Hi Charl,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, we stayed in Castle Ward for a few days and then headed away to Berlin.

Everything was perfect on the wedding day, things went brilliantly and the food and service was brilliant. It couldn't have gone better. I'll definitely leave a review on
Facebook when I get a minute.

Thanks for all the help you gave us leading up to the wedding and to all the people
on the day.


Hi Charl,

Apologies this has taken two weeks but we just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you
and your staff for catering our wedding. The food was fantastic- we had so many
compliments from the guests- and you and your team made everything run so smoothly
on the day, you really did go above and beyond. Thanks also for the two pots of
seasoning- we have been trying to recreate the sweet potato mash!

Many thanks again,
Robin and Virginia

Afternoon Charl,

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work on our
wedding day and in the build up to it. Your professionalism and attitude
was noted by all involved and im sure you will get some business from a few
of the quests. You made the process very simple and we would first like to
thank you for that; secondly we would like to thank you for the day itself.
We could not have asked for better in all areas.

Hope all is well with you,

Alan and Rachael

Hi, Charl
We just want to say a massive thank you to Challas for your outstanding catering on
our wedding day. We were very pleased with how everything went and everyone agreed
that the food was delicious. We are still talking about it! Thank you for our
wedding gift of the South African seasoning, we have nearly used it all. We hope you
are well. We have attached a few images for you to see. The South African style
worked amazingly well with the Tipis and we would recommend this combination!
You are great, massive thank you all around.
Bethany & Jordan

Hi Charl,
Apologies for not responding sooner, but just got back from honeymoon last week and
just catching up on my emails now.
Yes, we were more than pleased with everything at our wedding. The food and service
provided by yourself and the rest of the staff was first class. All of our guests
commented on how good the food was, and the presentation and serving of the food
really fitted in with the way we had set up everything, and tied right in with the
relaxed style of wedding reception we were going for.
We would like to commend how you and your staff, and especially Lee, were able to
organise and facilitate the management of the guests in such a professional and
efficient manner.
We would also like to thank you for helping us out with the extra requests we had,
and nothing was a problem for you. Everything ran very smoothly, that we noticed
anyway, and we were so glad that we booked Challas for our reception. We hope you
enjoyed working at it, and really hope we get the chance to have the food again at
another event, as we will be most definitely recommending you to our friends and
Thanks again for the gifts we received, and if you have any recommendations on the
best meat and way to cook with them, let me know. If I can get it as half as good
the way you cooked our food, I will be more than happy!
Kind regards
Conor & Roisin

My wife and I planned to hold a Naming Service for my son and decided to host it at
our house. I requested a quote from Challas Roast regarding the catering for the
event and was extremely pleased and surprised at the price, range of meats sides and
sauces, the assistance given by the manager Chal and overall package.
On the day Chef John was superb. After setting up his equipment he helped me with
the finishing touches (drinks, furniture, music) he was always on hand and could
instinctively see when I needed assistance with something. A real gentleman and a
credit to the company.
The day was tremendous and everybody had a wonderful time. Everyone loved the food.
The presentation and variety were brilliant, and the more rotund family members had
second helpings.
John had his equipment cleared in no time and again helped out with the tidying up.
Many thanks to John and Chal at Challas Roast. It was a brilliant day and you'll be
the first we'll contact should we hold any more family events


Hi Charl.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and chef Lee for Saturday night at Tim
and Nikki's engagement party.

Lee did a wonderful job with our mixed meats spit; all our guests were complimentary
about the meats and side dishes.

Lee was very friendly and at one point assisted with the tables and banners. His
help was much appreciated.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Challis Roast and if I ever have to host
a similar event, I will certainly be contacting you again.



If you want something different you must try Challas Roast! At my daughter's 21st
birthday party on 28 June 2014, we had all ages of people present and everyone raved
about the food, atmosphere and service. We had the chicken
and pork spit roast, cooked in South African style. We would not hesitate in
recommending Challas. (Would love to try the hog roast sometime too)

Thanks again Charl to you and your team.

The Thompsons
Of Carnmoney

I just wanted to inform you that I have put in the transfer for the remaining
balance of our invoice. The bank likely won't process it until tomorrow and then
it takes 1-2 days. Let me know if there are any issues in that regard.
I also wanted to thank you for your company's excellent work this weekend at my
wedding. I apologize for adding an element of stress to your team for having the
reception in such a remote location, but despite their delayed arrival they did
an incredible job helping to set things up and prepare delicious food precisely
on time. My husband's father is from South Africa and he could not have been
happier with the boerewoers. The rest of the guests were converted to boerewoer
lovers as well, as displayed by the fact that there were none left over. I also
appreciate the fact that myself as a vegetarian was well accommodated. The meal
itself was also incredible, I cannot tell you the number of people who said it
was the best lamb they have ever tasted. The sides were delicious as well. My
mom was reluctant to have coleslaw on the menu since she has never been a big
fan, but she loved it. We will be working on trying to match your secret recipe
for awhile. Your staff were professional and helpful, and made the whole process
stress free. My only major goal in planning my wedding was to give my guests a
delicious dinner, and plenty to drink. With your help I definitely accomplished
that. Thank you so much!

