Who is Capitol Caterers?
The company was founded in July 1992, commencing operations with four contracts in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. More than 25 years later, Itakane t/a Capitol Caterers is now proudly the preferred contract catering partner to over 100 clients within South Africa.
From humble beginnings at our Pietermaritzburg Head Office, the company today employs in excess of 1400 personnel with an extended footprint in Durban, Cape Town, Eastern Cape, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Eswatini.
Capitol Caterers is headed by joint Managing Directors Russell Nzimande and Merrill King, each having more than 25 years' service with the company. They bring a unique set of skills to the organisation; Nzimande as an industry specialist in operations and tender based contracts and King as an award-winning Executive Chef.
Russell Nzimande joined Capitol Caterers in its infancy as an Assistant Catering Manager and steadily progressed through the ranks of Catering Manager, Area Manager and Operations Manager. He was appointed Executive Director in 2009 and Managing Director of Capitol Itakane in 2017.
Managing Director of Capitol Select, Merrill King has a strong penchant for the quality of food on the plate. Having been the Group Executive Chef for 10 years, her expertise and passion for service excellence ensures innovative and nutritious meals meet the divergent needs of the company's clients.
Through our innovative food culture and unwavering commitment to service excellence, we wish to be your preferred catering partner.
To provide a unique, quality service to all our clients ensuring that they are treated as our only customer and to focus our energy on staff development and talent retention, thereby inspiring a passion for excellence amongst our employees.
Our Core Values
Quality | Commitment | Loyalty | Sustainability | Innovation | Honesty | Fun | Flexibility | Unique | Support