Catering Policies

Catering Policies

All prices are subject to a 22% service charge and current California sales tax.

A $150.00 bartender fee, per bartender, will apply. A $150.00 carver fee will apply per attendant.

Menu selections are due no later than 14 working days prior to the event. A final guarantee is due 7 working days prior to the event. Guarantees are not subject to reduction.

A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the balance is due with the return of the signed Food Service Addendum. An additional 25% of the balance is due six months in advance of the event. The estimated final balance is due 10 working days prior to the event. The following forms of payment are accepted more than 10 working days in advance of an event: company check, cashier's check, official bank check, money order, bank wire transfer, or Master Card/Visa/American Express credit cards. Less than 10 working days prior to Day 1 of the event, no personal or company check is accepted.

Should a food and beverage event be canceled less than 60 days prior to the scheduled date, 50% of the estimated revenue, based on menu and event arrangements, is due to the South San Francisco Conference Center.

All food and beverage items consumed at the South San Francisco Conference Center will be prepared and served exclusively by the Catering Department. Food and beverage items may not be brought into or taken from the premises. Please note that if outside food and/or beverage is brought in the conference center without written approval then the Conference Center Authority can put an abrupt end to the event due to a breach of contract on our catering policy.