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Why QuoteSearcher for Catering Van Insurance?

Our panel of expert brokers are on hand to offer you competitive quotes. Running a catering van business can take you to a range of places – whether you have a regular spot, or you travel to festivals and events, you will experience a range of aspects that require you being fully covered with a dedicated, specialist insurance policy.

From ensuring quality with your food and drink on offer, maintaining good stock levels, and ensuring your customers are happy, there is a lot to think about when you own and operate a food catering van. Whatever you sell from your catering van, you have to make sure you have certain protection in place in order to be within the law, and ensure your business is profitable and runs smoothly.

Policy Benefits

Stock Insurance

Cover and replace stock, in the event of equipment failure or deterioration.

Legal Expenses

Covers cost of legal expenses in the event of a claim against you. Find out more about Legal Expenses coverage.

Personal Accident

Compensation for an injury which prevents you operating your business.

Business interruption

Compensates for loss of income due to an inability to trade. Find out more about Business interruption coverage.

Policy Features

​There are three types of policy that you should consider when taking catering van insurance, these include:

Third Party Only (TPO)

This covers you for claims made against you by a third party, covering their losses if there is an accident or injury that is your fault – you are legally obligated to have this as a minimum

Third Party, Fire & Theft (TPFT)

This will protect you against third party claims, as well as if your catering van is stolen or damaged by a fire

Fully Comprehensive

This type of policy covers you for all of the above, plus some other aspects that is not the result of a collision, such as vandalism

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Liability Cover

The options available for liability insurance are:

Products Liability

If a member of the public becomes ill or injured as a result of something you have sold from your catering van, you will need to be protected with a policy that includes products liability insurance. This is important for catering van businesses, regardless of what type of food or drink you sell; many people have allergies or aversions they may not initially make you aware of.

Public Liability

This type of liability insurance will pay out legal fees and compensation costs if a third party is injured by your vehicle or your business. This is advisable if you work with suppliers – if someone were to become ill from a burger sold from your van but contaminated from your source and a customer takes legal action, you would be liable without this type of policy.

Employers’ Liability

If you employ anyone to work for your business, whether full-time, part-time or volunteer, you must have employers’ liability insurance by law. If a member of staff injured themselves on cooking equipment, for example, this type of policy will pay medical, legal and compensation costs.

Types of Catering Van

We can help you find cover for a wide range of catering vans, no matter what kind of food and drink you offer.

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  • Food van
  • Burger van
  • Kebab van
  • Ice cream van


    • Why do I need Catering Van Insurance?
      Working with food and the public presents a unique set of risks, and as the business owner you are at risk of public liability and compensation claims.Whatever the case, these sorts of problems can prove incredibly costly, and can have very serious financial implications especially for smaller catering businesses.
    • What is Catering Van Insurance?
      A specific insurance policy designed to provide catering van owners with all the protection they need, in case of an accident or a compensation clainm being launced against them.Some of the main features are public liability, employers' liability, and vehicle repair.
    • What insurance do I need for a catering van?
      When starting a catering business, insurance is a must. It's important to make sure your business is properly covered in the case of an accident or other unforeseen events. The types of insurance you need depends on the type of business you're running and the risks associated with it.For a catering van business, you should consider several types of insurance. Public liability insurance covers third-party claims for injury or property damage resulting from your business activities and employer's liability insurance can cover you in the event of an employee getting hurt or falling ill while working for you.
    • How much is catering van insurance in the UK?
      When you are running your own catering van business, it is important to consider the costs of insurance. In the UK, catering van insurance typically costs around £800 to over £2,000 a year. The cost of your insurance policy will depend on several factors including the value of your catering van, the type of catering business you are running and where you are located.

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