False Bay College

Saeeda Dekoker excels with Saeeda’s Kitchen

Saeeda Dekoker completed her National Certificate in Hospitality in 2007 and since 2020 is the proud owner of her own catering business Saeeda’s Kitchen Pty ltd.

SaeedaNow in demand and servicing large events, Saeeda is a preferred supplier preparing mouth-watering cuisine for A-list guests including beauty pageant winners, sports personalities and politicians.  

More recently Saeeda freelanced for Green Catering / Life and Brand who serviced the 2022 Cape Epic Cycle Tour, feeding 1200 cyclists and 600 crew on a daily base, for nine consecutive days.  

Whatever the event requirements, large or small, Saeeda takes great satisfaction in preparing delicious meal options, mostly in make shift kitchens which adds to the challenge of creating quality, healthy meal options. 

Prior to starting her own business, Saeeda completed her Work Integrated Learning experience with Southern Sun Cape Sun. Here she worked under exceptionally talented chefs who taught her large-scale cooking techniques and recipe creation.

Thereafter, she joined Green Caterers, a leader in the onsite event catering business. She made it her business to learn as much as she could, keeping her goal in mind to start her own business. When Covid-19 hit and the events and hospitality industry was crippled, Saeeda took the opportunity to freelance as a private event chef.  Wanting to cater to larger events, she needed to get her business registered and the administration processes in place. Today, she employs five individuals and is growing a reputation for a creative approach to traditional Cape Malay favourites. 

Saeeda advises all new students to remember that they can be anything in life. “If you stay focused and work hard, you can achieve your dreams, because dreams can come true, even if it means being your own boss,” she says.

If you are looking for a professional caterer for your next event, give Saeeda’s Kitchen Pty ltd. a call on 078 219 1669 for a quotation.