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COVID-19 Updates for UC San Diego Catering

Safety is our top priority.

UC San Diego Catering

Terms and Conditions

Deposit and Payment

Events paid by department recharge require Project and Task numbers, and Funding Source if applicable, at least 7 business days prior to your event.

Events paid by credit card or check require a non-refundable $1,000 deposit along with the signed contract to confirm your event.  Payment in full is due 7 business days prior to your event.

Changes

If you need to make changes or increase your guest count less than 7 business days prior to your event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, and additional charges may be required.  We are unable to reduce the guaranteed guest count less than 7 business days prior to your event.

Cancellations

Cancellations for confirmed events must be made at least 10 business days prior to your event for full refund (less the non-refundable $1,000 deposit for events paid by credit card or check).  Cancellations less than 10 business days prior to your event may be subject to payment in full.

Food Safety

To be certain of the quality and safety of the food at your event, only menu items ordered from UC San Diego Catering may be served to your guests.

Due to health and safety concerns, we do not allow unused or leftover food to be removed from the venue by clients or guests, unless special arrangements have been made prior to the event.

Events at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (“SIO” or “Scripps”)

For events hosted at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, or events held at any venue or meeting space at SIO, including the Seaside Forum, Martin Johnson House, and Pawka Green, a charge of 10% of food and beverage will be added to the invoice for events paid by department recharge, and 15% of food and beverage for events paid by credit card or check.

Alcohol Service

UC San Diego Catering does not serve alcohol.  Please contact one of our recommended partners for beverage service:

Clients must adhere to UC San Diego alcohol policies, procedures and guidelines.  For more information: 

Sales Tax

California state sales tax of 7.75% will be included on events paid by credit card or check.

Thank you so much for aiding in the coordination of our Materials Science and Engineering Open House Mixer today. The food was delicious! We appreciate your help with our event, and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Akemi and Katie
MatSci Graduate Advising
Materials Science and Engineering Department

I wanted to say thank you for your excellent customer service at the 2018 Senior Awards Luncheon on June 2! You helped make this awards luncheon a success with the students, faculty, staff and donors. Your professionalism helped everything run smoothly.

Holly Godden
Student Affairs Specialist
UC San Diego School of Medicine

Thanks to you and your catering team for providing wonderful food and set up during our event last Friday! It was well received by all that came!

Dana Jimenez
Graduate Advisor
Department of NanoEngineering

I wanted to say thank you for your excellent customer service at the 2018 Senior Awards Luncheon on June 2! You helped make this awards luncheon a success with the students, faculty, staff and donors. Your professionalism helped everything run smoothly.

Holly Godden
Student Affairs Specialist
UC San Diego School of Medicine

I have had so many people come up to me to tell me that they really enjoyed today’s lunch and the food was outstanding!!!

Thank you so much and please let your team know!

Susan Bourgeois
Clinical Laboratory
Administrative Assistant UC San Diego Health

I wanted to say thank you for your excellent customer service at the 2018 Senior Awards Luncheon on June 2! You helped make this awards luncheon a success with the students, faculty, staff and donors. Your professionalism helped everything run smoothly.

Holly Godden
Student Affairs Specialist
UC San Diego School of Medicine

First off, our event on Monday went fantastic! The food was great and the spread was impressive, so many thanks to both you and your team!

Ana Marie Buenviaje
Events & Fiscal Specialist
Institute of Arts and Humanities
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When you use UC San Diego Catering, payment is simplified by using department recharge, saving the cost of state sales tax.