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Variety FoodServices Catering Policies


  1. All delivered catered events are available Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Evening, weekend and holiday events can be made for an additional charge
  2. Ample quantities of disposable serviceware, utensils,  paper napkins and paper linen for the serving tables  are supplied with each event and included in the price of the meal
  3. Variety can provide the necessary supplies for more elaborate event requirements including china, glassware, flatware, cloth napkins and linens at an additional charge
  4. Our catered events include food and beverage preparation, delivery, set-up and pick up when required. Variety can supply additional service personnel upon request at $55 per service associate per hour during normal business hours and $75 per service personnel per hour on evening s and weekends. Holiday personnel requests will be an additional expense.
  5. Caterings must be ordered at least  5 days before the event. The final count confirmation must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. All catering charges will be based on this final confirmed count. Upon request, we will try and make additional adjustments to the count right up to the catering, if possible, but an additional charge could be added to provide for any last minute requests.
  6. If a catering is cancelled within 48 hours of the event, a handling fee of 50% on the anticipated total invoice amount will have to be charged.
  7. There will be an additional service fee of 18% applied to all total food and beverage invoices. The fee covers all of the ancillary costs to fulfill all of the catering components. Our VIP contract clients will only be charged a 10% service fee.
  8. There will be a 6% sales tax charged to all food and beverage invoices unless the group is tax exempt and can provide a tax exempt ID number.
  9. There will be a delivery charge of 25% on the total food and beverage invoice, exclusive of the service fee and sales tax and capped at $50 applied to all deliveries made in  Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.  There will be an additional charge applied to deliveries made to all other counties with the exception of our VIP contract clients who will only be charged $50.
  10. With the exception of approved VIP contract clients, all events will be confirmed with  a deposit of 50% on the total anticipated invoice,  two weeks prior to the event.  The balance must be paid in full upon delivery.
  11. Variety excepts cashier’s checks, cash, money orders or credit cards if received three days prior to the event
  12. Customers will be responsible for any damages to items provided by Variety during the event that are caused by guests. The client will be charged for the replacement costs for all missing or damaged china, glassware, flatware, cloth linen or equipment
  13. Variety works in partnership with Forgotten Harvest.  Any leftover food will be taken back to our commissary kitchen and distributed to Forgotten Harvest if perishable.