Beautiful Wedding Catering

Whether you’re planning a relaxed outdoor wedding or opting for a more formal dining experience, our wedding menu aims to delight and inspire. We update our menus every year to stay abreast of the latest food trends, to innovate with new ingredients and techniques, and to fine tune presentation. Make a selection from our carefully curated menus, or let us bring your concept to life. After all, food is our love affair.

See how our menu can work with different themes.

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Cocktails & Canapes

There is no denying the effortless class of a cocktail event. Cocktails, bubbles and canape’s set the tone for a stunning evening, and there’s a reason why it’s such a popular combination for post ceremony celebrations. Canapes are also an increasingly popular choice for urban weddings, where guests dress up in their cocktail best and enjoy the cityscape from a stunning rooftop. For a trendy reception, pair canapes with bowl food, which can be created on request. Canapes should always captivate, and that’s why we draw inspiration from a range of cuisines. A taster of our canapes…

Oak smoked trout, dill creme fraiche, caper and herb blini

Crispy, herbed arancini served on a dollop of roasted garlic aioli

Crispy Korean pork belly cube spoons with coriander and sesame pesto

Formal & Plated

For a more classic affair, our plated menu is a delectable dining experience for your guests. We focus on exquisite flavour, drawing the absolute best out of high quality ingredients, and elevating each dish with beautiful presentation. Seasonality is key and we’re happy to consult on a plated menu that perfectly complements the time of year, wedding theme or your favourite cuisine.

Planning a summer wedding? Start your evening with a Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, with a sesame and teriyaki dressing, chopped avocado and a baked seed cracker. Looking for a fusion food main that will get your guests talking? Our Crispy Roasted Pork Belly, with miso cauliflower creme, crunchy charred asian greens, ginger and smoked chilli caramel sauce, won’t disappoint.

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A Family Affair

Family style menus are gaining popularity with brides and grooms as they bring an interactive element to the dining experience. Also known as banquet style, wedding food is dished up from the centre of the table, just as it would be if your guests were at home. This style of dining creates a warm and communal atmosphere and can be considered the middle ground between a more formal, plated food service and a buffet. A taster of our shared family mains…

Roasted deboned lamb leg, topped with a sundried tomato and sunflower seed salsa and roasted cashews

Flame grilled beef fillet drizzled with a sundried tomato and basil pesto, topped with roasted almonds

Buffet Feast

Buffet’s are a versatile option for your wedding feast. In addition to delicious food, you and your guests can also enjoy variety in flavour, produce and even cuisines. Buffets have an interactive element and contribute to a fun and festive atmosphere for your reception. Because food is on display, we pay attention to how the dishes are presented and styled to ensure that your guests are impressed. All of the items on our family sharing mains are available for buffets. A taster of our buffet mains…

Roasted pork belly with thyme, lemon, honey and dijon glaze served with crispy salted crackling

Deboned spinach and ricotta stuffed chickens served in a rich tomato and basil sauce

wedding roast at buffet station
harvest or mezze table

Relaxed & Rustic

Relaxed and rustic wedding food lends itself perfectly to country or outdoor weddings. Draw inspiration from the Mediterranean with rustic Mezze platters or spoil your guests with a graze table of charcuterie, fine cheeses, local olives, crudités and smoky baba ghanoush – perfect for summer. For winter weddings, we prove that canapes can be hearty too! Our Mini Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Shot is an absolute hit.

Keep the sweet treats fun and lighthearted with Salted Caramel Eclairs or Baked Mini Cheesecakes with seasonal berry jus. Dancing until the sun comes up? Treat your guests to a midnight snack of Cheese Burger Sliders or Grilled Mini Prego Steak rolls.

