Terms & conditions
“Cooking Party” is the event we provide: a cooking demonstration of a menu of choice (3 courses) among those offered on the website, inclusive of the following –
- Personal Chef services: prepping, cooking, and serving demonstration, at the client’s location. Quantity of food prepared will be equivalent to a regular adult portion per participant, for a maximum of 14 people. Groups larger than that will follow different conditions – see “Prices” paragraph
- Shopping services for all necessary ingredients
- Use of all necessary tools, serving plates, and cookware (provided by CUCINAMORE, LLC)
- Cleanup of areas of kitchen used by our personnel
“Client” means any person who submits a reservation for a Cooking Party.
“Participant” means the client’s guests, or any person attending the party at the client’s chosen location.
“Location” – is where the party takes place. We are based in Leesburg, VA and serve a radius of approximately 35 miles from there.
Client will find a quotation per person on the website www.cucinamore.net based on the menu of choice and a minimum of 6 participants. Special arrangements to accommodate client’s specific needs can be agreed on under the “A la carte” option, and priced accordingly. If a booked event is altered in any way after confirmation, it may be necessary to change the original quote depending on the changes made.
The cost per person for the event varies according to the menu option chosen from the website offering (up to 14 participants).
The minimum charge per cooking party is equal to 6 participants paying adult price.
Kids attending the party with adults: One child under 12 attends for free when sharing food with 2 paying adults. Kids under 12 requiring their own portion are half-price. Kids over the age of 12 pay the adult rate. Reduced prices applicable, when at least 6 adult quotes have been applied.
Prices includes all services listed under the definition of “Cooking Party”.
Individual plates, silverware, and drinks are not provided.
For groups of 15 participants and up special menu options and pricing will apply. Unless differently agreed on, the quantity food prepared will provide "generous tastings" instead of "full portions". The cost per person will reflect this with a discount on published prices. Details will be discussed and agreed on with the client, before event confirmation.
All published prices are inclusive of tax.
Payment terms and accepted form of payment:
A $50.00 nonrefundable deposit ($100.00 for groups of 15 participants and up), payable upon booking, is necessary to secure reservation. Deposit will be refunded only in the event of a booking that cannot be confirmed due to reasons not imputable to the client.
Deposit can be paid by Paypal on the reservation page, or by check or cash sent to CUCINAMORE, LLC – 608 Newington PL NE – Leesburg VA, 20176. A booking will not be considered ‘Confirmed’ until a deposit or payment has been received, and subsequently may be subject to cancellation.
Balance: Invoice for the balance will be sent one week before the party, with the final recap. A link for payment by e-check or credit card will be included. If preferred, payment by paper check or cash can be provided on the day of the party (please collect individual payments from your guests, if the case)
The return of a check (electronic or paper) issued to CUCINAMORE, LLC will result in a $50.00 returned check fee, along with all costs of collection, including attorney fees and court costs.
Following changes to Clients Booking can be done at any stage, up to 7 days prior to the event date, when a final confirmation is requested.
i. Change in date and time
ii. Change to menu
iii. Change in number of participants (Minimum event fee stated in “Prices” paragraph always applies)
Rescheduling (subject to availability) and cancellations are allowed at no fee, when requested at least 7 days before the originally booked date.
A forfeit amount of $100.00 cancellation fee applies to parties up to 14 participants, if the event is canceled or rescheduled within 7 days of the party date.
Cancellation fee for parties for 15 participants and up within 7 days of the party date is 20% of the total.
No refund for cancellation of single participants within 3 days of the event.
***Rescheduling a party might sometimes be necessary in case of extreme weather, health issues or any other unfavorable conditions. Should the situation present itself, we will decide this together, according to local general alerts, weather forecast, and common sense, to keep it safe for all involved.
It is the responsibility of the Client to confirm and provide the correct information to CUCINAMORE, LLC about Booking details. Responsibilities include and not limited to the following:
- Submitting completed reservation form from website and deposit
- Providing correct date & times, billing and location address, and contact details
- Providing full payment on the day of the party
- Providing all known dietary restrictions
Safety and Use of provided equipment:
It is the responsibility of the Client to ensure that CUCINAMORE, LLC has details of any special dietary requirements or allergies. A menu choice that is safe to consume for all will apply to the entire group. Participants are welcome to taste all the food prepared during the party, but it will be their sole responsibility to inquire about all ingredients, in order not to consume any food they might be allergic to, or that can be harmful to them in any way.
Participation in our cooking parties will involve use of cooking equipment, and different tools including sharp knives. It is understood and expressly agreed to by all participants that by attending or participating in the party, the participant releases, indemnifies and holds harmless CUCINAMORE, LLC, its owner, and any of its employees, from any and all liability of any kind for any damage and/or injury incurred in connection with attendance or participation. Participants understand and accept the inherent risks in the preparation and cooking of food at a cooking party.
The Client and the participants are responsible for any death, injury, damage or loss suffered by anyone at an event unless the cause was a direct result of an action or consequence of an employee of CUCINAMORE, LLC.
Force majeure – CUCINAMORE, LLC shall not be liable to the Client for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or cancellation of the event that is due to circumstances beyond the control of CUCINAMORE, LLC including but not limited to fire, acts of terrorism, floods, inclement weather, strikes, lockouts, riots, civil unrest, interference by civil or military authorities or acts of war.
The client agrees to share all the above information with all participants.