Who are we?

We are culinary specialists who professionally cater for your every whim, ensuring that your function is a resounding success. Not only do we satisfy your culinary needs, but we can tailormake your entire function, from the flowers, hiring, staffing, bar, music, marquees and offer expert advise on any other relevant details. We serve both the corporate as well as private sector – from cocktail parties, themed events, formal luncheons or dinners, buffet style meals, as well as kiddies parties.

How did it all start?

It all happened in September 1997. After working for a Jo’burg based catering company, I decided that it was time to express my own style and touch. With having studied home economics in South Africa and Cordon Bleu in London, I travelled and lived extensively throughout Europe, the East and the Antipodes, allowing me to use my knowledge and passion, to gain valuable experience in varied cuisines.

What can we do for you?

The Silver Palate offers you quality service in a timeous manner. We use the finest ingredients within our culinary creations, so together with our very capable and passionate team of chefs and waiters, we look forward to being of service and strive to assure a perfect occasion. No function is too big or too small for us to handle!

Kathryn Mukheibir


The Silver Palate specializes in providing a total turnkey solution for your event. Our services include the following:

  • Delicious Food We are a catering company specializing in delicious, fresh and stylish food using the best ingredients available.

  • Staffing We can provide fully trained waiters, barmen and chefs for your functions.

  • Hiring & Décor We can arrange a full hiring and décor (flowers included) service to fit the theme of each event.

  • Marquees & Lighting From simple awnings to large freeform tents - together with our expert subcontractors – we will find the perfect combination for daytime or evening occasions.

  • Entertainment Whether it is a saxophonist, drummers, DJ, bands, singers, dancers - you name it – we can source them for you.

  • Invitation & Menu Design We can follow your theme through from designing the invitation, to place names, menus, etc.

  • Thank you to your wonderful staff for their amazing assistance!

    • Bev
  • Just a word of thanks for the efficient running of our function at the WITS Art Museum. Zoli and her team did a wonderful job and received many compliments. The food was delicious and the function was a huge success.

    • Andrew
  • The meal was outstanding! Every one of the guests enjoyed the Duck pie and several people went back for more!  The dessert went down just as well – I for one could not stop taking one last crumb from the plate! Thank you so much for ensuring the success of my dinner last night. I will definitely be back for more.

    • Susan
  • The cakes and quiches were a HIT!! Thank you making them look so beautiful and taste so spectacular – so many people asked for your details and I will pass them on, so I do hope that you get a lot of new business!

    • Kate
  • Jenna Clifford and the Jenna Clifford marketing department would like to extend their gratitude for a wonderful and successful night held at Cedar Square on Wednesday 06th of July 2011. Feedback from the event, from both partners and guest has been very positive, and It would seem everyone had a lovely time.

    • Jenna
  • Thank you for a really stunning meal and the most superb staff.  Busi and Joseph were absolutely fabulous – effective, efficient, polite, smiling, capable – what more can I say (even though my yorkie spent the whole evening trying to chew Josephs ankles!). Please apologise for that.

    • Marian
  • THANK YOU! Your catering was absolutely magnificent – everyone is still talking about it! A huge thanks for your help in every way!

    • Jaynie
  • Thanks Kath for a super function! I had so many compliments about the meal so hats off to you! Your attention to detail is extraordinary and I really appreciate the extended help and support when you do a function for me.

    • Jan
  • Thank you for making such a splendid meal for us! The vichysoise was wonderful, the salmon stupendous and the creme brulee brilliant and pounced on by the male lunch guests as the best ever tasted. We had a lovely day. Thank you so much.

    • Hilary
  • I just want to say thank you to you and your staff for another successful function. I never saw the waiters to say goodbye and thank you. I was very much in the background (I did nothing!  As per the instruction by my family.) and the staff just got on with it in their normal efficient, friendly and quiet way. The food was absolutely delicious and well presented. A very special thank you to you and your staff for making my 50th a memorable and happy occasion.

    • Peta
  • We would just like to say a big thank you to you, Zoli, Busi, Thulani and Gloria ( apologies for names possibly spelt incorrectly) for the wonderful service you delivered and for making our function such a success.  Your staff showed great enthusiasm and brought a wonderful energy to the day - they were fantastic!  

The food was really delicious and enjoyed by all (the very young and not so old!) , so much so we had people texting us afterwards commenting on the fantastic spread -  there was hardly anything left over!!!!

Again thank you and we will definitely be in touch in the future

    • Sam and Garrick
  • Tx so much for your fantastic team's hard work in making our party very special. The food was delicious and service outstanding and everybody had a great time. We are looking forward to the leftovers tonight!!

    • Shelley
  • Thank you so much for a fantastic spread and for all your assistance. I know I sound like a broken record, but it is always such a pleasure working with you!

    • Dena
  • Saturday night was amazing. Everyone fell in love with Richard the waiter. What a nice young man! He was friendly, helpful and professional. I believe that one of my guests, an event co-ordinator, even offered him a job!!!! Busi and Betty moved into the kitchen and did their thing. Everyone raved about the food. So thank you Kathy, it was wonderful.

    • Leigh
  • So sorry I have not written to you to thank you for arranging such a wonderful event for us. Everyone really enjoyed it - and I must once again thank you for arranging such a stress free function for me! The food was really delicious - the lamb and salmon were amazing! The last guests only left after 6 so it was a really successful function. Although the staff gobbled up most of the lamb we had so much salmon and I was able to give some to my friend who is having chemo at the moment - she said she hadn't enjoyed a meal that much in weeks. My parents came around for dinner on Thursday and we thoroughly enjoyed your salmon with the asparagus sauce.And your macaroons and deserts were just amazing. Once again many thanks for an amazing lunch!

    • Lynne
  • SA very big thank you for the lovely picnic you packed for us yesterday! The food was delicious and the presentation just beautiful! There were many compliments from all. So thank you again!

    • Professor Beverley
  • Thank you for your absolutely wonderful service. Every aspect was perfect, from your gentle and competent way you dealt with me and the delightful way you interacted with my daughter. Everything about the food and the service was perfect.

    • Wendy
  • It was really lovely, the best function we have actually had. So relaxed and the food was delicious. We will definitely be doing this again next year.

    • Wendy
  • Once again thank you for an amazing evening - Henrik was super impressed with your chef / food and waiter

    • McKinsey
  • Thank you for an incredibly gorgeous breakfast - won't be able to eat for the rest of the week!

    • Margs
  • Just a short note to say thank you very much for the wonderful food for my party.  Everyone enjoyed it and I especially enjoyed not doing the cooking.  Megs did a sterling job of getting it all on the table and I hope she did you justice in her presentation - I thought it was great.  We all had a great day, will have to do it again next year for Russell's 50th!!

    • Linda
  • Thank you so much for such gloriously, delicious food yesterday! You took such good care of us, it was truly special, thank you!

    • Mandy
  • Just wanted to let you know the party was fantastic. The food was amazing, got so many compliments. And Charlotte was absolutely the best. She has been really really good. 
Thanks so much for making my party a success!

    • Fransje
  • Thank you for putting on a lovely spread on Sunday, the children really enjoyed it and thank you for taking photos. As always I can count on you to providing delicious food.

    • Joanne


We would love to hear from you! If you would like to get more information, please feel free to contact us.
You can do so by either contacting us on +2711.463.1203 or by simply mailing us below.