Terms & Conditions

  • General Terms and Conditions

    THESE ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS FOR BLIND TIGER LTD t/a APERITIF (“the supplier” “Apéritif”).

    By purchasing service from the supplier, as the client you agree to these terms of sale. These terms do not replace or affect your statutory rights.

    1. BOOKING

    1.1 QUOTATIONS

    All quotations (verbal or written) will be valid for ten days from the date of enquiry. Apéritif cannot guarantee that the date will be available after these ten days. To confirm and hold a booking, the client must provide a non-refundable deposit either by cheque or by electronic transfer to the value specified in an invoice. All monies will be requested by Apéritif by way of electronic invoice.

    1.2 CANCELLATIONS

    In the event of a cancellation, Apéritif require notice in writing 7 days before the date of the event. Failure to do so will result in full payment being charged. Booking deposits are not transferable or refundable unless otherwise agreed prior to booking and stated in writing.

    2. LEGAL

    2.1 LICENSING

    Licensed services are provided under liquor licence by James Le Gallez, who is authorised to sell alcohol under the Liquor Licensing (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2006.

    2.2 REFUSAL OF SERVICE

    Any guests that are, under Guernsey law, not allowed to consume alcohol will be refused service. This includes and is not limited to the following:

    • Under the age of 18
    • Attempting to supply alcohol to individuals under the age of 18
    • Intoxicated by alcohol or illegal substance

    2.3 INSURANCE

    The supplier has sufficient public liability insurance for operating as an outside caterer.

    Public Liability: £1,000,000

    If Apéritif is hired as a sub-contractor for a licensed premises, the client agrees to provide sufficient employer’s liability insurance to cover individuals working for or on behalf of Apéritif.

    3. PAYMENT & CHARGES

    3.1 RATES

    Rates and invoices are subject to change without notice dependent on client’s requirements, additional hours and stock. Additional hours requested by the client by negotiation with the head bartender at the time of the event will be charged at the full hourly rate.

    3.2 LATE PAYMENTS

    Under no circumstances will late payments be accepted. If the client is unable to settle any invoices requested prior to an event, service(s) will not be carried out and a refund will not be provided.

    Any payments required after services provided are subject to a 10% charge per calendar month overdue.

    3.3 GLASSWARE & EQUIPMENT

    Any glassware and equipment provided by Apéritif is on hire to the client. The client assumes full responsibility of said equipment and any breakages or losses not caused by Apéritif will be charged for and payable within 15 days of being notified. This will be charged at full retail price to replace or repair, proof of which can be provided if required.

    3.4. WAIVERS

    Apéritif may waive standard charges if a minimum bar spend is met, however this is at the supplier’s discretion and will be made known at the time of booking. Should any charges be waived, the following requirements will need to be met:

    • A minimum 3 hours of uninterrupted service
    • Guests may not bring their own alcoholic beverages
    • Another supplier of alcoholic beverages may not be present
    • Apéritif may not be requested to serve alcoholic beverages from another supplier
    • The client does not request the bar or equipment to be moved after being installed
    • The client must provide a 3-hour window prior to serving for set up and a 1.5-hour window after serving to remove equipment

    Failing to meet these requirements will result in a labour charge being levied, the value of which will depend on the severity of the issue.

    4. ADDITIONAL

    Apéritif does not accept any responsibility for the overall success of an event.

    The above conditions are subject to change at the discretion of Apéritif in part or in whole for one or more of its clients where Apéritif has grounds deemed necessary.

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  • Cocktail Masterclasses and Gin Tastings

    THESE ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF COCKTAIL MASTERCLASSES AND GIN TASTINGS FOR BLIND TIGER LTD t/a APERITIF (“the supplier” “Apéritif”).
    For the avoidance of doubt, these terms & conditions for cocktail masterclasses & gin tastings are in addition to our general terms and conditions.

    Attendance

    As part of a booking enquiry, you will be required to confirm number of attendees for your class or tasting. Whilst we appreciate attendance figures may change, you must confirm by email your final attendance figure no later than 48 hours prior to your class starting. After this point, should your attendance figure be lower than previously informed, these individuals will be counted as no-shows and you will be charged £15 per person for these. If the attendance figure is higher, we cannot guarantee we will be able to cater for extra individuals, please contact us in advance to confirm.

    Timing

    Classes and tastings cannot start any later than 20.30, should your class or tasting already be booked and you require to move your class to a later time that is after 20.30, a £50 fee will apply.
    Your class or tasting will last a period of no longer than two hours (unless notified otherwise), should your class or tasting pass this time period due to late arrivals of guests or other activity that is no fault of Apéritif, a charge of £20 per half hour will apply.
    Please be advised that once your class or tasting is confirmed, we cannot guarantee we will be able to host your class should you need to move the start time, due to other bookings/availability. If we cannot accommodate your start time and you forfeit your class, please be advised that you will lose your deposit. Moving your class or tasting to another date will result in a loss of your deposit under all circumstances.

    Venue Hire

    We regularly use The Refectory at Elizabeth College as a venue for classes, which you are welcome to hire, subject to availability.
    If hiring this venue, you accept liability for any damages or harm to individuals whilst your class or tasting is taking place.
    The standard fee for hiring this venue is £100, should your class or tasting total bill exceed £500 (not including venue hire) then a 50% discount will apply to the venue hire fee, should your class or tasting total bill exceed £750 (not including venue hire) then the venue hire fee will be waived.
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