Welcome to Fresh Creative Catering and Events

What We Offer

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Catering

As catering is our core service offering, we pride ourselves on delivering attractive, satisfying and mouth-wateringly delicious food in abundance every time.

02

Staffing

We place a lot of emphasis on personal touches and one-on-one relationships and our staff reflect this same passion. We put a lot of energy into training and briefing our team to deliver a very level of service.

03

Bar Services

Part of our service offering includes a professionally staffed and efficiently run bar. Our Bar service includes drinks, staff, equipment, ice, coolers and glassware as well as the delivery, set up and removal of all equipment and waste.

04

Decor and Styling

Beautiful presentation is a source of great pride for Fresh. As such you can expect carefully conceived and occasion appropriate décor and flower arrangements.

05

Furniture and Dining Hire

We source and supply a range of furniture, linen, napery, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Should you require a marquee, lighting, generator or anything else mobile; that can also be arranged.

06

Full Event Management

Professional project management and efficient planning is key to an event running smoothly on the day. Let one of our expert event coordinators take away your stress and let you enjoy your event.

Our Team

Vicki Clarke
Vicki Clarke
Founder and Director
Philippa Pougnet
Philippa Pougnet
Event Manager and Director
Yuthika Seetal
Yuthika Seetal
Event Manager

What Our Clients Have To Say

Well, you did us proud.  We are incredibly grateful not only for your calm, assuring management of everything in the background with the high degree of obscurity and competency but for the singular lack of fuss in the circumstances where things changed according to new plans.  There was considerable pressure on the catering front coping in a smaller space with the ceremony site being moved up top by the pool but it never became problematic to you – thank you for your unflappable willingness to  function to capacity despite the crowded entrances and the compressed preparation areas.  Your staff served with aplomb and were delightful in  engaging with guests and please thank them for their excellence.  

And the food was out of this world.  We have received so many compliments for the harvest table and the canapés which never seemed to stop providing and people launched themselves into the spread from the start, all was so beautifully laid out and tempting.  Many friends expressed that they had consumed to capacity before we entered the marquee as they had delighted in everything.  The hams and salmon were such hits with the breads, so abundant and served with such delicious cheeses and sides.  And the Canapes – just perfect, so tasty and varied and served with perfection.  Fresh really excelled with them.

Our guests voiced at the time that they did not think they could even eat a meal so replete were they from the harvest table and canapes.  But with time passing with the speeches, when the hot and delicious mains arrived, there was complete delight and again, many, many compliments on the spread of taste and the way it was served, hot and colourful on their plates, unpretentious but with real appeal and it was great that each person could plate what they wanted.  We think that really worked given how much was consumed before the dinner.   We also really liked the sharing of the fig and radicchio salad with the green salad which did not cut back on the taste element but yet provided ample amounts and helped our budget.  

And finally the late night snacks – absolute hits given that the party continued until 4am.  I personally gobbled up some of the chicken and chips and I know the toasted sandwiches were well received so that was a great suggestion.  Thank you for reinventing the food.

I was never really able to express my gratitude on the night or the next morning when we had so many visitors popping in and then you were gone.  We cannot sing your praises enough.  You were superb in every way and we are just so appreciative of everything you did – before, during and after.  Nothing was too much trouble for you and your service was  just so professional and warm and kind.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Fresh has a gem in you and we will constantly spread the word of how effortlessly you handled the most important part of the wedding – the food and setting.  

Our very best wishes to all at Fresh for continued success throughout the year.

THANK YOU FRESH

Your help and the food you supplied as well as the way you presented it made the Mancave opening a very special event for everyone!!!!!!

So grateful for all your help always.

Susan

Susan

Hi there

I must just say a huge THANK YOU to Prince and the team for their amazing job the other night.  The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were incredibly slick.

Will definitely recommend you guys and use you again in the future

Kind regards

Janet

Janet

Just wanted to say the BIGGEST Thank you for the absolutely incredible wedding food that Fresh provided.

