Welcome to

The Mandate Group

We are a South African catering company that offers cost effective, quality services to those in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors.

SINCE 1990

Our Story

Mandate is a South African catering company that offers cost effective, quality services to those in the industrial, commercial and institutional sector. Along with being fully BBBEE compliant, we ensure that we adhere strictly to all the industry standards and regulations, guaranteeing a professional service and product offering. Bespoke nutritional catering packages are designed for each of our clients in conjunction with qualified dieticians ensuring that all needs, from cost through to product, are met without exception.
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What We Offer

We specialise in the following catering services


Mandate caters for youth in schools, colleges and residential universities. These ages usually range from 5-25 years old. We have a responsibility to build a strong and healthy population.

When creating a menu for an institutional facility/ hostel, the following points must be kept in mind.

  • Standardizations of recipes for dishes in the Menus or Menu Cycles and the nutritional evaluation thereof.

  • Issues of food commodities in accordance with pre-determined standards and specifications.

  • Food presentation and preparation are carried out to consistently high minimum standards.

  • Orders, stock, deliveries and catering production are properly administered.

  • The quality, freshness and delivery of all produce is rigorously examined, not only by Operational Staff, but also by our Operations Manager and Operations Director.


When it comes to Mandate catering for your team, you need a caterer you can rely on to do the right job and deliver value.

That’s where we come in, offering a highly trained team, customized meal options that are delivered and served on time within your canteen. Our team will work with you to create a menu that will please every employee.

Quality is a necessary in every menu we create, and your company’s budget is always kept in mind. Great food produces a healthier and more productive workforce.

Our Affiliations


Hear From Our Customers

Baked goods

“We have received numerous compliments from staff and guests alike on the quality and freshness of the meals provided. We intend to continue our relationship with Mandate for countless years to come.”

SPAR Group


“Not only was the food ample, but it was of excellent quality. A special thank you and acknowledgement to the Mandate team on a job well done. Not only were the meals delicious and complimented by all the Executive Committee members, the presentation of the meals were outstanding!”

SASA Training Centre


“It is with great pleasure that I  write a letter of recommendation for Mandate, They have completed many years of professional service at McCord Hospital. Providing many sick patients with hearty meals, For which many patients have written letters via the complements and complaints boxes   complementing the wonderful food that they have been served.

McCord Hospital


“Mandate are the preferred meals and catering service provider of the Northwood School Boarding Establishment. Mandate continue to go above and beyond the general scope of the business agreement on a continual basis. The quality of the meals provided is always of excellent standard whether it is our daily meals or even for the annual functions.

Northwood School

Giving Back
We are a proudly South African company and we continuously look for opportunities to allow us to be involved and to give back to our local communities and our employees. This includes:
Employment of local personal
Training and development
Supporting local suppliers
Supporting academic sporting and cultural events

Our Company

Mandate was established in 1990, employing over 500 staff members and serving over 65 000 meals per day across the nation.

Mandate is an independently owned South African catering company with offices in Durban, Gauteng, Zululand, Eastern Cape and the Western Cape. We specialise in full spectrum catering, offering services to all industrial and institutional sectors.

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Our Service

Mandate offers our clients: ​

  • Custom designed menus to suit the client’s specific needs (including health and vegetarian)

  • Hands on service from all staff​

  • Attention to detail​

  • Quality yet cost effective meals​

  • Quick turnaround times on all orders​

  • Specialised platters for all our client’s functions

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Meet the team

Richard Mentel


Sibonelo Mlangeni


Paul De Jongh


Graham O'Connor

Non-Executive Director

Rohan Botha

Regional Operations Manager

Alfred Peta

Area Manager

Gerald Peter

Area Manager Gauteng

Ashwin Bellochun

Area Manager

Ashleigh Rosenbaum

Project Manager