-Emma Cordes

Dear Charl,

Your email of 27th February refers.

Apologies for the delay in replying.

I take this opportunity to thank you for all of your assistance in
facilitating the catering requirements of our daughter’s 21st birthday
party. From the initial email enquiry and subsequent direct discussions
with your goodself to final delivery on the evening itself, the complete
process operated very smoothly. We opted for the hog roast offering which
was a huge success with the birthday girl and indeed all of the guests, due
in no small part to our chef for the evening, Lee, who arrived punctually,
worked totally unobtrusively in the background and met the culinary needs of
all our guests with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. He is a
super ambassador for your company. We have no hesitation in recommending
Challas and indeed we look forward to calling on the culinary expertise of
your company again in the future.

Kindest regards


A very big thank you for your catering which very much helped to make our event a
success. A special mention must go also to John your caterer who was extremely
helpful and pleasant. Thanks
again and I will certainly be spreading the word about your company.
Many thanks Nicola Powderly

Hi there

The whole day was a great success and everyone commented on the beautiful food.
We would all just like to pass on our sincere thanks to John our fabulous chef and
thank him for his help.
All the best.
Faith, Andy and Alleyn

Hi Charl,

Thank you so much to you and Chris for your amazing service. The bbq went
absolutely perfectly and we could not have asked for more. The food was
delicious and everyone was really impressed with the whole set up, I have
passed on your details to several people.

I will write on your facebook page now - you absolutely deserve the highest

Many thanks again to you both and hopefully see you at another event soon!


We had a fabulous night the food was amazing and chef was fantastic
thank you for making Michaels birthday such memorable occasion
Thanks again

Dear Charl

Just to say how pleased we were with the service and quality of food served
to us and our guests on Saturday. Everyone was very impressed with the
range of meat and the professional way John prepared and served it.
Lorraine especially wants to thank you for the fish starter - could have
eaten more of it but had to leave room for the milk tart, which brought
back lovely memories of eating it in South Africa years ago. Not only did
everything taste good but there was enough left for the latecomers, and
Sunday lunch! I think our guests will still be talking about the day for
some time to come. Thank you so much for a great stress free celebration.

Lorraine and Gordon Spratt

Hi Charl

Testimonial as follows:

We booked Challas spit roast for the day after our wedding. The chef John couldn't
have done more for us, in fact he went beyond the call of duty & helped with the
clear-up from the day before in readiness for our 150 guests.

The roast arrived all self-contained with an attractive gazebo. We had the basic hog
roast & green salad with rolls, wraps & sauces - all was fresh & delicious.

Although our guests were a bit late in arriving, it was no problem to hold the roast
up for an hour - we just had to give John 10mins warning to serve.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Challas - the service is friendly &
professional throughout. We researched several competitors & Challas was the best
value for money as well.

Karen & Charles Stewart, Aug 2013

All the best

Thank you very much for catering my birthday party, it was a great evening. You
took all the stress away.

From the first moment I contacted you to the night of the event, everything was
simple and very professional. I loved all the small details that you had thought
of, which really made the night even better.

Chris the Chief, was so pleasant and helpful, nothing was a problem to him. He
cooked a fantastic roast and all my guests loved it and are still talking about it.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Challas Spit Roast. I cannot sing their
praises enough.

Thank you again.



Challas Spit Roast did a wonderful job in our 'mixed meats spit' we had
recently.Very professional from start till finish and all we had to do was
sit back and relax and enjoy the wonderful food that was served.I would
definitely recommend them for any function/party or event and will call on
their services again in the future.



We were absolutely delighted with the service we received from challas at our wedding. It was professional, friendly and helpful from our first email contact to our big day itself.

The food was fantastic and our guests were delighted with the range on offer and the
wonderful flavour of the meats and side dishes. We would happily recommend challas
to anyone looking for a relaxed catering option for any occasion.

Many thanks


Hi Charl

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday Night at our housewarming party.
Everything from the moment I contacted you to the clearing up was done
professionally and to the highest standard. I couldn't find fault in one thing.
John, the chef, was very friendly and very accomodating. Nothing was too much
trouble for him. The food was amazing and all my guests have contacted me to
congratulate me on the food. I would have no hesitation recommending you and if I
have a similar event I will certainly be using you. Actually my daughter has
expressed interest in getting married in my back garden with a marquee and asked if
it would be possible for you to do the food. I will contact you once they have made
up their mind and have set a date.

Again I can not thank you enough for everything it made my night completely stress
free and I was able to enjoy it and spend time with my guests as opposed to cooking.

Kind regards.


Thank you for a great evening on Saturday at the Banbridge Rugby Club.

I have been given nothing but positive feedback from those who attended and enquires
as to your company. I have given out information to those who enquired and I hope we
can do business in the future.

Mary McGeown Banbridge Swimming Club

Dear Charl,

Just a note to thank you very much for your help regrding my function
last Saturday at Ballyeasborough.

Chris the chef was what I can only describe as exemplary in his
treatment of my guests/his cooking skills/his volunteered help
personally to me.

He made my day bearable in that the weather wasnt too kind to us but
with his confident support it all turned out very well.

