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Public liability insurance for a chef, starting at less than £54* per year

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Tradesman Saver’s Public Liability Cover For Chefs

Our standard cover is:

  • £1 million cover for public and products liability (with an option to increase to £2 million or £5 million)
  • £10,000 cover for any financial loss (£50K cover optional)
  • Worldwide liability cover for temporary work abroad for up to 14 days (excluding the USA and Canada)

There are many insurance options which would benefit your chefs business, and public liability is one of the most significant. This protects you if your work ends up damaging a client’s property or injuring a client or member of the public. For example, you may need to pay compensation if a client trips over your tools and is injured or you accidentally damage a customer’s carpet by spilling a pan of hot soup onto it.

Claims such as this can cost a small fortune but having public liability cover means you won’t be responsible for paying any of the resulting expenses. You can purchase this as part of our automatic package, which also covers you for financial loss, legal expenses, and more.

Other relevant insurance policies for a chefs business include employer’s liability, which is a legal requirement for anybody who employs staff, and professional indemnity insurance. Here at Tradesman Saver we have all the coverage you may need as a chef and you can get your quote online in minutes.

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How our chefs insurance works

1 Apply Online

Complete our simple quote form with basic details about your business

2 Get a quote

Get an instant quote & choose any optional covers you may need

3 You’re insured!

Instantly activate your Tradesman Saver policy and view your certificates online

What is chefs insurance?

New food, new places and culinary conquests – every day as a chef is a new and exciting challenge. But although there’s a lot to be said for pursuing your passion for food, being a chef doesn’t come without its own risks. Each day in the kitchen brings forth a unique set of risks to battle, and it’s important to have the right insurance in place to protect against unforeseen accidents.

Why do you need chefs insurance?

At Tradesman Saver, we know that accidents are just a part of running a business, but we also know that while they can’t be avoided, you can protect yourself against them. That’s why we’ve spent the past decade working closely with people in your profession to build a policy that reflects your needs. Tailor your policy even further with our online quote form, and get exactly what you need, when you need it most.

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Chosen by over 5000 businesses and counting *

  • Online & Anywhere

    Online & Anywhere

    We like to keep things simple. Your quote, purchase and documents are all available online, anytime.

  • Monthly Instalments

    Monthly Instalments

    Cashflow is important to every business. Spread the cost by paying in easy monthly instalments.

  • Instant Cover

    Instant Cover

    No need to wait for your documents. Our tradesman cover starts from the date you select.

  • Added protection

    Added Protection

    Public liability, products liability, financial loss, legal expenses and accidental death cover as standard.

* Total number of live policies as of 31/01/2024

Chef’s Public Liability Insurance

Working as a chef comes with its own unique set of challenges, but after a long day spent running your business, the last thing you want to have to consider is insurance. But, worse still, is that once you sit down and start searching around, the sheer volume of insurance terminology there is to take in can quickly leave you overwhelmed and thoroughly confused. Never fear though – there’s really only one insurance term you need to wrap your head around, and that’s public liability insurance. Public liability insurance, in its simplest form, acts as the backbone to your chef’s insurance policy, covering accidents and mishaps that result in injury to third parties or damage to their property. It provides cover for both clients and members of the public, which means it covers a wide variety of incidents that could occur. It’s definitely the insurance cover you want at your back if things do take a turn for the worst.

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Accidents Happen!

Despite all your training as a Chef, accidents can, and do, happen.  When disaster strikes, you need good quality chef insurance to protect you and your business.  See the examples below of where we can come to the rescue:


Scalded Employee

You’re cooking up a storm at a wedding reception and you’ve taken some of your employees with you to lend a hand. But as one of your employees is emptying out a pan of boiling water, the pan slips and it ends up going all over them, scalding them quite badly. They decided to seek compensation from you. This is the sort of situation where you’ll be glad of your employer’s liability insurance – your insurer will cover the costs of the compensation for you, so you can focus on the task at hand.

Food Poisoning 

You’re working as the chef at a function, but during the course of the function, some of the guests start being violently sick. It’s found that the cause is likely food poisoning and the affected guests choose to claim compensation against you. Your public liability insurance will save your bacon here – it’ll cover the costs of the compensation for you, so you don’t end up paying for it from your own pocket.

*This indicative price is for £1m public and products liability, £250,000 legal expenses, £10,000 financial loss and £10,000 accidental death insurance cover for a sole trader. The price includes insurance premium tax but excludes our admin charge. 13% of new customers paid less than £54 between 1st January 2024 and 30th January 2024. The actual price you pay will depend upon your specific business requirements and will be affected by your trade, your claims history and the optional covers you select which are all priced separately during the quote process. This website is intended for customers based in the UK and is therefore subject to the UK regulatory regime(s) © Copyright 2024 Tradesman Saver | Tradesman Saver and Henry Seymour & Co. are trading names of Barkdene Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 303965) for our insurance distribution and credit broking activities. Barkdene Limited is a credit broker not a lender. You can check our financial services registration status on the Financial Services register.
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