Welcome to Siyathemba Catering

Proudly Level 1 B-BBEE status in our Industry. We are 51% black owned which comprises of 25.5% Black women owned and a total of 74.5% Women owned. We specialise in inflight catering and have done so since 2009. At present we have branches at OR Tambo International airport, King Shaka International airport and multiple off site catering facilities in Gauteng. Our mission is to change the world of inflight catering by serving the best bespoke meals to our customers. We take pride in our Chefs’ work, who are dedicated to delivering meals of the highest quality, using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients. Freshness is our number one priority. Our meals will please even the most discerning palate around!

Food Safety to the team of Siyathemba is of upmost important to us, we follow a HACCP based Food Safety System which ensures our products are kept safe at each stage of the food manufacturing chain from production to consumption, Food Hygiene Audits are also conducted on a regular basis by an external company, this ensures our policies and procedures are maintained at all levels in the organization and the system in place provides high standards of food security and hygiene.

More about us

We specialise in full service, inflight catering of the highest quality.

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VIP Charter Catering
Corporate events and boardroom catering
Cafeteria services
Event catering
VIP Charter Catering
Corporate events and boardroom catering
Cafeteria services
Event catering
happy clients
What an exceptional company! Your in-flight catering is by far one of the finest in the world. The food is delicious, presentation first class, staff are professional and the chefs fabulous. Your ability to present different offering at various intervals is exiting. The food is tasty and healthy right down to the garnish and the deserts are simply delectable. And 75% women owed. Continue the great work Siyathemba and may you grow from strength to strength. You have got the recipe right for success!
Tammy King
Executive Manager

Siyathemba in-flight Catering has been a business partner with Airlink since 2009. Together with the Siyathemba management team we have developed and implemented an excellent catering product, high quality, innovative presentation and most importantly cost effective.
The Siyathemba team knows their stuff!
The chefs present great ideas at regular intervals keeping the offering fresh & exciting for regular travellers.
It’s always a great pleasure to deal with Siyathemba, nothing seems to be an effort for them when it comes to in-flight services with great ideas to assist where things become difficult.
Great management team, awesome staff, and good food.

Hardus Kuschke
Executive Manager - Cargo

From humble beginnings, I have had the opportunity in my professional capacity to work closely with Sonette and the Siyathemba Team, for all our catering requirements.

Highly qualified, talented and a true perfectionist, Sonette and her Team want everything to be just right at all times. They project an entrepreneurial spirit and high standards ethic which complements Airlink’s high standards in professionalism and efficiency.

I have always found their meal presentations appealing, colourful and delectable. The arrangement of food on the plate and edible garnishes enhances every dish, making it appealing to our customers to indulge and enjoy the experience.

I can proudly say that Siyathemba has exceeded my expectations in providing quality, freshness and healthy meal options.

Karin Murray
Marketing Manager - Airlink

Chartering a flight comes with high expectations which is why Airlink’s charter division offers our clients only the very best. Repeat business will ask specifically for the same caterer – an indication of just how much effort and pride goes into the preparation of their cuisine. Siyathemba is an essential component of making Airlink’s charter proposition such a success.

Katherine Whelan
Executive Manager - Airlink

Dear Airlink family
I am an Australian and as a journalist, visit South Africa as often as I can.
My husband, Ken and I were again privileged to visit your part of the world in August/September this year, flying Airlink on 3 occasions.
Just want to say how very happy and impressed we are with your service.
Always punctual, excellent customer service and nice food.
One meal which will forever stay with me was our flight from OT to Hoedspruit. Our rooibos and rye bread sandwich was THE best meal we have ever enjoyed on a domestic flight anywhere in the world.
Take.a.bow Airlink.

Tertia Butcher
Editor The Riverine Grazier - Australia

Credit given where credit due.

Good day
I have used Airlink many times in the past and found the service quite agreeable.
The in-flight staff is always top of their class and service is friendly and timeous but I have to mention something that has repeatedly impressed me, the catering.
Even the most humble lunch is offered with all elements taken in consideration.

  • Portions are well thought through to minimise waste
  • Several meal options are available
  • Presentation is professional including condiments, serviettes and packaging.
  • Most of all the meals are divine!

Every morsel is delicious, from the savoury biscuit to the little sweet dessert.

My compliments to the chef! Bon voyage and thank you.

Airlink Passenger

Thank you very much, you guys are absolute superstars. By the way, compliments from the agent and her staff who have had the opportunity to taste the wraps, in a single word, “Divine”.

LVI charter series

Loved your food !!! – flight in Dec between JHB and Walvis Bay (return)

I just needed to extend a compliment to you on the food served on the flights between JHB and Walvis Bay (and return) during our December holiday, 16 Dec 22- returning on 2nd Jan 23 (both meals served were a lunch).

We have flown with some of the major airlines in the past: Qatar, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa etc and of all these airlines we really enjoyed the food served on Airlink.

The packaging is practical (compact to replace everything after use) and is beautiful with the Sunbird and the food was really very tasty, loved the sweet treats included – we really enjoyed it!

Job well done!

Flight in Dec between JHB and Walvis Bay (return)


I flew up and down to Zambia this week with Airlink and I would really just like to compliment you guys on the food, we had silver side and potato salad. It was just amazing.
I wanted seconds 😊

Airlink Passenger

I have been working with the Siyathemba team for the past ±12 years, I can still remember when Sonette and her team started in the old Swissport Canteen on the Charlie apron side. In this past 12 years we as company NAS Colossal Aviation previously under the name Bidair Services used the only the best and are still the best Catering company that does our catering for all our meetings, functions, and meals for our staff during Industrial action, and for our staff who are working overtime.
Sonette, Noel and the Siyatemba team are always professional and only provide the best service even on short notice, they are always ready to assist where they can even if they need to prepare 300 meals at a time, the preparation of the food is of the best quality.

Our clients normally ask provide the meals for Nas Colossal, and I am proud to say that it is Siyathemba catering.

They are not only the Best Catering Company they are also working as a team and as a family.

I will always recommend Sonette, Noel and the Siyathemba team for any Catering assistance.

Mariette Petzer
Bidair Services

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