Catering Policies

Securing your Event

A Deposit of 20% of total anticipated charges will be required at the time the contract for services is signed. Final Payment must be received according to terms agreed upon within contract.

Final menu selections must be made fourteen days prior to the event to insure the availability of the desired menu items. Final guest counts to be received 7 business days prior to event.

Service Staff Labor & Food Minimums

Food for Thought can provide Service Staff for your event (when available) for served events that meet certain food purchase minimums. Service Staff include wait staff, porters, cooks, chefs & bartenders.

On site Service Staff requires a three hour minimum.

An appropriate Support Fee will be added to all food and beverage events that require labor. If additional Service Staff is required for the event, client will be billed accordingly.

Specialty Services

Rental Equipment is available upon request subject to equipment availability. 72 hours notice required prior to event date when cancelling rentals. 50% cancellation fee will apply.

Other services may be requested to enhance your event. Usually Food for Thought will recommend an outside vendor that has proved to be reputable and reliable. Contracts and booking arrangements are per the outside vendor’s policy.


Tastings are available, but will be billed & paid at the time of tasting by the client. A credit on final invoice may apply if event’s final guest count, meet certain criteria.

Alcoholic Beverage Service

Food for Thought cannot purchase and resell alcoholic beverages. Food for Thought can, however, serve alcoholic beverages that have been purchased by the client. Food for Thought makes every effort to ensure underage drinking does not occur and reserves the right to refuse service to any guest deemed intoxicated by a member of Food for Thought’s staff.


Food for Thought reserves the right to change menu pricing as needed. Every effort will be made to minimize such changes.

NOTE: Full terms and conditions of Caterered Event are present in Contract and / or discussed in detail as event is planned.