During the following nine years the business grew at an exponential rate, initially catering for High Profile Government, Corporate and Private events. The owner’s hands-on approach served a differentiator between Duduza Events Management and its competitors.
A turning point in the business came in 2008 when an opportunity arose to serve 4 000 meals per day for a period of 5 years in Kwa-Zulu Natal Construction project.
To best execute the deliverables of this contract we sought a strategic partner who was a big player and in the contract catering market.
This partnership was established to enhance our delivery capability and encourage a further transfer of skills to our organization.
Since its inception in 2008 the project proved to be a great success, so much so that it was extended beyond the initial 5-year period.
This collaboration was a great success and allowed us to extend our service offering to the broader market, leading to several new opportunities. The cherry pick of them was the provision of 15 000 safe meals per day to Eskom Kusile power station (the biggest single industrial catering contract) for over a decade.
Duduza Mahlalela was not only a shareholder in the joint venture, she also held the position of Operations Executive, where she was personally involved and responsible for the day to day running of operations. Through this collaboration, Duduza gained a greater understanding of the contract catering industry and most importantly the quality, health & safety aspects of it.
In 2014 In order to reinvigorate our brand, we re-launched as Duduza Hospitality Solutions.
Since then we have had phenomenal growth and as young dynamic company, we provide individual attention to all our clients accompanied by innovative ideas that contribute to the reduction of operating costs for them.
We believe that great food comes from great ingredients. We use local, seasonal produce, cook it simply, with love and let the food speak for itself. We tailor-make solutions to fit with our client’s requirements and budget. Food is fun; great tasting food, professionally prepared and delivered with exceptional service, is even more fun.