The Real Food Company offers quality and cost-effective professional off-site catering for a variety of occasions. It specialises in corporate catering, tasteful platters, company training meals, executive lunches, catering for meetings and corporate events. It also caters for private parties, birthdays, weddings and other events.
How did your business start?
After being in the food industry for many years, I decided it was time to do my own thing and turn my passion into a business. I’m quite specific about the standard of quality, the presentation of my food as well as the type of service I like to provide. I wanted to incorporate these aspects that I’m passionate about into a new venture. I also like to incorporate healthy food options on all our menus and combined all these interests by starting The Real Food Company Catering and Events.
Why did you choose this area to set up shop?
We recently relocated to new premises and are situated in Vlakvoëltjie Avenue, Rooihuiskraal in Centurion. This is quite central and has easy access to all the major highways which is important to the business’s day-to-day operations. We’re also near a lot of our corporate clients which makes deliveries easier now.
How did you find your premises?
I was familiar with the area as I used to live close to this area for almost eight years. I’ve also been looking at moving to bigger premises for quite some time now. So, when the opportunity arose to rent the space (my landlord is an old acquaintance), I didn’t need to think twice and jumped at the offer.
Why are the premises ideally suited to your business?
We’re close to a lot of our suppliers, my employees’ homes, as well as a lot of our main corporate clients. Logistically, it’s ideal.
Who are your neighbours?
We’re surrounded by a lot of small businesses, schools, churches as well as big commercial developments, office parks and shops.
What are the shop rental/sales prices like in this area?
Our current rent is not too high, which was also a big reason for moving to the area.
How many people go through your store every day?
As we work on a “by order” basis, this varies from day to day. Some days we offer services to only one client and other days we have five or more orders and deliveries to our corporate clients and office parks.
Do you have any expansion plans?
Definitely, we’re always looking at ways to expand. The business has grown quite a bit recently and I’d like to, at least, double our production in the next year or two.
Do you operate online as well?
All our services, some menu samples, our standard platters with prices, pictures of what we do, as well as other information is available online on our website.
What’s your most popular item/service?
We do quite a lot of corporate lunches and meals for businesses in the area. This would be about 80% of our total catering done.
See for yourself:
The Real Food Company
079 377 5015 / 082 884 2444