Love Catering Company Private Chef Hire Service
In using chef hire service from our Love Catering Company you are entering into a contract.
A £50 booking deposit is required in order to confirm all Catering Events.
Please note all deposits are non-refundable for cancellations 28 days or less prior to the event.
Your booking will be confirmed once we have finalised your Event Booking Agenda and received your completed Booking Form and Deposit.
At certain times please note a minimum spend of £150 including VAT (£200 including VAT in December, £300 including VAT from 24th December to 31th December) may be applicable. This will be confirmed on booking and will depend on where the event is being held.
Should any member of your party have any special requirements - allergy, dietary or otherwise - please inform us at the time of booking.
Times and duration
Times of all events to be mutually agreed upon at booking and are subject to availability.
We would suggest the following duration as a guide - Breakfast receptions last 1 hour, Canapé events last 2 hours, Lunch events last 2 hours, Dinner events last 3 hours.
Any event that continues past midnight will incur a charge of £100 to cover charges.
All food requirements must be paid for 14 days prior to the event.
The remaining account must be paid in full on the day or the balance of the event will be taken from the credit card details 3 days after the final invoice has been submitted to the client.
If food requirement payment has not been received the event may be cancelled at the Director’s discretion.
We can accept cash payment or account can be settled via a BACS transfer.
Details of our bank account are shown on each invoice.
Invoices are sent out at the end of each week by email.
Please note: We are a small business with a large overhead and cannot afford long settlement delays. If we have not received prompt payment we will ring you on or around the 7th/28th day to give you a polite reminder and we will send you a written statement of account. You must then settle any outstanding amounts within 10 days to avoid further action.
In the unlikely event that we have still not received payment we reserve the right to add statutory interest at 8% above the Bank of England base rate for each overdue day.
Cancellations 14 days or less prior to the event will be required to pay the confirmed food costs in full. Including VAT would be payable.
Final numbers must be confirmed no less than 7 days in advance. Please note we charge for final numbers even if there are cancellations on the day.
A 10% discretionary gratuity will be added to parties of 5 or more for events.
Flowers, music etc. can be arranged a 10% handling fee will be applied.
Additional staffing can be provided if required and may be charged.
All prices inclusive of VAT