Meeting on a warm night out in January 2013, we never thought we’d get this far. Starting with a catering business from our car’s boot, we’ve grown to be a successful ‘power-couple’:
Arno & Ryno started Frangipani Clubs in the winter of 2013 with Fangipani Catering Club, a catering company with a twist. They started out borrowing R100 from Arno’s mom and made 10 sandwiches. Ten quickly became 150 per day. Delivering them to office parks in Pretoria quickly grew to be a successful venture and they had to employ kitchen staff and sales representatives. In January 2015, another Club was added; Frangipani Concierge Club which still does what their clients don’t find time for.
…It was only the start:
Today the couple resides in the heart of the South African Winelands and are both extremely satisfied with their dayjobs. Arno works as a logistics manager at one of South Africa’s most well-known African Day Spas while Ryno is living the dream as a restaurant manager at an internationally acclaimed wine farm.
We’re still going strong as entrepreneurs and Arno launched PaarlApp on the 1st of November – Paarl’s interactive and concise guide to News, Events and Specials in the area!