About Us

Learn more about who we are and what we do

Simply put… we’re all about you. We consider it a privilege and an honor to be part of your special celebration or corporate event. We understand that your event should be nothing short of perfection. We take great pride in sharing our extensive experience and passion for excellence to create the most memorable events.

After 20 years in the business of catering, Gary knows food; he knows people and most importantly he know hospitality. A Hotel School graduate who has excelled in banqueting companies and fine hotels, Gary operates from his base at the HOD centre in Orchards, which has been recently revamped and transformed into a magnificent venue for weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate events, conferencing, product launches and the like.

Whether your special event is an intimate affair, a corporate event or a formal wedding, we will make it a feast for the senses with delicious cuisine, superb presentation and perfect attention to hundreds of details.

Our Mission
Gary Friedman Caterers, or otherwise known as GFC, is an exclusive Kosher caterer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our goal is to serve the South African Jewish community the best kosher food, with excellent standards that are authorized by the Beth Din (Union Orthodox Synagogues of South Africa). We are committed to providing Jewish Functions with tasty and appealing food to ensure all functions and events are a success. We to go beyond catering and assist families and friends create long-lasting memories they can cherish forever.

Our Values
We are a Torah-orientated company that adheres to the highest level of Torah principles. All our functions have Mashgichim involved to oversee everything. They further ensure cooking is done according to Torah principles. Their supervision enables us to not jeopardize the Kashrut standards of our Jewish clients. We as a company that keeps Shabbos and Yom Tovim, ensure that our events that take place on Shabbos and Yom Tovim adhere to all the Jewish Halachot, and don’t transgress any halachic ruling.

Our Employees
GFC is very committed to taking care of their staff and providing their employees with opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. Our success lies in our managing principles, and in providing our employees with a platform to be innovative and creative; we encourage new ideas and teamwork. Our team looks forward to coming to work, as everyone is treated with respect.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility
We understand the social issues present in today’s time. At Gary Friedman Caterers, we have taken the initiative to address unemployment within youth. We employee university students part-time to provide the youth with a practical and hands-on opportunity to learn and gain practical experience; in addition to earning extra money whilst still studying. Further, Gary Friedman Caterers is also involved in a number of events where all catering is sponsored.