Special winter plated menu @ R400 per person excluding VAT

Cutlery and crockery included in the menu – valid until 31 July

On arrival included in the menu price

Gluwein garnished with cinnamon sticks, star anise and an orange slice

Served with:

Warm cheese gougers

 Plated Starter – please select 1 option

Panko asparagus with charred orange segments, hollandaise and baby rocket leaves

Trio of slow roasted pork belly served on a mustard mash and drizzled with rich apple sauce

Butternut pancakes with a lentil and chickpea ragout topped with a burnt sage butter sauce, parmesan shavings and fresh rocket

Homemade butternut and mushroom ravioli topped with sage cream sauce, garnished with toasted pine nuts, basil pesto and parmesan shavings

Courgette and mint soup served with a swirl of herbed crème fraiche topped with a large bread shard topped with freeze dried flowers, pearls and micro mint leaves

Creamy cauliflower soup with crumbled blue cheese and poached red wine pears garnished with cracked black pepper topped with a cheese twist

 Plated Main course – please select 1 option – (if you require a choice main course we will charge an additional R75 per person excluding VAT)

Homemade fettucini pasta topped with oxtail sauce, parmesan and fresh herbs served in a fluted white triangular bowl

Deboned lamb shank served on mustard mash potatoes and sautéed wild mushrooms, accompanied by roasted winter vegetables, carrot puree, topped with phyllo pastry shard

Moroccan fish served on a spread off hummus, herbed cous-cous topped with green tahini and matbucha and fresh coriander leaves

Marinated beef fillet served with cauliflower puree, ratatouille vegetables drizzled with a bordelaise jus topped with battered onion rings

Caprese stuffed balsamic chicken breast served on lyonnaise potatoes, drizzled with a balsamic reduction, pan fried asparagus topped with deep-fried basil, sundried tomato oil

Vegetarian – we will cater for 10% of the guest

Pan-fried polenta topped with wild mushroom ragout, slow roasted vine tomatoes drizzled with a basil pesto dressing

Stuffed sweet potato with chickpeas topped with broccoli pesto served on pan fried mushrooms, sautéed asparagus

Plated Dessert – please select 1 option

Individual apple tarte tatin served with honeycomb, cinnamon ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce topped with thinly sliced dried apple disc

Caramelized banana crepe soufflé with mint crème anglaise topped with spun sugar

Red wine poached pears served in a fluted plated with mascarpone cream topped with cinnamon sticks, freshly picked mint and pistachio crumbs






Join By Word of Mouth (voted Johannesburg’s Best Caterer for 18 consecutive years in a row) for their 4th annual Wedding Trend Showcase at the Polo Room on Sunday, the 20th of May.

Not only will the Wedding Trend Showcase exhibit the latest in wedding trends and culinary delights, but also re-create these trends in an elegant, timeless manner with elements that will appeal to every bride. A curation of 13 internationally inspired wedding décor designs; 6 bespoke wedding cakes as well as an exquisite display of tailor-made menu choices. Attendees can indulge in By Word of Mouth’s extraordinary tasting stations and wine bar as they make their choices for their own wedding day.

The Polo Room, 1 Forrest road, Inanda club, Sandton at 10:30am till 3:30pm. Tickets are at R220 per person. To book your tickets email Zelda.nhapi@bywordofmouth.co.za or phone 011 553 7600.




Officially open for business on 1st March 2018.

Delicious homestyle meals, from our kitchen to yours.

Karen Short, industry disrupter and founder of the celebrated catering brand By Word of Mouth, introduces her latest pioneering venture, Frozen for You.


Our generous homestyle meals are made with quality ingredients and the best local produce.


We take the stress out of cooking, saving you time and the cost of preparing meals from scratch.


With just a few clicks we can fill up your freezer for weeks in advance, for just about any occasion. For more information visit our online store at: www.frozenforyou.co.za


For added convenience, we deliver to certain areas in Johannesburg. For more information please visit our website.


Visit our flagship store Dainfern Square, Shop 54, Corner of William Nicol and Broadacres Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg.




Retail Sales Supervisor and Retail Sales Assistant for immediate start:

By Word of Mouth is seeking a passionate and experienced Retail Sales Supervisor and Retail Sales Assistant to join our dynamic team.  The roles will be based in the Fourways, Johannesburg area.

For a full job description and more information, please contact: catherine.fowler@bywordofmouth.co.za





750g large potatoes

100g medium onions

1 egg

½ teaspoon Maldon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

Olive oil


1. Simmer the potatoes in their skins in salted water until they are half cooked. Cool completely and then peel

2. Grate into large shreds and add the finely chopped onion, egg and seasoning

3. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and place metal rings (5cm) into the pan

4. Place the potato mixture into each metal ring and press down to shape the potato into a flat disc

5. Remove the ring and turn the potato cake to cook the other side

6. Drain on paper towel

7. The rosti will need to be finished off in the oven for 6 minutes at 170 degrees.




Tailor made Harvest buffet menu @ R430 per person excluding VAT

Drink on arrival @ R12 per person excluding VAT – (all beverages and alcohol to come from the bar)

Passion fruit Margarita served in an orange water glass with a salt rim and fresh lime wedges


Watermelon cooler garnish with fresh mint, watermelon wedge and coloured straw – (non-alcoholic)

Canape on arrival served on designer plates according to your colour scheme

Chinese spoon topped with tuna topped with wasabi cream, soy pearls, pickled ginger and nori dust

Mini parmesan lace cup with avocado and feta mousse topped with onion marmalade

Mini puff pastry round with a truffle cream, fillet mignon topped with spicy tomato chutney

We will do an opulent harvest table with different levelled plinths, with lots of fresh herbs on the display incorporating your colour scheme on the display

