Purchasing and Support Services

Exclusive Rights and Caterers

Once in operation at IPFW, Aramark will be the exclusive caterer for university departments purchasing catering on campus when using university funds. 

Aramark is expected to be in operation at IPFW effective August 24.   If your  department has a catering event on or after that date, and you would like to begin planning with Aramark please contact

Joel Weinzierl

317-213-7282

Weinzierl-joel@aramark.com

Joel will be handling such requests until our food services director, Tara Shepard, is on board.

University departments with events requiring catering prior to August 24 can hire the caterer of their choice.  Please review the guidelines below regarding hiring caterers. 

Guidelines for Hiring Caterers For Events Occurring Prior to August 24

IPFW Departments may use any licensed caterer to provide food service.  Please review the Exclusive Rights tab above to avoid any potential contract violations with our campus vendors.  Visit REM Food Service and Safety website for more information on safety regulations

Follow these guidelines when hiring such caterers for private or public events.  For further information or for events that are serving alcohol please go to Special Events for more details.

Caterers Providing Food on Campus for IPFW Private Events 

Nothing will be required if this is a private event (IPFW faculty, staff and students, or specific guest list, not open to the public).  For a Best Practice Procedure you may ask to see their last inspection report but it will not be required from Purdue's Radiological & Environmental Management (REM) Department.

 Caterers Providing Food on Campus for Events Open to the Public

  1. Ask for a copy of their Retail Operations Permit.
  2. Ask for a copy of their last two inspection reports.  If they have more than 3 critical problems we should not use them, or they need to show the inspection report where these critical problems were resolved.  Inspection reports are good for one year. 

Any questions  please contact Jennifer Asbury of Purdue REM at jkasbury@purdue.edu, 765-494-1498