Catering Policy

We Offer Customized Menus, Catering Packages, Ala Carte Options, A Personal Chef, Dessert Tables and More.

Turkey, Vegetarian, Vegan, Keto, Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free Options Are Available Upon Request

Owner Chef Tasha Tanae        Facebook@innovativecateringandsweets        @cheftashatanae

 

Customized menus: We offer a consultation via phone with you or your team so that we can hear what your vision is for your event. Next we will send you up to 2 estimates based on our consultation and your budget. From that point we will provide up to 2 revisions to accomplish your vision for your event.

Catering Menu Packages are based on 50 or more guests.

Ala Carte Appetizer’s: There is a minimum per person purchase of $15 per person.

Dessert Tables: Start at $350.00 and feed up to 50 people. They must be purchased with food.

Factors That Play a Role in Your Cost: (Ex.) Type of Menu, Travel Distance/Location, Add-ons, If Extra Staff is Needed, Serving/Passing of Trays, Attendant Service, Equipment Needed, Plates and Cutlery, Etc.

There is a minimum purchase of $750.00 for every catering order. Estimates are valid for 7 days without a deposit paid toward the invoice.

A deposit in the amount of 50% is required for all catering services to ensure that your date is secured.

Events Less Than 30 Days Away.....
 

All final numbers and changes must be made within 8 days of your event. And all services must be paid in full 7 days before the event.

Events Booked A Month or More Away....

All services must be paid in full a month before the event.  If you need to add additional numbers and changes must be made within 8 days of your event. And all services must be paid in full 7 days before the event.
 

The date of your final payment is the final date for number changes. Any changes requested after this date cannot be guaranteed and may be subject to additional charges. Once your event is booked and your deposit is paid, you are only able to add additional items to your contract or make substitutions within 7 days of your event.

Changes/Refunds/ Cancellations;

Venue or Date Change: The client is responsible for notifying the caterer of any date or venue changes. The caterer is not liable for a venue or date change for a contracted event and the deposit is non-refundable.

In the event of a venue or date change the client will receive a credit for the services and the caterer will work with the client to reschedule the event according to the client’s availability as long as the caterer is available for one venue or date change.

Cancellations: If the client cancels a contracted food event the caterer can retain all of the deposit fees as liquidated damages and depending on the time of the cancellation refunds may vary based on incurred operation cost.

Additional Charges:

Drop-off Fee: $35 within a 20-mile radius. And there’s a $50 or higher rate for 20 miles or more radius depending on location. There is a 5 pan minimum.

Delivery and Set-up: $75 within a 20-mile radius. There is a $100 or higher rate for 20 miles or more radius depending on location for up to 100 people.

 

2hr. Attendant Service W/Equipment Use $300.00 Fee Includes:

(1) *2 hours Attendant      *serving equipment use (ex. 2 food table linen, (up to 6 chafers), sterno, and utensils *Table setup   *Basic plates, cups, napkins, or cutlery.  *Food is self-served

Additional Attendant is an extra charge of $150.00      Additional Self-Serve Lines: $250.00 per Line

Additional Up-Grades: Premium- Clear Plates and Cutlery $1.00 per person

                                         Silver- Disposable Chinaware and Cutlery $2.25 per person

                                         Gold- Real China $4 per person  

2hr. Food Table Serving W/Equipment Use 650.00 Fee Includes:

*2 hours up to 3 Servers     *serving equipment use (ex. 2 food table linen, (up to 6 chafers), sterno, and utensils *Table setup   *Basic plates, cups, napkins, or cutlery. *Food is served from a serving line

Additional servers is an extra charge of $150.00      Additional Serving Lines: $250.00 per Line

Additional Chafers w/ sterno $15.00 each

Additional Up-Grades: Premium- Clear Plates and Cutlery $1.00 per person

                                         Silver- Disposable Chinaware and Cutlery $2.25 per person

                                         Gold- Real China $4 per person  

 

(2 hour) Servers for Passed Appetizers/Hors d’ Oeuvres $400.00

18% Gratuity: Full Service Catering

Servers $200.00 per Server

Cake Cutting & Serving: $75

Personal Food Tasting Rate: $70 per 2 people or $140 for up to 4 people. You may select up to 3 dishes to taste. All tasting must be scheduled at least 7 days in advance. We will come to you within a 20 mile radius, longer distance will require an additional mileage charge.

Personal Chef Option For Meal Prep: Starts at $35 per hour averaging about 5 hours. (Within a 20 mile radius) We do clean the kitchen when we are done using it.

Personal Chef for Dinner for up to 6: Starts at $100 per person and varies depending on foods used and add-ons. (Averaging up to 5 hours of service.)  A minimum of 10 people for this rate is required. At least 3-courses served.  We do clean the kitchen when we are done using it.

Personal Chef for Dinner Parties: Starts at $55 per person and varies depending on foods used and add-ons. (Averaging up to 5 hours of service.)  A minimum of 10 people for this rate is required. We do clean the kitchen when we are done using it.

For more than 12 people in the party we will need bring and additional staff person to help cook and set-up.  (Within a 20 mile radius) We do clean the kitchen when we are done using it.

Extra Staff Rate: $125.00 per staff member

Catering Equipment and Service Price List

Service or Equipment Price

2hr. Attendant Service W/Equipment Use

$300.00

2hr. Food Table Serving W/Equipment Use

$650.00

Additional Food Table server

$140.00 per server

Additional Serving Lines

$250.00 per line

(2 hour) Servers for Passed Appetizers/Hors d’ Oeuvres

$400.00 ( up to 3 servers)

Additional Plate & Cutlery Up-Grades: Premium- Clear Plates and Cutlery

                                        Silver- Disposable Chinaware and Cutlery    

Gold- Real China

$1.00 per person

$2.25 per person

$4 per person 

Additional Chafers w/ sterno (each)

$15.00

Cake Cutting & Serving

$75.00

Drop-off Fee:

$45 within a 20-mile radius. And there’s a $50 or higher rate for 20 miles or more radius depending on location. There is a 5 pan minimum.

Delivery and Set-up:

$80 within a 20-mile radius. There is a $100 or higher rate for 20 miles or more radius depending on location for up to 100 people.

Personal Food Tasting Rate:

$70 per 2 people or $140 for up to 4 people. You may select up to 3 dishes to taste. All tasting must be scheduled at least 7 days in advance. We will come to you within a 20 mile radius, longer distance will require an additional mileage charge.

Personal Chef Option:

Service or Equipment

Starts at $40 per hour averaging about 5 hours. (Within a 20 mile radius) We do clean the kitchen when we are done using it.

Price

Personal Chef for Dinner Parties:

 

Starts at $45 per person and varies depending on foods used and add-ons.  A minimum of 10 people for this rate is required.

For more than 12 people in the party we will need bring and additional staff person to help cook and set-up.  (Within a 20 mile radius) We do clean the kitchen when we are done using it.

Extra Staff Rate: $125.00 per staff member

Personal Chef for Dinner for 2 people

Starts at $300 and varies depending on foods used and add-ons. 

 

Gratuity and State Tax

There is an 18% gratuity charge to catering order expect delivery orders.

All catering orders are subject to tax unless proof of non-profit status is provided.

WE ARE DOING OUR PART TO ADHERE TO THE CITY & STATE RULES & REGULATIONS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW GUIDELINES OF SAFE SERVICE IN REGARDS TO COVID-19. WE ARE ALSO FOLLOWING Indiana RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION AND CDC GUIDELINES FOR SAFE SERVICE.

 

 

We appreciate you considering us and thank you for business.

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