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Catering FAQ

We think we are pretty talented enough to pull it together at the last minute for you. 
BUT, generally, on most food only catering orders, we recommend at least 1-2 weeks notice to guarantee your requests.  Additionally, when staffing, rentals, and the event planning services are involved, we recommend at least 3 - 6 weeks.  Keep in mind, our clients do book their big seasonal catering events at least 4-6 months in advance.

We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.  Local sales tax will apply.  An estimate for the event will be provided after an initial consultation.  This consultation service is free. 

Yes, we can secure staff for your event.  We have a full team of independent staff professionals available for catered events only.

Staff is contracted for a minimum of four hours (including pre-set up and clean-up).  Staff hourly fees are as follows:  Servers and Bartenders - $50 (Fri & Sat) / $40 (Sun - Thurs)  Event Captains - $60 (Fri & Sat) / $50 (Sun - Thurs)  Cooks & Chefs - $75 (Fri, Sat & Sun) / $40 - $60 (Mon - Thurs).
Staff rates are doubled on the following holidays: New Years Day; Easter Sunday; Memorial Day; July 4th; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; and New Year’s Eve.

To book a staff member, a minimum of a $500 food event is required.  Travel time may apply.

Absolutely!  We do require a $150.00 minimum for handling rentals. We will arrange china, linens, glassware, flatware, chafing dishes, tents, etc.  All rentals are delivered directly to the event location. We charge a 20% handling fee based on your total rental bill. Check out our photo gallery for ideas.

 Absolutely!  We have a recommended list of musicians available. For further information, please contact us by sending a message <click here>.  Or, if more convenient you can call our office at (914) 476-2735.

Absolutely!  Let us know what you need. We can supply candles and votives, flowers, plants, table linens and more.  Have you seen the flowers in our photo gallery?

Check them out

Yes, we will provide detailed instructions for you at time of delivery.  We are also happy to email a copy of our general heating instructions upon request.

Our general service area is Westchester NY, Southwest Connecticut, and New York City.  However, we are flexible and can deliver beyond our general service area (an out-of-area delivery fee may apply beyond 25 miles of our store).

We will accept cancellations up to 5 days prior to the event.  In the event of cancellation, all deposits will be directed toward a credit for a future event minus a 20% cancellation fee on the invoice total.  In the event of a cancellation within 3 days of the event, all deposits will be directed toward a credit for a future event minus a 50% cancellation fee on the invoice total. (Cancellation fee is based on all costs pertaining to the event.  These costs include food, beverages, paper goods, staffing, and rentals).  All tents need to be cancelled 5 days prior to the event.  No refunds will be issued.

We will leave the location cleaner than it’s received.  Garbage disposal is the responsibility of the customer.  We will bag garbage but not remove from the premises.

Scarborough Fair Catering is fully licensed and insured according to all required local and state regulations.

Totally, we understand.  Please let us know what we need to know. Safety is our utmost concern for a successful event.

We can accommodate all food choices.

Oh yea, we love theme events! And event planning is what we love to do.

An 18% gratuity and service charge, based on food and beverage, will be added to all invoices.

There are no delivery charges when staffing is involved within our service area.  Outside the delivery area there is a minimum fee of $15 (depending on the distance a higher fee may apply).  See contract for details.

An estimate for the event will be provided after an initial consultation.  There is no charge for the consultation.  The consultation will be either in person or over the phone.  Scarborough Fair requires a signed contract and a 50% deposit to reserve an event date.  No rentals or staff will be booked before receiving a deposit.  The outstanding balance is due 3 days prior to the event.

In an effort to continue to provide our customers with the highest quality product, Scarborough Fair reserves the right to substitute any item at any time. All substitutions will be of comparable value and type.

Wedding FAQ

Of course. After you have selected your menu, we can create samples for you.

Yes, we require a deposit to hold all dates AND our commitment.

Generally, black and white attire with bow ties.  Or, if you are having a themed-based event we are flexible.

No, we do not charge a cutting fee.