The main attraction THE FOOD was glorious and I have no doubt that you
will get further business from it.

Once again many thanks to you and your team for a a very
proffessional/slick operation.


Len Allen

Thanks guys, you made the day with the delicious food! Everyone was delighted with
the variety and high quality food you served, especially the kids. It was so well
organised, even with a couple of hundred kids running about. Your staff were helpful
and professional, looking forward to working with you again!

Challas provided an excellent service when catering for our wedding in May
2013. The staff were very polite, professional and attentive to the guests.
The table was set beautifully and all the extras were provided such as a
large cooler box for drinks and ice. The food was delicious and portion
sizes large. Everyone was well fed. As it was a very small wedding the
atmosphere was very relaxed with no set plan for the sequence of events,
Challas were more than happy to go with the flow of the afternoon.

Kind regards

Mr and Mrs Buckby Smit


Apologies about the delay, please find below the testimonial.

I booked Challas Roast for my dads 60th birthday and boy was it a treat! The whole
service from start to finish was impeccable, a thoroughly professional operation.
The food was nothing short of spectacular, his own made marinades were a delight and
I am craving them as I write this! There were far too many compliments on the food
from our guests to remember, suffice to say, the Spit was a real hit! Everyone had
more than enough food and there was still a couple of huge trays of left over meat!
Charl was a gent (as well as a character!) and ensured everyone was enjoying the
food, as well as cleaning up a lot of our empty plates (disposable) afterwards, he
really couldn't have done anymore for us!

Challas Roast is the first name in Outdoor Catering in my eyes and I will have no
hesitation in using their services again in the future.

All the best,



Thank-you so much for catering for Brians 40th Birthday on Saturday night. The meat
appears simple, but the flavors have remarkable depth with all your secret recipe
marinades, Your reputation and reviews are well deserved. The meat was perfect and
all prepared fresh prior to cooking in full view. Your setup is both clean and
tidy—despite having the limited space. You and colleague greeted us and our guest
with smiles as warm as the meet you serve. I would thoroughly recommend Challas
(Spit Roast South African Style Catering) to anyone looking for a caterer with a
difference. I know If I had another function you'd get my booking.

Thanks Penny

Hi Charl,
Apologies for the delay in replying to you, but I was away last week in the
UK for work and only getting a chance to reply to get back to you now.

I just want to say a massive thank you for the most delicious food at the
party the other weekend. The pork was just simply delicious and everyone
has commented on how good the food was. Also, the coleslaw was a big winner
as well.

So again very many thanks for the delicious food and for all the clearing
up afterwards - it was much appreciated and all seemed so seamless.

Wishing you all the very best,


Hi Charl,

Just getting my breath back after the hectic weekend, part of which as you know, was having to organise an alternative wedding reception in just two hours. Looking back on anything I have ever organised, there are things that I would change. However I have to say that if I had to do this again, I would change nothing.

With our planned wedding venue unavailable due to snow, it was easy to redirect you to the new venue, even when you were on your way.

Your setup was very impressive and bearing in mind that all the entertainment had to be cancelled, it doubled up as a side show. The food has been commented on by everyone, because of the quality of the meat, the uniqueness of the theme and superb flavours of the sauces, so far removed from the traditional wedding fare of overcooked vegetables, soggy potatoes and leathery meat on cold plates. I was particularly impressed by the short time it took for everyone to be served and the fact that the food was hot. The palm leaf plates really set the food off and the bamboo knives and forks completed the image. The deserts were literally to die for and I am glad we used the leaf boats for serving.

True to your word the bill was exactly as quoted, with no surprise and unexpected additions which wedding venues are famous for.

You probably do not realise how impressed I was that you left the food which had not been used. It was nice to have the meat the next day and it was as delicious cold as it was warm, but I would not have wanted to ask you to leave it. The fact that you left it without being asked, since we had paid for it in the first place, was much appreciated. Again this contrasts with the service at a wedding reception I once attended, in a very well known and expensive venue near Bangor, Co Down, where the staff were very reluctant to serve the wine, only to be spotted, at the end of the meal, heading out the door to the kitchen with armfuls of full bottles of wine.

Kind regards and many thanks once again,
David & Laura Hughes

Please feel free to use this recommendation, and should anyone want to contact me to confirm its authenticity, I will be very happy to do so.

Hi Charl and Lee,

We cannot thank you enough for creating the ultimate food experience for
John's 40th birthday.
From the first phone call inquiring about you catering for this event, you
were totally professional, organized and super friendly.
When you arrived at our house to set up, you were just incredible! Totally
organized, focused and set up the most amazing gazebo, making it the
ultimate setting for a great party.
We do not know where to begin when commenting on the food. It was all
absolutely gorgeous! The pork, beef and chicken were so tasty and tender &
just full of delicious flavours! The spuds were out of this world too. All
salads and rolls were so fresh and totally yummy. Your sauces were amazing
too, I wish I could buy them as there is nothing in Ireland to match the
incredible flavours and tastes.
All our guests raved about the food and most went back for seconds and
We could not have wished for more from caterers than what you produced. You
created a whole experience that was well beyond our expectations.
Thank you SO much for all the work you did, the food, the service, the
clean up you did afterwards and for also being just the loveliest people to
deal with from beginning to end.
We will both highly recommend your company to anyone we talk to. You simply
did an outstanding job!
I'm thinking of another reason to host a party so that we can use your
company again!

