We both grew up in South Africa – Rodney in Kloof just outside of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal and Mark in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth or now known as Nelson Mandela Bay. We’ve always been massive foodies and big fans of the braai, having attended and experienced so many ourselves whist growing up in the African wilderness. A braai is a traditional way of eating for South Africans – it’s an experience in itself. In South Africa, ‘Bring and Braai’ is an invite to a social gathering to celebrate a special occasion with a group of friends and fantastic food. The setup goes like this – the host would have the fire lit, they’d welcome their guests, get the good times going then they’d take their place around the fire, tongs in one hand and an ice-cold beer in the other, and get braaing with the food. This experience was just too good to be kept in South Africa so we decided to bring it over with us to the UK.
The year 2009 was where it all started for Bring and Braai. Having worked and managed a South African influenced restaurant form many years over here in the UK, we were asked by a regular customer at the time if we would be interested in braaing for his birthday, as there were no South African caterers to be found. It sparked an idea and we got ourselves a unique outdoor mobile braai and created a catering service that comes to your venue of choice for any occasion or event. We use traditional, South African methods of braaiing which is over an open fire lit with a mixture of authentic and genuine African hardwoods. The Kameeldoring and Seklebos wood we use for the braai smokes and enhances the flavour of our meats and leaving you with that truly authentic taste of South African food.
Along the way we’ve catered at many private homes and various venues around London and the surrounding counties, celebrating parties, weddings, corporate and charity events, festivals… you name it – we’ve braaied it. Not to forget, we’ve braaied for some of the UK’s largest blue-chip companies as well! Bring and Braai has since become a runaway success in showcasing the unique style and cuisine of this South African wonder. We’ve been voted as the Best South African Caterers in London and couldn’t be prouder.
There is a menu to suit all taste buds, budgets and occasions. Don’t worry about the kids – if they are under 10, they eat half price.
We arrive, set up, and braai a feast for you and your family and friends.
When you are completely satisfied that all your guests have been fed to their hearts content – we clean up, pack up and leave you with a smile on your face. Simple!
We always provide the freshest and best quality, locally sourced meat, as well as a great, friendly and personable service. For your peace of mind, we have all the relevant food hygiene, allergen information, health and safety documents and insurance certificates that can be provided anytime.