What is The Frugal Foodie?
The Frugal Foodie is a wedding buffet catering with inclusive pricing for clients who do not need staff, equipment, or clean up from a full-service catering company.
Can we book the Frugal Foodie for our corporate party? Or reunion?
No. The Frugal Foodie is currently only available for wedding catering.
What services does The Frugal Foodie provide?
The Frugal Foodie will prepare, deliver, and set out your wedding buffet before leaving the venue. We will deliver your food one hour before the event starts.
Are beverages, plates, cups, napkins, and flatware included with my delivery?
No. Your contract will itemize everything that is included with your meal. The food, disposable chafers, and sternos are included. NO OTHER EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING FOOD TABLES AND FOOD TABLE LINENS, IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR CONTRACT. NO STAFF/SERVERS ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR CONTRACT. You can add disposable plates, napkins, and flatware for $250. We do have a sister company that offers full-service events, if that is more your vision. You can add disposable cups and tea and water for $8 per gallon. Ice is NOT included.
Can I make modifications to my menu?
Yes, but this will change the price of your menu. The menus have been designed and priced in such a way as to keep the per person price lower.
Can The Frugal Foodie deliver to any location?
Yes. There may be additional delivery/mileage charges for certain destinations, but The Frugal Foodie can cater at many different venues.
Do I get a tasting?
We do not expect you to spend thousands of dollars without sampling the menu! We do one complimentary tasting AFTER we have received a deposit.
How do I confirm my date?
A nonrefundable deposit of 50% of the estimated event total along with a signed contract is due to confirm a date. This amount will be based on the proposal created for you.
When is the balance payment due?
90 days before the event date, half of the remaining balance is due. This amount is also nonrefundable. The final guest count is due 10 business days before the event date, the final balance is due 7 business days before the event. There will be NO REFUNDS for drops in guest counts post-deadline. Even when paying by cash or check, Must have a credit card/debit card on file. THE FRUGAL FOODIE WILL NOT SERVICE EVENTS WHICH STILL HAVE AN OUTSTANDING BALANCE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. Please note that a 3.8% processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions. It is required that we have a credit card number on file for any overages beyond the estimated amount. This card will NOT be charged without contacting you.
What happens if I cancel my event?
If a client cancels an event, they forfeit the deposit amount. If the event is canceled less than ninety 90 days from the event date, the client forfeits both the deposit and the 50% balance payment. If the client cancels after the final payment and guest count have been submitted, client forfeits all monies paid.
What is force majeure?
We will not be held responsible for any Acts of Mother Nature, including, but not limited to, hurricanes, floods, or storms of any kind, nor any political acts, including but not limited to war, acts of terrorism, or civil disturbances. Further, we will not be held responsible for any changes to the catering site or venue, including but not limited to sale of venue or site, power outages, damage to venue, which make catering at the venue or site unsafe or in violation of state and local laws and/or DHEC requirements. It is suggested that the client purchases wedding insurance. You can visit sites such as www.wedsafe.com for more information.
What is The Delivery Fee and Where will you deliver?
Delivery Fee is $50 and we deliver to Upstate South Carolina.
For all of your wedding catering needs in the Upstate South Carolina area, trust The Frugal Foodie.
Contact us today to get started!