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Catering Services

Our Practices

Space Reservation:

Prior to arranging catered services, please make sure to secure a space for your event.

Event Notice:

(10) business days are needed for served meals, buffets and receptions.

(7) business days are needed for small break services, pick up requests and drop-off orders.

(Business days are defined as university office hours (Monday - Friday), excluding the day of service). 

Final Guest Count: 

Catering Services requires a final guest count (3) business days prior to the event date.

Food and Beverage Vendors:

Catering Services is the exclusive provider for Kennedy Union, Kennedy Union Plaza/Patio, The Central Mall, Daniel J. Curran Place (first floor) and UD Arena. With exception of wedding cake, all food and beverage is to be provided through UD Catering Services (937.229.2216).


Non-exclusive areas will require a $50 order minimum and will incur a 10% delivery charge of the total invoice.   

Catering Services is not responsible for providing or placing tables. Catering Services will need access to designated event spaces at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. 


Catered event cancellations should be made within (3) business days prior to the event date. Cancellations made less than (3) business days may result in a cancellation fee. 

Inclement Weather:

In the case of impending severe weather, please give Catering Services as much notice as possible if you plan to postpone or cancel your event. Please be aware that although campus may be closed, Kennedy Union and Daniel J. Curran Place (Catering Services) remain open, requiring a cancellation notice. 

Removal of Catered Food and Equipment:

In accordance with catering industry standards, hosts and/or guests may not take any leftover food, beverage, or service ware from the event site. Any leftover product is donated to local shelters.

Dietary Preferences:

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and other dietary alternatives are available for guests with special dietary needs, with advance notice. 

Food Allergies:

Should a guest require information on potential allergens in the menu items, please contact Catering Services prior to the event. Should a guest need information during an ongoing function, please ask the overseeing Catering Event Supervisor. 


Catering Services

Daniel J. Curran Place
1700 South Patterson Blvd.
Dayton , Ohio 45469 - 7019