"The Caterer" means The American Pit BBQ Co.
"The Client" means any person, body of persons, firm or caterer that the Caterer enters into a contract with for the provision of services.
"The Price" means the total price payable to the Caterer for their services.
"The Services" means any service or goods supplied to the Client or sold by the caterer under contract.
"The Contract" means any such contract.
ACCEPTANCE OR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Payment of the Deposit or confirmation of acceptance of The Caterers Proposal, either in writing or by electronic means, such as email, shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of the following conditions.
The Caterer is happy to hold provisional dates and reserve them for you, but only if bookings are accompanied by a 25% deposit will that date become firm and binding. If a provisional date is held for you and a firm booking comes in, we will give you the option to take up the date, or release it. Taking the date will require the deposit above.
Deposits are non-refundable in the case of cancellation (see: Cancellation) but we will do our utmost to accommodate a new event date on postponement without obligation to do so. The deposit paid will be carried over in the case of a postponement.
The Client will be invoiced before the event date and final payment, less the previously paid deposit, and is required in full 3 weeks, or sooner, prior to the event. The price quoted for an event by the caterer to the Client is based on the original quoted numbers and style of event.
FINAL NUMBERS CATERED FOR (COVERS)
The Caterer takes on trust the informed numbers of Guests attending ( and therefore Covers prepared) as being accurate. The Caterer will produce up to 20% more Covers than advised as a safety margin as many guests will make multiple visits for food.
When the informed number is reached, the caterer will inform the client requesting how they wish to proceed as covers served over this number may be subject to an extra charge which will be invoiced after the event.
There will becancellation charge if received within one calendar month of the event. The Caterer reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of 25% if cancelled within one calendar month before the event. The booking deposit would normally cover this.
We cannot accept liability or pay compensation where the "performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by circumstances amounting to force majeure". Such events may include, but are not limited to, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial action, natural or nuclear activity, undue wet or windy weather conditions, fire or any other events outside the caterers control.
A claim that the services are not in accordance with the Contract will not be accepted by the Caterer unless written notice is given to the Caterer within five days of the provision of the services, stating the grounds of the claim and enclosing any supporting evidence.
The Caterer's liability (if any) to the Client in respect of any defect in the provision of the Service or for any breach of contract by the Caterer or its servants or agents shall be limited to the Price.
The Caterer will maintain public liability insurance policy up to the value of £10m (ten million pounds sterling) during the term of this Catering Contract.
This contract shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom
If either party brings a suit or other action against the other to enforce this Contract or seek for damages with respect to the default of above listed obligations, the party that is ruled in favour shall be due the recovery of all costs and reasonable Legal fees.