Business & Breakfast, Anyone?
Breakfast is a key opportunity for corporate events. From casual get-togethers to elegant functions at Sandton Convention Centre, the launch of their fresh-new approach and a varied breakfast menu selection is sure to delight.
James Khoza, Executive Chef of Sandton Convention Centre and President of the SA Chefs Association, says the change is in response to a developing trend in business for breakfast events in the interests of time and cost saving, as well as sustainability.
He says, “The focus is increasingly on sustainability, keeping the food fresh and on point with health considerations, which includes mindful eating – avoiding sugar, salt and preservatives”.
He adds that the range of events now hosted over breakfast is constantly increasing. “Our new breakfast menus are customer-driven, delivering fresh products to accommodate the personality of the different events and to meet the needs of our clients”, he says. “With the new breakfast menus, we have given clients the freedom to put together their own menus without being constrained by the traditional approach to breakfast”.
So, What’s On The Menu?
The breakfast menus offer a wide range of options, including a Standing Continental Grab ‘n Go; a Continental Breakfast Buffet; a Full English Breakfast Buffet and a Plated Breakfast. The options ensure that every event and client preference is catered for.
Says Khoza, “For instance, for the Continental type breakfast, which offers about 15 add-on options, we have allowed some hot enhancers to the cold spread in response to client requests”.
The Grab ‘n Go breakfast has about 17 add-ons and is already proving to be popular for events where networking and interaction are important. The breakfasts all come with an in-house baked basket of pastries and muffins, toast, butter and jams, tea, coffee and juice, as well as seasonal fruit.
The menu options range in price from R245 to R345 for the basic menus, with the option to add items according to the requirements for a specific event, and are served between 06:00 and 11:00.
Breakfast buffets can be enhanced with live cooking food stations, which reflects a growing trend and are available at SCC for events with a minimum of 50 guests. These can also be customised to suit client needs.
The premier option is the Plated Breakfast, which includes delicious meals such as the signature dish of Confit trout with coddled egg, green bean cassoulet, mushrooms and caviar hollandaise, many other exceptional dishes, as well as several delicious vegetarian and sweet options.
For More Information
Tel: 011 779 0000
Address: Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa 2196