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Visitors to The Wedding Expo® this year will be able to Live Life Light as Coca-Cola light® features its new Coca-Cola light® Sparkling Together with Marc Jacobs limited edition 330ml and 500ml PET collection, at South Africa’s favourite wedding event.

Taking place at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg, on August 24th and 25th, the highlight of the Wedding Expo is set to be the Coca-Cola light® Fashion Spectaculars held at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm each day - showcasing the best local and international bridal design talent.

The fashion shows are the perfect platform to turn the spotlight on the Sparkling Together campaign, which sees leading fashion visionary Marc Jacobs lend his creativity to the iconic bottle.

All three designs which form part of the campaign – ‘I heart ‘80s’ which embodies the rise of the empowered woman in her 1980s glory, ‘I heart ‘90s’ which heralds the extravagant attitude of the era where fashion, music and art collided and ‘I heart ‘00s’, which illustrates the sports luxe decade – will be displayed at the Coca-Cola light® stand at The Wedding Expo®.

And as a sparkling treat, visitors will stand the chance to win the grand prize of the Coca-Cola light® and Marc Jacobs weekend shopping trip to London, with R 50 000 in spending money to splash out on Marc Jacobs clothing and accessories, simply by visiting the Coca-Cola light® stand and purchasing any one of the designer 330ml cans.

Entry to the Wedding Expo costs R100 per person and you can book online at http://www.wedding-expo.co.za.
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For promotion terms and conditions, visit www.cocacola.co.za.

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:08

Get in on the action at the WWE® Live

WWE’s unique brand of action packed entertainment returns to South Africa after two years, with five live events starting in Cape Town on 30th July and ending at the Coca-Cola Dome on 2nd and 3rd August, 2013.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a recognised world leader in sports-entertainment, and you have a chance to be part of the action at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate this weekend. Join us for the fastest, most energy-filled time of your life, feel the excitement, the roar of over 10 000 screaming fans.

The 2013 WWE® Live World Tour promises riveting in-ring action and larger-than-life WWE SmackDown Superstars and Divas. As huge fans of WWE® we can’t wait to see all our favourite superstars and divas including: Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Big Show, along with South Africa’s very own Justin Gabriel, Mark Henry, Wade Barrett, Sin Cara, Damien Sandow, Cody Rhodes, and The Great Khali.

The EFS team have trained for weeks, and are fighting-fit! We have planned a great menu of juicy cheese grillers, meaty double burgers and boerie rolls including a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages your enjoyment. Our crowd favourites – Chip ’n Dip, ANAT and Dancing Doughnut kiosks will be open throughout the weekend. Key serving areas have been selected to best manage the queues and have you refreshed and back at your seats without having missed too much of the action!

Whilst we have installed signage regarding the Health & Safety Policy, we would like our visitors to be aware that we are required to serve all plastic bottled beverages without their lids and all cans are to be poured into cups. And no alcohol will be sold to under 18’s and IDs may be requested.

See you Friday 2 August or Saturday 3 August for an action-packed event!

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012 09:06

Our team of stars

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.

We would like to recognize and commend three of our junior managers who have found the courage to break free from the chains of limiting belief patterns and societal conditioning that have traditionally kept the women in their communities suppressed and unable to realize their power. We are so proud of each of them and would like to acknowledge their fight to get here and applaud their strength.

Doris Steele, Food & Beverage Manager, Event Food Services - Contracted caterer at the Coca-Cola Dome.

Doris started at Delmont Caldow Caterers over 10 years ago. Her husband had suddenly passed away leaving her with a young family to support and no idea on where to start. Her father applied on her behalf for a casual waitering position with Delmont and her story with us, started.

Anyone who has met Doris will immediately notice her friendly manner and quick smile, she is a natural at customer liaison and was our first choice for Food & Beverage Manager. In her current position Doris works closely with event organizers and stand holders, ensuring they are getting the best catering experience possible.

When asked about what she enjoyed most about working within the hospitality industry, Doris stated, “I enjoy the pressure of events, I work best under pressure. I enjoy meeting different people and each event brings new people to the Dome.”

Although many of us would see a complaining customer as a thorn in our day, Doris sees them as a personal challenge to change them to a complementing customer and will do what it takes to bring that about. Armed with her wits, a great deal of patience and a respectful attitude, Doris is without a doubt a valuable member of the Event Food Services Team. We asked Doris what characteristics she felt added or detracted from her success. “Sometimes I am too soft and it can make a situation worse, in this job I have learnt that I am stronger than I thought I could be. I can do more than I thought I could.”

“My children must realize their dreams, but their dreams for themselves must be bigger than mine were. My daughter must make a life for herself and not rely on anyone.”

Being a single parent and breadwinner is a challenge for most of us, yet Doris takes this in her stride. She is grateful for the close bond she shares with her family, whose support has been so important to her. Doris feels that is not just working for herself but for her children and their futures.

