To Reserve a Date:

To guarantee your date — We require a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.  This amount will be deducted from your final invoice.  $100 for standard delivery/drop off, $300 for events with staffing, or $500 for wedding receptions and events over 100 guests with staffing.

Dates are reserved on a first come, first served basis – at the discretion of the caterer.  Please contact us as soon as possible to make sure we are available.

If the event is subsequently cancelled by the client for any reason, the retainer is forfeited.

Menu Selection & Pricing:

Menu items from different packages may be mixed and customized.  Other “off-menu”  items may be available at the discretion of our chef.  The package price includes all of the services listed with that package.  Served event pricing assumes that the event will be held in a standard equipped banquet hall within our geographic market.  Certain venues have a special dedicated menu. Note: We have special menu packages for wedding receptions. Pricing may not be applicable to all venues; additional fee may apply. Pricing for  outdoor events, distant locations or customized services will be provided upon request.  Our pricing is based on a number of factors including location, menu items selected, length of service provided and the number of guests attending your affair.

  • Final menu selections are generally due 30 days before the event.

Wedding Receptions:

“We offer a free tasting and consultation for “prospective wedding couples and parents to help you make your menu selections – limit 6 guests”. A tasting and consultation fee may apply to smaller receptions under 100 guests. These are by appointment only at our Corporate Headquarters (902 Brackenridge Ave, Brackenridge, PA 15014)   Here you will get a chance to evaluate our food and professionalism,  discuss all aspects of your reception and receive a price quote.

Once the event has been accepted, a detailed menu confirmation will be provided.  This will serve as a basis for planning and will be revised as needed.

Client and Caterer will verbally go over all event details 4 weeks prior to the event. An estimated guest count shall be provided and we then will generate a preliminary invoice. 50% of the invoice shall be sent as a second deposit upon receipt of the invoice. We should receive the payment 3 weeks in advance of your event.

A final guest count is required 10 days in advance of the event and the remaining balance must be paid in full.   The guest count cannot be reduced after that point.  If the event requires china, guest seating by table number is required one week  before your wedding.  For sit down dinners, meal selection are due with guest counts and by table number.

Final check must be received one week in advance of the event.  Any debit or credit balances after the event will be paid the following week.

Delivery Only Events:

A quote will be provided when you select your menu.  Once the event has been accepted and retainer received, a written confirmation will be provided.  Client is responsible for verifying that the document is correct.  A final guest count is required at least one week in advance of your event (generally on Friday).  Guest count cannot be reduced within 7 days of the event.  Payment is due upon delivery.


Cash or check is preferred (3% charge for credit cards).  Make payable to:  The Chef and I Catering, 902 Brackenridge Ave, Brackenridge, PA 15014.  Please memo your check with the event date.