Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for reviewing and approving applications for temporary food events hosted by University affiliated organizations, departments, and groups. A temporary food event is defined as an event that operates at a fixed location for a period of time of not more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. In order to facilitate good public health, EHS developed an application process that assists in the identification and reduction of risks associated with food service during temporary food events.
Outside caterers and food service providers who prepare and/or serve food on campus property shall complete the University Approved Alcohol and Food Vendor Certification form prior to providing food service operations on campus. Food vendor certification will be effective from the date of vendor approval to the expiration date on the vendor's Certificate of Insurance.
Sponsors for each event shall complete a web form application prior to each public food event in order to provide Environmental Health and Safety with the following information:
Exceptions to Completing an Online Application and University Approved Alcohol and Food Vendor Certification Form
Outside caterers and food service providers may serve/provide snacks, hors d'oeuvres, pizza, sandwiches, etc. for University group meetings/activities on campus (with the exception of the Bone Student Center, Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality (EMDH) venues, and any plated meal, formal buffet or reception) provided the meetings/activities are private and the food is not offered for sale/distribution to the campus community. Department staff may pick-up and carry-in food for private meetings/activities.
Food trucks, food carts and other similar food vendors not owned and operated by EMDH are not allowed on campus, including parking areas. The University may make a limited exception with approval by EMDH.
Potlucks are excluded from Environmental Health and Safety oversight as long as the following conditions are met: