Option 1: Preferred Caterers
Our preferred caterers have decades of award winning catering experience and we make sure the catering process easy for you. You will work directly with the preferred caterer to choose a menu or customize your catered meals and breaks. You will be invoiced directly by the caterer. Please review all delivery charges with your caterers. Conference Services office will oversee the set-up and break-down with the preferred caterers, so you have no worries once your menu has been decided and your date and times confirmed.
Clients may arrange for a cocktail reception following a training event with prior approval through the Conference Services office. Your preferred caterer provides the TIPS certified bartender, and will work with you to create an event to achieve the networking environment that you are planning in a dedicated space in the Conference Center Building.
Option 2: Outside Caterer
Clients may request approval to use an outside caterer (a caterer NOT on our Preferred Caterer list). Request must be made two weeks in advance of event to provide sufficient time to process the liability insurance documentation through our University Risk Management office. If outside caterer is approved, Client will incur a surcharge (20% of client’s Conference Center event total) to be added to client’s Conference Center Invoice issued from Penn State Great Valley. Outside caterer must provide the University with the appropriate Liability Insurance to University Risk Management office.