The Fine Print

The Fine Print 

GUEST COUNT:
For most events, we require your final guest count no later than seven days prior to your scheduled event. Additional guests (more than 5% of confirmed guest count), after confirmation, will be charged at two (2) times the menu price. We will plan for and be prepared to serve the confirmed number of guests. In the event of a higher turnout, you will be billed for each additional guest.
CONFIRMATION:
Confirmation of your event requires a signed agreement to terms and conditions of signed contract and, if necessary, deposits prior to the event date.

DEPOSIT:
For events with a final invoice of over $3000, a 50% deposit is due 30 days prior to the date of the event. This deposit is only refundable as a result of acts beyond the control of The Chef's Palate, LLC and the client. Paid deposits will be reflected in the final invoice submitted two weeks before the start of the event.

CANCELLATION:
If cancellation without a deposit occurs, you will be charged for any non-refundable out-of-pocket expenses that we have incurred. If cancellation with a deposit occurs, you will be charged for any non-refundable out of pocket expenses that we have incurred. These costs will be deducted from your deposit and the balance refunded. Cancellation one week prior to the scheduled event will result in 100% forfeiture of your deposit, or the actual costs incurred to date, whichever is greater.

BREAKAGE & LOSS:
Any damage to or loss of rental equipment, linen, decor or floral items will be charged on the basis of repair or replacement.

PAYMENT:
Final payment is due at time of service unless prior financing arrangement has been made. A monthly finance charge of 1.5% may be assessed on unpaid balances over 15 days. 
METHOD OF PAYMENT:
We accept cash, personal checks, or cashier's checks. Please make checks payable to The Chef's Palate, LLC. Visa and MasterCard also accepted.

GRATUITY:
Gratuity for service and bar staff is customary, but optional, and left to your discretion. The gratuity can be given directly to the service staff at your event, or if it is more convenient, it may be included in your final payment.

SERVICE CHARGE:
A customary taxable service charge of 15% is assessed. This includes production costs, site visits, telephone, transportation, insurance, office printing, The Chef's Palate, LLC equipment, employee packing, travel time and tolls.

STAFFING:
The Chef's Palate, LLC provides a full portal to portal service. Our professional service staff will meet in advance to coordinate your event. We will be responsible for setup, service, and breakdown and cleanup of all items arranged for.

The Chef's Palate, LLC.
Employment taxes and workers' compensation insurance charges are included. If the service staff is requested to remain serving your guests beyond the contracted end of the event, the overtime charge of $40 per hour per attendant will be presented in a separate invoice.

The Chef's Palate, LLC reserves the right to change the menu/contract accordingly upon inspection of the site.
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