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  • The ABCs of the Catering Services Agreement Ts & Cs

    Speaker:
    Location:  RM 252
    Company Role: Owners & Executives
    Track: Best Business Practices, Management & Lifestyle
    Vault Recording: TBD
    Audience Level: All


    Paperwork. Never the most exciting part of doing your job, but certainly one of the most crucial. Great CSAs (Catering Service Agreements aka contracts) make for good clients. Including binding Terms and Conditions are an important element of every proposal and agreement. This session is a caterers/laypersons approach to understanding some of the basic elements of contracts including offers, acceptance, and consideration, and then moving into the unique specifics of catering such as retainers vs. deposits, invoicing for increased guest attendance, outside food, authorized and unauthorized importing of alcoholic beverages, Force Majeure, indemnification, service charges vs. administrative production fees, payment methods and schedule, arbitration agreement, applicable sales and use taxes, damage to property and equipment, cancellation by either party, disposition of unused (left over) food and beverages, jurisdiction, and crossing state and county lines. Attendees will leave with a plan of action to review and update their own Ts & Cs with the most comprehensive Catering Service Agreement template as a guide.