Many many thanks from both of us!
Kindest regards
Julie and John Roberts

Dear Charl and Lee

Here at miFLOW we like to think we’re a little bit different. We listen to what our customers want and we provide it at a reasonable cost.

At my wedding recently I wanted caterers who could provide something a little bit different. I wanted food which tasted great and wanted a relaxed atmosphere that all our guests would feel comfortable with. We were delighted with our choice in Challas Spit Roast.

The food was simply amazing. What flavour and range of food – this wasn’t a BBQ, it was a wedding feast! We had so many compliments about the food I lost count – and there was enough to feed everyone twice over.

Thank you so much to the team who worked for hours to bring us such a fabulous meal. We loved it and were so glad we chose Challas Spit Roast as our caterers for the day. I would recommend Challas without hesitation. The food is awesome – try it!!!

Best wishes

Julie Gray
Managing Director

Hi Charl,

We were very pleased with the whole day, from set up to serving, we had complete
confidence in what was being done. Timings were clear, menus were varied and the
whole team were delighted with the food, especially the sauces for the meat and the
pasta salad. Even the veggies were very happy!!



Hi charl sorry it has taken me soo long to get back to you but honestly every guest
loved the food, it was amazing, the meat was so perfect in fact everything was soo
perfect, the taste and texture was much superior to that of some well know South
African restaurants I've eaten in quite regularly actually there is no comparison as
the that was unbelievably fresh! Mark the chef was fantastic, one of the nicest men
I've come across, a comets gentleman, my only regret is that I didn't get talking to
him more as I was soo busy. Your business cards flew after the party as most of the
guests took them however we were so impressed my children and I plan to drop some of
at places on our walks out. Thank you soo much, I'm soo pleased I stumbled across
your site!!! Xo


Good Afternoon

Our party went very well on Saturday night and Lee played no small part.
He was happy to play along with a joke that was being played on my
nephew which was quite funny. Lee was very friendly and happy to answer
any questions.
My experience with Challas Roast was very good. From my first enquiry to
the day of the party everything was easy, friendly and done with the
least amount of fuss. Lee arrived in good time and worked by himself
only asking for help to carry the spit roaster. He was extremely well
organised and this left us with very little to do.
The food was lovely, well cooked, lots of flavour and nicely served.
Although we had leftovers they were nibbled over the rest of the
evening. We would have no hesitation in using them again or recommending
them to anyone else.


Hello Leanto,
I would like to say we were very pleased with the service, the punctuality and the
professionalism of Charl. He was a delight and everyone was extremely happy with the
Many thanks


The Challas Hog Roast team were brilliant from the word go. Our event was very awkward as the numbers and budget kept fluctuating but the guys were great. They emailed through very clear and reasonable quotes within the day of requesting them and were happy to explain any queries I had. The service on the night was brilliant and they even went out of their way to help accommodate extra guests that turned up and tolerated our change of plans/ panic very well!

The pork went down really well and the cous cous salad was a huge hit with everyone. I can't recommend the Challas Hog roast guys highly enough and it really gave our evening a super focal point!


Hi Charl,
You made our wedding day that little bit different and special.
Have no hesitation in recommending your 'challas roast'

Brook Hall Weddings

Hi Charl

I really was delighted to have ordered the hog. Lee who prepared the hog was great
fun and really helpful when we were setting up! It was like having an extra friend
at the event.
The food was great, the company was really flexible in doing what we wanted and the
whole thing went over so well with no hassle.
Everyone loved the hog and there was so much left over we picked away at it all
night! Now we are enjoying hog sandwiches, hog curry, hog fajitas... Its like
Christmas come early!.

Thanks to you all for making our Wedding day easy and delicious!

Best Regards

Mr (and the new Mrs ) Beattie...aka Ruth and Neil

I doubt I could have had the pleasure of working with nicer people if I'd used any
other service. From the initial quotation right through to the services provided on
the wedding night was 1st class.
The food tasted gorgeous and we took the chefs recommendation on the sweet potato
and cinnamon side dish , what can I say. Perfect compliment to the sweet hog.
Anyone who books challas for small or large events will not be disappointed by these guys. I will definitely be booking you guys again.
Thanks for topping of our perfect wedding day 🙂


If you're looking for freshly prepared, top quality casual food then Challas Roast
will be hard to beat. My 35 guests loved the food and for me it was totally hassle
free. If I hadn't just moved to
Australia I would definitely be using them again.


Dear Charl

We were very happy with the Hog Roast and the service was excellent. The wedding
guests were very complimentary of the quality of the food and the chef was very

Kerrie will be happy to forward a testimonial email when she returns from honeymoon
at the end of the month.

Thanks again

Olga Thompson (Kerrie's Mum!)

Hi Charl

Thank you for your phone call today.

Our hog roast on Saturday night was perfect.

Better than any I have tasted before. The pork was fabulous, the crackling to die
for, the sauces incredible, Mark was the crowning glory.
He was so polite, arrived on time, quietly and efficiently got on with his work
(while we were in a bit of a last minute frenzy), patiently
answered the same questions over and over and catered to everyones requests, all the
time with a lovely smile.

