Free Catering Contract

An agreement for the provision of catering services by one party to another.

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Suppose you have been hired to cater an event - whether it’s a wedding, a corporate lunch, or a funeral, you will want to be certain that all parties understand what is expected from one another involving the catered event. You can achieve this by executing a Catering Contract.


The Catering Contract contains the basic details describing the catering, such as the date, time, location, menu and expected services. It also contains terms defining the rights the parties have with respect to one another, such as expected compensation, clauses regarding the agreement’s termination, and warranties being made.

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A legally binding document that outlines the details related to one party obtaining catering services from another.

If you need to hire either a caterer for a catering event - or if you are the contractor who has been hired for a catering job - using a catering contract is an efficient way to make sure that all parties are on the same page concerning the terms of the job.

 To create your catering contract, provide:

  • Effective Date: Enter the date the catering contract will be signed and made effective.

  • Governing State: Select which state’s laws will control the terms of the agreement.

  • County with Jurisdiction: Select a county in the governing state where disputes under this agreement must be brought.

  • Caterer Details: Give the name, signing representative, and location of the caterer.

  • Client Details: Give the name, signing representative, and location of the client.

  • Event Info: Provide the time, date and location of the event being catered.

  • Insurance: Select yes if the client is requiring the caterer to have insurance as a condition for the contract.

  • Services: Define the scope of the services being provided by the caterer. Will they simply be delivering food, or are they expected to set up a dinner area and serve the food as well?

  • Menu: If the menu has been determined, enter what will be served. If the menu has yet to be determined, it will be up to the parties to come to a consensus before the event.

  • Compensation: Describe the method for calculating compensation (per person, or lump sum) and the method by which the caterer will be paid.

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Generally, a catering contract does not need to be notarized – both parties only need to sign the document to make it legally enforceable. A witness may be helpful if the other party attempts to contest the document, but a notary is not necessary.


Please Note: The use of a notary ensures that no one challenges any signatures later and is a secure way to firmly establish the effectiveness of your document.