Exquisite Tastes is an exclusive, up market catering company that was started in July 1999 in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg. Headed up by Vanessa Simcock, who trained at Leith’s in London the company and its dedicated team of chefs pride themselves on their personalized service and approach to their clients needs.
The company is proud to have trained many young enthusiastic chefs, some of whom have gone on to start their own businesses. Our current staff have all been with the company for many years and we work as a very well knit team
Exquisite Tastes caters for intimate dinner parties for 2 guests to corporate cocktail parties for 300 guests. We also cater for weddings, birthdays, plated dinners, client lunches and any other events to suit your needs.
Our smallest functions have been for couples either celebrating an anniversary, Valentines Day or engagement. Here we supply a private chef who cooks in the client’s home and serves them as if they were in a luxurious restaurant. Our bigger functions have seen us catering for in excess of 300 guests. These are predominantly cocktail parties where a large team of chefs is on site to prepare and serve the food to guests via the use of our own trained team of waiters. Food is presented to fit in with various themes of functions and our simplistic yet elegant presentation is a winning recipe in itself. Plated dinners have been for 120 guests and the utmost care and attention is given to each course making sure that the function is a complete success in every regard.
Exquisite Tastes have recently extended their lines to include 2 new ranges, Baby Tastes and Toddler Tastes. Baby Tastes is a range of 21, 100% home made, additive, preservative and stabilizer free baby food that is freshly cooked and frozen in ice trays. Toddler Tastes is a super healthy and nutritious range of 14 meals perfect for children from 15 months – 8 years. They are individually packed in tamper proof trays and frozen for convenience. Both ranges can be delivered to your door, straight into your freezer.
Exquisite Tastes are excited to introduce their ‘Chef’s table in kitchen dining experience’ which will find you and your guests enjoying a 6 course gourmet dinner in our working kitchen. The menus as well as décor and flowers can be themed and guests are treated to a truly one of a kind experience. We are able to accommodate 20 guests at full capacity and provide this experience to a minimum of 14 guests.
Our clients enjoy a variety of finger lunch menus, breakfast menus and cocktail platter menus, as well as plated lunch and dinner menus and kiddies’ party menus that we have on offer and the convenience of a delivery service. Food is always presented on our own range of platters that are beautifully garnished.
Our clients include: Estee Lauder Group, Standard Bank, Strate Limited, DRD Gold, Clarins, Clinique, NuWorld Industries, Actor Pharma, SAS, Bombela Transport, Russell and Associates and Wilderness Safaris just to name a few.
We provide the following turnkey services to ensure that every function is a success: