Delmont Caldow Caterers Blog

Monday, 12 November 2012 12:23

A not so silent night!

An old Christmas song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” And for those planning to attend the Jacaranda FM – Carols by Candlelight, brought to you by SPAR - it should ring true. The christmas season should draw us together, sharing true fellowship. So gather those near and far and come celebrate with us at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate on 13 December 2012.

The Delmont Caldow team has joined Jacaranda FM and Spar, to host what will  again be the highlight of our year - the Carols by Candlelight evening at the Coca-Cola Dome. And this year Jacaranda FM and Spar have planned a truly memorable event, so join us and celebrate a magical evening in the company of Kurt Darren, Elvis Blue, Lira, Lloyd Cele, Loyiso Bala and the Mzanzi Youth Choir.

What could be better than enjoying an not-so-silent night with loved ones, signing with the stars? Well, a hamper packed with delicious treats is a pretty good place to start. We have a range of picnic hampers on offer, through our online store (http://www.delmontcaldowcaterers.co.za/store.html).

Ordering your hamper is quick and easy! Simply click on the hamper offer you want, choose your beverages, select how many hampers you need. Payments can be done online via a secure payment page or you can pay via eft, send us the receipt and we will get packing!

We will send you a confirmation of your order via email and sms, so all you need to bring with you is your cell phone with the confirmation sms, to collect your hamper from our collection point. Our team is poised and eager to help make this Carols by Candlelight a truly magical evening!

For more information about the event, please visit Jacaranda FM’s website: http://tinyurl.com/d6jy3r8.

For more information on our picnic hamper offers, visit our website! http://tinyurl.com/c8tqj3c

Thursday, 08 November 2012 13:44

Ry-ma-in, doing it for themselves

The Ry-Ma-In facility is a self-help centre for quadruplegics, based in the leafy suburb of Linden in Johannesburg. As the first commune for quadruplegics founded by Chantel Fouché back in 1978, residents have continued to demonstrate dignity, courage and determination. They prove that people with disabilities can be self-reliant and engaged members of the community.

Delmont Caldow Caterers heard their call for support of their Fête in March and again in November. We knew immediately that we wanted to help the residents of Ry-ma-in raise the vital funds that are needed to keep this centre the resource it is for the disabled community.

At both the March and recent November Fête, Delmont Caldow Caterers donated 500 deliciously juicy boerewors sausages, fresh baked rolls, sauces and servers. This would help in reducing the cost to Ry-ma-in - and ensure every cent collected goes directly into providing the critical support relied on by its residents.

It was wonderful to see the cars lining 5th Street in Linden, as crowds gathered to - grab those bargains! We met a number of the residents. Some manned stalls whilst a few chose to keep us entertained with music. It is an honour to be a part of the Fête’s success, and to meet the inspirational people that are the Ry-ma-in community. Cheers to pulling off a fantastic event and we look forward to partnering with you again in the future.

Ry-ma-in: 40, 5th Street, Linden, Johannesburg. Tel: 011 888 3335. For donations and queries contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | Facebook.com/Ry.Ma.In

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:38

You rocked the rAge Expo for 53 hours!

At 9pm on Thursday 4 October, the queue for rAge Expo 2012 started – an amazing 9 hours before the show was scheduled to open. This certainly proves that the rAge Expo is without a doubt an event on most people’s calendar and from what was on offer this year, we can see why.

The sheer volume of people attending rAge was a jaw-dropping sight - not to mention the number of attendees kitted out in full gamer gear, dressed as their alter egos, ready to do battle with the best of them. Clearly rAgers are fun bunch of people with a serious passion for gaming.

At Event Food Services we battened down the hatches, stocked up and braced for record crowds attending the show this year. Our kitchen and services teams worked tirelessly to tame the queues day and night, making sure you got back to your games as quickly as possible. Our concessionary kiosks ran 24 hours a day brewing fresh coffee for the night owls and for the morning larks we served a piping hot breakfast at 6am each day.

