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Your Gourmet Catering - Terms and Conditions

Your Gourmet  promises to provide the highest quality food and the most personalised service. Our relationship in planning your event is important to us. The terms and conditions of our agreement include but are not limited to the following:


Meeting together early in the planning stage, along with a site inspection is strongly advised. This is to facilitate the finalisation of the invoice and quote in a timely manner and to confirm the booking date with Your Gourmet .

Booking Your Gourmet  for the event date requires:

1. A visit to your venue site by us (to determine hire items needed and staff travel time)

2. Receiving a 40% deposit from the client

3. Receiving a signed copy of these terms and conditions from the client

Any extra costs incurred over the period of the function will be invoiced separately and is payable within 14 days of receipt.

Tables, linens, plates, cutlery, and other hire equipment are NOT included unless otherwise stated in the quote.

Changes to the event details stated in the function brief may necessitate a re-quotation.

Minimum food charges

For a function held:

Monday to Saturday $4000

Sunday $5000

Public holiday $7000

Beverage supply

Unless otherwise stated in quote, beverages and ice are not included. Your Gourmet will provide 1kg of cut lemons and .500g cut limes for the bar for each catered event. Cocktails needing further preparation or ingredients require further quotation and payment.


Wait hire is charged at a minimum call out of 3 hours. Staff hours are calculated from the time staff arrive at the function to the time they leave. The quotation clearly states whether staff are charged on an hourly basis or are included in a function package. The chef staffing component of a package price includes a minimum of 1 hour set up and 1 hour clearing away of the kitchen before and after the designated food service period. Please be aware that if your proceedings start later than scheduled or your event extends beyond the agreed service period, staff costs will be affected and you may incur a surcharge for staff. In the case where a function requires staff to travel beyond 30 minutes from Byron Bay, wages are calculated from base to base (i.e. travel time each way)


All care is taken by Your Gourmet  staff to avoid loss or breakage of equipment and hire. However Your Gourmet staff are not responsible for any rentals that are broken during service and clean up. In the case of accidental breakage or loss of any Your Gourmet glassware, crockery, equipment, etc incurred by the client, a full replacement fee will be charged.

Tables, linens, plates, cutlery, glassware and other hire equipment are NOT included unless otherwise stated in the quote.

Bond for extra staff hours and vintage teacups, plates, antipasti bar platters and Le Crueset dishes.

For couples who have banquet menus, an antipasti bar or wish to use the vintage teacups and plates, we offer these free of charge. However a $500 bond is charged with your final invoice to cover any breakages. This bond will also be used to cover any additional staff hours incurred on the day of your event. Any unused portion of the bond will be returned within two weeks of your event.

Quotation details

Prices quoted are valid for 3 months from the date of quotation. If a deposit has not been paid within 3 months of initial contact, we will contact you and if we don’t hear back from you will delete your menu and quote from our files.


Bookings are not confirmed until Your Gourmet  has received a deposit of 40% of the total estimated cost of the event. In the case of a venue booked on the client’s behalf a larger deposit may be required.

Full payment and final numbers for the confirmed number of guests is required 15 working days (three weeks) prior to the event (please keep this in mind when requesting RSVPs.)

Please make cheques payable to: Your Gourmet Catering

Internet payments to: Your Gourmet  Westpac Bank BSB 032573 Account No. 303005

As Your Gourmet only caters one event per week, deposits are non-refundable. This is because once you pay a deposit, all other potential clients will be turned away, and a cancellation by the client will mean we may not have an event at all on that date.

By signing below, I agree with the terms and conditions of Your Gourmet Catering