Thinly sliced balsamic fillet topped with a chimichurri sauce and roasted vine tomatoes

Oriental chicken salad topped with crispy noodles and spring onions

Soy and ginger salmon topped with crisp celery, thinly sliced radishes and cucumber ribbons

Accompanied by:

Baby spinach salad with dried cranberries, candied pecan nuts, mushrooms drizzled with a Dijon mustard dressing

Rustic butternut wedges and corn salad topped, avocado, pumpkin seeds drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette

Crunchy oriental slaw topped with toasted almonds and thinly sliced scallions

Iceberg lettuce wedges topped with creamy gorgonzola dressing and beetroot micro herbs

Wooden boards with sliced artisan breads served hummus, basil pesto, mushroom pate and butter on wooden boards


We will do a dessert display using different levelled stands incorporating your colour scheme on the display

Frozen lemon cake topped with mini meringue kisses and edible flowers

Beautiful Tiramisu cake topped with chocolate shards, fresh berries and mint

Large martini glasses filled with fresh berries

Caramelised brie served with homemade biscuits including cumin biscuits and cheese biscuits served with fresh strawberries




Packing Shift Supervisor


Minimum Requirements

  • Previous experience managing a small team (5 – 10 people)
  • Previous experience in a position of authority (shift leader)
  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Computer literate (basic skills)
  • Physically fit and healthy – position requires long period of standing in refrigerated environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Honest and trustworthy and of sober habits
  • Contactable references


  • Supervise a shift of packing prepared foodstuffs
  • Key carrier – Open and close facility
  • Complete all required paperwork
  • Achieve minimum yields
  • Inspect all machines and complete require reports
  • Operate and supervise the operation of packing material
  • Be the responsible person on that shift for health and safety
  • Management of staff and HR issue on shift
  • Management of cleaning of facility



  • Shift work  2pm – 11pm
  • Own transport required
  • Located in Linbro Business park


All applications to be sent to derek.lester@bywordofmouth.co.za by 13/09/2017

Position is available ASAP.




The annual By Word of Mouth Festive Market & Workshops will be hosted at The Polo Room at the Inanda Club in Sandton on Sunday the 8th and Monday the 9th of October 2018.

Karen Short, foodie and founder of By Word of Mouth, together with Karen Dalton from Dalton & Bloom will be sharing magnificent 5 Christmas decor looks, 4 edible gifts, 3 wreaths, 2 baubles and 1 dessert! R480 per person (incl. light meal, glass of wine and workshops). This year, the team will treat you to A Blossoming Christmas.

Sunday, 8 October

Workshop 10:00am; Market 10:00am to 4:00pm

Monday, 9 October

Workshops 9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm
Market 9:00am to 8:00pm

For those visiting the market only, an entrance fee of R70 will be payable at the door.

To book your tickets email Zelda.Nhapi@bywordofmouth.co.za or phone 011 533 7600.





2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

700g carrots, peeled and sliced

1 litre vegetable stock( broth)

6 cloves

1 ½  teaspoon harissa

250ml (1 cup) coconut milk, plus extra sea salt

Toasted shaved coconut to garnish



Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat.

Add the onion and cook for 10 minutes or until it is soft and translucent.

Add the garlic and cook for a minute.

Add the carrot and toss through, then add the stock and cloves and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat to low, partially cover the pan and cook for 25 minutes or until the carrot is tender.

Remove and discard the cloves. Puree the soup with a stick blender ( or in a blender). Return the soup in the pan and whisk in the harissa, then the coconut milk.

Bring the soup to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 10 minutes. Season to taste with  salt and harissa.

Swirl in a little extra coconut milk and sprinkle with toasted coconut to serve.





Tailor made menu @ R220 per person excluding VAT

4 july

All platters will be glass, white ceramic and mirrors, with accents of red stripes and blue stars coming through to represent the Stars and Stripes of the American Flag.

Baked sticky buffalo chicken wings

Sticky American BBQ ribs garnished with sliced spring onions served with maple-chipotle sauce

Yummy mini chicken hotdogs with squiggles of tomato sauce and squeegee mustard spiked with colourful ball skewers

Spicy corn cakes with a zesty lime and avocado salsa served on a round mini plate and garnished with baby herbs

Funky Caprese skewer pops served on skewers and finished with basil pesto drizzle (v)

Lobster profiteroles topped with truffle oil mayonnaise and fresh chervil

Margarita pizza wedges served off wooden boards

Mini chicken taco topped with sour cream, chilli mango salsa served off fresh limes

Chilli prawns spiked with a knotted skewer served in a mini glass pot with coriander pesto

Mini cheese Burger served in bamboo boats spiked with a bamboo skewer

Dessert display

We will use different vases and stands incorporating the red, white and blue in the display

Cake stands filled with:

New York cheesecakes

Mini key lime pies

Mini pecan nut tarts

Large martini glasses with American chocolate brownies dusted with icing sugar

Vases filled with:

Red and white candy floss

Patriotic popcorn squares

Red, white and blue cake pops standing upright in boxes

Doughnuts piled high on cake stands

Breakfast Menu at R180 per person excluding VAT

Mini red, blue and white breakfast parfait drizzled with honey topped with freshly picked mint

Red, white and blue doughnuts piled high on cake stands

Mini pancake stackers on mini white saucers with mini jugs of maple syrup

Mini savoury waffle topped with bbq chicken and herb aioli

“Fruit stars” skewers standing upright

Bacon and egg pot pies with an “American flag”

Bagel with lox, cress and crème fraiche

Bacon and maple syrup skewer

Mini chilli corncake’s topped with chunky avocado salsa

Mini pecan pie topped with a dollop of cream dusted with icing sugar