The crowds swelled to such huge numbers that on Saturday 6th October, Coca-Cola Dome Management were forced to close the doors temporarily so as to ensure the safety of all attending, until the numbers thinned out. This is the second time in the Coca-Cola Dome’s history that they have had to do this.

Our gourmet burgers meal deals and delicious smoothies hit the spot with many attendees, keeping our food court and satellite stations running at full speed for a staggering 53 hours straight.

You networked, you played, you rocked rAge 2012!
Thursday, 04 October 2012 16:43

It’s all the rAge!

The rAge Expo 2012 management team is planning to again prove why, ten years later it is still the leading technology and video gaming exhibition in Africa. The really Awesome gaming expo (rAge) runs over the weekend of 5-7 October 2012 at the Coca-Cola dome in Northgate.

Really Awesome Gaming Expo exhibits the latest technological developments, new releases in games and consoles, exclusive presentations by international game developers, giveaways and so much more. At Event Food Services we have gone all out to ensure that this event shapes up to be a gaming fanatic’s ultimate food experience, as we look forward to catering our tenth year at rAge.

For those serious gamers who are hooked up to the NAG LAN network, ready for 53 hours of sleep-deprived gaming – Event Food Services we’ll be serving snacks, combo burger meals, caffeine loaded coffee and a 6am piping hot breakfast outside - all weekend. Our concessionary kiosks will be open 24 hours, making sure you enjoy this adrenalin-filled gaming event to the max. The new restaurant will also be pumping all weekend - serving pasta of the day, freshly grilled chicken and oriental stir-fry, so take the time out to chill and recharge!

Froth Beverages will be serving their inspired, deliciously decadent smoothies and infused juices from the food court as well as a mobile kiosk in the expo centre. With so much on offer, you have more than one reason to network this weekend!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 13:32

Not just catering, its an experience!

Living and working in a post-recession economy has most of us downsizing, scrimping and saving where we can. The economic downturn not only changed what we choose to spend money on but also how we choose to celebrate and recognise the milestones in our lives.

At Delmont Caldow Catering we immediately recognised the trend moving toward a casual and quick menu plan as apposed to a fancy and formal style of catering. At Delmont we know that customers want the best quality and will find value in the right menu. We have responded with a number of catering solutions that will suit just about any budget whilst still offering the best quality produce in a menu that is simply delicious.

Our chefs review the menus on a quarterly basis, making sure they incorporate their best ideas in innovative dishes that are an expression of their craft and attention to detail. Delmont Caldow’s menus include the seasonal availability of fresh local produce as well as keeping pace with the current food trends.

Being in an industry where creativity is as much of a commodity as service and reputation, we have worked hard to make sure we keep offering innovative catering solutions for your events. Whether you are hosting a relaxed informal corporate function or a glamourous cocktail party product launch, we have the creativity to take your event from good to great.

A fresh idea that is proving popular is the interactive food prep stations, inspired by our appetite for reality cooking television shows – we at Delmont offer a hotspot sensory experience.  Our team of talented chefs will prepare a signature dish, designed exclusively your event – in a mobile open plan kitchen island. Guests get to watch as the chefs prepare each ingredient. The aroma of freshly chopped herbs hints at the flavour profile, whilst the sizzle of hot oil in the pan brings the dish to completion.  Finally, a dusting of spice connects it all – a perfect balance of artistry and skill!

Make your next event a talking point!
Saturday, 08 September 2012 19:28

A smooth thank you to secretaries!

It’s been said that the first thing a secretary types is the boss… if that is indeed true then the Adminstrative team at Binnington, Copeland and Associates have the right type of leadership.

Froth Beverages was asked to help the team celebrate Secretary’s Day by hosting a Smoothie Bar on the 5th September 2012, at their offices in Linden. Now, we know how hard secretaries work so we decided to really spoil the team with a delicious menu of exotic juice smoothies blended with the finest greek yoghurt, African honey and the freshest summer fruit juices.

The Binnington, Copeland and Associates Admin team were about to enjoy the most blissful afternoon since the load shedding blitz in 2010. The Froth Beverages team set up the mobile beverage unit in under an hour and were ready to serve the team of 25 excited secretaries and administrative assistants, in the office by tea time.

