Nothing can make a dinner dance more successful than that it goes off without a single hitch. Function catering is a complicated business, but there are professionals who are there to take good care of things and ensure that nothing is forgotten or goes wrong. What better professionals than the Prue Leith Catering Company. This company is an offshoot of the Prue Leith Food and Wine College and has recently built a large industrial kitchen close to the college and specifically built to cater for large functions of all types. The tourist industry in South Africa and around the world is booming, and with it there is a shortage of culinary experts in the form of chefs and cooks. The Prue Leith School trains its students with this market in mind. The catering course has been planned to have an accent on a South African flavour, and the School’s own restaurant serves dishes created from the best of South African produce. The catering kitchen is conveniently located so as to be able to serve both the Johannesburg and Pretoria areas. Prue Leith Catering has specialists who will look after every aspect of your dinner dance that you can think of, from the hiring of the chairs and tables to pouring the champagne. Your function is sure to be a success, and you will able to choose from a vast variety of different dishes, from Thai to Sushi, and from the traditional English roasts to exotic salads.