TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All prices are GST exclusive

BREAKAGE AND DELAYS

The client will be financially responsible and charged accordingly for any breakages, loss or theft of our equipment by themselves or attendees at the function.

Every effort is made to serve meals at the set time. Where there is a delay outside of our control i.e. lengthy speech or time delays of any kind; staff charges will apply of $25.00 per staff member for the duration of the delays.

EQUIPMENT
Failure to return equipment to Toll Stadium by the next working between 8.30 am and 1.30 pm will result in full replacement value being charged to the client.

If Absolute Caterers is required to collect the equipment a pick-up fee will be charged.  (Unless alternative arrangements have been made.) Any extra equipment required by Absolute Caterers, the hirage costs will be passed on.

DELIVERIES AND EQUIPMENT PICK-UP

For Finger food deliveries within 4km of the Whangarei Central Post Office a fee of $16.00 + GST will be Charged, for buffet delivery’s in town $25.00

We reserve the right to charge for any equipment not at hand for collection and additional staff costs in the event that our staff member has to go in quest of equipment.

For deliveries outside of the 4km radius a fee of $1.50 + gst per kilometer will be charged to and from the function. Staff travel costs will occur @ $30.00 per hour. If equipment is needed to be picked up a separate delivery fee of $1.50 per kilometer and staff charge will be added to the invoice.

All equipment must be accounted for and available for pick up from a pre-arranged collection point.

We accept no responsibility for delivery delays outside of our control i.e. road blocks, extreme weather conditions.

PRICING POLICY
Unless otherwise specified, all prices are GST exclusive.

Every endeavor will be made to maintain prices estimated on the signing of the agreement form.

However, prices are based on current costs and are subject to change without notice to meet any market increases which may occur.

BAR PACKAGES
Total takings over the bar must reach $250.00 per hour.  In the event that this is not achieved, you will incur staff costs of $45.00+ GST per staff member per hour including set up costs 

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health and Safety Regulations state that food may only be kept out for a maximum of two hours.

From this point, the food is considered leftovers and may be utilized by the bill payer or alternatively Absolute Caterers will discard of it according to Health Regulations.

Adequate and safe power supply if required must be provided and is the signee’s responsibility to make sure leads have been tested.

Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions before signing the Agreement contract.

Staff
The serviced buffet or plated price includes food service staff for 1 hour without dessert 1.5 hours with dessert .
We have bar staff available between $30.00 – $45.00 per hour, per person.
A Chef for cocktail/Canapés only functions is $30 per hour. There is a minimum charge of 3 hours per person.

MAIN MENU BOOKINGS

Confirmation

Bookings and all requirements (This includes any changes) are essential and must be submitted in writing (e-mail) this includes checklists sent by Absolute Caterers which must be filled in and returned with any changes of event details.

Your booking will be confirmed upon signed receipt of the completed, booking form, checklist, terms & conditions and deposit. Once booking confirmation has been confirmed this means that you have accepted the terms and conditions set by Absolute Caterers LTD.

Final Numbers, times and contacts for the day

The numbers expected to attend the event must be advised in writing by 12.00pm at least 7 days prior to the event date.  This number will constitute the minimum charge

A detailed run sheet / time line, must be sent in writing (by email) to confirm timings of all requirements for Absolute Caterers for the day. Our office is happy to help with this.

A contact name and phone number for the day must be given. (Not an office phone that will be closed at the time of the event)

A meeting between yourself and Absolute Caterers within 3 weeks of the event would need to be arranged to finalise any special requirements.

Deposit
A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is payable at time of confirmation.

To secure your booking 50% of the estimated function cost may be required 5 working days prior to the function date.  If this does not occur, Absolute Caterers reserves the right to cancel the booking.

Final Payment
An invoice for balance owed will be sent within 48 hours after the function/event.  Balance of payment is due within 7 days of receiving this invoice.

Eftpos and credit card facilities are available.  There will be a 5% surcharge for payment by credit card.

Late Payment
An additional 24% of the final invoice value will be charged for every 7 days payment is delayed.  (From the function date and calculated daily).  Plus Administration fees of $62.00 per month.

As a result of failure to pay, you agree to pay the Company’s debt collection agency costs and/or costs and expenses for solicitor.

Changes/Cancellation
Cancellations made 8 days or more prior to function date will result in the loss of your $250.00 deposit.

For cancellations within 8 days of function date, you will be charged in full.

All cancellations or changes must be received in writing (e-mail).

Offsite Catering
Travel expense
Apply to all off site catering.

Set up
Our staff can set your tables with linen, cutlery, crockery, glassware for an extra charge if required. This is at $30.00 per hour per staff member for a minimum of 2 hours.

Hireage
A visit to your venue will be required to ascertain what hireage and setup is needed for your function. Hireage costs are approximate and will be added to your final invoice.

Staff
The serviced buffet or plated price includes food service staff for 1 hour without dessert 1.5 hours with dessert

We have bar staff available between $30.00 – $45.00 per hour, per person.

A Chef for cocktail/Canapé functions are $30 per hour. There is a minimum charge of 3 hours per person.

Kitchen
We require an adequate kitchen, marquee, or food preparation area with running water and power. This will be discussed when we view your venue.

Menus
All menus and prices exclude g.s.t this may vary due to inflation and seasonal availability of produce. All quotes will be finalized 1 month before function.

FINGER FOOD/ CANAPE MENU ONLY BOOKINGS
Deposit
50% of the estimated function cost is required 5 working days prior to the function date.  If this does not occur, Absolute Caterers reserves the right to cancel the booking.

Confirmation
Bookings and all requirements (This includes any changes) are essential and must be submitted in writing (e-mail) this includes checklists sent by Absolute Caterers which must be filled in and returned with any changes of event details.

Your booking will be confirmed upon signed receipt of the completed, booking form, checklist, terms & conditions and deposit. Once booking confirmation has been confirmed this means that you have accepted the terms and conditions set by Absolute Caterers LTD.

Bookings are required by 12 noon, 2 days prior to the date of function or event.  New bookings or amendments within this period will incur a late penalty charge of $1.00 + GST per head.

Final Numbers, times and contacts for the day
The numbers expected to attend the event must be advised in writing at time of booking.  This number will constitute the minimum charge.

A detailed run sheet / time line, must be sent in writing (by email) to confirm timings of all requirements for Absolute Caterers for the day. Our office is happy to help with this.

A contact name and phone number for the day must be given. (Not an office phone that will be closed at the time of the event)

A meeting between yourself and Absolute Caterers within 3 weeks of the event would need to be arranged to finalise any special requirements.

Final Payment
An invoice for balance owed will be sent within 48 hours after the function/event.  Balance of payment is due within 7 days of receiving this invoice.

Eftpos and credit card facilities available.  There will be a 5% surcharge for payment by credit card.

Late Payment
An additional 15% of the final invoice value will be charged for every 7 days payment is delayed.  (From the function date)

Cancellation / Changes
Cancellation within 2 days of the function date may incur charges relating to any labour or product that has been bought, prepared, used or any perishables unable to be returned.

Any changes must be given in writing via email.
All prices are GST exclusive.

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