means the services set out in paragraph 3, which will be provided to the User of this service with eho chef acting as the intermediary between the Chef and the User.
"Chef" means the provider to the "User" of cooking services, and who is licensed to carry out the cooking services in accordance with the Cooking Regulations set out below.
"Cooking Services" means the services set out in paragraph 4, which will be provided to the user of these services through the Chef.
"eho chef" shall mean eho Limited, a private limited liability company incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 9965360, whose registered office is at Unit 3 Hyde Estate Road, London, NW9 6JX
"Website" shall mean www.ehochef.com.
As set out below, eho chef accepts bookings made by the User through the Website ("Bookings").
eho chef accepts Bookings as an intermediary for the Chef. Such acceptance forms a contract between the User and the Chef (the "Cooking Contract") for the provision of Cooking Services to User by Chef. eho chef does not itself provide Cooking Services, and is not a Chef and is not part of the Cooking Contract.
The Booking Services enables Users of eho chef websites to pre-book and schedule catering and cooking services with Chefs. Unless otherwise agreed by eho chef in a separate written agreement with the User, the Booking Services are made available solely for the User personally and only for non-commercial use.
The User acknowledge that eho chef does not provide catering and cooking services or functions as a chef and such catering and cooking services are provided by the Chef or third party providers who are not employed by eho chef or any of its affiliates.
As eho chef acts as an intermediary between the User and the Chef, direct deals, agreements and arrangements made between the User and the Chef are not allowed. Therefore, only Bookings made through the Website are subject to these terms and conditions. In such cases where the User and Chef made direct deals, agreements and arrangements, those direct deals, agreements and arrangements are certainly not covered by the insurance set out in paragraph 6 and eho chef is not responsible nor liable for any other damages such direct deal, agreements and arrangements may cause.
eho chef provides certain services through the Website (the "Booking Services"). These include:
Below are conditions also attached to the Cooking Services:
Upon the acceptance of Cooking Services confirmed through the use of Booking Services stated above, Chefs provide certain services to the User. ("Cooking Services"). These include:
The conditions below are also attached to the Cooking Services:
The use of the website is provided by eho chef to the User free of charge.
The payment, consisting of the total price plus £8 admin fee, by the User is required in order to secure the Cooking Contract between the User and the Chef.
In addition to the booking price, £8 will be charged as an administration fee and will be taken when the Cooking Contract is secured through the website. If eho chef decides to change such a fee, it will inform the User accordingly and allow the User to choose to continue or terminate the access to the Booking Services through the website in User options.
The rates that apply for the Cooking Services provided by the Chef to the User and any other detailed information about Cooking Services can be found on the website. These may be modified or updated by Chefs from time to time. It is the User's responsibility to remain informed about the current rates for the cooking services provided to the User by each Chef.
Users will be able to request any amendment to the booking details, including the date, the time and the number of guests and this must be approved by the Chef. However, the guest can only make changes to the date up to 120 hours before the booking date.
In the event of a cancellation, a full refund will be made if it is more than 120 hours before the event. If the cancellation is 48 to 120 hours before the event, 50% of the total price will be refunded. The full price will be charged for a cancellation made under 48 hours before the event.
In cases of dissatisfaction with the Cooking Services provided to you by a Chef booked through the website, and subject to review and assessment of reasonability, eho chef will make a full refund to the User.
eho chef takes 18% (incl. VAT) of the Cooking Services fee as payment for the Booking Services provided to the Chef and for acting as an intermediary between the Chef and the User as set out in paragraph 2.
Upon completion of delivering a Cooking Service and of such a notification being made by the Chef to eho chef, the payment less the above service charge, will be paid to the Chef by the agreed method as soon as possible. Payment can only be made into a UK bank account and identification may be requested (passport/driving licence).
The transfer of these funds into the Chef's bank account can take up to seven working days.
Payment processing services for Chefs on Website are provided by Stripe and are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the "Stripe Services Agreement"). By agreeing to these terms or continuing to operate as a Chef on Website, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition of Website enabling payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide Website accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize Website to share it and transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe.
