Finally, after repeated changes in numbers, I’m off to cater for a photo shoot for 12 people. I’m sure my Pesto Princess apron will bring me all the luck I need!


To be served at 9am.

12 x Individual parfaits of muesli, Greek yoghurt, honey and fresh berries.

12 x Bran muffins; with butter and choice of two home-made fruit jams.

12 x Assorted fruit juices.

12 x Still mineral water.

Plastic knives and spoons & paper serviettes.


To be served at 12.30pm.

10 x Individually clingwrapped fajitas filled with roasted chicken, mayo and rocket & walnut pesto.

Approx. 20 x Mini salmon fishcakes with spicy guacamole dip.

24 x Mini pita breads on a platter with two bowls of spreads: caponata (a Sicilian dish of stewed aubergines, peppers and tomatoes; thanks for the recipe, Tandy!) and rocket & walnut cream cheese.

1 x Platter of potato samoosas and Moroccan meatballs.

12 x Assorted fruit juices.

12 x Still mineral water.

Paper plates and paper serviettes.

Mid Afternoon:

To be served at 3pm.

1 x Chocolate cake.

12 x Assorted Simba chips (small packets).

12 x Simba peanuts (small).

12 x assorted chocolate bars.

12 x Assorted fruit juices.

A sink bath filled with ice will be supplied for the drinks.

Studio will supply tea and coffee.

Is it really only 8am? I need a nap …


72 Comments Add yours

  1. where is this, they need me otherwise with you they will be 13

    1. theonlycin says:

      Conveniently the studio is right around the corner in Emmarentia Road 🙂

  2. leigh says:


    1. theonlycin says:

      Hope there’s an encore ;p

      1. leigh says:

        There will be 🙂

  3. Supa says:

    They are going to love your food! such a nice selection.

    1. theonlycin says:

      They seemed impressed with breakfast, Supa 🙂

  4. Colleen says:

    Well done you! So this is what you have been so hectically busy with. While doing FBI2011 paperwork I have seen some of the facebook updates and was wondering, been so out of the loop with everyone’s news lately….so so thrilled for you my sweet friend. I hope this is going to open up a whole new world for you. Go have fun with your catering today. Hugs xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Colly, love you lots. xxx

  5. You are remarkable – what a spread!
    I LOVE your counter/table behind you- it looks like yellow wood?
    Happy catering.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      All my kitchen furniture was made for me by a local carpenter from oregon pine reclaimed from the floorboards of old Parkview houses. xxx

      1. theonlycin says:

        Will blog about it tomorrow 🙂 xxx

  6. I’m no foodie but on this occasion I could see myself piling my plate rather high…

    Cindy, it looks wonderful. All the best for today.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, Kate, so far it’s going well.

  7. They all going to be on a sugar high by the time they go home! Haha. You look gorgeous as normal.
    Do take photos- it all sounds delicious!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks bokkie, too busy to take pics, will try 🙂

  8. Leeswammes says:

    That looks like a great selection of foods!

    Hope all goes well, but I’m quite sure it will. Good luck!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks so much 😀

  9. Amia says:

    Oe ek sal ook kom aansit!!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Kom help dra, my bene is af :O

  10. Tandy says:

    sounds awesome! good luck 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks my friend 🙂

  11. Fantastic Cindy 🙂 What a fun to do catering for a photo shoot…., my brother does quite a bit of specialised catering at times, he has the best time of it too. Can’t wait to hear how it all went 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hopefully the first of many for me, I’ve done catering for private dinner parties before, but no film shoots.

      1. My bro got asked to do catering for a wine dinner at someone’s winery for about a dozen well clad gentlemen…, they loved it so much they get together 4 times a year & ask Kris back to cater & wine match (& pay him very well too), definatly a career in private cheffing. Best of luck with it all Cindy – its all about word of mouth isn’t it?

      2. theonlycin says:

        Indeed it is, Chef 🙂

  12. Liane says:

    I think I’ll be attending the shoot just for the food! 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Come along then 🙂

  13. Jo says:

    Hope all goes smoother than smooth – I love it when things like thins go well.

  14. Jo says:

    meantersay ‘this’ 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      *wink* I thought you’d been at the wine already 😀

  15. nursemyra says:

    lovely photo of you. my mother used to make wonderful bran muffins….

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Myra, Our Alice took the photo, first time she’s held a camera in her life 😀

  16. Tilly Bud says:

    Sounds fabulous! I’m curious: why only 10 fajitas?

    Best of luck (though I know you don’t need it).

    1. theonlycin says:

      Two of the crew are vegetarian, so I have done individually plated brown rice and veg stir fry for them 🙂

  17. adeeyoyo says:

    Enjoy your day! Hope the numbers don’t change again though…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks adee, there is ample food if more show up.

  18. Rita says:

    You look so professional with that Pesto Princess apron! The menu is great: I especially adore breakfast. Well, good luck (but I’m sure you’ll do a great job!!!) 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      I feel like a pro in the apron 😀

  19. Methinks you should have called me to test that divine-looking cake 😉

    You look lovely in your apron xxx

  20. Jem says:

    oh..THAT’s the army you were feeding! was wondering who on earth you were cooking for… it all sounds terribly delicious Cin!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I hope they’re enjoying their lunch, will know when I deliver cake and afternoon snacks. #nervous

      1. I don’t think you need to be nervous – you put love and passion into your food…

      2. theonlycin says:

        Still, there’s no accounting for pleasing everyone’s taste buds … xxx

  21. SuziCate says:

    Cindy, You are an inspiration! I’d need an entire week off to recoop from preparing and serving all of that!!!! And you look sharp in your apron!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, suzicate, I slept like a stone 🙂

  22. slpmartin says:

    Oh those lucky photographers!

  23. Yummy. I want a piece of that cake! It looks delicious and SOoooo sweet! Blessings to you, Cindy…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Alas, I didn’t get to taste the cake myself 🙂

  24. gospelwriter says:

    What a spread – Lucky them! Me, I can only drool enviously. 🙂 Love that apron on you, and you know, you have a bit of a look of the cat that swallowed the canary… 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Tee hee, I guess I do, Ruth 🙂

  25. Naomi says:

    How absolutely cool 😀 And I LOVE your blog’s awesome new look, Cin (although probably not that new since I’ve been so abysmally out of touch)!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m also out of touch with everyone and trying desperately to catch up, Naomi 🙂

  26. nrhatch says:

    That menu sounds PERFECT!

    Hope the day ran on smoothly polished tracks. Choo Choo!


    1. theonlycin says:

      Hoping for a good report-back from my client, Nancy. *cheers*

  27. Kavita says:

    Yiipppeee!! (click click) 😀
    You look ROCKING, girl!! So does the menu!!


    PS: Sorry about the super-delay in visits.. my bad.. 😦

    1. theonlycin says:

      My bad too, Kavita, need to do some serious catch-up visits. xxx

  28. You look like a pro too me! Oh that cake looks yummy.

  29. libraryscene says:

    what a feast (and I would be a most happy veggie gal if I were dining ;)) you are amazing, bravo!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Why, thank you, Ma’m 🙂

  30. granny1947 says:

    I want to hear all about it!!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Nothing to tell really, I dropped of each meal and left …

  31. Jamie Dedes says:

    Ambitious menu. No wonder you are tired.

    View from the window looks great.

    Love your new blog theme. Cheerful and bright.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Jamie, not sure I’d like to cook on that scale every day 😮

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