THE FOODIE CORNER
House of Thyme based in Randburg, Johannesburg, serves the most fashionable and gorgeous food in town. Co-owners Mpume Jack and Ontiretse Molloyi share the secret on how to run a successful catering company.
Tell me about House of Thyme.
We specialise in private events, corporate catering and readymade meal preparations. Our style is contemporary meets traditional cuisine. We use fresh local ingredients to create nutritious and innovative dishes.
Have you hosted an event that didn’t go smoothly?
Yes, a few times. We try our best to ensure that we always deliver on time. But, there are things that we don’t have control of, such as losing power in the middle of cooking, and our delivery vehicle not fitting everything we need.
At what point of your career did you feel like you had “made it?”
We have big dreams and plans for House of Thyme. We work hard every day to get to the big “we made it”.
What’s your advice to someone who aspires to be in the culinary industry?
Get rid of your fears and just start. Follow your passion, find the purpose and don’t be discouraged. Ask for help or partner up with someone who has different skills to yours.