Specialist Insurance for Food Vendors

As a food vendor having specialist food vendor insurance in place can cover you against unexpected incidents where a claim may be brought against you.

Our policy can provide you with Public Liability cover, which will give you protection against injury to third parties and damage to their property. You can select the right level of cover to suit your business.

Employers’ Liability can protect you and your business against claims, coming from employees and labour only subcontractors, whom you have contracted to aid your business.

You can get an instant quote and buy online in minutes. Alternatively, give our UK sales team a call on 014949 887909 to discuss your insurance needs. 

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Why choose us for food vendor insurance?

Instant Quotes & Cover

Taking out cover is so quick and easy. Just give us a few details about yourself and your stall, and we can often give you an instant price. You can then be covered in a couple of minutes.

Trusted by Thousands

We have been providing insurance to UK customers for over 25 years. Today we protect over 60,000 customers each year, and uphold an excellent customer service score based on over 3,000 customer reviews. 

Monthly Payment Options

We are one of the only online Food Vendor Insurance providers to offer monthly payment plans with 0% APR. This means you can spread the cost of your cover across 10 months.

Excellent Claims Handling​

Our specialist UK based claims handlers aim to deal with any claim you have, minor or serious, quickly, without causing disruption to your business.

What can be included in your Food Vendor Insurance policy?

Not every food vendor is going to need the same insurance protection. That’s why we make it easy for you to choose the cover you need. Here’s what we can offer on your policy:

Public Liability

Public Liability insurance will protect you against accidental injury or illness caused to a member of the public, or accidental damage to a third-party’s property. The policy will cover the costs associated with defending yourself if you are blamed, as well as handling any settlement with a third-party. 

Products Liability Insurance

This insurance extension is provided with the Public Liability cover and is designed to protect you should you receive any claims arising from any products and goods supplied by you to other parties, who may then sustain an injury or damage to their own property.

Employers' Liability

If you employ members of staff (even just one) then it is a legal requirement to have employers’ liability insurance in place. This means that if one of your employees is injured while working, and suffers financial loss as a result, your insurer will cover you (up to £10m) for compensation.

Commercial Legal Protection (Optional)

This optional benefit provides you access to a Legal Helpline and provides cover for costs and expenses, should you have any business issues relating to breaches of restrictive covenants, defence of legal rights, protecting your property, personal injury, jury service and witness expenses, statutory licence appeal, contract disputes and recovery of undisputed debts.

I was impressed how fast and efficiently my claim was handled. It was clear how to make my claim and the process was straightforward. Overall, very pleased.

Fantastic claims handling

It’s never nice having to make an insurance claim as it means something has gone whilst you’ve been selling or exhibiting. That’s why we aim to make it as quick and simple to put in your claim.

Our specialist handlers will deal with your claim in the most efficient and sympathetic manner to ensure you can continue running your stall without distractions.

How much does Food Vendor Insurance cost?

The cost of catering insurance can vary depending on several factors. For example, if you employ staff then your policy will need additional cover in Employers’ Liability, at a higher cost.

You should expect to pay somewhere in the region of £60 to £120 a year for your policy or £5 to £9 a month. Comprehensive liability cover for a small price, given how expensive a compensation claim could be.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is this policy suitable for food vans?

A. No, this policy is not suitable for food vans as we do not cover the van itself. This policy is more suitable for those selling food from a stand or table at an event.

Q. Does this policy cover event organisers?

A. No, this policy is designed to cover individual food vendors that might be at an event. It is not designed to cover the organisers of an event against claims.

If you are an event organiser, take a look at our Event Insurance product which can cover you for one-off events or multiple events throughout the year.

Q. Do you offer insurance for mobile caterers? 

A. Yes, we offer comprehensive liaiblity insurance for mobile caterers. However equipment and vehicles are not covered in this policy.

Q. Is my catering equipment covered?

A. No, there is no cover for equipment in this policy. This is cover for liability insurance only, with optional commercial legal protection.

Q. Can I include liability cover for subcontractors, who I use to aid my business?

A. This depends on your agreement with your subcontractors. Bona-fide subcontractors will have to have their own insurance cover and cannot be included on your insurance policy and in the numbers requested herein, you will be obligated to retain proof of their insurance. Labour-only subcontractors can be included on your policy of insurance, for work they provide under contract with yourself and your business only and should be included in the total numbers you provide in this application of insurance. 

Further information on our policy

If you have any other questions, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 01494 887909. Our phone lines are open 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.