CATERING & EVENT POLICIES
I recommend placing your catering order request as early as possible.
Every effort is made to accommodate my clients, however advance notice ensures my ability to properly plan for your event.
There is a minimum of 10 guests for any banquet meals
A final guaranteed guest count must be submitted five (5) business days prior to your event. This number cannot be reduced. I will do my best to accommodate any request to increase the guest count, however changes will be subject to additional charges.
All alcohol (beer and wine only) must be provided by the client. I require that any alcohol offered at a catered event be served by one of my trained bar attendants. Outside caterers or individuals are not authorized to serve alcohol at events catered by me.
Alcoholic beverages are only served to guests 21 years of age and older.
The client is responsible for identifying guests under the age of 21.
Events must be by invitation only and cannot be open or advertised to the public.
HOLIDAYS & LAST MINUTE EVENTS
Events falling on holidays, holiday weekends, or events occurring within 7 days of contact, will incur a 20% additional charge.
In order to guarantee services, pre-payment is required on all contracts.
A deposit of 75% of the total contract value will be required a minimum 14 days in advance of the event.
The final 25% remaining balance due shall be paid in full 72 business hours (Monday – Friday) prior to the start of the event.
Final payment for event charges in addition to those estimated on the contract must be paid at the conclusion of the event by a company, certified or cashiers check or they will be assessed to the credit card used to authorize the event.
If the event is of a nature that additional charges may be incurred, a completed credit card authorization form must be provided by the customer as a guarantee of payment for services rendered.
A charge will be assessed for cancellation of contracted services within 10 days of an event. The charge will be calculated to cover material and labor costs (including administrative) incurred by Eclectic Culinarian as a result of the anticipated event as well as the foregone profit margin associated with the cancelled event, should the date not be rebooked by another customer.
Any event cancelled within seventy-two (72) business hours (Monday – Friday) prior to the event, requires payment in FULL for the estimated revenue based on the menu and event arrangements.