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Catering Services

Clark Atlanta University Catering Services is committed to making your event a success. Our team of catering professionals is available to assist you with planning every aspect of your event. Our culinary team has designed a variety of menus to fit a wide range of tastes and budgets, including regional ingredients, university favorites and specialty items. Should you desire a customized menu for your event, we will be happy to meet with you to create a special menu for your specific needs.

Our goal is to provide you with the freshest selections of food items, beautifully displayed, served professionally by our highly trained staff as we strive to exceed the expectations of every single guest.

Our catering booklet will guide you through the planning process for a catered event. In the event that you require a customized menu for your event, we will be happy to meet with you to do so. Contact our catering department at catering@cau.edu. We look forward to serving you!

Order Online with CaterTrax

You can now order catering for your event online through CaterTrax! Visit https://caucatering.catertrax.com to set up your profile, create and manage your own online account, place you own orders and submit changes to orders. Questions about CaterTrax? Review our How-To Guide. 



PLANNING YOUR EVENT
Flavours by Sodexo has exceptional culinary skills and extensive capabilities to satisfy a wide range of catering needs. We are passionate about food and dedicated to making sure things are as perfect as possible for your special occasion! Please use this guide to understand processes, procedures and expectations as we work together to achieve a smoothly executed and memorable catered event. Our experienced event planning specialists are very consultative and will be happy to answer all of your questions and concerns and assist you in planning every detail. We look forward to serving you!

HOW TO CONTACT FLAVOURS BY SODEXO
When you have a catered event in mind, please contact us as soon as possible. Even if you are not yet sure of such details as the exact event date, event location and number of guests that will be in attendance, it’s a good idea to touch base with us as early on in the process as possible. Some catering arrangements through Flavours by Sodexo can be made by phone, email or online; other catering arrangements require an in-person appointment with one of our event planning specialists. It’s easy to get in touch with Flavours by Sodexo about your catering needs. Here are the options: Visit Our Office: You may visit us in person at Crogman Campus Eatery. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Please be aware that we are closed on some holidays. 

EVENT MINIMUMS 

There will be a $25 minimum for events planned Mon-Fri. A $500 minimum is required for all coffee breaks, refreshment breaks and boxed lunches provided on the weekends, starting Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm. A $600 minimum is required for receptions and meals planned on the weekends. No events will be scheduled during holiday breaks.

EVENT LOCATION RESERVATION
You must make arrangements to secure a location for your event. We do not handle this portion of your ordering process.

EVENT TABLES, CHAIRS & OTHER EQUIPMENT
You must make arrangements to secure tables, chairs and other equipment you may need for your event.

EVENT CONFIRMATIONS & GUARANTEES
No less than 7 days from the scheduled catered event, you must sign a Banquet Event Order. You will also be asked to provide us with a “final” number of guests that will attend your event; the “estimated” number will be used if you don’t know the “final “number. This document will outline the terms of your agreement with our Catering Office and include all event details and requirements, including time, date, location, menu selections, number of attendees, professional services, equipment, and staffing. If you do not provide us with a final number, we use the estimated number

EVENT CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS
No less than 3  business days from the scheduled catered event, please make us aware of any event changes (including increases or decreases in the number of attendees) or if your event needs to be canceled. Please be advised that if we are notified of your changes or cancellation after this deadline, you will be responsible for expenses already incurred by the Catering Office.

EVENT PAYMENT
Payment must be received 3 business days prior to the execution of your catered event. Accepted forms of payment include Visa, Master Card, American Express, cash, business check, purchase order, department accounts and foundation accounts. If your group is not a university, college or school or not affiliated with Clark Atlanta University an administrative fee of 18% will be added to your bill.- Sales tax of 8.9% will be added to your bill. If you are a tax-exempt organization: You must submit a copy of your tax-exemption certificate prior to the date of your scheduled event

DELIVERY FEES
There is a delivery fee of $50.00 for catering services held on the Clark Atlanta University Campus below $200.00. Deliveries outside the campus will be subject to a $50 or 10% delivery fee, whichever is greater, and not to exceed $150.00

SERVICE STAFF AND ATTENDANTS
To ensure that your event is a success, catering staff will be provided for all served meals and some buffets. Continental breakfasts, breaks, and receptions are priced for self-service. Buffet style functions are staffed with one attendant for every 25 guest. Served meals are priced on an individual basis. THE CHARGE FOR EACH STAFF MEMBER IS:

·        Attendants/Waitstaff $ 15 per hour

·        Station Chefs $25 per hour

·        Bartenders $25 per hour

 

CATERING EQUIPMENT
As the host of the catered event, you are responsible for the equipment we have provided for the service of your catered event. The cost to replace any missing or damaged catering equipment or supplies will be charged to your account. For very large events, specialty equipment may need to be rented at an additional charge.

CHINA CHARGES
We provide high quality plastic products unless otherwise requested. We offer china service for any event at an additional charge.

·        Full Meal Service and Silverware $4.00 per guest 

·        Coffee or Beverage China Service $2.00 per guest 

·        Full Bar Glass Service $3.00 per guest 

·        Reception China and Silverware $3.00 per guest

 

FLORAL AND SPECIALTY DÉCOR CHARGES
We will be happy to order, receive, and handle floral arrangements for you. For decorative requests, an additional fee will be determined in accordance with your specific needs.

LINEN
We provide linen for food and beverage tables at no additional charge. If you would like linen to be placed on guest tables for receptions, breaks, meeting tables and boxed lunches, there will be a $10.00 for each tablecloth. Floor Length Linen is available at $15.00 per drop cloth. The same applies to registration tables, Highboys with Sash, name tags, head tables, and any additional table that will not be directly used for setup. We can also provide napkins to meet your color scheme for $2.00 each. Specialty linens are available upon request for an additional charge.

FOOD REMOVAL POLICY
Due to health regulations, it is the policy of Flavours by Sodexo, that excess food items from events cannot be removed from the event site. Items purchased for pick up should be properly stored prior to the event and removed and disposed of by the host of the event.

ALCOHOL POLICY
All alcoholic beverages must be served by our personnel and consumed in designated areas. Proof of age will be required. Clark Atlanta University reserves the right to refuse service of alcoholic beverages to any person. All personnel have completed the Serve Safe Training Program for Service.

ALCOHOL SERVICE
A full bar setup (if liquor is planned) at a dinner or reception is $3.00 per guest. All necessary bar items, except the alcohol, are provided with this charge, including nonalcoholic beverages, ice mixers, napkins and plastic cups. An additional charge for glasses will apply. We recommend at least one bartender for every 75-100 guests for Beer and Wine service.

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