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Custom Catering by Ginger Grape


We were hugely fortunate to be able to work with Ginger Grape at a function we co-hosted last year in Joburg.  Owner-managed, custom-caterers, they tailor food, bar services, event design and décor and entertainment to their clients’ individual needs with no job being too big or too small.  They use only fresh produce and offer on-trend suggestions.  Jacques is an absolute pleasure to work with and nothing is too much trouble.

Current trends include:

  • Action Food Stations – food is prepared in front of the guests and is made to order
  • Mobile Food Trolley – a single food item is served from a Mahogany food trolley which is wheeled throughout the venue.  This works especially well at venues with multiple rooms where guests cannot move around easily
  • Dessert & Cheese Installations – these are set up after dinners instead of traditional plated desserts

Key clients have included Norton Rose, 24 Carrots, Standard Bank, Investec, Sappi, SAB Brutal Fruit (Kardashian Event) and FNB among others.

Centrally located in Park Street in the Johannesburg CBD, contact Jacques directly for more information, quotes or ideas:
T: 011 026 6890
M: 072 517 0966
E: jacques@gingergrape.co.za

A Touch of Red at Shine

We had a great time last week Thursday at Shine, where we sponsored and held the last Jozi Wrap Party of the year in conjunction with Film & Event Media.  Everyone was encouraged to wear a touch of red and to bring their festive spirit to the fabulous venue in Braamfontein.  A huge thank you and well-deserved enthusing goes to:

First off, the venue itself.  Film- and event-friendly with highly adaptable facilities, super-willing and helpful staff and the attitude whereby nothing is too much trouble.  We have built up an excellent relationship with Shine in a relatively short space of time, hence approaching them to host this event in the first place.  With two awesome venue spaces (loads of light, height, balcony space and great views), two film studios, a fashion space complete with infinity curve and plenty of breakaway rooms – it’s a no-brainer to give this venue a try for your next shoot or event.

Ginger Grape catered most exquisitely and more than adequately (in fact just to think back on their food is making my mouth water) with the most delectable canapés.  After the speeches we were treated to a bread, cheese, turkish delight and truffle selection which was of course beautifully presented.  The staff were also phenomenal and ensured that guests drinks were continuously refilled, they were impeccably mannered and simply top-class.

Thanks also to Lourensford Wines, VISI and Lindt for their sponsorships and to R1 Security for their guards and services provided throughout the night.