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Appetite Catering

We are an upmarket catering company in Cape Town. We cater for corporate functions, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, cocktails, events, and do menu planning...



Making freezer meals for expeditions to Antarctica is just the tip of the iceberg. Try us for your next culinary challenge!


Welcome to Appetite

Chef, Clare Bock, started Appetite Catering in Cape Town in 2007 after owning Chefettes Caterers in Johannesburg for 15 years. Her extensive culinary expertise and passion equip her and her team to cater for all types of events.

Appetite’s style is on trend and innovative and we are inspired by tried and tested classics, as well as local and international food trends.

We draw much inspiration from French-style cooking and, of course, from the modern gurus, like Yotam Ottolenghi, Jamie Oliver and Donna Hay. At the forefront of our philosophy is making use of the abundant produce from the Cape farmlands close by and from the inimitable local markets and food artisans. We take pride in our commitment to “cooking from scratch” and in maximizing flavour by, for example, making all our own stocks, salad dressings and pastry. We source only the best in fruit, vegetables, nuts, meat, fish and dairy products. We cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients and herbs which we grow in our garden.

Appetite’s team of professionally trained catering chefs and event co-ordinators take care of every aspect of your event.
Our hands-on approach starts with a personal consultation to plan your function.

Our services include:
Personalized menus to suit your budget
Crockery and cutlery for hire
Co-ordination of all staff
Flower arrangements and décor
Cooking, preparing and serving the food on the day of your event.

We cater for:
Weddings / Corporate events / Conferences / Embassy functions / Sports events / School functions / Tour groups / Children’s parties / Finger lunches / Private celebrations..

For the health conscious, Appetite offers a range of delicious vegetarian, banting, vegan and other dishes.

Some of our more memorable culinary adventures include:
Preparing freezer meals for three-week expeditions to an Antarctic base station, for a group of wealthy Chinese businessmen. (They loved our peking duck!)
Providing a slap-up banquet of barbecued lamb, vegetable potjie and roosterkook for 90 people at an evening wedding at the Driehoek campsite in the Cederberg. (The old farmhouse had a one-plate stove … so we cooked on an open fire.)
Cooking Hungarian goulash for a large group of Hungarian nationals living in Cape Town, in the embassy, to celebrate the Hungarian National Day. (The charming ambassador’s wife taught me to make homemade dumplings and introduced me to real Hungarian paprika!).
Baking 500 “ghostly” cup cakes for the Pinelands Players for one of their local productions!
Catering for a vegan wedding in Franschhoek. (They came back again for our scrumptious bean burgers.)
Writing a column and recipes for Marie Claire magazine’s monthly food feature.
Serving a hall full of hungry school boys at their valedictory dinner.

Contact Appetite Catering for your next food affair 082 412 7211.

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