The Bid: We start by discussing your ideas and overall vision of the event. If you live out of town, no worries! Email or phone works just fine. Then we custom design a bid for you based on your specific desires and budget.
Catering Agreement and Deposit: When you have decided to book with Bleu Bite Catering, we mail out a Catering Agreement that details our policies and confirms that we will be catering for you on your desired date. Menu choices and service details do not need to be decided on at this point. A $500 Deposit is required upon signing the Catering Agreement. A self addressed stamped envelope is included to mail the agreement and deposit to our office. The $500 deposit will be applied to your final invoice.
Cancellation: In case Life interferes with your plans and a cancellation is necessary, we will refund your deposit minus any time ($25 per hour) and expenses incurred by Bleu Bite Catering up till the cancellation date.
Menu Choice: We are very flexible with your planning timeline. We do however like the final menu at least 2 weeks prior to your event date.
Tasting Policy: A tasting is included in The Wedding Package at no charge. You can enjoy the wedding meal under relaxed circumstances.
Final Guest Count: Two weeks before your event a final guest count is required. Changes can be made up to 1 week prior to your event.
No Corkage fee: You may purchase your own alcohol, beer and wine or we can at 10% over purchase cost. There is no corkage fee either way.
Final Payment Due: Final estimated event cost must be paid before the day of the event. Your invoice will be emailed to you 1 week prior to the event. Visa, MasterCard or American Express can be used through PayPal. Check or cash also accepted.
Service Charge: We have a Service Charge on food and services (kitchen, bartender, servers). Rentals and beverages are excluded. The service charge covers all the expenses incurred in the course of an event such as – serving trays/jacks, hot/cold boxes, propane/charcoal, chafers/fuel, coolers/tubs, etc.
Gratuity: Servers, Chefs and Bartenders have an automatic gratuity built in to their hourly wage. No extra gratuity is necessary.
Event Details: As details of your event become finalized we record them in our Event Details–this is the roadmap to your event. All time schedules and details are kept current and emailed to you with any and all changes. These Details are what we will use as our guide the day of your event.
Staff Arrival and Departure: Party Chefs arrive about 2 hours prior to guests, servers arrive ½ hr and bartenders arrive 1 hr prior. The exact time is based on your event set-up requirements. Staff departs at agreed upon time.