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Event Catering

Thank you for considering Sacred Table for your event. We are dedicated to working with you, as a team, toward the complete success of your event. We are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the following information.

Deposits & Payments

Initial consultation and proposal are no charge. A minimum expenditure of $250 or R5000 is required on all catered events. A $100 or R1200 non-refundable deposit is required in order to guarantee the reservation. All deposits will be applied to the balance of the event. A deposit of half of the proposal amount is required 90 days prior to the event. 100% payment for every event proposal is due 7 days prior to the event. Final bills are due 7 days after receipt. After the 7th day, a late charge of $5 or R60 per day is assessed. Deposits and payments can be made in the form of cash, check or credit card. All credit card charges will be subject to a 3% processing fee.


Menu Selection

Your menu should be selected and submitted a minimum of four weeks prior to your event. Due to uncertain market conditions, prices are subject to change and substitutions may be necessary.  All menus are priced per person and include up to 5% over the final guarantee. View our catering menu.


Type of Menu

The type of event plays a large role in determining cost. Does the event require substantial staff, such as a served dinner, or lighter staff such as a buffet? Is the menu casual and simple, or more elegant and complex? The following examples are meant to provide you with a rough estimate of what you can reasonably expect these different types of events to cost per person for food:

  • Light Hors d'Oeuvres- Between 3 and 5 items, $10-$17 per guest (from appetizers menu)

  • Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres- 6 items or more, $17-$25 per guest (from appetizers menu)

  • Luncheon- $12-$18 per guest (pricing based on sample luncheon menus)

  • Buffet Dinner- $18-$35 per guest (pricing based on sample buffet menus)


On average, our costs are below and exclude  wait service, cutlery/glassware, and beverage service. Some venue hires come with these extras and if they don’t, then we offer these. This info as well as viewing the venue of choice is needed before quotations can be generated.

  • Buffet (lunch/dinner)
    – 1 course → R110.00 – R140.00
    – 2 courses → R200.00 – R230.00

  • Formal plated event
    – 1 course → R170.00 – R200.00
    – 2 courses →  R230.00 – R260.00
    – 3 courses →  R280.00 – R310.00

  • Cocktail party →  R180.00 – R210.00

  • Corporate function  → R180.00 – R210.00


Time of Day

The time of day can play a significant role in the type of event you are planning. Your guests will typically expect different types and quantities of food, depending on the time of day. We suggest the following as an example of typical meal timing and expectations, but keep in mind this is meant merely as a planning tool, if you want breakfast for supper or dinner at 9pm, we are happy to accommodate.

  • Breakfast- 6am to 10am (on-site personal chef services only)

  • Coffee Break- Morning: 9am-11am; Afternoon: 2pm-3pm

  • Lunch- 11am-1pm

  • Nosh- 2pm-4pm

  • Dinner- 5pm-7pm

  • Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres- 5pm-7pm

  • Light Hors d'Oeuvres- Early: 4pm-5pm; Late: 8pm-Whenever


Event Gaurentees

Final attendance numbers must be submitted by 12:00 pm, 7 days prior to the event. These numbers will represent the minimum guarantee for the event and may not be lowered. Guest count can be increased by no more than 10 people up to 3 days prior to your event.


Should the number of guests in attendance of the event exceed the final guarantee; the customer will be charged for the actual number of guests.


Service Fees

Estimate is based on menu, number of guests; time allotted for setup, and travel time to and from party location. On-site chefs are billed at $42 or R500 per hour.  Chefs are available to be present at event to ensure the quality of flavor and presentation of the food. The final bill will represent the actual hours, which may be more, less, or the same as the proposal. Gratuities are left up to the client’s discretion.


Get in Touch

Get in touch to set-up your special event!

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