We are excited to announce that we are adding Herschel Girls School to our portfolio of prestigious school partners. We are very grateful for the award and are looking forward to rolling out our concept in a new environment.

This new school will once again provide us with an opportunity to expand and strengthen our specialised offer to the education sector.

Thank you to Herschel for believing in our company, and thank you to our staff at Bridge House and Bishops for sharing their talents and for their amazing commitment and dedication to the company and to our dream.‪#‎originfoodservices‬ ‪#‎herschelgirls‬


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Calling Great Chefs!

Origin is looking for a Head/Exec Chef and a Function chef to join our team at a private school we run in the Western Cape. If you are interested, and live in Cape Town, please email your CV to recruitment@originfoodservices.co.za.


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Origin Food Services is awarded Bishops Diocesan College

Today we are proud to announce that Origin Food Service Management has been awarded the contract catering (boarding) at Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town. We were one of seven companies that tendered, and we were the smallest, but we have worked tirelessly over the past 4 years on our service solution which has resulted in this prestigious award. We are now firmly niched as a top contender in our industry for the Education sector.

This is the next step of a very exciting stage in Origin Food Services’ development and we will work hard to ensure we keep improving our concept to the sector. Thank you to Bishops for the award, to our incredible staff, without your efforts and commitment we could not be where we are now, and finally to Bridge House school who initially believed in us enough to share our vision.

Exciting times ahead.

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Origin Food Services Launches a Youth Development Programme

Origin is proud to announce the launch of it’s Youth Development Programme [YDP].  This programme is designed to give under-privileged young people in our community work experience within our business. At the end of their time with us there is a possibility of them getting employment with us, if we have positions available. If we have no positions available they will receive a certificate of reference from us outlining the experience they have gained, so they are able to begin their search for work with some experience under their belt.

Our first volunteer/candidate, Khanuile, trained in our cafe and he has subsequently been offered a job with us, which he has accepted. He is committed and eager to learn. “Khanuile is a great example and start to the programme, we are excited to be welcoming him to the Origin Team” says Azola Tafeni [pictured below with Khanuile] , the Origin YDP programme team leader.


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Another WIN for health as Origin partners with Rhenish Girl’s High School

We are excited to report that we have been awarded the Tuckshop at Rhenish Girl’s High School -in Stellenbosch- to begin later in January 2013. We were awarded the contract based on our healthy Tuckshop concept and look forward to providing the high school girls with healthy, freshly prepared food using local produce. This is going to be a great year. Thank you to all the schools for your support, we are certainly looking forward to working with you all.


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Origin Food Service Management grows it’s Tuckshop Brand


Origin is pleased to announce that we have just been awarded Laerskool Eikestad in Stellenbosch. We will be partnering with Eikestad, operating their tuckshop/snoepie, converting it to our healthier Tuckshop brand. We are very excited about working with the school and hope we will make a positive impact, not only with the children but in the community as a whole. Our Tuckshop brand focusses on teaching children how to make the correct choices and achieving a balanced, healthier diet.


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Success is all in the detail

We have been working on some really fun projects at Origin lately. This got me thinking how important detail is if you are a small, niche business like us. Detail however, is not as easy as it sounds. It takes creativity, skill, passion and time. All of these are expensive in any business and nowadays they are not a norm- sadly -in most. We do try hard to keep these values close.

Below, a few images of recent, fun projects we have worked on.

Alice in Wonderland

Starter Idea – Stuffed Mushroom















Main Idea – Chicken Pie








Dessert Idea – Cupcake [of course!]








Such fun!


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