Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions
In these Terms and Conditions “Deluscious” means Deluscious Catering Ltd and “the Client” means the person or company booking the event.
Written quotations are valid for 2 months from the date of quotation and may be subject to change following a site visit or further information gathering. All prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.
Booking Your Date with Deluscious Catering
a) All event bookings must be confirmed in writing by the Client. A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required to secure Deluscious for the date of your event. Please note that once payment is received this confirms your agreement with our T&C’s.
- a) A formal quote which includes your draft menu, event summary and estimated costs based on the number of guests and selections made by the Client at this time, will be issued.
- b) A deposit of 10% of the quoted price (subject to the inclusion of VAT) will be provided to the Client in writing by Deluscious once your written confirmation is received. Please note this deposit is non-refundable.
- c) This deposit plus Booking confirmation will be deducted from the total event costs which will be issued to the Client no later than 30 days prior to the event (please see our Payment terms below).
- d) Payment methods available include bank transfer, PayPal, Debit or credit card and cash
Once the Clients deposit has been received a formal confirmation receipt will be issued by Deluscious.
Variations to the Price
Any variation to menu selections for children must be discussed with Deluscious as soon as possible for our menus to be revised accordingly. Children from 0-4 are free and children from 5 - 7 are charged at half price.
Payment of Total Event Costs Prior to Event
a) Full payment is required for all catering services to be provided by Deluscious prior to the event. Final guest numbers must be confirmed to Deluscious no later than 30 days prior to the event.
b) The information provided at this point will be used to produce your total event cost invoice, arrange staff and co-ordinate with your venue. Once our invoice is received by the Client, payment must be received no later than 10 days before the event.
c) Should Deluscious be advised of any changes to event requirements (including the reduction of guest numbers) at a date less than 10 days prior to the event, Deluscious reserve the right to accept these changes and reduce our invoice value, however, should increases occur due to additions once full payment have been received Deluscious will raise an additional invoice following the event for these guests or extras food needed, payment will then be due for immediate settlement by the Client.
All food and labour costs incurred in arranging food tastings on behalf of the Client will be fully charged to the Client. Where Deluscious are engaged to cater for more than 100 guests, these costs will be credited in the final invoice. We charge £25 + VAT per person for a tasting session and the max number of guests is 6. Follow up tasting sessions will be charged at £25 per person and are non-refundable.
Wedding cake tastings are charged at £30, should you choose Deluscious to make your wedding cake this payment will be deducted from your final invoice
a) In the unfortunate event of a booking having to be cancelled confirmation in writing will be needed by the Client. All deposits paid will be retained, and the following charges will be incurred
I) Cancellation received within 30 days of event – 50% of total event cost
ii) Cancellation received within 15 days of event – 75% of the total event cost
iii) Cancellation received within 2 days of event – 95% of the total event cost
b) The total event cost will be based on the numbers of guests scheduled, at the agreed price per head + VAT.
c) Any additional costs incurred by Deluscious in preparation of the event up until the time of cancellation will be charged to the Client. This is to cover any losses caused to Deluscious for administration costs, travel, supplies etc. and will be discussed fully in the event of a cancellation.
Covid 19 FAQ’s
From 19 July 2021, the rules for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies; and wedding receptions and civil partnership celebrations changed.
There are no legal restrictions on the number of people that can attend a wedding, civil partnership, reception, or celebration.
Legal requirements for social distancing no longer apply and you do not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with.
Face coverings are no longer required by law in any setting. However, the government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.
COVID-secure rules, including table service requirements and restrictions on singing and dancing, no longer apply.
I do not want to postpone my wedding, but my guest numbers have reduced.
Final guest numbers and chosen menu should be confirmed 2 weeks prior to your date. Once we have received your written confirmation, we will update your proposal and the balance will be due 10 days before your event. Please note our minimum guest numbers has reverted to 50 for buffets, canape receptions, plated and family style now all restrictions have been lifted.
Can I get a refund if there is a lockdown, and my wedding cannot go ahead?
As per the recent Government announcement from 19 July 2021, there are no legal restrictions on wedding, civil partnership, receptions, or celebrations. If you chose to cancel your wedding, then your deposit will not be refunded back, and our cancellation policy will be as stated per our terms and conditions.
In the unlikely event that there is a lockdown and your event cannot go ahead, a refund of the fees paid to date less any expenses we have already incurred in respect of the event can be now paid as the contract has become ‘frustrated’, this will be processed once we have spoken to you. Please note this does not relate to the £200 holding date deposit.
My wedding is in August 2021 or beyond, can I cancel or postpone?
If you wanted to cancel your booking yourselves, then our cancellation policy will be as per our terms and conditions.
According to the current advice, yes, autumn 2021 weddings will be able to go ahead without restrictions.
The Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the lifting of social distancing rules in England will be reviewed in September, however, the UK Weddings Taskforce has been assured that there are no plans to return to lockdown. As it stands, weddings in England can go ahead in autumn 2021 and couples are encouraged to continue with their planning on the basis that no restrictions will be in place.
You are welcome to postpone your event, but this must be rebooked by 31st December 2021, all dates are moved free of charge subject to our availability.
Dietary Requirements and Allergies
a) Deluscious Catering will endeavour to provide suitable adaptions to the Clients menu for any guests with special dietary requirements or allergies. We cannot however take responsibility for any guests unless advised in advance (no less than 10 working days prior to the event).
Clients Food and Drinks
a) We accept no liability for any food supplied to the Client by another caterer (or food products suppliers by the Client themselves) in additional to those arranged by Deluscious.
b) Where the Client has made additional arrangements (for example an evening cold buffet) Deluscious will require a Food Disclaimer Form to be completed and returned no later than 7 working days prior to the event.
c) Deluscious will happily serve a Clients arrival drinks, table wines, champagne etc. during their event subject to waitress fees, please ask for further details.
Client’s use of Deluscious Property and Clients Personal Property or Gifts
a) The Client agrees to pay for any loss or damage to any equipment, crockery, cutlery or glassware supplied by Deluscious for the event, including any issues caused by the Client guests.
b) Deluscious will not be held responsible for the theft, loss or damage to any personal effects of the Client or gifts brought onto premises by the Client guests.
a) Deluscious accept no liability under any claim whatsoever arising (be it by negligence or otherwise) for any loss over the figure of the existing Deluscious Public Liability Limit of Indemnity. Note that this figure which may change from time to time, is available upon request together with a copy of our Certificate.
- a) Deluscious shall incur no liability to the Client if performance of the contract is prevented or hindered by any case whatsoever beyond Deluscious control but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, by act of fire, flood, subsidence, sabotage, accident, strike, or lock out and shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting there from suffered by the Client.
- a) Any complaint shall be made promptly and, in any event, must be received in writing not more than 7 days from the date of the event concerned
Deluscious reserve the right to change our Terms and Conditions when necessary due to the continual evolving nature of our business. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are up to date with our Terms and Conditions which are available on request or printable via our website at www.delusciouscatering.co.uk