Patience Nthabiseng Masiteng
I think Olives and Plates is the best catering company in South Africa.....because as long as its food and service under that name you'll never be disappointed......
We recently had our wedding at Olives and Plates. My now husband was a little reserved at first (getting married at Wits?), but really liked it when we visited and spoke to the staff. The first impressions of the big oak trees and Cape Dutch styled houses really impressed him. We wanted a "elegant picnic style" with no formal seating arrangements and people getting up and helping themselves to harvest style food. After the food tasting, Ross couldn't wait to get married there! WOW WOW WOW! The attention to detail, the receptiveness of the co-ordinator we had (Joseph - he's phenomenal) and owner (Andria - nothing was too much or too little), the food - I could go on. We went to them with an idea and they took it and ran with it - absolutely amazing to have that kind of personalised service (most other venues had set menus or you have to do this or that). NOTHING was ever too much - I wanted to do my own flowers the day before - staff on hand to help, coffee/drinks already on stand by... On the day, Joseph and his team were constantly at hand and sorted anything before it became an issue. And we frequently popped in just to show people (e.g. the photographer) this or that or check on something. We were ALWAYS welcomed with the biggest smile and hug with all the staff knowing exactly who we were.
I really cannot rave enough about how amazing Olives and Plates were.