Catering Information and Policies

Policies and Procedures

To ensure optimal selection and the best possible service we kindly ask that events be booked two weeks in advance. The menu and service details must be finalized one week prior to the event. 

For catering purchases under $200, any licensed food service provider or KSU Catering may be used at the choice of the event sponsor.

For all catering purchases over $200, for events on Kennesaw State University property, only KSU Catering may be used.

If an event is booked three to seven days prior to the event date and Catering can accommodate, an additional fee of 20% of total items ordered will be charged. If an event is booked less than three days prior to the event date and Catering can accommodate, an additional fee of 30% of total items ordered will be charged.

Meeting Room Reservations

All rooms must be booked through University Events,, prior to ordering food and planning your event.

Personalizing Your Event

KSU Catering prides itself on the ability to provide specialty menus to meet the growing needs of the University community. Our catering team has the talents to make your event special through personalized menus, linens, flowers and decorations. We will partner with local, high-quality vendors to achieve your desired effect. Please contact KSU Catering directly to ensure that your event needs are met.

Service Ware and China

All food items purchased come with disposable service ware. China and glassware are available for an additional charge. Contact for more details.

Table Linens

Linens will be supplied for all tables holding food and beverage. Additional linens may be requested for guest seating, meeting and registration tables. Contact for more details.

Dietary Restrictions

We are prepared to meet all dietary restrictions, including but not limited to vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and the eight most common food allergens. To meet all of your guest’s needs, we ask that you inform KSU Catering as soon as possible so we can accommodate their wishes.

Service Charge

An 18% service charge for delivery and service during the event will be applied to the total purchase price. The service charge will be waived for all orders that are picked up. All pick-up orders will be plated on disposable service ware. For more details, please email If additional staff is required, it can be hired at the following rates with a 2-hour minimum:

  • Bartender, $75 per hour
  • Action Station Chef, $75 per hour
  • Server, $20 per hour (4-hour minimum)

*University Events may require additional personnel for specialty events. Please contact for more information.

Food Removal Policy

Due to health regulations, leftovers cannot be removed from any event space.

Cancellation and Weather Policy

Events cancelled within 36 hours of the event start time will be billed for 100% of the total, not including the service charge. No fee will be charged for any cancellations that occur outside of the 36 hour deadline.

If Kennesaw State University is closed due to inclement weather, all catering events will be automatically cancelled at no charge to the client.

Billing and Payment

All forms of payment must be arranged prior to event confirmation. If the payment will be processed by the Foundation, sales tax must be included. If paying by OwlPay, please select vendor:

KSU Catering Services
(vendor #000011520) and use
Speedchart 32000 - Accountant 452500
Credit Card or Checks are accepted.

Please email for more information. A service charge of 18% will be applied to the total.

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