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Belajo Food

Belajo was started as a business for my family, its about family and spending quality time with family. That is why we only source the best products from around South Africa and bring it to you where you can eat and spend some quality time with family.

The table is where the family belongs eating around a table offers the time to talk, Laugh and be happy around a table children learn to talk to parents and parents learn about the life of their children. Food is family and family is the most important thing in this life, ask someone who does not have one they will tell you.

For this reason I started BeLaJo (Benn, Lauren and Jordan) this is my wife, son and myself, this business is family.

Gauteng
KwaZulu-Natal
Western Cape


Where you can find it

KZN –
The Waterberry, Peter Barkley 032 946 2187 / 072 254 6282 – Ballito (Dolphin Holiday Resort)

Food Matters, Jeff en Jacqui Rey, 032 946 1527 / 082 331 5969 – Ballito ( 1B Rey’s Place)

Sprigs The Food Shop, Claire Ras, 031 764 6031 / 083 630 6488 – Durban ( Shop no.1, 13 Old Main Rd Kloof, Field Shopping Centre)

MacBanana, Gloria Duggan, 039 319 1033 / 083 458 8290 – Southbroom (R61 Between Munster & Palm Beach

Bellevue Cafe, Natalie, 031 717 2780 – Durban (5 Bellevue Drive, Kloof)

Gauteng – Kliente
Impala Fruiterers, Frank, 011 888 4211 / 082 460 1913 –Johannesburg (173 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff)

Riverside Fruit Market, Joe, 011 706 3117 / 082 692 1711 – Bryanston (Riverside Shopping Centre, c/o River Rd, Bryanston Drive)

Carmen Foods, Carmen Lee, 011 726 1701 / 083 288 7262 – Johannesburg (Shop 2, Cnr. Rustenburg & 9th Street, Melville)

Barry Shippel, 082 412 1905 – Lyndhurst (73 Johannesburg Road)

Cafe Zing (The Regent), Ansel Biesenbach, 082 828 1109 – Sandton (21 West Road South, Morningside)

The Perfect Cup, Deidre van Niekerk, 011 486 0683 / 082 457 4536 – Parkview (54 Tyronr Avenue)

Verlorenkloof Development, Faith Rubin, 013 256 9314 / 084 804 0251 – Lydenburg

Glenfair Superspar, Martin, 012 348 1348 – Pretoria (Glenfair Centre, Cnr. Lynnwood & Daventry Rd, Lynnwood Manor) –

Olivedale Superspar, Magnus Loubser, 011 462 5330 – Randburg (Cnr.Press Fouche & Windsor Way, Olivedale)

Jamalot, Coenie Le Roux, 082 438 3505 – Pretoria (Shop L57, The Grove Shopping Mall, Equestria)

Cuppa Bake Cafe, Mandy Pallatte, 083 778 1000 – Roodepoort (Unit 7 Villa Le Montagne, Willamiena Ave, Constantia)

Kirkmans Kamp, Patrick, 011 346 9600 / 013 735 2300 – Kramerville (And Beyond Warehouse, 59 Bowling Ave)

Tintswalo at Waterfall, Martin Greyling, 011 234 2456 – Kyalami (Corner of Maxwell Drive R55, Waterfall Equastrian, Eastridge)

Good Thyme Herbal Centre, Heinz/ Elize, 082 857 7287 – Kemptonpark (18 Dreyer Ave, Pomona X3

Koljander Tuisnywerheid, Elize Lamprecht, 011 726 6282/3/4 / 084 209 4363 – Melville (Mainweg 11)


Phone 0797518236   Mobile 0797518236    Email info@belajo.co.za

BACKGROUND:

Kerkstraat 22 Konfyte has been manufacturing superior quality, choice grade jams, marmalades, preserves and jellies in the Montagu Valley, where the earth is fertile, fruit is abundant and life is rich since 1985. Each is prepared with passion, love and care using only the freshest and natural ingredients to bring out the best flavor whilst always guaranteeing superior & consistent quality.

 

THE PRODUCTS:

Our jams are extra fruit with no preservatives, no flavourants and no colorants. The department of the agriculture has confirmed our choice grade rating.

