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By making a booking, the first named person on the booking agrees on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking that:
1. He/she has read these Booking Conditions and has the authority to and does agree to be bound by them;
3. He/she is over 18 years of age and resident in the United Kingdom (if you are not a resident of the United Kingdom, you must advise us prior to booking) and where placing an order for services with age restrictions declares that he/she and all members of the party are of the appropriate age to purchase those services;
4. He/she accepts financial responsibility for payment of the booking on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking.
The agreement will start on the date that is written on the contract and will continue until the date set out in the schedule unless ended earlier. If further services are required after end date, a new agreement will be made following a new contract. The relationship between the client and the contractor will be that of “independent contractor” which means that the contractor is not the client’s employee, worker, agent or partner. Exceptions are made when overseas contracts are made. The client must agree that works can be delayed on the day and menus can be changed if provisions were not available. The contractor is responsible for food related issues, if the client is not happy or a case of food poisoning occurs; matters will be dealt with between the client and the contractor or ensure issues are resolved. If the client is not happy with the work after the service has been provided, then a written letter must be sent to the contractor within 30 days. Remedial works may be carried out after if necessary.
Payment & Services:
For dinner party, events or holiday bookings a deposit of 50% (of service costs) plus booking fees must be paid within 48hrs of the invoice being produced to secure the booking, after, the menu and services are finalised. The total amount will be sent over after our work is complete and to be paid by the date stated on invoice. In some cases, additional costs for client requests are needed up front for supplies, this will be included on the first invoice or on an additional second invoice. Late payment fees of 0.5% per week will incur. When hiring a private chef, fees will apply for all travel costs including flights, accommodation and all food costs as well as the hiring service which will be added to the invoices (receipts provided on request). A 10% discretionary gratuity is added to the final invoice of labor costs. If the client pays gratuity in cash on the day, Luxury Private Chef will remove this from the invoice. There are daily, weekly & monthly rates depending on the service required
When acting as an agent and placing a contractor for the position, a non-refundable booking fee of £50 is charged to the client. The deposit for the contractor as stated above will be sent immediately to them, once funds have cleared from the client to Luxury Private Chef. Following completion of the work, the contractor must send Luxury Private Chef a final invoice for the client with their payment terms. Once funds for the final invoice from the client to Luxury Private Chef have cleared, the contractor will receive payment for the work within 3 working days, minus a 5% commission and handling fee of their labor cost. If the client did not pay Luxury Private Chef, we must receive in writing an explanation from the client why or legal action will be taken to resolve payment. The contractor will receive payment once the dispute has been finalised by Luxury Private Chef. If the contractor cancels then the deposit must be paid back in full within 24hrs.
When acting as an agent for placing candidates for temporary or long term positions, if contracts are agreed between client and candidate, fees to Luxury Private Chef must be paid within 48hrs once the invoice has been produced. If the candidate is unsuccessful within 21 days’ work, either you have the option for me to find you a replacement or the placement fees will be refunded minus the booking fee. After 21 days, we are not liable for any refund. In some cases, if a serious issue has occurred please send us in writing your dispute and we will review your matter to see if we can assist. When placing candidates, Luxury Private Chef are not liable for any damage, loss or cost expense resulted from the candidate towards the client.
For temporary and full time placement bookings, clients are to pay the candidate directly.
Additional charges apply for temporary/long term placement bookings to the client;
2-21 days’ day rate of contractor/candidate plus booking fee.
21+ days 5% of the contractor/candidate accumulated gross salary for that term plus booking fee.
Full time placements anything 6 months or over 10% of 1 months’ salary plus booking fee.
Payments are preferably made via BACS, details will be on the invoice. We can also take card payments on request with a surcharge of 2.5%.
Client Cancellation Fees:
In the event of a cancellation, the following charges will apply:
Up to 7 days before - deposit, plus supplies, ingredients or travel costs that have already been purchased for the occasion that are non-refundable from suppliers. (receipts can be provided on request).
7 - 30 days - deposit or if cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances an option to re-arrange your booking will be offered.
Full refund prior 30 days.
Booking fees are non-refundable. If bookings are made last minute a new agreement for payments and fees will be made in writing.
Usual details of work:
Services primarily are of private chef hire, cooking in a private location of the client’s requirements. Other duties involved are as followed: provisioning, transporting of foods, due-diligence, serving, cleaning, client interaction and to ensure hygiene, health and safety working practices are met.
