Cocktail and Canapé Parties

With our delectable variety of Cocktail and Canapé Snacks, The Secret Kitchen will prepare the dishes in your own kitchen as well as create an ambience suitable for the occasion.  Please ensure that you give us 48 - 72 hours confirmation of your function, for up to 50 people.  For larger functions, more notice may be required.

 

High Tea, Picnic Baskets and Afternoon Garden Parties

High Tea and Garden Tea Parties

The History Behind ‘High Tea’

The tradition of High Tea goes back many years to the late 1700’s. In England at that time there were two main meals daily, Breakfast and Dinner. Dinner was served very late in the evening, so it was a very long time between meals. The Duchess of Bedford (1788-1861) complained about a "sinking feeling" in the late afternoon. Afternoon tea was her invention to keep her going until dinner. She would invite friends to join her for tea at 5p.m (although this is not always the case to have it at 5pm – an earlier time is quite acceptable nowadays!). Other hostesses quickly copied her idea. Food at tea included such things as thin crustless sandwiches, shrimp or fish pate, toasted breads with jams and regional pastries such as scones and crumpets. The emphasis was on presentation and conversation. Today different versions of High Tea can be found worldwide and has now returned, ever so popular, after all those years.

 

Thinking of hosting a Baby Shower, Kitchen Tea or Hen’s Party?  Perhaps a Birthday for a special friend or relative?  Or just an elegant and classy Ladies afternoon catch up?!

 

A wide variety of delectable afternoon Savoury treats and Mouth-watering Sweet delicacies.  We will arrange it for you.

 

Picnic Baskets

 

Fancy getting out of Johannesburg or Pretoria, with some delicious food?  We will arrange, according to your budget, a picnic basket full of home-made sweet treats, refreshments, wine, champagne, fruit kebabs, cheeses, pates, breads, wraps, cocktail rolls, and a wide variety of other finger snacks.  The ideas are endless!  Picnic Baskets can be hired from us or we will deliver to you and arrange it in your own picnic basket.  Each picnic basket can be personalised to suit your taste and budget.  Please email us for our picnic basket ideas.

 

Strictly minimum of 10 people per order.

 

Picnic Sites - Gauteng

 http://www.uncoversouthafrica.com/gauteng/outdoors/picnics/

http://www.sakidsonthego.com/activity_detail.php?activityno=658 

http://www.caradocrealty.co.za/Activities.aspx 


 

Weddings

Catering for weddings from 10 people to – 700 people, we have a wide variety of menus to suit your style.  Alternatively, if you want us to work on a budget per head, we will compose a few sample menus together for you.

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Corporate and Private Functions

We offer Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners for all Corporate and Private Functions.  We also offer a classy array of freshly cooked platter food and home-made meals delivered to your door.

 

Event Management

Whilst our qualified chefs take care of the food, allow us to supervise and put your event together, within your budget. Ensuring that the smallest details are met with only the highest of expectations, our events co-ordinator will overlook your function from start to finish. We can assist with decor, linen hire, crockery, cutlery, cakes, floral arrangements, waiters, barmen, bar, sound and light, staging, music, entertainment. We hold high standards and we have taken the time to source the most reliable and cost-effective 'suppliers', that will deliver on quality and service.