UF Catering

Welcome to Catering!

Hosting Campus Events

If you are looking to host an event or gathering on campus, the Office of Business Services has developed a guide for the safe offering of food and beverage services. The guide was created to promote safety and to provide peace of mind for your guests.

COVID Catering Guidelines
for Event Planners

Classic Fare Exclusive Catering Locations
The University of Florida gives Classic Fare exclusive operation for the sale and service of foods and drinks in University buildings that include a dining facility operated by Classic Fare. View Classic Fare Exclusive Catering Locations.

Visit Classic Fare Catering

Approved Caterers
Any function on campus where food and/or beverages is offered and purchased with University funds and is NOT a Classic Fare exclusive catering location, must use either Classic Fare catering or a University approved caterer.

Find an Approved Caterer 

Become An Approved Caterer

FAQs

When do I need to use a UF approved caterer?
  • Any function on campus where food and/or beverages is offered and purchased with University funds must use a University of Florida approved caterer.
Why do I need to use a UF approved caterer?
  • The University has a responsibility to manage the risks associated with all activities that take place on campus. Accordingly, the University has determined that the approved caterers meet standards for liability and other business insurance, business license, health department certification, and have had regular State Health inspections. It is anticipated that meeting these criteria will safeguard University students, faculty, staff, administration, and guests.
What if I want to use a caterer not on the approved list?
  • Caterers may be added to the approved list after appropriate due diligence by Business Services. For more information on the process please contact (352) 392-0306.
Do I need to use a UF approved caterer if I’m only ordering pizza for my office?
  • Yes.
How can I pay for catering expenses?
  • A purchase order is recommended, but invoices may also be paid unencumbered. Click on the following link for more details about the invoice approval process within myUF MarketPlace: https://www.bsd.ufl.edu/Catering/Home/Invoice.
What is the University’s Beverage Contract?
  • The University has a contract with PepsiCo for exclusive beverage pouring and representation rights on campus. The contract requires the University to only offer Pepsi products. The only other exceptions to this policy are milk products, freshly brewed coffee or tea and poured water (if offering in bottle form, it should be a Pepsi product). All University units and departments are required to abide by this contract when purchasing beverages through an approved caterer.
Will the University’s approved caterers know to comply with the University’s beverage contract?
  • Yes. Part of their agreement is to accept and abide by the University’s Beverage Contract. The University asks for your support in notifying Business Services of any non-compliance by calling (352) 392-0306.
Will the University’s approved caterers know to comply with the University’s Sustainability Initiative and the use of compostable packaging?
  • Yes. Part of their agreement is to accept and abide by the University’s sustainability initiative through the use of compostable packaging. The University asks for your support in notifying Business Services of any non-compliance by calling (352) 392-0306.
How do I become a UF approved caterer?