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MENU & WINE SELECTION
As part of Fairmont’s commitment to environmental stewardship, our menus contain locally sourced, organic or sustainable items wherever possible. Fairmont is further committed to your health & well-being by preparing all cuisine without artificial trans-fat.
Menu & wine selections must be arranged at least thirty (30) days prior to your function date. Late orders may be subject to surcharges.
All food & beverage served within the hotel must be provided by The Fairmont Empress with the exception of wedding cakes (service fees may apply). In accordance with Health & Safety Regulations The Fairmont Empress also prohibits guests from removing any food & beverage products after a function.
In the event that any of the guests in your group has food allergies, you shall inform us of the names of such persons & the nature of their allergies, in order that we can take the necessary precautions when preparing their food. We undertake to provide on request, full information on the ingredients of any items served to your group. Should you not provide the names of the guests & the nature of their food allergies, you shall indemnify & hold us forever harmless from, & against, any & all liability or claim of liability for any personal injury that does not occur as a direction result of our negligence or the negligence of any of our representatives. In the event of such negligence by us, or any of our representatives, we shall be responsible for all expenses reasonably incurred in the defence of such liability or claim of liability.
The Fairmont Empress requires an approximate number of guests attending your event fourteen (14) days prior. A final guaranteed number of confirmed attendees is required three (3) business days prior. The confirmed guarantee may be increased up to 24 hours prior to the event upon approval of the Chef.
For meal functions under 300 guests the hotel will prepare & set 5% above the guaranteed number of guests.
For meal functions over 300 guests the hotel will prepare & set 3% above the guaranteed number of guests.
You will be charged the guarantee or actual number of guests served, whichever is greater. The percentage of over-set meals will be a vegetarian alternative meal. If the number of requests for vegetarian meals exceeds this number you will be charged for the number of extra vegetarian meals served. Additionally, in the event the actual number of meals prepared is greater than the pre-determined over-set a surcharge of $5 additional meal produced will apply.
For events that require on-going ticket sales on site a final guarantee of guests will be confirmed 24 hours prior. Ticket sales should cease at this time.
Vegan: V | Vegetarian: VG | Nut Free: NF | Gluten Free: GF | Dairy Free: DF | Contains Dairy: D
Vegetarian (VEG) | Vegan (V) | Gluten-Free (GF) | Dairy-Free (DF) | Nut-Free (NF) | Contains Nuts (N) | Contains Dairy (D) | Kosher (K) | Halal (H)
PRE-SELECTED CHOICE ENTRÉES
Our Crown Service is available for dinners of up to 200 guests. A menu selection offering a choice of two entrées will be presented to guests in advance of the event date. The number of each entrée must be confirmed to your Conference Services & Catering Manager three (3) business days prior to the event.
À LA CARTE ENTRÉES
The Fairmont Empress is pleased to offer Regal Service for dinner events of up to 120 guests. Your choice of a four-course dinner menu offering guests a choice of two entrées. Menus will be printed for your guests & service staff will take guests’ orders prior to the service of the first course.