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Catering Guidelines


Due to unforeseen circumstances, menu changes may be required. Blugold Catering will, in all instances, substitute a comparable or greater quality product that is consistent with the menu. Special dietary, children's and additional vegetarian alternatives are also available.


We require a final count for events over 100 people seven working days in advance or three days in advance for events under 100 people. You will be financially responsible for 100 percent of your final guarantee or the actual number of guests served, whichever is greater. If a guarantee is not provided, your last estimate becomes your guarantee. We prepare food for 5 percent above the guaranteed number. For groups of 50 people or less an additional service fee of $.50 per person will be incurred. For orders occurring on holidays there may be an additional charge for labor and services.


Off-campus deliveries and setups will be assessed a delivery charge based on the size, distance and time of the event. Service staff will periodically monitor your event should any extra food or service be required.


There is no charge for cancellations made at least three working days prior to the event. Cancellations made thereafter are subject to charges of costs already incurred. This excludes special-order items that have been ordered in advance.


Full payment is due within 30 days of the event. University accounts will be billed directly. Off-campus groups are required to prepay 50 percent of the estimated bill before the event. All pricing is subject to change. We accept payment via cash, check, Blugold Account, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.


All served meals include linen tablecloths and napkins at no additional charge.


Due to regulation of the health department and catering industry standards, any food not consumed at the event may not be removed, except by Blugold Catering.
>  Food On Campus Policy


The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages outside the residence halls is governed by established policies administered through the Director of University Centers. Such possession or consumption is not permitted on campus, other than at catered events in authorized areas.
>  Alcohol Service Guidelines