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 Our Customers


  • Netcare (preferred supplier since 2000)
  • Mediclinic
  • Life Healthcare
  • Groote Schuur Hospital
  • Albert Lithuli Hospital
  • Several other state hospitals

Industrial Catering Suppliers:

  • Vulcan
  • Allied Catering
  • Reactaquip


  • Pick n Pay
  • Spar

Retirement Homes

  • Rand Aid
  • Echo Foundation
  • Sandringham Gardens
  • German Old Age Home
  • Several other Old Age Homes

Burlodge - suppliers of specialized healthcare and hospital food systems.
Cook Chill has the sole agency for the supply of Burlodge equipment in South Africa.

Mashubini (Pty) Ltd
Mashubini (Pty) Ltd is a sister company of Cook Chill, specialising in the supply of kitchen equipment to government facilities.

 Contact Details

Unit 8, Randpark Building
Cnr Oak and Dover Street, Ferndale, Randburg
PO Box 98962, Sloane Park, 2152
Tel: (011) 781-7390
Fax: (011) 781-7391
Cell: 082 491 0380
Online Enquiries

CK 95/24990/23
Member: M.A.G. Thomas

 About Us

About Cook-Chill

Cook Chill started in 1985, acting as catering consultants to large projects such as Groote Schuur, Albert Lethule and Pretoria Academic Hospital.  The company went on to consult to retirement and old age homes, airlines, retail companies and commercial operations. Projects include public hospitals in Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwazulu Natal feeding over 20,000 meals a day to retirement homes feeding over 5000 meals a day.

Cook Chill have been the main consultant and supplier to all Netcare hospitals since 2000. They are also the supplier to Pick n Pay and Spar for central production kitchen equipment and home meal replacement operations. Cool Chill supply other industrial catering companies such as Vulcan, Allied Catering, Chipkins and Reactaquip. (more on Industrial Catering).

The Q-Cart range of medical storage equipment is used by most hospitals in South Africa – Netcare, Life Healthcare and Mediclinic.

Current projects include:

  • several public and private hospitals ;
  • a large cook-chill/cook-freeze production facility;
  • an oil refinery;
  • a large central production unit for a retail group; and
  • Several retirement homes.

Cook-Chill are also the sole agents in South Africa for Burlodge, an international company supplying specialized healthcare and hospital food systems.

 Director Cook Chill (Pty) Ltd

Mark AG Thomas

Mark studied Hotel and Catering B Comm at Dorset University UK. He is a full member of the Hotel and Catering International Management Association, and has completed the Advanced Executive Program from the School of Business Leadership. Mark trained mainly in London and Paris. He came out to South Africa in 1981 as a regional manager for Fedics, where he was responsible for a number of large industrial, commercial and office catering contracts.

In 1984 Mark was head hunted by Matrix to head up national sales and marketing, as well as operations. In 1985 he was approached by Lamson Engineering (a materials handling company) to set up Cook-Chill Systems (Pty) Ltd. He bought the company from Lamson Engineering in 1988.

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