So, you’ve decided to go the somewhat easier route and serve take-out for dinner. There’s nothing wrong with that – sometimes you just have to be realistic about what you can handle given the time you have, and picking up takeaways will save you many precious hours at the end of a busy day.
So, if you’re not a fan of traditional cake, we’ve got some delicious alternatives, sure to satisfy your guests, whatever their dessert preferences. Our advice? If you’re doing your yuletide baking yourself or buying something new, try a practice round to ensure your choice is the perfect ending to your special Christmas meal or special occasion event.
Nothing tops of a fabulous wedding menu like a made-for-the-occasion wedding cake. Both a traditional part of wedding celebrations and a chance to show off your unique style and taste when it comes to the dessert menu, your wedding cake is the perfect symbol of wedding day bliss.
When it comes to wedding catering, dessert menus have become a much-anticipated and memorable part of the big day. And, even though the wedding cake is most often the star of the dessert buffet, there are a number of dessert options that are sure to satisfy and delight your guests.
At Food Matters, we know just how important your wedding cake can be – the centre of your dessert menu and the star of the show when it comes to that first bite of cake as husband and wife. That’s why we love making dream weddings cakes for our clients.
When it comes to tea time treats or the perfect wedding dessert, what could be better than a freshly baked cake? And a classic vanilla base is a sure crowd pleaser. From simply delicious to the oh-so-pretty, we’ve got ideas for springtime-inspired vanilla cakes sure to delight your guests. Time to get creative in the kitchen...
Mother’s Day is around the corner and what better way to spoil your mom than with a delicious lunch? Avoid the restaurant crowds and make it a personal experience with a meal at home. Up for the challenge but need some inspiration for the perfect feast? Our foodie team have just the on-trend suggestions to get you started.
Easter is one of the sweetest times of the year but it can leave you with a mountain of chocolate and way too many treats for your little ones to handle. And, while you could lend a helping hand and eat a few yourself, there might still be a few eggs left over. Don’t throw them away – rather have some fun with your little ones in the kitchen and keep the Easter sweetness going.
Food is an important part of the Easter tradition – from sweet treats for friends to a full Easter lunch for family, the Easter feast is a foodie favourite. Are you responsible for this year’s Easter meal? Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the cooking and entertaining that lies ahead this Easter weekend? We can help!
The food being served at a wedding is under intense scrutiny. People are often most excited to see what food will be served, and by the end of the ceremony, are often starving and expecting to be treated. It can be difficult to decide what to serve in order to please everyone, while keeping logistics as simple and straightforward as possible.
If you’re planning the catering for a corporate event, one of your first considerations will be the amount of food needed. You don’t want to let your guests go hungry but you need to avoid over-spending and over-catering as that can lead to unnecessary waste.
Working out how much food each of your guests will eat can be difficult if you’re not a professional caterer. Use the following amounts as general guidelines per person:
Companies are always looking for new ways to entertain (and feed!) their employees. When it comes to company functions, picnics have become a popular choice over the last few years. They allow for a large number of people, can include children, and take advantage of South Africa’s great weather (especially in Durban!). They’re also a chance to get everyone out of the office.
Deciding on the menu for your company picnic can be a challenge. If you’re in charge, consider these menu do’s and don’ts – they’ll ensure the food is just right for the event.
South Africa boasts a wealth of cultures, each with its own cuisine, set of customs, and style. The country is most certainly a melting pot while each culture retains its unique flavour - especially when it comes to catering! Whether it’s a braai for a corporate event, or a wedding feast, we suggest you…
Whether you’re catering a classy corporate event or putting together ideas for a wedding menu, you will probably need to think about a drinks menu as well. For lunch and evening events, wine is a popular choice and there is wide range to choose from.
Food fundies will point to the importance of pairing your selected dishes with the ‘right’ wines. The reason? The right wine can enhance the flavours in your food, making your meal even more pleasurable.