We asked Doris if she were to pass on any advice to future staff, what would she suggest they do to achieve her level of success. “Come to work to do the work, don’t come to talk and socialize. Don’t give up, be determined to do your best. You must have a reason you come to work and it must be something that is important to you.” And as for the future Doris dreams of retiring somewhere safe and quiet where she can one day enjoy her grandchildren and get off her feet! Yet we can’t imagine Doris ever sitting for too long, this dynamic woman will undoubtedly being out in the community paying it forward!

Rebecca Jonosky, Food & Beverage Supervisor, Event Food Services - Contracted caterer at the Coca-Cola Dome.

Rebecca started at Delmont Caldow Caterers over 9 years ago. Rebecca was introduced to Event Food Services by Priscilla, after a casual position she held at a cosmetics company was made redundant through a company buy out.

Rebecca joined EFS as a casual waiter for exhibition events at the Coca-Cola Come and quickly demonstrated a desire to learn more about the business. Before long we gave Rebecca an opportunity to move to the frontline – as a cashier where her friendly nature and polite mannerisms were ideal for dealing with customers. Over a year ago we promoted Rebecca to Food & Beverage Supervisor, which has her working primarily in the kitchens ensuring we maintain our high standards and quality catering. Our kitchen staff love working with her and we tend to have to jostle staff when it comes to assigning shifts, everyone wants to work with Rebecca!

When asked about the favourite aspects of her job as a Food & Beverage Supervisor, Rebecca enthusiastically responded that she loved working with the staff, motivating them to work at their best. The most enjoyable events are those where she is busy all the time, and her team gets a chance to show off just how good they are.

We have seen Rebecca grow from a nervous almost withdrawn young woman into the powerhouse of confidence she is now and we are so incredibly proud! We asked Rebecca what she least enjoyed about working with staff and what she felt was the key to her success. “Sometimes the pressure can be too much, mostly when people don’t plan their work well. They make the job harder to do. They make my job harder too.”

“You have to be honest, if you can’t be trusted you can’t go anywhere in life.”

Whilst Rebecca does not have any regrets about her choices, she does wish she would dig up the courage to finally go and do her driver’s license. “I never did, I have always been so nervous about doing it and now my baby sister is going. So I told her that I have to go with her, I can’t be the last one to do this.”

Not only has her confidence grown, Rebecca feels that she has also learnt a great deal about running a business through her working experience at Event Food Services. Rebecca feels that she has learnt some life skills as well. “I have learnt about time management and about making sure you give the best product, if it’s not good enough for you its not good enough for anyone else. You must put effort in – no work is beneath you.”

When asked about her future plans for herself at Event Food Services, Rebecca wants to grow with the business and maybe one day manage a new venue. But for now the near future holds a mountain of wedding plans as she dreams of marrying her dream guy later in December. We wish them both many wonderful years together!

Priscilla Smith, Stock Supervisor, Event Food Services - Contracted caterer at the Coca-Cola Dome.

Priscilla joined the company as a cleaner almost a decade ago and steadily showed interest in adding to her responsibilities and was quickly promoted to a cook on the line. Priscilla demonstrated a willingness to learn new things and proved that she was really hard working with a quick wit and easy-going demeanor.

Priscilla was promoted to Stock Supervisor mid 2011 and is responsible for maintaining our stock levels, ensuring we never sell out whilst limiting wastage. This is a critical function in our operation at Event Food Services! When asked what she enjoyed most about her job, Priscilla stated, “The busy-ness of the shows, I can’t stand around. I have to be busy all the time, working all the time. I am not a person to be bored.”

Priscilla feels that busy shows are not only good for the company but for her as well. Being busy means you are successful she excitedly claims. As a parent to four children aged between 21 and 13, she appreciates having a daytime job where she can spend most nights at home with her family.  Priscilla has been the only breadwinner on and off for a number of years and feels that she has made a valuable contribution to the futures of her children. Having a limited education herself, Priscilla feels that her children can only realize their dreams if they finish their education.

Women need to be responsible, we have to make sure we do all we can for our children. We can’t live on promises. Women can change the community, because we are the community.”

We asked Priscilla how had her promotion from a casual to a permanent staff member affected her, and her home-life she had this to say, “I feel more stable at home, we are moving to a better house this month. My children are happy and my daughters are proud of me. My husband has more respect for me, he sees that I am important in the community as well.”

I have changed. I did not think I could do this, I am happy.”

We have seen within Priscilla a keen spirit and someone who is genuinely interested in doing her best. In the hospitality industry where long hours and hard work is certainly part of the job, Priscilla is always happy to do more. What has really shone out for us at EFS is her attitude each day and the great respect she has for her workplace. And as for the future, Priscilla sees herself moving, always moving! She dreams of becoming a mentor for future staff who wish to enjoy the same success. And of course learning something new! Priscilla has certainly learnt that she can expect more from herself and will do so in future

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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!

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