catering cape town

Catering for Corporate Events, Private Parties, Dinners and Weddings”

The Gourmet Chef is a Cape Town based Catering Company which is run and owned by Mark and Sonje Hoberman.

I worked in the kitchens of 5 Star Hotels and trendy fine Dining Restaurants for 15 years both locally and abroad attaining the status of Executive Chef.

Now I would like to share my creative culinary skills with you and in doing so make your next function a truly memorable occasion.

I was classically trained in French, Italian and modern Pacific Rim cuisine. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity of working in some of Cape Town’s finest five star hotels and restaurants  …  Balduccis, Simply Salmon, The Bay Hotel, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, The Polo Club and Forty Ate.

As a restaurant Chef, I missed out on being a part of the guests dining experience. The solution seemed obvious … bring the restaurant to your function.

You can now enjoy excellent cuisine cooked by me, in your home or venue of your choice.

A taste of our clients’ feedback … Claire & Gerard Wedding Molenvliet 20 August
Dear Mark & Sonje, I am battling to find the words to tell you how absolutely sumptuous the food was at our Wedding!!!!! The quality and flavour was outstanding… everything we wished for but daren’t have hoped for.I didn’t think it would be possible but the food served on the night was even better than at the tasting. I cannot describe how impressed our guests and especially Gerard was with the end product. Literally every one of them have commented on more than one occasion how fabulous your work was. Our sincerest and warmest gratitude to both of you – you are an exceptional Team with a great business. We would reccomend you to anyone interested in a Caterer that listens to, and improves on, the ideas of its clients. The catering at such an event is pivotal for its success  and we are pretty sure our Wedding was a raging success – thank you, thank you, thank you Gerard and Claire Cape Town Catering Company

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Wedding for Mr Zoe Kabila, Kinshasa, DRC 15 October 2011

We are honoured to have been invited to Cater the Wedding of Mr Zoe and Mrs Nita Kabila in Kinshasa on Saturday the 15th of October. This was a logistical challenge which we loved, to organise everything in 2 days. On Monday morning the 10th of October, we placed all our orders in Jhb from Cape Town from the Food to the Buffetware for 200 people. 

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Here is our first Recipe for the Summer … a light refreshing elegant Dessert to finish off any Lunch or Dinner.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and be sure to post us a reply on how it went.

Honey, Vanilla Pod and Yoghurt Pannacotta with Summer Berries and Coulis

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