Georgia Tech Catering, the on-campus provider, serves as the approved primary catering service for the campus. Georgia Tech also has six other approved caterers from which to choose for your event planning needs, in addition to the approved Technology Square Restaurants. For catering expenditures that exceed $200, only the approved, licensed caterers listed above can be used; however, meals that do not exceed $200 can be provided by any licensed food provider of your choosing.
In rare cases when the primary and secondary catering services cannot meet the needs of an event, a request for an exception can be made to the Student Center by completing the Provider Exception Request. Chuck’s Famous is also authorized to obtain ethnic foods from restaurants to meet our campus’s unique cultural needs.
We want your feedback! Log in to the Campus Catering Forum during any phase of your planning to peruse invoices and menu options, receive input from other campus event coordinators, and complete a survey based on your recent catering experience. To receive access to the Campus Catering Forum, please contact Retail Manager Lara Sexton.
In cases when a licensed food service provider or retailer has agreed to donate prepared food for an event, the Provider Exception Request must be completed and returned to the Student Center at least three weeks prior to an event. Donors may still be required to provide supplemental insurance and/or other documentation to ensure proper assessment of risk and liability.
The Institute requires alcohol authorization from the Georgia Tech Business Office if alcohol is to be served at your function. Planners are required to email Donna Castenell to receive authorization. Planners must provide the department name, the event name, date and time of the event, and location, as well as whether any underage people will attend. If underage persons plan to attend your function, you will need to state what steps will be implemented to ensure no underage participants are served alcohol. Alcoholic drinks must be served in an area separate from the food and non-alcoholic drinks, and there should be an attendant at the table for the duration of the event to ensure no underage persons are served or help themselves to alcohol.