Catering Policies

Some things to keep in mind:

  • UVU's Sorensen Student Center is a smoke-free facility and alcoholic beverages are prohibited on all premises.

  • Catering services are available anywhere on Utah Valley University's main campus.
  • UVU Dining Services is the sole broker for ALL food and beverage served on campus.

    All food and beverages in the Student Center must be ordered from the UVU Dining Services Office, SC201. Contact Catering Services at 801.863.6940 or by email at least 2 weeks prior to your event.

    No outside food may be brought into the Sorensen Student Center. If food or beverages are brought into the Student Center, there will be a fine of $50.00 or $1.00 per person, whichever amount is greater and future reservations may be cancelled or denied. If you would like to request food to be catered from off campus, would like to use a food truck, or would like to bring in your own food to be served, there are additional requirements you must meet to be granted permission and avoid being fined. Online forms for these requests will be posted to our website soon.
Menu Selection
Please remember to submit your menu selection a minimum of 10-14 Days before your event (the earlier the better). Selecting only one menu item for your entire group will  help to serve your event quicker, but you may select a second entree for an additional cost. (Additional items will incur a $1.99 per person service charge). We ask that when there are two choices to be served you provide place cards indicating entree selection, remember only the confirmed number of entrees will be prepared. Due to Board of Health restrictions and department policy, NO outside food or beverages are permitted and no extra food meals will be allowed to be taken home.
Buffets vs. Served Meals
Most of our meal options can be served as buffets or banquets unless specified within our menu. This option is made available to you to better fit the needs of your guests and the type of event you wish to have on Utah Valley University's campus.
Final Count
To allow our staff time to make full preparations, it is very important that you notify the catering office of the exact number of guests by 4 pm, three working days prior to the date of the event. Changes, additions, or orders placed less than 72 hours in advance will be subject to a $25.00 additional service charge. Please note you will be charged for the number of guests specified, even if the actual amount is lower. In the event additional guests arrive, it may be necessary to substitute menu items, which may result in service delays and additional charges. 
Deposit/Payment
For our off campus guests (those not using a campus index-code), you will need to submit a non-refundable deposit amounting to 50% of the total billing within 10 days of receiving your contract, which will be applied toward your final billing. All remaining balances will be billed to the given address within 2 weeks after the event. Full payment is due 10 days after the billing has been received unless billing arrangements have been made. Please note that the prices quoted are subject to current Utah County, Orem City, & Utah State Food Sales Tax, and a 18% Service Charge, which covers cost including set-up, tear-down, stewarding, server wages, linens, dishes, and other items.
Room Rental
Please Contact the Student Center Office for pricing information and room setup/table arrangements. No items may be attached to the walls, doors or windows, without prior approval. Due to fire codes no entryways or exits may be blocked for any reason.
Specialty Cakes
We will make an exception to the "no outside food policy" in order to allow wedding or birthday cakes to be brought in. If you wish to have our catering staff cut and serve your cake or to provide plates and flatware for your service, there will be a service charge of $1.00 per person. (This includes specialty cakes and cakes ordered through catering services.)

Taking Food Off Premises/Food Safety
Unless specifically ordered and contracted as carry-out items, no food or related products may be removed from the service area, except by authorized representatives of University Catering. University Catering cannot provide containers for packaging leftover food.

Linen Rentals
Linen rentals are included with your buffet or served meal. Each additional linen needed is $5 per linen.

ALL PRINTED PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. UVU Catering will honor all prices quoted at the time the event is confirmed.