By Word of Mouth has been voted the Best Caterer in Johannesburg in the 2018 Best of Joburg Readers’ Choice awards for a record 19 years in a row.

Now in its 20thyear, the Best of Joburg awards are a barometer of the city’s “best of the best”, with winners selected by the people who matter most: the public. Leisure Options magazine readers vote for these awards which cover over 100 categories.

By Word of Mouth founder and chairperson Karen Short was thrilled with the accolade. “A huge thank you to all our clients and friends for trusting us with all their special occasions,” she said. “It’s a privilege to do these events and we are so grateful for their loyalty and support.”

It’s one thing to be recognised for excellence, but to do it consistently for almost two decades is what makes this achievement exceptional. Since 1993, By Word of Mouth has perfected the art of putting on the most talked about events in South Africa. 25 years later, the catering and events company has become synonymous with innovation and quality – whether it’s catering a private dinner for the King of Ghana, or providing unique designer menus at large events such as the ABSA Champagne Festival, the Vodacom Durban July or the Nedbank International Polo.

Beyond offering exquisite food, By Word of Mouth also curates entire events, pulling various elements together like layout and floral design, hiring, décor, beverages, front of house managers and waiters. In this way, guests are treated to a cohesive experience that stays with them long after the last champagne cork has been popped.  Some recent examples of these events include the SingularityU South Africa Summit, the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge and the Investec 20 Years Celebration.

With an impressive client list By Word of Mouth has proven once again that it leads the way when it comes to catering in the City of Gold, and fully deserves its most recent accolade.