FAQ

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 UF Business Services Division. For more information on the process please contact UF Business Services Division at (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?
The required method of payment is with either a UF purchase order or by special exception/ authorization by UF P-card.
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 UF Business Services Division of any non-compliance by calling UF Business Services Division at (352) 392-0306.
Will the University’s approved caterers know to comply with the University’s sustainability imitative 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 UF Business Services Division of any non-compliance by calling UF Business Services Division at (352) 392-0306.