food by Lyndsey policies and frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
Q: "Do you have a price list for catering?"
A: Each menu is created especially for you and custom-tailored to suit your event theme and your food likes. Menus start at $14 per person. That includes high-quality plastic plates, clear plastic silverware, and napkins. Delivery is free, no tax is added, and gratuity welcomed, but an automatic addition.
Q: “Do you need a deposit?”
A: Yes. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit needed to hold the date (taken off of final bill). A custom menu will be created upon receipt of deposit.
Q: “What kinds of catering menus do you have?”
A: All of my menus are customized to suit your theme and preferences. I tend to lean towards three styles of menus:
a) All hors d'oeuvres.
b) Buffet: Appetizer, Salad or Soup, Entrée, and Side Dishes.
c) “Build-Your-Own” Stations (Pasta Bar, Hot Cocoa Bar, Build-Your-Own: Wraps, Sliders, Sandwiches, Tacos, Sliders, etc. Chili Bar, Burgers, Hot Dogs, etc.)
Q: "What is your maximum headcount?"
A: I prefer to stay below parties of 50 people. Depending on the menu and type of event, this can be adjusted.
Q: “Do you provide 'paper products'?”
A: High-quality clear plastic plates, disposable silverware, and napkins are provided. Cups and beverages are to be provided by the host/hostess.
Q: “When do you need a final head count?”
A: One week before your event, I’ll need a final minimum headcount. Additional portions can be added up to 72 hours before the party, but the minimum count is final one week prior.
Q: "What are personal chef events?"
A: Personal chef events are for couples and groups up to 10 people. I provide a 5-course menu with options in each course to choose from. I then prepare those courses in your home. I arrive with all of the equipment and supplies needed for the meal. I cook, I serve, I clean-up. Perfect for Anniversaries and small cocktail parties! Personal Chef events start at $125 per couple.
- We eat with our eyes first...presentation is important and something that I hope to wow you with!
- I use high-quality ingredients and pride myself in cooking everything from scratch. You will never get a pre-packaged re-heated product from a bulk superstore.
- I tend to use big flavors and love keeping up with the latest food trends.
-I aim to please. If you have any special requests – please let me know. I want your event to be just as special as you do.
Q: “How much is delivery?”
A: Delivery and set-up are free. I pick-up the clean platters after the party, at an agreed upon time.
Q: “Is gratuity automatically added?”
A: No. Gratuity is very much welcomed.
Q: “What forms of payment do you accept?”
A: Cash, Check, PayPal or Credit Cards are accepted. (3% fee for PayPal & credit cards)
Q: “Who do I make the check payable to?”
A: Lyndsey Phillis
139 Woodland Drive
Pleasant Hills, PA 15236
Q: "Do you provide tables and tablecloths."
A: No. Tables, tablecloths and all other decorations are to be provided by the host/hostess.
Q: "Is there a cancellation policy?"
- 8+ days prior to event 50% of the total will be owed.
- 5-7 days prior to event 75% of the total will be owed.
- 0-4 days prior to event 100% of the catered food is due.
- 1 to 2 days prior to event, the client may reschedule their events. However, payment for perishable items cost is due.
- $50 deposit is non-refundable.