Everyone raved about the food and some took your business cards so hopefully we will
be able to eat Challas Hog again soon!!

Thank you all so much, please pass our thanks on to Mark.

We are already thinking of an excuse to do it all again!!

Sara & John Adams

Hi sorry did not reply earlier but wanted to say we had a brill night, everyone
LOVED the food and I know a few people wanted ur contact details! Lee was so
pleasant and helpful really took the effort to talk to everyone and made everything
so relaxed and enjoyable. Thank you for making My Husbands 40th so memorable, I
would recommend you to anyone without hesitation.
Thank you.
Karen & John Hurson 🙂

Hi Charl Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, it has been a busy few weeks
with holidays and getting the kids back to school etc. I just wanted to say a big
thankyou for the service provided for my parents 30th Wedding Anniversary Party. The food was gorgeous and everyone was really impressed- it was a real talking point and everyone commented on how tasty it was. Christian was really friendly and
professional. When he arrived he just set up and got on with it- it was so nice to
not have to worry about anything other than enjoying the night. I have reccomended
you to a few friends so hopefully I will get the oppertunity to eat your food again
at another party! Thanks AgainJenny

Hi Charl,
Many many thanks for the south African spit roast we had to celebrate our sons
wedding, all the guests were absolutely raving about the food, the flavours and
smells of all the spices were unbelievable,the food that was leftover disappeared
the next day by returning family and friends.
We certainly will be using challas spit roast again when the occasion arrives. You
have a very professionally run business and yourself and your staff are very
friendly and accomadating. We certainly would have no hesitations in recommending
your services.
Thank-you again for a great day even the weather was brilliant!!!

Redmond and Nancy Scullion

Hey Charl!

Thank you so much for such a wonderful night last Sat! We had an absolute ball.
Everyone thought the food was amazing as indeed was the service from Lee.

Everyone had a super night, people are still raving about the food! Having you guys
cater the night meant that I could really relax and get round to talking to all my
guests. If I ever have such a party again I wouldn't think twice about calling on
your services again. Except this time I'll make sure I have the deposit well paid in
advance 😉

Apologies for not having the opportunity to email earlier but I was scheduled in for
a small routine operation on the Tuesday which has left me out of action until now.
Thankfully it all went well and I'm at home recuperating and enjoying looking back
on the photos of last Sat night.

Many many thanks again Charl to you and your team!

Kind regards,

Sorcha Murphy | Owner
Escape Boutique,

Hi Charl,

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. Well, what can I say? Everything
turned out exactly as you promised. The food was delicious, perfectly cooked by two
charming and courteous men. Many of our guests commented on the lamb in particular,
saying it was the tastiest they ever had. The cream cheese tart was also a big
favourite. We had plenty of food for supper and lunch the next day. I would
certainly recommend Challas to anyone, and hopefully will be enjoying your food
again ourselves at some future event.

Many thanks for everything,

Mags and Mary


Just getting round to thanking you for the sumptuous food on the evening of my
parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Everyone commented on how tasty it all was and I
have today been asked by one of the guests for your details so as to cater for an
event of theirs.

No doubt we'll meet again!



Hi Charl,
the party went fantastically and everyone absolutely loved the food! Lee was great -
a real professional. He arrived on time and set everything up perfectly - it made my
life extremely easy!!! The food was served on time and there was loads to go around
- most people went up for at least seconds, if not thirds!!!

I would be more than happy for you to put up this testimonal on your website - and I
have been recommending you to all of my friends! There was a lot of interest when
Lee was setting up from visitors on the farm, so we put some of your cards in the
cafe for people to take.

Thanks again


Hi Charl,

Having now experienced the Challasroast catering I can whole heatedly say that you
guys run a very professional and quite frankly excellent service. There were no
faults at all, everything was as described & I am so glad that I found your company.
The service and good were second to none and I would have no hesitation in
recommending you to anyone interested in hosting a similar event.

Well done lads & keep up the excellent work.

Andrew Bryce

Andrew Bryce


Many thanks for providing a great service for my party. Everyone enjoyed the
food and there was plenty to go around.

Even with the bad weather, your chef got the gazebo setup in the rain and
continued to provide a professional service throughout the evening.

A job well done!!



Hi Charl

Sorry I missed your phone call earlier today. The food was fantastic, everyone
really enjoyed it! I think I will be eating the leftovers for the rest of the week.
The only thing that didn't stay with us was the weather.

Please tell both of the guys that they did a great job!!

I will spread the word on your catering services!

Many thanks,


Glad we choose challas for our wedding day tastey food and friendly helpful staff .
we will be planning the next event to use challas !

thanks again charl


Dear Charl
I just wanted to write to you to say what an enjoyable time we had on Sunday at the BBQ, certainly your 2 employees who attended were excellent on the day, very polite and courteous and every one that attended the BBQ commented that they enjoyed the food immensely and certainly if there is an opportunity to use your facilities again in the future we will be in contact accordingly and I would be more than happy to recommend you to friends to use also.