Our smoothie blenders put in some serious overtime, blending our signature Strawberry and Black Cherry delight - the most requested smoothie of the morning. Hotly contested by our magnificent Mango smoothie using the freshest seasonal Mango blended with locally grown Banana, a chunk of frozen yoghurt and a dash of honey. For the adventurous palates and daring foodies, we made a fantastical Pomegranate and Ginger smoothie that hinted at holidays spent on a breezy beach under a copper sunset.

The admin team left feeling spoilt and certainly recharged and rearing to go! Thank you Binnington, Copeland and Associates for the opportunity to show off our new mobile bar and for allowing us to share this experience with such an amazing team of people.

We offer an exciting mobile bar serving speciality coffees, smoothies and cocktails - so book us for your next function!

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 11:28

What a spectacular 2012 Getaway Show!

The 2012 Getaway Show proved yet again why it is Africa’s leading travel and outdoor extravaganza.

The Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate was packed to capacity, with a record number of visitors and exhibitors - the Event Food Services team were kept on their toes for the entire three days making sure you were well-fed, hydrated and having loads of fun.

Our brand new restaurant was a popular choice, as visitors savoured the perfectly roasted carvery selection, enjoying the freshly prepared roast vegetable sides not to mention the delicious assortment of salads. With more seating made available many visitors took some well-earned time out from all the show activities.

Without a doubt, the SAB Hansa Beer tent was an oasis for those exhausted by the busy show or those simply choosing to settle in the shade and enjoy the arrival of Summer.

The Gourmet burger and Steak Roll combos hit record sales and we had to sprint to keep up with demand – lucky we had our best team at hand! Thank you to the EFS team who worked tirelessly at the Getaway Show, you did a great job!

As we clean up and restock for the next event, we are reminded of how much the Getaway Show has grown over the last few years and we look forward to 2013 just to see what else they can pack into three days!

See you at the National Boat Show, 7 – 9 September 2010.
A year later and the Getaway Show is back and planning to host what looks to be an even bigger and better event. With loads of deals and dreamy destinations, you simply have to see what's on offer.

At Event Food Services we have also upped the anti and gone all out to make sure you get the best experience possible when visiting the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate.

We have launched a spectacular buffet, self-service restaurant where our fresh culinary talent gets to showcase their incredible dishes - this is a totally new experience and with what we have on offer, one you simply can’t miss.

For those who are looking for healthier options, we have opened a Health Oasis in our main food court, serving Low GI deli rolls with a wide selection of leafy salads.

As you enjoy the show, picking up a fabulous weekend getaway for two here and there be sure to look our for our SAB Hansa Beer tent serving the coldest brew in Johannesburg and the best grilled wors rolls straight from the braai! Get away from the bustle of the crowd as you chill outside, entertained by a local DJ belting out top hits.

Our biltong bar is certainly a treat so you can’t be blamed for stocking up on dry wors, Polish sausages and salami! For the exhibitors, we have made the Miller’s Lounge available for you, to take a break from the crowds whilst you catch up on the sport action on our big screens and enjoy our Chef’s meal of the day - specially for you!

As always we have the ANAT, Chip ’n Dip and Doughnut kiosks which have proved to be a favourite year-in and year-out. We have NIHT certified Halaal catering on offer at the Halaal kiosk, which will be serving up a fantastic curry and rice.

There you have it, there’s more than one reason to be at the Getaway Show this year and we are excited to see you again.

http://show.getaway.co.za/

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 09:07

JP Morgan

Taking a great idea and running with it
... for 35 years

The JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge® began simply enough, as great ideas often do.

Inspired by their successful sponsorship of the New York City Marathon, bank officials looked for a way to create an event solely for corporate runners, and at a distance for which even a busy executive would have time to train. It was decided to try a single Corporate Challenge® race at 3.5 miles.

The idea took on a life of its own in 1977 when...(read more)

Thursday, 07 April 2011 15:55

April 2011 Newsletter

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