(Closed) Catering Issues after Wedding…. Please help!

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Member
1307 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

IMO, the Filipino caterer did not fulfill his part of the contract so you should be refunded your money. Whether you take him to court or not is up to you. I don’t know how much your down payment was, but it may cost MORE to go to court than to just leave it at a loss.

If he is insisting you pay the balance, I would get a statement from your main caterer saying the food was not up to the correct temp, and that it is not your fault the food was not served. Make copies, send one to Filipino caterer, and explain you will not pay. If he threatens to sue you, you might be better off contacting a lawyer.

Post # 4
Member
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

First of all their behavior is outrageous. I think since you didn’t pay they have to take you to court and you should defend yourself. Ask the owner and the other food company to send you emails with the issues so you have it on file.

Email them back and tell them you will not paid the balence owned since it’s on it. Make it clear that the discussion is over and if they want to take to court then they can, so they can stop contacting you.

I’m guesing they would take you to small claims either way I pretty sure you don’t need a lawyer. There habits are horrible and juging by the fact that they asked you to pick up the food day after wedding, says a lot about their sanation and health habits. If they take you to court I don’t think they will win as they don’t have leg to stand on.

Post # 5
Member
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Agree with the othes, gather signed statements from your venue (all parties that spoke with, tested the food, etc.) and send them to the caterer & flat out tell them that they have two chocies: to stop contacting you, or take you to small claims court. 

On the other hand, I think they owe you the deposit back because they did not fullfill the contract to deliver safe and well prepared food. I am one for justice, and would take them to small claims court demanding my deposit back. 

Post # 6
Member
11284 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i agree with pp.  get all of the statements from everyone involved from the venue caterer claiming how the food was not to health code for service.  save all of the emails from this other caterer wanting you to pick up the food days later.

i also think that they owe you your deposit back.  was it a large deposit that you put down?

Post # 7
Member
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Get all your info and if your ok with possibly loosing the deposit let them make the next move of droping it or go to court in which you can then just counter for your deposit money. We were threatened by a lawsuit this fall to the point we went to the police because we were woried for our safety but the guy just dropped it.

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