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07-28-2011, 12:27 PM
I'm just getting started into light catering. I have a drop off for this weekend and I want to explain safe food handling practices to the cleint as well as have them sign a waiver indicating they are responsible for the proper handling of the food after I leave. I was hoping that someone could share a copy of a waiver they use. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

07-28-2011, 01:14 PM
If ya poison a bunch of people, I think you will still be liable if you profit from the cook. Even if they sign something. Not sure though.

07-28-2011, 01:21 PM
A waiver is not a get out of jail free card, but, it sure makes slowing down the blame a lot easier. In fact, the waiver actually functions as a means of formalizing the warning and making folks think. Sadly, I don't have one for you Don. It will provide decent protection against a suit or claim and is advisable. Further, it does not need to be very technical or complex.

07-28-2011, 03:27 PM
Here's what I use:

Thank you for hiring ______________ BBQ Inc. for your event.

Your meal was served at Time/Date:

Please be aware that we take every precaution to observe safe food handling and storage techniques to provide you the freshest foods possible.

We have gladly left the foods we prepared so that your guests can help themselves to 2nds or a take-home “doggy bag”.

Health Department guide lines dictate that cold foods stored above 41’, and hot foods stored below 140’ for more than 4 hours MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.

If you so choose to refrigerate “leftovers” they must be properly cooled within the 4 hour time limit listed above.

We highly recommend that regardless of said time limits, you dispose high risk items like salads, potato salad, deviled eggs, fish products etc. in a timely manner and do not re-use after your event.

The above date/time of serving should be used as a guide line as to when that time expires.

Please be aware of these times, and that you (the client) are solely responsible for proper handling after we leave your event to go clean up for our next adventure!

Any additional foods that you, your guests or anyone else has provided (and is not listed on your contract from us) we take no responsibility for. Those items are beyond our control, and will be treated as such.

Thanks for you understanding and cooperation, we do take our clients health concerns in a serious manner.

Signed client:

Signed provider:



07-28-2011, 07:39 PM
Thanks Frank, that will really help, I appreciate it!