In the event of a cancellation, 30% of the total price will be paid to the Chef if the cancellation is 48 to 120 hours before the event and the full commission (82% of the total price) will be paid if the cancellation is made under 48 hours before the event.
All booked Cooking Services made through the website are covered by Product Liability and Public Liability insurance set by eho chef for maximum coverage of £5,000,000 with an excess of £500. Any undeclared change in circumstances, such as a change in the number of guests, a change of date, or a change in any details to any other Cooking Services agreed under the Cooking Contract may result in invalidating the insurance.
In the event of a Chef not arriving after a Cooking Contract is made, eho chef will endeavour to find alternative chef/chefs. Failing that, eho chef shall refund the full Cooking Service cost to the User.
eho chef will have an orientation session, health and safety, food and hygiene classes for Chefs from time to time. Attendance will be free of charge.
Under no circumstances will eho chef engage in an employment contract with a Chef. Chefs may not act or behave as if employed by eho chef.
Eho chef may offer discounts which will be provided either as a percentage or a specific sum of money. Conditions may be applied to discounts and are at the sole discretion of eho chef. These can be, but are not limited to, the following: expiry dates, repeat/single usage, minimum spend requirement, tithed to specific users. Discount codes have no cash value, cannot be refunded and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
Gift vouchers with a unique code can be purchased online in denominations of £50 to be used by a single registered User. If the booking exceeds the value of the Gift Voucher, the balance should be paid on confirmation by card. If the booking is less than the value of the Gift Voucher, the balance will be held on the User's account for a future transaction. There is no expiry date. Gift vouchers have no cash value and cannot be refunded. An administration fee of £8 will be charged to the User by card for each booking (this may NOT be paid from the Gift Voucher value).
In order to use eho chef Booking Services, the User must register and maintain an active user account ("Account"). The User must be of legal age to use the Booking Services. The registration requires Users to submit certain personal information, such as the User's first name, email address and password to eho chef. In order to complete Cooking Bookings, Users will be required to provide more information, such as venue details, contact numbers and payment details. The User must agree to maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date information in the User Account. Failure to maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date account information, including having an invalid or expired payment method on file, may result in the User being unable to access and use the Booking Services. In such a case, eho chef is entitled to terminate its agreement with the User. Users are responsible for all activity that occurs under the User Account, and Users agree to maintain the security and secrecy of a User Account username and password at all times. Unless otherwise permitted by eho chef in writing, a User may only possess one account.
The services and all rights therein are and shall remain eho chef's property. These terms do not grant any rights to the User to use or refer to eho chef's company names, logos, product and service names, trademarks or service marks in any manner.
To the extent that the law applies, eho chef will not be liable to the User or to the Chef in respect of any acts or omissions of eho chef's employees. Whether such liability arises in any form of content (breach of statutory duty, negligence and misrepresentation), these terms and conditions will limit or exclude eho chef's liability to the User and to the Chef for injury or death caused directly by eho chef's negligence.
Users must agree to indemnify and hold harmless from any and all claims, demands, losses, liabilities, and expenses arising out of or in connection with: (i) use of the services; (ii) breach or violation of any of these terms.
We are registered for VAT and responsible only for our share of the total price, which is an 18% commission plus £8 admin fee. As a Chef, you are responsible for your own VAT affairs for the earnings you make from eho chef.
The Booking Services and the Booking Service Terms set out above are to be governed by, construed and take effect in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute, claim or matter of difference arising out of or relating to the Booking Services or Booking Service Terms is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
eho chef may terminate these terms or any services at any time for any reason. eho chef will provide the User and the Chef involved in such termination of services with 24 hours notification.
However, eho chef reserves the right to terminate these terms or any services without notice if (i) The User is in breach of these terms, (ii) it is impractical to give such notice under the circumstances, or (iii) in eho chef's opinion, any delay in such termination would expose eho chef or a third party to significant risk of harm or damage.
eho chef may amend the terms relating to the services from time to time. Amendments will be effective upon eho chef's posting of such updated terms. A User's continued access or use of the services after such a posting constitutes the User's consent to be bound by the terms, as amended.
The User agrees that the entire risk arising out of use of the Booking Services remain solely with the User, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law.