Food events held on the campus must fall into one of the following categories:
1. SELF-CATERED: Food and beverage served at a self-catered event consists of either “pot- luck” items contributed by a number of individuals, or is prepared by a member or members of the Occidental community. Profits, if any, are to benefit the campus or its sponsored causes. Safe food handling practices must be followed. Self-catered events are not permitted at events at which members of the external community (excluding family members of students) are in attendance. Some Campus spaces have food restrictions.
2. OFF-CAMPUS CATERED: Members of the internal campus community may purchase food and beverages off campus & bring them into select campus facilities. Profits, if any, are to benefit the campus or its sponsored causes. Safe food handling practices must be followed. Off-campus catered events are not permitted at events at which members of the external community (excluding family members of students) are in attendance. Some Campus spaces have food restrictions.
3. CATERED BY CAMPUS DINING: The Department of Campus Dining at Occidental College has primary catering rights on Campus. Campus Dining will provide catering to campus departments & outside groups granted the use of campus facilities, providing proper notification & communication has been established. View Oxy's catering menu. If Campus Dining caters an event, self-catered or off-campus catered food may not also be served at the event.
4. CONFERENCES, WEDDINGS AND OTHER PRIVATE SOCIAL EVENTS: All conferences, weddings & private social events hosted by members of the campus community or outside clients must be catered by Campus Dining.
5. EXTERNAL CATERERS: Under certain guidelines, departments may be permitted to contract the services of an external caterer or food truck. The office of Risk Management maintains a list of previously approved vendors. These vendors must still be re-approved by Risk Management; three weeks notice is required. Applications for the use of an external caterer not previously approved by Risk Management must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 6 weeks in advance of the scheduled event.
1. BAR SERVICE BY CAMPUS DINING: The Campus Dining department at Occidental College has first right of refusal to provide bar service at all events it caters. Alcohol must be hosted in most cases. Cash bars are available to departments and non-profit organizations only by obtaining a one-day alcohol sales permit from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Campus Dining will not sell the alcohol; the hosting group obtains the license and may collect cash in exchange for drink tickets to be redeemed with Campus Dining.
2. EXTERNAL BAR SERVICE - CATERED EVENTS: If Campus Dining exercises its right of refusal to provide bar service at a catered event, an external bar service may be contracted. The office of Risk Management maintains a list of previously approved vendors. Applications for the use of an external bartending service not previously approved by Risk Management must be submitted to email@example.com at least 6 weeks in advance of the scheduled event.
3. EXTERNAL BAR SERVICE – STUDENT EVENTS: Campus Dining does not usually provide bar service for student events. Student groups wishing to provide hosted or cash bar service should contact the Office of Student Life for information.
Off-campus groups (including those sponsored by on-campus entities) who use campus facilities must use the services, food & beverages of Occidental College Campus Dining. Groups with contracts for external filming on campus may be exempted from this provision.
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