I wish you every success in your business in the future and again thanks to you and your guys on Sunday for your assistance

Yours sincerely

Stephen James


I am writing to let you know how much we enjoyed our 30th wedding
anniversary braai on Saturday. Our guests enjoyed the selection of meats and
salads and the deserts were appreciated by all. Your friendly chefs setup
and prepared the feast with calm efficiency, were unobtrusive when clearing
up, and futhermore charmed our guests. I would be most happy to recommend
your service to friends.

Paemla F Taylor

Hi Charl

Many thanks for Saturday night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food and the
service and the professional way in which it was cooked, served and then tidied up
afterwards. You can come to my house anytime to cook.

If or when the need arises I would certainly use you again and/or recommend you to

Again many thanks


On behalf of the South African Embassy, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Challas South African Style Catering for providing the catering during the recently held South African Youth Day celebration.

As you would know, catering at such an event forms a central part of the success of the day. In this regard we would like to take the opportunity to congratulate you and your staff for the preparation and serving of the true South African cuisine.

The lamb and sauces were an absolute hit with the public, reminding us of home.

Lee was extremely efficient and professional. He arrived in plenty of time to set up and left the area clean and tidy as it was found. He was a delight to work with; friendly, polite and at all times attentive to our guests.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Challas South African Style Catering and would be happy to use Challas Catering’s services for future events.

Hi Charl,

The bbq you provided on saturday was absolutely perfect. We had 90 guests there and
everybody loved the food, infact we know of at least 3 or 4 who took you details for
their own upcoming events!

There is not a single complaint I could make, the food was on time, tasted great,
your staff were very friendly and they tidied up so well before they left that you
would never have known they were there.

I would highly recommend Challas to anybody, and I am sure that I will use your
services again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Ann Marie Haughey (Dolan)

"From first enquiry to the end of my party, Challas delivered brilliantly. The food
quality was excellent, quantity more than enough to satisfy 100 big eaters and
everything happened when it was meant to. In particular, our chef, Lee couldn't have
been more helpful. Attentive and courteous, he went above and beyond what I had
expected and everyone at my event commented on how professional he had been".


Keith McLean
Valuation Surveyor

Hi Charl

I don't know where to begin to thank you for a great night!

The food ,service on the night were excellent.

You arrived early set up prepped everything ,all so fresh and of the best quality

Really enjoyed watching meat roast on spits and sausages and kebabs sizzling on the

So much meat excellent value for money , the roasting joints were top quality. No
scrimping on portions.

Guests are still talking about the lamb not forgetting your excellent sauces .
Barbeque sauce was also a favourite as were the sausages.

Chef served up starters prior to the main event. These were the the main topic of
converstion. What are they made from everyone wanted to know. Your secret blend of

You have assured me your range of spices will be available to purchase online very
soon, I hope you include your sauces Barbeque,curry and apple.Can't wait!

No stress everything taken care of including clearing up afterwards with all garbage
taken away. all leftover food and there was a lot was packaged and wrapped .

Family enjoyed this next day.

This is truly an excellent and different way to enjoy a celebration.Definitely gives
a new angle to the barbeque.

I would highly reccommend Challas Roast to everyone. My guests were so impressed
with the whole set up from beginning to end. Can't think of a negative thing to say.

Well done Guys!

Thanks Again


From start to finish everything was very professional and organised! The chef on the
day ( Martin ) was amazing and very well organised! This was a 40th birthday party
for my wife and the party was held at home. The chef took care of everything and it
meant we were able to relax and enjoy our evening. I would highly recommend the
lamb, beef ribs and chicken combination which we had and everyone commented on how
delicious the food was!! I would definitely use your company again and I think a few
of my friends are already considering making bookings for future events.

Many Thanks

Alan & Diane Brown

I couldnt be more pleased with your service and would reccomend you to any body that
is planning an outside event. All my guests really enjoyed the differance of having
a whole pig and whole lamb as food along with the potatoes and the rest. Thank you from all in carnlough i think we will see you back again before long.

Dominic & Oonaugh

I have had Challas provide their catering services for a number of events I have had
and have been delighted everytime. Right from the first contact their attention to
detail, helpfullness and enthusiasm to ensure everything they were offering would
meet my expectaions was fabulous. On the actual day from the minute Ross arrived
he explained exactly what he would be doing, set up his equipment without intruding
on any other part of the party and was very professional as well as friendly at all
times. The presentation and quality of the food was fantastic and all guests were
extremely impressed. AND the best thing about it all was he cleared up meaning there
was no mess and left the remainder of the food for people to nibble on throughout
the evening. All in all it has always been an excellent expereince and I would not
hesitate to recommend Charl or any of his team.

Please feel free to use any bits of it......and again thank Ross for his assistance
on the day.




Sent from my iPad Charles, thank you so much for the function on Saturday night. My
wife Irene booked you for my 50th birthday party. We asked you to cater of 50 people
and there was plenty for all. Many came back for seconds. We all loved the concept
and so many of our friends raved about the catering experience. The food was
beautiful. So tender and tasty. The chef were extremely professional and had cleared up before I even realised you had done so. Our party was so stress free and allowed us to relax with our friends. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and have already done so to my work colleagues. Thank you once again for
making my birthday extra special.