I have had non stop compliments from every single guest on how absolutely delicious the food was and we also loved every single dish. I don't think anyone at the wedding will be able to eat another harvest platter again as it will pale in comparison.

Thank you to the team that was there on the day, I believe they went over and above their service to assist with a melted wedding cake. 

It is so rare to receive this kind of service and standard these days, so it is very much appreciated.

Keep well and good luck with the events industry opening up again! 

Thank you so much for the absolutely outstanding job you and your team did for our dinner on Thursday evening.

It was truly one of the most wonderful dinners we have had in years.

Everything from the delicious food, the service and attention to detail, was top class – you are a hidden gem.

I will be recommending you to everyone we know, as much as I would like keep you just for us!

Good morning Philippa,

“Wow” is the only word for the wonderful food, excellent staff and barmen who went the extra mile [–got a bar at 11th hour !! ]

The function was a huge success, thanks to “Fresh” -- seamless and stress-free

Much appreciated.

Thank you!

Regards

Beverley

Beverley

Thank you so much to all at Fresh Creative Catering for your invaluable contribution to the success of our wedding day. The compliments for the excellent food started flowing during the service of the canapés, and they certainly didn't stop there! Thank you to the kitchen staff, who kept us well supplied with piping hot canapés and mains, all served promptly and elegantly. Thank you to the serving staff who were immaculate in their appearance and presentation, courteous and friendly, and most helpful. They are all a great credit to your company. Thank you for running everything with such grace, friendliness and efficiency. As hosts of the wedding, we were able to relax and enjoy the festivities, knowing our guests' every need was taken care of. Once again, thank you to everyone at Fresh Creative Catering for helping to make the wedding so memorable.

Hi Philippa,

Event great - food amazing!!

Thanks so much!

Bernice

Bernice

The food was excellent and the service was the best we’ve experienced in Venice so far. We’ll definitely come back to try out more of the dishes!

M.F. Moonzajer

Morning Philippa,

We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for the most wonderful day on Saturday! Everyone absolutely loved it! The food was delicious, and the kitchen team, barman and waiters were superb!!! The tables were just beautiful, so Thank you so much! Everything exceeded our expectations...

Thank you,
Daniela and Francesca

Daniela and Francesca

Dear Philippa,

Thank you so much for the absolutely outstanding job you and your team did for our dinner on Thursday evening. It was truly one of the most wonderful dinners we have had in years.

Everything from the delicious food, the service and attention to detail, was top class – you are a hidden gem.

I will be recommending your venue to everyone we know, as much as I would like to keep it just for us!

Congratulations to you and your team on a superb venue on every level.

Kind Regards

Bridget

Bridget

Hi Philippa,

Just wanted to take the time to thank you for our amazing food at our wedding!  We absolutely loved it and the guests cannot stop talking about how good everything was!

Thank you to you and your team!

Kind regards,

Carl & Marelize

Carl & Marelize

Hi Philippa,

The catering was OUT OF THIS WORLD - thank you so much! In addition your waiters were so friendly, courteous, trained and professional which really added panache to the evening!

Thank you SO much all for a great party!

Michelle

Michelle

Hi Vicki

Thanks so much for the most fabulous food presented at our year-end studio lunch. Everyone complimented me on the great food - and William was delighted.

He was also so pleased it wasn’t over catered! Wishing you and your great team a fantastic Festive Season.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Warmest
Linda

Linda

Hi Philippa,

We are now happily in Cape Town and wanted to say thank you for Sunday's lunch. It all went off perfectly and the food was lovely - the starter tart and the sweet potato dish were particularly good. Also, we had enough left over for all our guests to go home with supper. If I need a caterer again I won't hesitate to contact you. I did thank your staff but please pass on my thanks to them again.

