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Tamsyn & Patrick. Wedding catering in Cape Town. The Gourmet Chef. Wedding catering. Wedding caterers. Quotes for wedding catering. Cape Town.Tamsyn & Patricks Wedding. Letter from Michelle, the Mother of the Bride

You two make a fine team!!
I would like to thank you for making a life time memory so wonderful.
Mark, I would like you to know, (we had a very foodie crowd with the likes of Darina Allen amongst them) everyone said the food was sublime.
To cater for 230 people and produce a perfect, hot, delicious and beautifully presented creation for one and all is not only a skill but also a talent.
Your food was the talking point for most people after the wedding. People could not believe how lovely the canapés were and then there was that lamb!!!
Sonje, you were so thorough in your organisation you even managed to fix someone else’s faux pas seamlessly and with such grace that no one was aware there was a problem. Thank you for all your input and enthusiasm you made me feel that our event was the only one you had on your mind when I know you were so very busy over that period.

Liz’s retirement party,  Llandudno

Dear Mark, Sonje and your amazing team
Thank you for the superb food that you prepared for ourselves and our guests last night. We loved every canape, and the professional manner in which everything was executed was amazing.
Your staff are well trained, respectful and professional, and it was a pleasure to have all of you in our home….
With thanks and gratitude

Lauren & Chris. Wedding catering in Cape Town. Quote for wedding caterers. Wedding caterers, Wedding catering, Catering services. Cape Town. The Gourmet Chef. Catering Cape Town.Letter from Frank, the Father of the Bride…

Please forgive the belated expression of our most sincere gratitude for the truly mouth-watering food you produced for Lauren & Chris’s wedding!
Compliments of how delicious the food was came from the majority of the guests, including from one of the top restaurateurs in the country.
You can be justifiably proud of the way the food was presented and how exceptionally good it tasted. There’s an old adage that … says ‘ to ensure a fantastic party the food and the music has to be top drawer’. 

Your part was undoubtedly a huge contributory factor to the ingredients of a simply wonderful occasion.



John’s 50th birthday party, Wine Cellar in Constantia

“I can’t tell you how fantastic the food was, I am so glad we chose your company. You guys are so professional, your personal involvement from start to finish made my event, you delivered beyond my expectations and that’s rare today. Please express my gratitude to Ashley and your team and of course to Mark the genius behind the food.”

Mimi & Rob, Bantry Bay

A sincere thank you for a delicious and fantastic professional service at our party last Friday. The presentation and delivery of your food was even better than I had hoped, and your service was impeccable. I realise that you did not cook under the easiest of circumstances (regarding the space, weather and electricity and lack thereof!) so I really appreciate how you were able to just get on with it and deliver a fantastic result.

Dessert Table. Party catering, wedding catering. The Gourmet Chef. Catering Cape Town.Letter from Arina, Mother of the Groom, Molenvliet

Throughout my life I have always treasured people and moments that were part of that magical precipice,…the split seconds…the tipping point… when complete joy marks the beginning of a new Season or the discovery that something really wonderful has just happened…

My son’s wedding was such a moment in our lives. And you were there to nourish our witnesses…the people we chose to be part of Johan And Natalie’s bold and brave step to still believe in something that the world has tainted and destroyed on so many levels.

You fed the wedding guests!!!….With delicate flavours and hearty dishes that spoke of hospitality and joy and love…all the elements that we, as parents, wanted to bless our family, friends and loved ones with.

The food was tasty,….and delicious,…well presented, yet not pretentious and ample, yet not too much,….it was what we envisioned. You executed the brief with flair and competence…..and for that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

You were part of a very very special and momentous day in our lives and made it even better!!!

All our gratitude and blessings

Arina & Evert

Kim and Deon Wedding

I just felt compelled to email you and thank you once again. The food wasn’t good, it was PERFECT!

Sarah & James Wedding Monkey Valley

We wanted to send you our warmest and most sincere Thank You for making our special day so beautiful!!!  The food was absolutely amazing!!!  You guys achieved all of the flavours of the American favourites and really opened the taste buds of our overseas guests to a real South African Braai, it was incredible.  Thank you, Mark, for going to such great lengths to find the ingredients to create the sauces and spreads, etc.  We really appreciate that this was a unique and individualised menu and not just another job for you. 

 Almost every day since the wedding I have had friends and family email, phone or speak in person about the wedding and every single one of them, the first compliment they have given was on the food and how delicious it was.  

Sonje, I must compliment you as well on your attention to detail!  All of the set ups at the stations were perfectly placed and easily maneuvered by the guests (even with the kids running around,)  down the dishes, everything fit the theme and the look we envisioned perfectly!!!!   

You guys run a truly professional, friendly, family feel business.  We are really lucky to have found your company during our online research and are very grateful for the impeccable service you provided on our very special day!!!  Thank you!!!!


Joonji & Marcus Wedding Camps Bay

“What a wedding. What great food. You truly surpassed our expectations of what good food could taste like for a large group of people. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding and it most certainly was in your food – visually and taste-wise. Thank you so much.” – Marcus & Joonji

Kaylee and Trevor Wedding Eagles nest

Trev and I just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the MOST amazing food at our wedding.  My word, that lamb shank!!! Blew my mind!!!

I can’t tell you how many people have just raved on and on about the shank. They all said our wedding was amazing and so beautiful but that the food was just incredible and I can’t thank you enough. Thank you thank you thank you for really making our wedding just that much more special. Mark, you are just the most phenomenal chef in the entire world!!!

Alison Christmas Lunch, Hout Bay

Words are by no ways enough to start thanking you for the best Christmas our family has ever ever had.  I was a little apprehensive I must say about having caterers in on Christmas day as I was sure I would feel a little uncomfortable having people work while we sat around, well I have to confess did not bother me one bit.

Your professionalism and that of your staff is exceptional and the food created was out of this world, I don’t think we could have eaten anywhere in the World on Christmas day and had our palates experience such delight. Thank you, Thank you, thank you.

Diana Christmas, New Year, Bishopscourt

Once again an enormous THANK YOU for a stunning Christmas and sublime New Year’s Eve.  We really appreciate you helping us make this a very magical time for our family – I know 100% that you will be there, perform miracles and you never let us down – thank you. 

Please consider yourselves booked for Christmas/New Year’s 2014/15!!!

Some of the magazines that have mentioned Mark – The Gourmet Chef – and his exquisite menus include:

  • WEDDING ALBUM (New Moon & Blush)
  • Food & Home
  • Good Taste
  • Woolworths Taste
  • Style
  • Financial Mail
  • Wine – House & Garden
  • Grazia Magazine

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