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Choose a Catering Service

Step by Step

  1. Find a Caterer

    The University has a number of caterers on contract. These are optional use contracts, however departments are encouraged to use them because they have been established through a competitive process, and the companies have agreed to terms and conditions favorable to VCU. The contract number for VCU catering contracts is 4249159CA. The contract caterers are listed below:

    Caterers Phone Web / Email
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    A Sharper Palate 804-553-0495
    ARAMARK Educational Services (Information pending)
    Everyday Gourmet
    Groovin’ Gourmet 804-868-8900
    Homemades by Suzanne 804-775-2323
    Lola’s Lunches
    Todd Butler
    Olio Bistro, Market & Caterer
  2. Ask for References

    Please feel free to ask the caterer for University departments that have used their catering services.

  3. Obtain a Quote

    It is recommended that you obtain competition from 2 or more contract caterers. Ask for menu options and negotiate the best price.

  4. Understand the Taxable Items

    Retail sales of meals by restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, caterers, cafes and others are taxable. Related service charges (examples: cover charge, minimum sales fee, or room service charges) are included in the sales price and are also taxable. Any applicable tips are not subject to sales tax.