Kind regards,

Mary

Mary

Good morning Vicki

We were delighted with the food tasting evening on Friday and wish to compliment Phil on her fantastic service.  Living in Durban, we have been fairly sheltered from all the arrangements and the discussions on food and costings but have heard nothing but praise for how Philippa has handled the planning and the executing of hiring.  She has logical and accommodating suggestions and such a pleasant, easy charm negotiating effortlessly with necessary changes and we have all been most impressed. Never flustered and so obliging, she is a real asset to your company and we are delighted to have her on the day facilitating and managing the wedding.

Please thank Phil on our behalf for a wonderful evening on Friday.  The food was absolutely delicious, every bit of it and we compliment Sean for providing such a tasty feast.  We are utterly confident that on the day Fresh will be celebrated by all the guests and we are proud to have you catering for us.

We live in happy anticipation for the next three weeks and with absolute confidence in Fresh.

Thank you very much for your professional service.

Sincerely

Penny and Mick Walters

Penny and Mick Walters

Dear Vicki and Philippa,

What can we say except a huge thank you to you and your team at Fresh! I am sure you will agree that this was not an ordinary event and I know it was challenging at times, but at the end of the day the food was a great success. To have pulled off catering, dinner and service like you did in a dodgy venue like we had, was miraculous and we are really grateful. Philippa, your professionalism was awesome and the team work paid off – we have a very happy client.

With rainbow gratitude and appreciation,

Alison, Debbie, Nikki, Matt, Abel and Co.

Alison, Debbie, Nikki, Matt, Abel and Co.

Hi Philippa,

I Cannot tell you how much my clients love your food.

And some of the best servers (no exaggeration) I have ever seen after a long time doing various versions of this.

Well done and a huge thank you.

Kathryn

Kathryn

Cannot tell you how much my clients love your food.

And some of the best servers (no exaggeration) I have ever seen after a long time doing various versions of this.

Well done and a huge thank you.

Thank you for the key role you and your team played in contributing to the happy and memorable day for the wedding last Saturday.

Having experienced your professionalism and creativity last year, we knew that everything for last Saturday was in the most capable hands. The catering was magnificent - from the mount-watering canapes, to the perfectly plated fillet & risotto, a dessert table laden with fabulous treats and your trademark toasted sandwiches, nothing could be faulted, and everything was served with smiles from well-trained staff.

It is said that guests at weddings remember the food and the speeches.  All the many compliments about the catering are yours rather than ours, so want you to know that the food was indeed memorable, and that we appreciate all you and your team did to make it so.

Please pass our deep appreciation on to the team for their significant contribution to  make the wedding day everything they wished for, and more.

Dear Phil,

I hope you are doing well!

We just wanted to write to say a very belated THANK YOU so much for everything that you did for our wedding day on the 13th of May!

The food at our wedding was always a big priority for me, and it could not have been better- actually, it surpassed all of my expectations! The menu was on point, the presentation was incredible, and above all it tasted absolutely delicious. I've heard that some brides forget to eat on their wedding day, that was certainly not the case with me! A lot of our guests have commented to me that our wedding food was the best they have ever had and that is all down to you and Vicki and your Fresh team.

Over and above the food, thank you also for all of your help with hiring- we could never have done it without you as that is a huge job and you just took the stress away completely by handling it despite my millions of changes over the weeks leading up to the day.

Your wait staff and barmen also have to be commended - they were truly professional at all times and made the day flow so nicely. It was small details such as having one of your waiters follow us around with food while having photos taken that added a certain luxury to the day - thank you for all of those small touches.

Your calming energy was the perfect antidote to any wedding madness and stress and your ongoing support was invaluable. You really went over and above what we expected from you staying late on a freezing night to make sure that everything was packed up properly.

It's always such a pleasure to work with seasoned professionals such as yourself as we knew that we were in good hands and so everything was easy. I will certainly recommend Fresh to all of my engaged friends.

Thank you for everything, we had the best day of our lives!

Love,

Cara and Christian

Cara and Christian

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the delicious meals that I ordered. They really were incredibly tasty! Thank you too for the special order white chocolate cheesecake. It was absolutely incredible! Probably one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had.