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We recently got married close to Cape Town and The Flying Pan was an incredible discovery! We were planning a small, intimate affair and wanted a private chef to prepare a delicious evening meal that would spoil our close friends and family. Matt was friendly, helpful and accommodating from the first moment we made contact and he and his team worked so hard to create a menu we and all our guests LOVED. On the day, he quietly and calmly set himself up in the small kitchen of our non-traditional venue, went about his work…And created MAGIC! Everything was delicious and we had nothing but compliments from all our guests. Thank you Matt and team! – Vanessa
A BIG thanks to Matt and his team who provided a fantastic spread which far exceeded what we expected. Our guests were impressed with the selection, tastes and presentation. The before and after catering service was exceptional, he kept us informed and was flexible to last minute changes needed. We would happily advise others to contact him for functions or just to try out his food. Top Notch – Luigi and Annerleigh
Thank you so much for the incredible food last night! Both the snacks and mains were delicious, lots of people raved about the food! And it was all delivered so smoothly. We are very grateful, and will definitely be recommending you guys – Hayley & Alwyn
Matt and his team really went over and above for our wedding, the food was absolutely delicious, bursting with flavour and the presentation was outstanding! We chose to have a bread, cheese & preserve table during predrinks, this was by far the best I had ever seen at any wedding, from the layout, to the variety of choices, the guests absolutely loved it! For the mains we opted for buffet style – again, it was out of this world! The food was cooked to perfection, the roasted veggies were my favourite! The chicken was moist and flavourful, the lamb tender and just divine! Oh and the chocolate brownies are no doubt the best in town! Matt and his team were phenomenal, from the service to the taste, top class! I would recommend them hands down, they went beyond our expectations! Thanks guys for making my wedding a dream come true! – Dave & Megan
The Flying pan exceeded our expectations when it came to our big day. The pressure was on when we explained that we were getting married on a farm with no kitchen and that Michael’s family grew up in the restaurant business. Being faced with so many challenges, Matt and Bridget really went the extra mile. Complying with our strict budget, the food was absolutely delicious; portion sizes were more than fair, and through the hustle and bustle, we found comfort in their friendly and professional service. Thank you so much. Our wedding would not have been perfect without The Flying Pan team, their extraordinary service and of course their delectable cuisine – Elke & Michael
The Flying Pan team are not just professional caterers and extremely helpful people, they are magicians! They managed to not only make an incredible meal that has people still talking about it a week later, but they managed to do it in the rain and without an official kitchen. I don’t know how they did it, but magicians never reveals their secret. And that’s just the magic on the day. Leading up to the wedding, Matt was unbelievably helpful. For a bride that had no idea what she was doing, he made the entire process so much easier (and truth be told, he saved my wedding) giving me endless tips on food, waiters, and even the style of dining. I followed his lead and frankly, I’m so glad I did. He knows what he is talking about and made the entire event run perfectly, food and service both. To The Flying Pan team, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! You guys are rock!! – Sara & Robyn
Matt and the team provided a first class service for our private function from beginning to end!! Their attention to detail right from planning the menu through to serving the food on the evening was second to none and you would be hard pressed to find a more personal and friendlier service!!! I would not hesitate to recommend Matt and the Flying Pan Team for your next event no matter how big or small – Faye
We would like to say a big thank you to Mathew, Bridget and The Flying Pan team for the amazing catering done for our wedding. From start to finish the team took our recommendations and ideas for our special day menu and made our wedding day foodie visions come true (stress free). Our guests where impressed with the professional friendly staff and blown away with the mouth watering dishes. Weddings all to often have catering which doesn’t live up to expectations and leave guests running for the nearest take away. I’m proud to say this was the opposite to our experiences and The Flying Pan exceeded all our expectations. Thank you again – Robyn & Ant
Since the day, me and my (now) husband met Matt and Bridget we knew they were going to make our wedding day delicious! Always available to assist us, from the tasting to continuous answering of questions… The Flying Pan delivered! The food was AMAZING from starters to mains… even leaving plenty of leftovers to enjoy later the evening! Thank you for always being willing to assist us with last minute changes and making our food something to remember! I would definitely recommend them to any couple looking to make their day perfect! – Bianka & Fourie
Matt and Bridget catered fantastically for our wedding in VERY tricky circumstances! Howling wind, no electricity and general remoteness didn’t even get a flinch out of them…we LOVED their food and their ability to sort out everything so wonderfully. Thanks again for such a great evening and for ALL your help! – Kate & Kyle

Natalie & Florian’s Winelands Wedding

The brief for the celebratory dinner was to provide a traditional South African braai, which we elevated for the event with more intricate flavours. The star of the show was flame grilled beef fillet, served with a pepper and cognac sauce. Also on the grill was chicken thigh skewers, with a sticky soya and organic [...]

Danielle & Brian’s South African Euro Wedding

This amazing couple decided to tie the knot at our favourite venue in Cape Town (disclaimer the Head Chef was married there too) at Pat Busch Mountain Reserve in Robertson. Many guests were travelling from Europe to attend the celebration, so the brief was to fuse South African and European elements into the menu, with [...]

Kate & Kyle’s Vermaaklikheid Wedding

Kate and Kyle first tried our food at a friend’s wedding that we catered for, and were convinced that we were the team to pull of their wedding feast. The wedding was held in the small holiday town of Vermaaklikheid on a beautiful family farm on the Breede River. The venue did pose some logistical [...]

Keegan & Matt’s Pat Busch Mountain Reserve Wedding

Keegan and Matt really treated their guests to a feast at Pat Busch Mountain Reserve, a stunning venue nested at the foot of the Langeberg mountains in Robertson. The venue is ideal if you’re looking for a spot where the wedding party can stay over and enjoy the whole weekend. For post ceremony drinks, the [...]

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family style wedding mains
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roast potatoes
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plated wedding mains
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cheese preserve fruit platter
cheese tower
smoked salmon bruchetta
karoo harvest table
wedding buffet roast
poached pear camembert bruchetta
fruit and pate
breakfast fruit platter
cheese tower top
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cheese preserve spread
thai fish cakes
caprese basil skewers
parma ham skewers
family style desserts
breakfast cheese platter
melon parma ham balls
fruit cured meats
ploughmans table
parma ham parmasan bruchetta
wedding canape caprese

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