The Membertou Trade & Convention Centre offers catering services for any occasion whether it is a small party for 20 to a 600 person gala event. We are committed to making your event a success. From freshly brewed coffee & tea to an elegant five course meal the MTCC catering staff has the expertise to deliver.
General Catering Information
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre Catering provides complete catering services for all your catering needs. The following pages offer menu suggestions to satisfy any event, from the smallest of meetings and informal gatherings, to full service banquets. Our professional team will provide quality service from the first contact. We will assist with experienced advice and continue through each stage of your event until we present to you a truly “memorable” event.
Please provide us with as much notice as possible. We suggest a minimum of one month to book a banquet and for smaller functions, we appreciate bookings 2 week in advance. Late orders will be accommodated as close to the requested time as possible. Advance orders will receive priority. MTCC is pleased to offer alternate meals for those guests with special dietary requirements. Requests must be made 72 hours in advance. Any additional meals ordered the night of an event is an additional charge.
Menu Selections and Pricing
The Membertou Trade and Convention Centre’s experienced staff will assist you in creating your own menu should the attached selections not suit your particular needs. Your menu choices are required at least four weeks prior to your function.
Confirmation and guaranteed number of persons are required by noon, seventy two (72) hours or three (3) business days prior to the function date, excluding weekends and Holidays. When no guarantee is given, the estimated number of people at the time of booking is taken as a guarantee for billing. The MTCC will provide seating for 5% over the guaranteed number.
Taxes and Gratuities
Please note that all events will be subject to 15% tax and 15% gratuity. All liquor prices include tax. Please know that any gratuities will be given directly to the staff that serviced your function.
Please know that these well-chosen menus are just a few popular suggestions and if you wish, we can design a menu specifically for your event and budget.
Deposits and Payment Schedule
Unless you have made previous billing arrangements, a deposit of 50% of the total amount of your event will be required 14 business days prior. The balance is due on the day of your function or before. The client is responsible for any damages or loss of any equipment left in the facilities prior to, during, or following a catered service. All cheques may be made payable to the Membertou Trade and Convention Center or you may pay by certified cheque, credit card or cash. Credit card number is to be left on file for outstanding balance.
Banquet Menu Functions and Cancellations
Menu prices shall be confirmed 6 months prior to the function. If the group reduces but does not cancel its confirmed banquet meal function, the group agrees to pay the MTCC, as liquidation damages, and not as penalty, an amount based on the following provisions: 1) The group may reduce the confirmed banquet attendance by 10% without charge within 4 business days. 2) If confirmed banquet attendance reduces more than 10% within 4 business days prior to the event, a charge equal to the estimated meal function, based on the original attendance, will be applied.
Dietary Constraints and Food Allergies
The Membertou Trade and Convention Centre is pleased to offer alternate meals for those with special dietary constraints. Special requests must be made within 72 hours prior to your event. If any of the guests in your group have food allergies, you shall inform us of the names of such persons and the nature of their allergies, in order that we can take the necessary precautions when preparing their food.
MTCC does not permit any outside beverages to be brought into our facility. Bar services and entertainment will stop at 1:00 a.m. Membertou Trade and Convention Centre Catering Services do not support the “Bring Your Own Wine” program unveiled in Nova Scotia. If less than $300.00 worth of liquor is consumed per bar, the cost of the bar and labor will be charged, totaling $120.00.