What they said...
St Mary’s School Waverley, Gauteng
“The catering requirements of the School are extensive and include daily catering for approximately 80 boarders and 145 staff members, as well as catering for various functions and sporting events in our very busy calendar. I commend the on-site Capitol Staff who, despite being on an extremely steep learning curve, are committed to delivering services of a high standard. The feedback from our boarding houses has, to date, been positive and our functions have shown a steady improvement as the team became more familiar with the School activities.”
St Andrew’s Preparatory School, Eastern Cape
“Thank you, your kitchen team and any additional support you enjoyed from Capitol Caterers in taking care of all the catering arrangements around Feast. Feast is one of the highlights on our calendar and so it was important that all matters pertaining to the evening were out of the top drawer. The food was absolutely superb, tasteful and beautifully presented, slickly by the waitrons. You did yourselves and the company proud!”
Head of Senior Sport The Wykeham Collegiate, KwaZulu-Natal
“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for all the hard work and delicious catering for all our functions over the past year. You have often gone beyond the call of duty ensuring the presentation is of the same quality as the food.”
Rector – Michaelhouse, Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal
“Capitol have provided a catering service for Michaelhouse for the last 10 years…. Not only does the kitchen provide three full meals plus morning and afternoon tea for more than 600 boys and staff every day, they also have to cater for a myriad of meetings and functions that are part of the tapestry of a full school life.
I have always found the entire staff from the Executive Officer to our Kitchen Manager to be absolutely approachable and willing to consider any request that we put to them. Invariably too, they come up with a proposal or solution that is always satisfactory. The level of expertise in the entire organisation is a source of great comfort, and when we have special events, the support from Head Office for these functions always ensures that they not only do they happen, but they are occasions where the food and presentation of all catering is outstanding.
All in all, Capitol provides a great service for the school and its difficult needs. This it does through a great and well-trained team in the Kitchen who work well with their managers and who are overseen by a supportive and able Head Office. Our Capitol Team are a happy unit who are passionate about their jobs, and take great pride in feeding of the boys of Michaelhouse and the Michaelhouse Community.”
Cordwalles Headmaster, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
“I would like to thank you most sincerely for the enormous amount of work you have done over the past few weeks at Cordwalles. I was particularly impressed with what Capitol Caterers did for the Old Boys weekend. On top of doing wonderful meals for the Old Boys, you also set up lots of scrumptious teas…I have been so impressed with the wonderful taste of food but also the way you have taken this on and made it happen.”
Deputy Head, Waterford Kamhlaba in Swaziland
“We are an international College that caters for over 60 nationalities at all times. Capitol Caterers has been able to fulfil the dietary requirements of our diverse community. We find them a very flexible company that is ever ready to assist even at times when we call upon them at the last minute to assist. Their staff are very well trained and enjoy a good relationship with both staff and students. As a company, the welfare of their staff is a high priority and they offer a variety of attractive benefits for their employees.”
Headmaster, Clifton Prep School, Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal
It is my pleasure to attest to the significant and superior service that Capitol Caterers has played in the various organizations in which I have worked and been involved in over my various years of teaching and education.
t present, I am Headmaster of Clifton Preparatory School, Nottingham Road, KZN. Capitol Caterers have been involved with catering in our School for the past 12 years. Our offering as a school has included tea-time snacks for all of our children (80+ boarders and 210 day scholars as well as lunch for all of our children). Obviously, all of our boarders enjoy the tasty snacks and 3 meals provided by Capitol Caterers each day. Informal input from parents, who serve on information/feedback groups on the meals/catering, have always responded with the highest praise. And there are fussy people out there…
What I have appreciated over the years is the “family-like” approach and style that Capitol Caterers has managed to inculcate into their company philosophy and vision – and their interaction with me and our staff and children has borne witness to this approach. I have appreciated the fact that from top management (Mrs Merril King, co-founder of Capitol Caterers and now joint Managing Director) to Area Manager, Operations and Marketing Manager to our Clifton Catering Manager – all are a phonecall/email away for quick answers to a query – and done so with a friendly and gracious manner. It DOES feel like a big family.
What has also always hugely impressed me is the blend of professionalism, coupled with a personal, hands-on approach coupled with a warm and sincere relationship that exists in the company. Our Clifton Catering Manager and her staff are “one of us” at Clifton Notties.
It is without any hesitation that I recommend the Capitol Catering Company. Having just renewed their contract with us, is hopefully enough of an indication about how much we value our relationship with them.