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Meet the Team: Chantelle Whyte

Chantelle Whyte is Human Resources Manager here at The Creamery. She is also constantly smiling, energetic and the perfect balance between maternal and sassy. We sat down to chat (and laugh a lot!) with her… The Creamery:  What does being a Human Resources Manager entail? Chantelle Whyte: My role at The Creamery includes hiring and […]

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Meet Your Barista: Beaven Jengwa

If you want your coffee served with a smile, then Beaven is your guy. Not only does he beam from ear to ear, but his knowledge of coffee and the care he takes in brewing a cup means every coffee made by Beaven is a joyous experience. The Creamery: Quick! Word association game-give us four words you […]

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Meet Your Barista: Thabo Siyepu

Thabo is a Creamery café supervisor and an experienced barista. He has a wonderfully calming presence at both our Salt River and Newlands Cafés. He answered some of our questions about Rosetta Roastery coffee and what it takes to make a brilliant coffee. The Creamery: Why do you love coffee? Thabo: You can connect with people […]

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Introducing our Winter Flavours 2015

So here we are, entering our fourth winter. Our first two winters were tight times, but we were small enough to muddle through rained-out markets and a dearth of weddings. Last winter we thought Newlands cafe had built up enough of a community to keep us scooping along nicely, and we were right. While there […]

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The Creamery & Saszali bring you easy, delicious desserts

Welcome to our second The Creamery & Saszali Creative Colab, bringing you a series of inspiring and easy desserts. The lovely Sarah & Jane of Saszali and our Katy Rose of The Creamery set up a workshop, bringing together creative energy, delicious flavours and tempting visuals. This week’s dessert is a summertime classic: Eton Mess. […]

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The Creamery & Saszali bring you delicious, easy desserts

    This is the first in our The Creamery & Saszali Creative Colab, bringing you a series of inspiring and easy desserts. The holiday season is almost upon us: the evenings are warmer, the days longer and we’re all dreaming up delicious seasonal entertaining ideas. The lovely Sarah & Jane of Saszali and our […]

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Flavour of the Month : Cookie Dough

We’re excited to announce August’s Flavour of the Month : Cookie Dough   You asked for it, and after a few false starts and the acquisition of a blast freezer, we’re finally ready to present our Cookie Dough ice cream! Cookie Dough Ice Cream is a true American flavour, making you yearn for the nostalgia of […]

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The Creamery- Is our ice cream halaal?

As an independent food business, we are often asked questions about our ice cream – especially about who makes it, what’s in it, and where these ingredients come from. We have many customers with dietary restrictions or preferences, and we believe in honouring their trust with honesty and by giving them all the information they […]

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S’mores: June’s Flavour of the Month

We’re excited to announce June’s Flavour of the Month is S’Mores. What are S’mores? A campfire classic, centered on the toasted marshmallow. Traditionally, S’mores (or “some more”) is a toasted marshmallow, sandwiched between two whole wheat biscuits with a chocolate square. The hot marshmallow melts the chocolate, and fuses the ingredients into a delicious, crunchy-yet-chewy […]

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Cream Team Picks: Top 5 Flavours

Most of our staff have been with us now for three or more seasons, so we thought we’d take a quick census on their top 5 favourite flavours, and their top Autumn pick, too.   Kate: Top Five: raspberry choc chip, peanut butter, toasted almond, granadilla choc chip, nectarine Autumn Pick: Bon Rouge Pear   […]

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Summer, Reviewed

  Soooo…. summerrrrr. I feel like we can talk about summer in the past tense now, since a) all our weddings/festivals ended last week, and b) even as a winter-denialist, I have to agree, autumn – and our ‘quiet’ season is definitely here. But back to summer. In some ways, this felt like our first […]

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Rebrand: Who is The Creamery?

So. I spoke a little bit about the motivations behind our rebranding project, here. To kickstart the rebrand, the ridiculously talented and creative people we have hired to assist us require a ‘brand guideline’ from us. So we need to identify our brand message priorities (i.e. what do want people to associate our company with […]

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Bon Rouge Pears

*I will be sharing and demonstrating our recipe for Bon  Rouge Pear Ice Cream on SABC 3’s Expresso Show tomorrow morning (Tues 16 april 2013), at 8.12am* Yours truly, holding a super-sized Packham’s Triumph from Nowo Organics last Autumn It’s almost impossible to eat a middling pear. Either they are absolutely perfect – juicy, creamy, […]

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Katawba Grapes

We really like collaborating with other businesses and organisations, so I’m really happy to be making Katawba grape ice cream with grapes grown by Soil for Life. They offer courses in natural food gardening, predominantly to poor communities on the Cape Flats, and I’ve worked with them in the past, when I was involved in […]

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Sweet Melon Sherbet

It’s really hard to grow decent sweet melons. Bugs and mould love them, they’re hungry feeders, and it’s very easy to end up with tasteless, watery melons for all your troubles. Like last year, we’ve gotten sweet melons at the end of summer from Kleinjongenskraal Farm in Citrusdal, one of our largest farm suppliers. Sweet […]

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We get more publicity from far-out flavours like Darling Brew Weisbeer, banana & candied bacon (we did this one for Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants) and sweet corn & peach, but the ones that are often the hardest to develop, are the simplest: our fruit flavours. The simple story: To make our fruit ice creams, we […]

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Six Weeks in Photos

Here are some of my favourite snaps of the action, taken in the past six weeks. FRUIT: this is such a fabulous time of year, fruit-wise. We’re getting in 40-odd kg of stone fruit a week, mainly from Kleinjongenskraal Farm in Citrusdal. Above, nectarines, prune plums, peaches. I fall in love all over again with […]

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Last Minute Berry Festival!

While Cape Town is crazy busy at the moment, it seems berries don’t care about human timing, and it’s the height of their season. So we’re having a mini berry festival this weekend at our new V&A Market on the Wharf stall, and scooping 5 different berry ice creams each day, Friday-Monday. Think: apricot & […]

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The Tardy List

So. Despite longing for warm weather for most of winter, now that it’s almost here, we still haven’t managed to do half the things we said we would, and we don’t really feel ready for the onslaught of Ice Cream Season (also known as Summer). Some people are just never satisfied. Things We Were Supposed […]

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Ten Things

So, we’re now less than two months away from The Creamery’s first birthday, and it’s making me reflect on our first year in business. Now, there’s generally very little time for reflection or seeing the bigger picture in the first year of any business (I’ve heard this period pretty accurately described as ‘a year of […]

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