Catering was booked for the staff and volunteer Christmas Party. From the onset,
contact was smooth, the quotes were received quickly, food was delicious, service
friendly and excellent, set up and tidy caused minimal disruption. Definitely
interested in booking Challas Spit Roast again.
Aileen O'Reilly
Volunteer Coordinator at the Corrymeela Community

This is so late that it is embarrassing, but I just found your email address. I had
been meaning to write ever since the wedding to say how wonderful the hog roast was
and all the extra food you cooked for it as well. All the guests greatly praised
your cooking. I would also like to praise the way you and your wife organised
everything so quickly and efficiently. Thank you again. Happy 2012.
Jane McGowan (the mother of the bride, Laura).

Jane McGowan

We used 'Challas' to cater for almost 60 people at a birthday party at our house.
Everyone raved about how good the food was. The service was first class too - Mark
arrived with us at 5pm, set up and started to cook the food, served it at 9.30 &
left about 11pm - taking all the rubish, plates & cutlery with him, so no mess & no
worries. We just had to enjoy the party!!!

It speaks volumes that, not only will we definitely use Challas again for large
parties like this, but that many of our guests who were here that night also will!!!


From first contact Challas were thoroughly professional and very easy to deal with.

We had a party for over 100 on the day after our daughter's wedding. Our chef Mark
arrived spot on time, fully equipped and was a pleasure to have around. Despite
inclement weather initially, all the food was freshly prepared, served and cleared
away with the minimum of fuss.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Challas and hope to use their device
again in the future.



Hi Charl

I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the very professional
service and great food you provided for my husband's 50th birthday party.We
had over 90 people to take care of and the food was fanatstic, with lots to
go around.
Many thanks for all your help.


Hi Charl,

Many thanks for the service your company provided. The food was cooked to
perfection, delicious and plentiful, delivered bang on time and provided a much
talked about focal point for the day. Scott (the chef) took the time to engage with
everyone (despite having plenty to do!) and helped make the occasion a memorable

We're already looking for an excuse to get together again and call you in, only next
time we'll go the whole hog!!

Much obliged,

Dean Morris

Charl, On behalf of The Rotary Club of Cookstown many thanks to you and Martin for a great meal last friday. It was greatly enjoyed by all. At our meeting yesterday I
asked for any comments;all were very favourable including when can we have a repeat event. A great success and by the looks of it we will be in contact again in the not too distant future.

Many Thanks again

Ricky Butler

Hi Charl,

Thanks so much for catering for our joint 40th party at home. Everyone really
enjoyed the food and how relaxed it all felt. We especially liked the fact that
once Scott arrived he did everything outside and let us get on with our own jobs.
You would not even know he was there except for the lovely smell wafting inside from
the spit. Thanks again for adding to our special occasion.


Apologies for taking so long to send in a testimonial but I couldn't let the
occasion go by without saying how impressed we were with Charl. We hired Challas
Roast for a surprise 80th birthday party. Charl arrived as a gale force wind took
hold and I was running round like a headless chicken. I barely spoke to him as I
was so stressed with organising the party but he just got on with it, set up the
gazebo and started cooking. We had ordered a small hog for approx 50-60 people.
Even after 2nds and 3rds we had loads left which we all enjoyed even more the next
day. The flavours were wonderful and everyone raved about the food, my mum
especially loved the coleslaw. I now regard Challas Roast as my 'party piece' and
can't wait for an opportunity to hire them again.

Thank you

Claire & David

Dear Charl,

"Anyone who comes and sets up in pouring rain without a grumble has to be a good
thing! Charl may not like our weather but his handling of our meat is second to
none. We had a pre-wedding BBQ at home at the end of August (it did dry up!) and
everyone is still talking about the quality of the food, we had 50 ish many of
whom are serious carnivores and there will still be some spectacular Shepherds
Pies this autumn! It was so easy, Charl did everything, we all had a wonderful
evening with no pressure at all and were able to enjoy our guests - then he
tidied up and just left us with the very tasty left-overs. We could not
recommend him highly enough! Thank you Charl.

Harry and Helen

Hi Charl,

This is the second time we have had you cook for a party and second time round was
equally as good as the first time.

We had a baptism/birthday party planned for Sunday and Scot arrived early and
got started as soon as he arrived - rain, wind and the cold would not stop him.

When we all came back from church you could smell the delicious food even at the top
of the road - it was fantastic. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the chicken,
pork and vegetarian fayre - what could be nicer.

We had a hassle free party and were able to spend time with family and friends
without worrying about the food which was

Now we are looking for another event to ask you to come back again.

Thank you for making it a very special day for the Knox family

Heather Knox

To Whom it may concern,
We had Challas roast take care of the food for my Mother's 60th Birthday Party. They
were a very professional outfit. The large Spit roast machine with separate barbeque
under a pagoda really added to the overall atmosphere. Everyone commented on how
tender the meat was! It went down very well! A few of us got together the next
day(Sunday) and continued eating the nicely packaged doggy bags from the event!
We were very happy with them and will be using them again when the occasion calls
for it.



