Catering Insurance

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A comprehensive event insurance policy for Event Organisers, Event Caterers and Hot Food Suppliers attending events in the UK.

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Catering insurance

From food-tasting events to cookery school classes, food-related events are a great way to bring the public together to enjoy a range of glorious cuisines. Even if your event isn’t centred around food, it’s always important to cater for your attendees’ needs. But catering doesn’t come without risks. From accidentally burning a customer’s hand with hot water to an employee damaging the venue by mistake, you need to be prepared for anything to happen.

Whether you’re looking for pop-up restaurant insurance or you want to insure a food festival you’re organising, our catering insurance can protect you for third-party claims made against you.

Your demands and needs

This policy meets the demands and needs of those who are either looking to insure their participation at an event as a caterer or hot food supplier or those who are organising an event which offers catering services. We offer catering insurance for both single and multiple events.

Please ensure that you take the time to carefully read through all of the documents issued to you and fully understand what you will be covered for under your chosen policy.

Why choose us for catering insurance?

Here at Event Insurance Services, we strive to provide our customers with the very best service and offer insurance policies that will offer them financial protection when they need it most. Here are just some reasons why you should consider taking out catering insurance with us:

We’re industry experts

We established our business in 1996 and have been providing our valued customers with reliable insurance policies that they can depend on ever since.

We’re reliable

We see 90% of our customers return to us to provide the financial cover they need for their events. 

We offer excellent claims handling

We endeavour to offer the best customer service. Our claims department team handles all claims efficiently and sympathetically.

It’s simple to get insurance

We make purchasing the right insurance policy for you simple and our team is always on hand to support you and offer you their advice. Simply head to our ‘get a quote’ page to get started.

What does our catering insurance cover?

We offer several types of catering insurance policies, our key cover options are:

  • Public liability insurance - this covers the policyholder for bodily injury to a member of the public or third-party property due to your negligence. This can apply to when you’re setting up your event/catering stall and during the event. 

  • Employers liability insurance - this covers the policyholder for their liability to pay for claimants costs and expenses which arise due to injury to someone you have employed at the event (including paid or unpaid staff). The employee must have been under your control and supervision at the time of the incident.

  • Cancellation insurance -  this covers the policyholder for irrecoverable costs due to event cancellation, postponement or abandonment. We will look to offer this on an event by event basis.

  • Event equipment insurance - this covers the policyholder for accidental damage, loss or theft of their stock, stall or additional equipment they’re legally responsible for during the event. Please note that for stock claims, we only cover the wholesale cost of the items. 

You can find more details on what is covered by our catering insurance here. 

Catering insurance FAQs

What is catering insurance?

Catering insurance is a type of insurance policy which is designed to cover caterers attending events or organisers of events which offer catering services. Policyholders can get financial protection for public liability, employers liability, event equipment insurance and event cancellation insurance.

How much does catering insurance cost?

We offer both single and multiple event insurance. Our single catering event insurance starts from just £69 (covering 4 consecutive days) and our multiple catering event insurance starts from as little as £182 (covering up to 15 or up to 45 events). The cost of catering insurance will depend on a number of factors, such as the level of cover you require, the number of days you would like to cover for and how many people are attending the event you’re catering for.

What insurance do I need for catering?

You may not be legally obligated to have catering insurance but the types of insurance covers you should consider investing in are public liability, employers liability, event cancellation and event equipment cover. 

Here at Event Insurance services, we offer all of the above types of cover for catering events. Find out more about these types of covers and what’s included here

Who is this catering insurance policy suitable for?

Our catering insurance policy is suitable for event organisers and caterers who are attending events. So, whether you’re organising an event (such as a food-tasting event, cookery school or another large function) or you’re catering at an event (whether you have a food stall or a similar pop-up restaurant), we can provide you with the cover you need. If you’re not sure whether this policy is right for you or if you have any other questions regarding catering insurance, please do not hesitate to contact us

Do I need catering insurance?

Whilst catering insurance may not be a legal requirement, it has a lot of benefits, including:

  • It gives you financial protection should there be an accident. Anything can happen during an event and third-party claims can be costly. 

  • You’ll have the peace-of-mind you need during the event that should something go wrong, you’ll be covered. This allows you to focus on the event and quality of the catering service.

  • You can get financial cover for event postponement, cancellation and abandonment.

When it comes to catering, there are many risks involved (especially if you’re handling hot foods and equipment). For instance, if a member of the public attending the event suffers food poisoning and makes a claim against you, you don’t want to end up out-of pocket. Our catering insurance covers you for liability for such claims.

If you have any more questions regarding our single or multiple event policies for catered events, please get in touch and a member of our friendly team will be happy to assist you.

Our catering insurance is available from just £69 for single events and £182 for multiple events. Get catering insurance online today!

Catering insurance cover options

  • Public liability
  • Equipment cover
  • Employers liability 
  • Cancellation, abandonment and postponement