Catering FAQ's & Info
We pride ourselves on customer service, fresh quality food & creativity.
Cuddy Team LLC (CT and/or Caterer) wants your event to be a success and the most efficient way for this to be achieved is through clear communication & expectations throughout the planning and execution. We are here to help you and make your event special with over 18 years of Catering Experience.
(CT) will provide you with individual one on one menu planning. Chef Bame will also discuss and quote pricing, taking into consideration your individual budget and requests as much as possible.
Q: What do your services include?
A: We provide custom menus, consultations, set-up and/or tear down, we are also available to coordinate any necessary rentals.
Q: Do you offer event consultations?
A: Yes, we prefer to meet all potential clients/customers in person at our Taqueria in Jersey Shore, PA for a personal consult with Chef Bame. Chef Bame will then work up a customized menu if applicable.
Q: What does the Service Fee on the invoice cover?
A: We add 20% Service Fee onto our caterings as well as our bar fee if applicable.
Can include: set up/tear down, paper products, utensils, & serving units/utensils, staffing, etc.
A service charge, also called a service fee, refers to the fee collected to pay for services that relate to the product. It includes material cost, direct labor cost, and direct overhead, and is directly proportional to revenue. As revenue increases, more resources are required to produce the goods or service. The service fee offsets labor and administration costs such as dish washing, packing for your event, customizing menus, clean up, site visits, working with rental companies, etc.
Additional fees may be incurred for items such as extra linen, actions stations, beverage service, travel, or staff-intensive events. Please inquire with (CT) about additional fees.
The service fee is not a gratuity and is subject to state and local tax laws.
Weekly Cost (Mon-Tues-Wed-Thur) $75 per hour plus travel
Weekend Cost (Fri-Sat-Sun) $1000 non-refundable fee per day plus travel
Wedding Deposit to Reserve Day is $1,000 non-refundable
If there is not a Kitchen on site and the truck is needed to prepare food on site, the total non-refundable deposit would be a total of $2,000.
Tastings are held at 909 Allegheny St in Jersey Shore, PA
Tasting fee will be invoiced at $100 for 2 adults
$50 pp for additional guests
Special Menu/Requests for items will affect the total tasting cost
Chef Bame will determine what menu items he will provide for the tasting; this will depend on the event and menu choices discussed.
Special Dietary Accommodation(s)
Please keep in mind, it is essential that Chef Bame is aware of ALL specific dietary needs during menu planning. Chef Bame must be notified in advance of the guest’s specific needs, name and seating if available – the more specific, the better. Pricing may vary, based on the products required to meet the dietary restriction(s).
(CT) is proud of its ability to accommodate guests, but in the event a dietary need cannot be met, (CT) will make every attempt to find an alternative solution.
Chef Bame can reasonably guide clients in making menu selections which can accommodate their guests. In most instances, food allergies and intolerance can be managed, such as vegan, vegetarian diets, food allergies, or intolerance.
Disclaimer: (CT) makes every effort to mark food allergens and train staff appropriately; however, ingredients and nutritional content may vary. Manufacturers may change their product formulation or consistency of ingredients without (CT) knowledge, and product availability may fluctuate. Keep in mind we do not have a certified Gluten Free kitchen - although we do everything in our power to ensure cross contamination never occurs. Customers should also note that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. It is, therefore, ultimately the responsibility of the customer to judge whether or not to question ingredients or choose to eat selected foods.
If you have any questions regarding ingredients, please consult Chef Bame at 412.354.9308
If you are renting a venue, please check with them for their alcohol policies. It is your responsibility to supply alcoholic beverages and a RAMP Certified bartender. Our staff is available for events in which we handle the catering.
Bar service will be provided for $300 plus tips for up to 4 hours of service for one bartender, additional operational hours and bartenders will be charged a $75 per hour per bartender plus tips.
Children under the age of 5 are free of charge unless client wishes to provide service for them. Children 6-10 years of age will be charged ½ price on the agreed upon price per person but not lower than $5 per child.
Cost for Chef Bame to cut cake is $75-$150 (please ensure the Baker leaves Directions if needed)
In the instance that you need to cancel your event for any reason, the following conditions apply
ALL Deposits are Non-Refundable as this date has been reserved and locked in, therefore limiting (CT) from using that date & time for other events/clients. In addition to deposits, if the client has reserved our truck for their event the below are the cancellation fees per day…
Fri, Sat, & Sun: $1,000 plus tax per day Mon thru Thurs: $500 plus tax per day
Cancellation Policies Client understands that upon entering this service contract, Caterer and/or Event Planner is committing time and resources to this event and thus cancellation would result in lost income and lost business opportunities.
Caterer Cancellation: (CT) reserves the right to terminate this agreement for any reason. If (CT) terminates this contract prior to the event date, all deposits and prepayments will be returned in full within 30 days.
** Note refunds are the sole discretion of (CT). Although an event may be cancelled or rescheduled, (CT) reserves the right to allow for consulting and coordinating when or if determining to allow for a cancellation or refund of any amount or for any reason.