Our Food Philosophy

At The Flying Pan, not only do we focus on serving great food, but also on making our services as convenient and fuss free as possible. We achieve this by maintaining a simple food philosophy; we combine a straightforward approach with creative flair to deliver memorable food experiences.

Our straightforward approach is sticking to the key fundamentals of great food and customer service…

  • Quality ingredients
  • Authentic cooking methods (no shortcuts, no industrial processes)
  • Attention to detail
  • Minimal wastage and a respect for the environment
  • A personalised approach
  • Hands on customer service

Our creative flair is what sets us apart…

  • Beauty in presentation, paying attention to contrasting colours and textures
  • A constant exploration of international cuisines and techniques
  • An appreciation for great food, placing high value on authenticity
  • A dedication to food that inspires, avoiding the happy medium at all costs
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The Flying Pan first opened its doors in 2013 to meet the growing demand for a dinner delivery service that was not only convenient, but also fresh, tasty and healthy. Cooking from a humble home kitchen and with a team of just one, owner and Head Chef Mathew Hoepner developed a range of meals that borrowed from his experience working in restaurants both in South Africa and overseas, influenced by a love for home cooking.

Soon after, requests from clients spurred the launch of both a corporate and wedding catering service, which to this day continues to grow in both size and reputation thanks to beautifully presented food that is infused with creativity, is full on flavour and aims to leave a lasting impression on guests. Mathew Hoepner has now extended his culinary skills into product development with the founding of plant based startup Rooted.

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