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About Us

My History

Leslie van Schalkwyk started out baking from home with her sister in 2012, where she then followed her dream and passion of cooking and baking. She went to study at Prue Leith Chefs Academy and graduated with a Grade Diploma in 2013.

She started working and gaining experience in varying aspects of the industry from cake decorating to catering. With lots of love, hard work and long hours, she was able to quit her job in late 2017 and began her full-time career as baker and caterer.

The Grand Opening

Vanilla Bean Catering, founded in 2018, has evolved over the years to become a thriving business catering to a wide range of events and functions, from private gatherings to corporate affairs. With the unwavering support from our loved ones, we have worked hard to establish ourselves in the industry. Our dedication and passion for what we do drive us to put in every effort into fulfilling every order.

In 2023 Vanilla bean catering experienced a significant milestone by opening our very own bakery and coffee shop located in Boardwalk. Nestled in a serene environment overlooking a picturesque pond, our establishment offers a relaxing ambiance with a fantastic vibe and exceptional coffee. We take pride in serving freshly baked artisan breads and pastries, as well as a delectable assortment of breakfast and lunch items.

At Vanilla Bean Catering, we welcome you to visit our store and explore the delightful goodies we have to offer daily – Weather you stop by for a quick bite or to indulge in our homemade creations, we guarantee a satisfying experience. Our operating hours are from Monday – Friday, 7am – 4pm, and Saturday’s from 8am – 2pm.

Despite our expansion into the bakery and coffee shop, Vanilla Bean Catering remains committed to catering events of all sizes, whether they are intimate gatherings or large corporate functions. We continue to provide freshly made meals, along with an assortment of cakes and baked goods, ensuring that our customers can enjoy our culinary expertise in varies settings.

We invite you to join us on this exciting journey and savour the flavours of our homemade creations. We eagerly await your visit and look forward to serving you soon at Vanilla Bean Catering!

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