Hi Charl

Myself and Mark just what to thank your team that did a great job at our wedding. Everybody was empress by the spit roast idea and really enjoyed the tasty food you

Thanks again for making it a memorial day.
We will definitely recommend Challas spit roast to anthers.


Lynne & Mark

Dear Charl

Was a really tasty pig and went down extremely well, i even saw two
vegetarians of 30 years or more queuing to try some of the pork.
thanks for being part of a great wedding.

all the best


Hi Charl

We were delighted with the service from you and your staff at our Family Fun
Day. It was our first time having Hog Roast and after our wonderful
experience it will not be our last. Your staff were extremely courteous and
the food not only lived up to our expectations but exceeded them greatly
making our day a memorable experience for us and all our guests. Thank you
again for all your help and we are looking forward to using Challas Roast in
the future for any other events.

Joanne, JC Campbell

A huge thank you to Charl from Challas Roast for providing us with thee most
excellent food and exceptional service at our pre wedding party catering for up
to 150 guests, a very tasty spread indeed first class, professional, efficient
and very organised business, i would highly recommend challas roast. I am
looking forward to another event when i can sample challas roast once again!



just a note to thank you for your part in making the day very special. You run a
professional outfit and we have already recommended Challas Roast to many. Thanks
again and pass on our thanks to Mark



Hi Charl,

Everyone enjoyed the event and the food as usual was great, we had the "Hoender
Sosaties" marinated chicken curry skewers with apricot & red onion, Boere wors -
South African style beef sausages with sweet chilli sauce, Pork sausages with home
made marinade, vegetarian skewers with olive oil and home made veggie spices
Coleslaw and Green salad.

There was a great selection of salads and skewers, overall it all looked and tasted
great, we will definitely be using this service again for any future events.


Claire Barnes

A very efficient and professional service that delivered as requested on the
occasion. Organisation was easy due to assistance from Charl and an
easy-to-use order system on the website. The food and layout was fabulous
with a well turned out chef to deliver. I would definiately use Challas
again and recommend to others !!



We recently used Challasroast for a company BBQ for approximately 80-90 people. The
whole experience was very positive and very simple. The caterers organised
everything. The food was fantastic, as was the service and we had lots of comments
afterwards saying how good the food had been.

The BBQ area was left extremely clean and tidy and we even had leftovers for the
next day. Would definitely use again.

Capita Symonds

Eileen Hoal

A huge thank you for the excellent food that you provided on Saturday night.
Everybody is till talking about it. However not only was the food excellent, but the
service provided by you and your staff was exceptional. We would have no hesitation
in recommending you to any of our friends. We hope that your business goes from
strength to strength.
Thank you once again.
P.S. We had the leftovers for dinner last night and it was as lovely second time

Aine and Sharon

Dear Charl,

Many thanks for catering for our supporters club BBQ at Ravenhill. Everyone agreed
the food was first class - rarely have we tasted such tender meat. We hold our BBQ
every May and this was by the far the best yet - we will certainly have you back to
cater for us next year.

Kind regards
Chairman Ulster Rugby Supporters Club

Iain Campbell

Dear Charl
It was great to have your chef (Kieth)in charge of the main course which took a weight off my mind when organising the party. I felt confident everything would be
fine and it was.

Hilary Good

Employed Challas catering for a surprise 40th Birthday party for my
husband. Challas catered for 70 adults & 20 kids at our home.
Everything was executed in a very professional manner both before and
on the day of the event, service and communication excellent and the
food (chicken and pork mixed meats) was delicious with many of the
guests passing compliments. Thanks Challas for adding to a night to

M. Tohill, Armagh

Challas Roast cattered my father in laws 60th birthday party. Organising the hog
roast was a breeze and the package suggested by Charl was a perfect fit. Everything
went smoothly,the roast was set up in a gazebo outside the Pub and everyone coming
in had a good look and smell (which really wet the appeitite). The two chefs Mark
and Keith were friendly, accommodating and professional. The feast was delicious and
went down a storm with the party goers!Couldn’t recommend this highly enough!

Damien Tackney

'We were very impressed by the presentation and high quality of the hogroast served
by Challas Roast at our recent family fun day at Carnmoney Hill. We were able to
feed a big crowd with ease and the whole hogroast experience added something a
little bit different to our event. Thanks again guys!'


Michelle McCaughtry

Dear Charl,

When I was planning my wife's 50th birthday I wanted a night to remember. We chose
the venue carefully, invited the right crowd and arranged the music to make sure
everyone would enjoy themselves. That left the catering. What do you give a crowd
that has seen it all before? Well you certainly took care of that! You did surprise
me with the extent of what was available for all tastes - even the veggies. Booking
was simple then your follow up call dispelled any lingering concerns. The rest was
simply a wonderful experience. You arrived on time with the most amazing roasting
machine, tables, dishes and everything required. You then prepared and cooked! The
meat, salads, bread, wraps and all the little extras were all I could have hoped
for. That was not all. When the meal was over and the dancing started you managed to
clear the room of all debris and disappear into the night without anyone noticing.
Excellent feedback from 75 people Charl listing catering very highly on the total
success of the night. We will do business again with your mixed meats . Oh the
Many thanks Charl,
If anyone wants to ring me give them my number

Ian little

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