Deposits & Payments
All functions require a 10% deposit upon signing of contract. Le Chien Bleu accepts personal or business checks and all major credit cards for deposits and final payments. Final payment is due by the day of the event. If for any reason you need to cancel your event you will have 5 full business days before the event to do so. If not, you will be charged 25% of the total bill, not including the service charge.
Service Charge, Tax Policy & Event Pricing
Twenty percent service charge and current sales tax is added to all food and beverage charges. In order to receive an exemption from tax, a copy of the organization’s tax exempt letter must be supplied with the deposit. All prices are subject to change.
All menu selections must be made 3 weeks prior to your function. A uniform menu should be selected for your guests to ensure efficient service. When necessary, two menu entrée items may be selected, but the starter, sides and dessert must remain uniform. It is the host's responsibility to provide Le Chien Bleu with an exact count of each entrée no later than 72 hours in advance of the function, and also provide each guest with a place card indicating their individual selections. Please refer to catering menus for applicable fees. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary needs with advance notice.
Event Attendance and Guarantees
To ensure proper service, we require a minimum guarantee of attendance 72 hours or three full business days prior to your function. Your guarantee is the number of guests that we are requested to serve and is the minimum number for which you will be billed. Le Chien Bleu will guarantee a 5% maximum service over the guarantee. The original estimate of file will be considered your guarantee unless a change is received to us 48 hours prior to your function.
Because we are a small, family run catering company that is just getting started in Red Wing we do not have a catering alcohol license at this time. If the venue you choose to have your event in allows alcohol we can provide bartenders for minimum wage, plus 20% service fee. We hope to acquire one in the near future so please stayed tuned!