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Price Per Guest

All menus are customized and priced per guest.  The per guest price is for food only.  All other charges are additional.  Reduction in guest Count will be reflected in the price per guest.

Sales Tax

All items are subject to tax with the exception of cold foods, which are delivered but not served.

Service Fee

A 20% service fee is applied to all menus that are staffed.  This fee applies only to the food cost per guest.  This fee covers liability and worker’s compensation insurance for the staff at your event.  This fee is not a profit generating charge and merely covers our internal expenses.


We retain only experienced professional wait staff and kitchen staff. Staff hours begin when they leave our kitchen and end when they return to our kitchen.  There is a minimum of 5 hours per staff for staffed events only.  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Easter are billed at Double Time.

Event Coordinator        

Event Manager        


Sous Chef           

Kitchen Staff          


Premium Waitstaff         

Melissa Teaff         

Joe Vitale         

$85.00 per hour/minimum 2 hours

$45.00 per hour per staff

$45.00 per hour per staff

$35.00 per hour per staff

$30.00 per hour per staff

$35.00 per hour per staff

$30.00 per hour per staff

$65.00 per hour

$65.00 per hour


Gratuities are appreciated by our staff and will be billed into the estimate and invoice.

Delivery Fee

Delivery fees for non-staffed events vary according to address and the complexity of the delivery.


We are happy to arrange any needed rentals for your event.  A 20% rental fee is added to total rental charges.  If the client contracts their own rentals and the guest list exceed 50 persons, MTC will assess a mandatory fee to review and edit the contract.

Site Inspections

Site inspections or surveys may be needed for certain events and new locations.  One hour complimentary; exclusive of travel.  Additional time to be billed at Event Coordination rate of $85.00 per hour/minimum 2 hours.


Please call today to set up a one-hour complimentary in-house consultation at our MTC Napa Kitchen, 101 South Coombs, Suite Y4, Napa CA 94559.  Additional time to be billed at $85.00 per hour.


Tastings are available upon request, limited to one hour.  Tasting fee varies depending on menu.  This fee may be credited towards final event invoice.

Guest Counts

An estimated count is required at time of booking.  A final count is due 10 days prior to event.  This will be the amount you will be billed.  If the updated amount is not received within 10 days of the event, we will use the estimate as a guarantee.  If the actual number of guests attending your event is greater, then you will be billed the larger amount.

Menu Changes

Any menu changes, i.e. dietary restrictions or children’s needs, must be made 10 days prior to event.


A non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking to secure your event date.  This deposit will be credited towards your final invoice.  Upon finalizing the menu a 50% deposit is require.  This deposit will also be credited towards your final invoice.

Final Payment

Payment in full is due at time of the event.  Both the date deposit and the 50% deposit will be credited towards the final bill.  All charges are the responsibility of the party booking the event.  A second invoice will be mailed after the event for any incidental charges incurred.  We accept checks, cash, money order, cashier’s checks, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners and JCB.  A 2% service charge will be applied to credit card sales exceeding ten thousand dollars.

Garbage Removal

Client is responsible for removal of all trash and recyclables.  Melissa Teaff Catering can be retained to remove trash at the cost of $50.00 per bag.

Lost or Broken Items

Melissa Teaff Catering is not responsible for lost or broken items.  We retain a professional staff that takes special care not to disturb the personal property of our clients.  Items that are broken during the event due to the dynamics of the event are the responsibility of the client.


Melissa Teaff Catering is not responsible for any Subcontractor.  The declared client is liable for all lost, stolen, or damaged property of said Subcontractor.

Terms and Conditions subject to change. 1/16/06



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