We try to use local suppliers where possible for the best produce as well as specialist suppliers and local supermarkets.
Areas of preparation will be carried out at the location as well as the contractor’s home and provisioning will usually be locally. If the client is asking to carry out such duties outside of the written contract, a new agreement must be made.
When placing candidates, we ensure that we find the best possible person for the position, we conduct interviews and ask for background information. Although we make every effort to verify the candidate we recommend that you conduct your own investigations.
The contractor will be using some of the locations tools and equipment as well as their own to carry out the work. We will be using all the client’s plates, cutlery and glasses unless over wise stated, if the client requires such items, additional charges will apply for hiring equipment fees. The client must provide safe and appropriate working conditions. The contractor must respect the client’s property, privacy and is responsible for any damage caused in the location or equipment within their control. For your health and safety, Luxury Private Chef holds a personal liability insurance certificate. It is advised for the client to request contractor’s personal liability insurance documents before the occasion and it is at the client’s risk if the contractor does not hold one. The contractor must provide their own uniform, knives and is responsible for their own hygiene, health and safety.
Booking can be made directing through us or our affiliated partner 'Sierra Retreats'.
Only once all parties have signed the contract it is then binding.
In the unlikely event that Luxury Private Chef for any reason needs to cancel your booking you will be offered a full refund on the service and discounted on your next booking. The contractor must pay in full the deposit back and provide reasons for cancelling in writing.
The contractor agrees by signing the contract to be honest and inform Luxury Private Chef if the client tries to work directly with them. The contractor must agree not to go directly to the client for work within 12 months of the date stated by Luxury Private Chef on the contract. As with the client, by signing the contract they agree not to go directly to the contractor without contacting Luxury Private Chef in advance.
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We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our services or our website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Luxury Private Chef is a sole trader registered with HMRC by Joshua Todd. Any personal information provided to or gathered by us is controlled at our registered address 2 Old Broughton Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8BX
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Contact information including your name, address, phone number(s) and email.
Demographic information such as preferences, interests, age and family information.
Information relating to your booking such as feedback questionnaires, reviews, image or video uploads, enquiries and marketing requests.
Information relating to quoting and booking including information relating to family and friends such as names, emergency contacts, any allergies or dietary restrictions (which may disclose your religious beliefs) country of residence and nationality.\
We do not store financially sensitive information such as credit card numbers, bank details or security numbers.
Information automatically received by us when you use the website, access our marketing information or contact us by email or phone including such as browsing and search history. We may also use industry standard software tools such as Google Analytics to measure and collect session information, time visiting specific pages, page interaction and repeat visits.
The domain and IP address that your computer uses to connect to the internet; your computer, browser, operating system, internet connection, referral information, search terms and other standard information collected by default by tools such as Google Analytics.
Telephone information including phone numbers, call duration and call recordings that we use for training and quality control.
Third party information about you from other sources which we may add to our account information.
We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information to provide you with a better service for the following purposes:
To provide and operate our Services.
Internal record keeping, auditing and regulation purposes.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
We may use the information for marketing purposes to display adverts on our or other websites based upon your prior visits to our website, preferences and contact with us.
We may use your information to contact you for market research purposes.
We may use the information to personalise and customise the content of our website according to your interests.
To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support.
To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalised service-related notices and promotional messages.
To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we may use to provide and improve our respective services.
To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
We may contact you to notify you to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.
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In order to your booking request, we may need to disclose some of your information to our partners including: serving staff and if deliveries for provisions need to be sent to your address.
We only pass on information that is required in order to fulfil the booking or enquiry, such as name and address to delivery companies.
Throughout our website and social media we emphasise Michelin standard, while we say we aim to produce to this standard we are not Michelin starred or rated from the company.
In order to maintain and understand our data as accurately as possible to give you the best possible guest experience, we may occasionally use the services of external specialist companies for data cleaning and data analysis. Data is protected by a non-disclosure agreement and data is not stored after any work has been completed.
Please be aware that due to the nature of our business and of the internet, information and data you provide may be transferred outside the country where it is submitted to us. If you are submitting information or data from a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) it is possible that it may be transferred outside the EEA, where data privacy regulations may differ from within the EEA.
We will not sell your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.
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You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal data held by us by contacting the data protection officer. We aim to respond to any such requests within 30 days.
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