Morning Philippa,

I hope this email finds you well.

I am writing to let you know how much we appreciated your friendly cooperation during the recent production of our Jameson Cinema Club.

We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful and delicious burgers which you provided! The feedback received from the guests was outstanding – it was a pleasure to hear!

We do strive in leaving our suppliers as satisfied as we are after an event by showing equal cooperation and support in working together.

May we continue making the magic that are the events, in continuing to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all; thank you again.

Kind regards,

Baanetse

Baanetse

Hi Vicki,

On behalf of the Event Organisation Team, we would like to thank you, for working with us at the client's event.

The food was amazing and we highly appreciate your team for being professional and hardworking. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to your team!

We look forward to a continued relationship for future events.

Many thanks,

Mish, Sekhabi, Bev and Jacqui

Mish, Sekhabi, Bev and Jacqui

Dear Fresh team,

Thank you for being such amazing partners to work with at our Year End function held last night!!

It was a resounding success and the compliments have not stopped flowing.

Parties don’t happen in isolation, or with individuals, but a team of people pulling together in their area of expertise and all contributing to the greater whole.

Thank you for your contribution in what was a unforgettable night for our staff and for helping us create positive memories and experiences which build a team and a business.

We look forward to working with you in the future.

With the utmost gratitude,

Elisheva, Terri, Chane and Bryan

Elisheva, Terri, Chane and Bryan

Hi Philippa

The party was fabulous and the food was sublime.  I was however devastated that there were no leftovers the next day.  My hangover demanded it!  Had a hamburger for breakfast – classy.

Thanks so much to you and your team for making it so special.  You guys rock!

Jen

Jen

We just wanted to write to say a very belated THANK YOU so much for everything that you did for our wedding day.

The food at our wedding was always a big priority for me, and it could not have been better- actually, it surpassed all of my expectations! The menu was on point, the presentation was incredible, and above all it tasted absolutely delicious. I've heard that some brides forget to eat on their wedding day, that was certainly not the case with me! A lot of our guests have commented to me that our wedding food was the best they have ever had and that is all down to your Fresh team. 

Over and above the food, thank you also for all of your help with hiring- we could never have done it without you as that is a huge job and you just took the stress away completely by handling it despite my millions of changes over the weeks leading up to the day. 

Your wait staff and barmen also have to be commended- they were truly professional at all times and made the day flow so nicely. It was small details such as having one of your waiters follow us around with food while having photos taken that added a certain luxury to the day- thank you for all of those small touches.

Your calming energy was the perfect antidote to any wedding madness and stress and your ongoing support was invaluable. You really went over and above what we expected from you staying late on a freezing night to make sure that everything was packed up properly.

It's always such a pleasure to work with seasoned professionals such as yourself as we knew that we were in good hands and so everything was easy. I will certainly recommend Fresh to all of my engaged friends. 

Thank you for everything, we had the best day of our lives!

Dear Philippa,

Thank you so much to all at Fresh Creative Catering for your invaluable contribution to the success of Natalie and Adam's wedding day.

The compliments for the excellent food started flowing during the service of the canapés, and they certainly didn't stop there!

Thank you to the kitchen staff, who kept us well supplied with piping hot canapés and mains, all served promptly and elegantly.

Thank you to the serving staff who were immaculate in their appearance and presentation, courteous and friendly, and most helpful. They are all a great credit to your company.

Thank you, Philippa, for running everything with such grace, friendliness and efficiency. As hosts of the wedding, we were able to relax and enjoy the festivities, knowing our guests' every need was taken care of.

Once again, thank you to everyone at Fresh Creative Catering for helping to make Natalie and Adam's wedding so memorable.

Best Regards,

Hilary.

Hilary

It really was brilliant, especially the harvest table. People loved it and kept going back. The party was just great and the client was really happy.

Claire

Hello Philippa,

Just a quick note to say a massive thanks for the excellent catering – it really was brilliant, especially the harvest table.  People loved it and kept going back.  The party was just great and Richard was really happy.

