Food Service Guidelines

OSU maintains alignment with Benton County Environmental Health while establishing best practice for public food service on campus. These guidelines provide an overview of best practice for the University community.

All open or public events require that food service on campus be supported through the GCK or by a licensed caterer. The completed operational plan review needs to be submitted to the office at least 10 days prior to the first event. A temporary restaurant application is required each 90 days. 

Use the Benton County temporary food service checklist to ensure you meet all required food service policies. For more information on food service requirements, visit the Benton County Health Department's Food Establishment Licenses page.

Food Service Checklist Temp Restaurant Application Benton Health Department


    Venue Guidelines

    Check with the venue for specific facility policies and approved caterers. On campus, all open or public events require that food service be supported through the GCK or by a licensed caterer.Basic information on the Memorial Union and LaSells Stewart Center's guidelines are linked below as these are two of the most popular venues for OSU organizations working with the GCK.

    For the Memorial Union, for instance, the Global Community Kitchen is an approved vendor, but the venue does have its own guidelines for food service and sales. Review the MU approved caterers and MU food policies before booking this venue for your event.

    Similarly, the Global Community Kitchen is an approved caterer for the LaSells Stewart Center, and the venue does have specific guidelines for alcohol service in their space. Review the LaSells Catering & Alcohol Policy before booking this venue for your event. Please note that while the GCK is not listed on LaSells' caterers list, the GCK is approved.

    MU Caterers MU Food Policies LaSells Catering