What fees are involved in your service?
Costs will depend on your specific requirements. The Culinarian strives to work within your budget.
What locations do you cover?
The Culinarian can provide services in the Melbourne Metropolitan region and throughout country Victoria, particulary the northeast region including Mansfield and the High Country, Yea and Alexandra, Benalla and, Wangaratta, Bright and Beechworth, Shepparton & Echuca. The 'Town and Country' Chef, Ben enjoys travelling to both city and regional destinations to share his craft. Travel time costs may be incurred for certain destinations.
What if I need to cancel or change my booking?
Cancellations must be made no later than seven (7) days prior to the confirmed booking date. A fee up to $100.00 will apply to cover any work executed to prepare for your event. The date of your booking can be changed subject to availability, no later than seven (7) days, and will incur no additional fee.
Do I need to be provide tableware and accessories?
The Culinarian provides plates and cutlery if necessary for smaller intimate gatherings unless you have special items you would like to utilise. You will need to provide glassware and serviettes etc. For larger style events, hire is recommended and discussed to ensure appropriate number and plate size etc. We can assist you with styling if required.
Is cleaning included in your fees?
YES! Any cleaning regarding cooking preparation is included. If bringing our own tableware we are responsible for its cleaning and/or removal. Cleaning tableware you have hired is included if hire is arranged by The Culinarian. If The Culinarian wait staff are employed, clearing and cleaning of glassware is also included.
How many people can you cater for?
The Culinarian can cater private dining for two and events up to 200+
How does payment work?
We require a 50% deposit when making a booking with a confirmed date. We require the balance of payment in full no later than three (3) days prior. Method of payment accepted is Cash or Direct Deposit
Do you cater for dietary requirements?
Yes. The Culinarian can tailor menus to cater for dietary needs including vegetarian, gluten free, dairy and nut free etc. Please advise of your requirements when enquiring.