 

We have 2 ranges:

  • · Church Street jams.
    • o This is our traditional range made with loads of fruit and cane sugar just like your grandmother used to make them!
    • o This range is available either under our label or ex-factory for private labelling. (We will supply the client with all the information required to comply with the labelling regulations)
    • o 3 year shelf life
    • o The range is available in 1 liter, 500g, 340g or 30g bottles. (We only use glass jars since it is the best vessel to preserve the taste and shelf life on the products)
    • o Pack sizes:
      • § 6 bottles per carton for the 1liter, 500g and 340g bottles. (The 1 liter cartons can be made up of a choice of up to 6 varieties)
      • § The 30g single serving size comes in a carton of 120 bottles. We do mixed cartons of up to 6 varieties.
  • · Roscherr’s
    • o This is our flagship range consisting of:
      • § 100% Fruit jams (320g)
        • · The jams contain no cane sugar! It is sweetened with grape concentrate.
        • · The range consist of traditional flavours and some exciting savoury delights not normally found in a no-cane-sugar-added range!
      • § Savoury Jams (340g)
        • · Delicious combinations of Roasted garlic & onion marmalade, mouthwatering Sundried Tomato, Chilli & Black Peper jam and unusual Green Fig Relish and Sundried tomato & onion relish
      • § Traditional Preserves (500g)
        • · Green Fig Preserve and Watermelon preserve made and packed by hand the traditional way.
    • o 18 month shelf life
    • o The range is available in 320g or 30g bottles. (We only use glass jars since it is the best vessel to preserve the taste and shelf life on the products)
    • o Pack sizes:
      • § 6 bottles per carton for the 500g and 320/340g bottles.
    • o The 30g single serving size comes in a carton of 120 bottles. We do mixed cartons of up to 4 varieties.
  • · We have a representative in Pietermaritzburg (Benn Pieters sales2@churchstreet.co.za). Depending on the product we carry stock at our Jhb depot or in Pietermaritzburg. The 30g bottles will be shipped from Montagu. Turnaround is max 2 weeks from order.

 

THE CLIENTS:

Our client base includes the likes of:

  • · Melissa’s the Food store (the products are sold in selected Pick & Pay’s, Dischems, SPARs etc as well as their restaurants and retail shops; under the Melissa’s label)
  • · Retailers such as Freshmark/Checkers (farm stall) (we supply Strawberry Jam, Ripe Fig Jam, Green Fig Preserve, Gooseberry jam, Guava Jam and Three Fruit Marmalade for their concept “Home Made” stalls), Spar (Montagu, Robertson, Die Boord Stellenbosch, Malmesbury)
  • · Restaurants such as Bellevue Caf鬠Mange Toute, Boschendal estate, Star Anise, Waterberry tea garden; Carmen Food Station (Melville), 34 Degrees South (Knysna), Die Volkskombuis, Chocolat, Pistachios; Sprigs, La Motte Wine Estate, Bread & Wine (le Quartier Francais); Caf頚ing, Traumerei etc
  • · Specialist shops such as La Marina Foods, Oom Samie se winkel, Impala Fruit & Flowers, Riverside Flower & Fruit; Olympia Caf黠Cheese Head; Jasmyn; Montagu Trading Stores country wide;
  • · Game reserves & hotels such as Mount Nelson Hotel, Phinda Mountain and Forest lodges, Kirkman’s Camp Exeter lodge Ashanti Lodgeistics for their Zambian lodges; Montagu Country Hotel, Avalon Springs; Tintswalo; Gorah Elephant Park. Thanda (new client)
  • · Farm stalls such as Thyme & Again (Plett); Blue Crane (Heidelberg), Mooiberge (Stellenbosch), Nanagas (Eastern Cape), Mac Banana (KZN); Oakhurst,
  • · Corporate clients such as Rand Merchant Bank, (we supply Green Fig Preserve for the Starlight Classics event at Vergelegen), Mutual & Federal for leadership conference, Riscura (Christmas gifts to clients)

to name a few.

 

THE PEOPLE & COMMUNITY:

We have 28 woman and 2 men at the factory. The women prepare these delicious products mostly by hand. Most are single parents or responsible for an extended family. The Montagu area unfortunately suffers from a high unemployment rate. In high season we try and create more jobs for seasonal workers.

In the last 4 years we successfully operated a FIG Project where we encouraged the local community to plant and tend their own fig trees.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • · Credit application is attached
  • · If credit is granted, then 30 days from statement payable by the 1st day of the month
  • · Interest is levied on all arrears accounts.
  • · Clients with late payments revert to Pay before Delivery terms.

 

COURIER:

We courier our products twice a week across the country with SA Wine, K&N Freightliners, MDF&N, R62 couriers or Smart Couriers.

 

FOOD SAFETY & REGULATORY STUFF!

We comply with Reg 918 of 30 July 1999 governing general hygiene requirements for food premises and the transport of food. (Cert # 7766767)

We comply both with SAFSIS Food Safety audit (PickNPay) and HACCP.

We have obtained 89% (A rating) for our SAFSIS audit (Food Safety) in January 2011.

 

BEE:

We are a level 4 BEE company.


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