Kind regards

Claire

Claire

Philippa and the Fresh Team:

Thank you for making Dean’s party such a success.

Your chefs arrived on time and were so friendly and professional. The waiters arrived looking so smart and smelling so nice.

The food was the best I’ve had out of all the caterers I’ve used. The menu suggestion was perfect and nobody went hungry. Everyone commented on how delicious the food was.

Well done and thanks so much!

Regards

Philippa

Philippa

What can we say except a huge thank you to you and your team at Fresh! I am sure you’ll agree that this was not an ordinary event and I know was challenging at time, but at the ned of the day the food was a great success. To have pulled off catering, dinner and service like you did in a dodgy venue like we had, was miraculous and we are really grateful. Your professionalism was awesome and the team work paid off – we have a happy client!

“Wow” is the only word for the wonderful food, excellent staff ,

And barmen who went the extra mile [–got a bar at 11th hour !! ]

The function was a huge success , thanks to “Fresh” -- seamless and stress free 

Much appreciated .

Before life goes on I want to thank you both for Saturday.

We got married and it was glorious!

Special weddings do not just happen, we were lucky enough to have the A-team leading us along.

Thank you for your amazing food. Our guests have not stopped raving about it. The biggest compliments are coming from the foodies and those in the industry so well done.

Your staff were amazing, every single one was friendly and professional and went out of their way to ensure everyone was happy and had what was needed.

You guys have created something magical and I will surely be your number one fan, without a doubt recommending you to anyone who is looking for a caterer. 

The cake was gorgeous, thank you we don't have much but there is a little left over for us to take on buddymoon and continue to enjoy.

Once again Thank you!

Morning Philippa and Prince

I hope you are both well.

I really wanted to thank you so much for Sunday night. Everything was outstanding!

All the guests raved about the food and your staff were wonderful!

Thanks again!

Warm regards,

Stacey

Stacey

Thank you so much for the exemplary food and service that you provided for our wedding on Saturday. Our guests have been raving non-stop about the delicious food, everything from canapés to dessert and the waiting staff were absolutely top notch.

Myself and Erik, were assigned Simba who was so attentive and kind and truly made us feel like royalty. I believe the other waiters were of the same high calibre. 

Right from the beginning of our interactions with your company, we have been impressed with the ease of communication and professionalism. We had a very trying engagement with many hiccups along the way, but catering was never one of them. We would definitely recommend you to others looking for a quality experience and would like to express our sincerest gratitude for making our special day such a success.

Thank you for the quality of service provided by your company.

We sincerely appreciate your efficient, gracious customer service, the level of detail and accountability you have demonstrated was outstanding.

Dear Philippa and Vicki,

Before life goes on I want to thank you both for Saturday.

We got married and it was glorious! Special weddings do not just happen, we were lucky enough to have the A-team leading us along.

Thank you for your amazing food. Our guests have not stopped raving about it. The biggest compliments are coming from the foodies and those in the industry so well done.

Your staff were amazing, every single one was friendly and professional and went out of their way to ensure everyone was happy and had what was needed.

You guys have created something magical and I will surely be your number one fan, without a doubt recommending you to anyone who is looking for a caterer.

Once again Thank you!

Loads of love and light

Your biggest fans

Bron and Nic Sephton-Poultney

Bron and Nic Sephton-Poultney

Thank you for a making the party such a success.

You’re chefs arrived on time and were so friendly and professional. The waiters arrived looking so smart and smelling so nice.  

The food was the best I’ve had out of all the caterers I’ve used. The menu suggestion was perfect and nobody went hungry. Everyone commented on how delicious the food was.

Well done and thanks so much!

Phil, it was FANTASTIC!!!  But like FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANTASTIC!  We had such a jol.  Your food was on point - please raved about it.  Everything was perfect.

Thank you so much for adding to the occasion by being the lovely chick that you are 🙂

Love,

Jules

Jules
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