Business Insurance for Caterers

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As a caterer, you’re always on the move. That means increased risk for your business property – plus your catering vehicle needs protection, too. With the right policies, you’ll gain protection against incidents anywhere you go.
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What types of business insurance do caterers need?

These policies provide coverage for the most common risks of catering.

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Business owner’s policy

This policy bundles property insurance and general liability insurance under one plan. It’s a popular policy for caterers, and often one of the most economical options.

  • Customer injuries
  • Damaged business property
  • Business interruption incidents
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Most states require workers' comp for catering businesses that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.

  • Employee medical expenses
  • Missed wages
  • Legal costs
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General liability insurance

This policy covers common catering risks, including customer injuries, customer property damage, and advertising injuries. It’s required for most commercial leases.

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Damaged customer property
  • Libel or slander lawsuits
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Commercial auto insurance

This policy helps pay for legal expenses and property damage when a catering vehicle gets in an accident. It also covers vehicle theft and repairs due to weather or vandalism.

  • Physical damage and collision coverage
  • Injuries caused to another person
  • Repairs due to vandalism or weather
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Liquor liability insurance

This policy covers the cost of property damage and bodily injury caused by an intoxicated patron who was served by your catering company.

  • Injuries caused by intoxicated patrons
  • Property damage caused by intoxicated patrons
  • Legal fees for liquor liability lawsuits
Looking for different coverage? See more policies.

Why do caterers need insurance?

Catering is a tricky balance of providing delicious dishes at venues that sometimes have limited facilities. As such, you’re used to planning for the unexpected. Business insurance fulfills that same goal by guarding against lawsuits from customer and employee injuries, food spoilage, damaged equipment, and other incidents.

How much does business insurance cost for caterers?

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Several factors will have an impact on insurance costs, including:

  • Catering equipment and property
  • Catering services offered
  • Revenue
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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