Purchasing and Support Services

Exclusive Rights and Caterers

Guidelines for Hiring Caterers

Aramark is the exclusive caterer for orders over $250 when university departments purchase catering for on campus events using university funds.  See the Catering on Campus webpage for further information.  Be sure to review the FAQ section for answers to your questions.

If hiring caterers for orders $250 or below or if Aramark has advised they cannot provide the catering for an event follow these guidelines:

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

Visit REM Food Service and Safety website for more information on safety regulations. For further information or for events that are serving alcohol please go to Special Events for more details