Provision of Food and Beverage Policy
The purpose of this policy is to offer safe and healthy practices related to food and beverage and to be in compliance with health regulations, contractual agreements, university policy and the university liquor license. Viterbo University holds exclusive contractual agreements with food and beverage contractors. The campus dining contractor, Aramark, provides food service and catering for Viterbo. Pepsi provides beverages in vending machines, beverage dispensers and at soda fountain sales. Stansfield Vending, Inc. fills vending machines on-campus including packaged food. Domino’s Pizza provides pizza for intercollegiate athletics concessions. Non-adherence to any of the following stipulations, damage to facilities and/or facilities left unkempt may result in loss of the privilege to use campus facilities.
Provision of Food
- At on-campus events (i.e. banquets, conferences, receptions, socials, etc.) that are open to the public, food and beverage must be catered through the campus dining contractor, Aramark.
- Catering for on-campus events (i.e. banquets, conferences, receptions, socials, etc.) must be provided by Aramark, the only catering service or vendor authorized to provide food at such events.
- The kitchen adjacent to the board room is to be used only for events occurring in the board room and/or president’s office.
- Scheduling the board room and adjacent kitchen is available via the Fine Arts Center. Event coordinators must let the Fine Arts Center staff know when to unlock and lock the board room and adjacent kitchen.
- If a function planned for the board room is not catered by Aramark, it is the event coordinator’s responsibility to provide all necessary supplies, to remove food items, cleaning and leaving kitchen in proper order immediately after the event. (Items stored in the kitchen adjacent to the board room are not to be used for functions that are not associated with Aramark or the President’s Office.)
- It is the responsibility of the event sponsor to clean the board room and/or adjacent kitchen after usage. Persons using the dishwasher must empty it and put items away after usage.
- When preparing potentially unsafe foods, follow these guidelines. (Potentially unsafe foods include meat, poultry, fish or uncooked or partially cooked eggs, and foods that must be heated or refrigerated. It is advised that Aramark is used to prepare potentially unsafe food.)
- Keep hamburger, chicken and other perishable food on ice until ready to cook.>/li>
- Cook hamburgers to 155°F/68°C. To check the temperature, insert the thermometer probe for 15 seconds in the center of the burger at a 45 degree angle.
- Cook poultry to 165°F/74°C. Place the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat for 15 seconds.
- These stipulations apply to food sold at campus fundraisers. The Assistant Director of Student Engagement must approve any exceptions.
- Potentially unsafe foods are not to be sold at fundraisers.
- Fundraisers are permitted only when the proceeds support charities, campus clubs and /or campus organizations.
- No student or employee may schedule a fundraiser on campus for personal profit.
- All food items sold at bake sales must be wrapped or pre-packaged.
- A list of ingredients for all items sold must be made available if requested.
- It is the responsibility of the event coordinator(s) to ensure that all areas, tables, equipment, etc. are left in proper order after usage.
Provision of Beverage
- All events, activities, meetings and fundraisers must be in compliance with these stipulations from the university policy on alcohol.
- Use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited except at university-sponsored events approved by the President.
- The service and/or sale of alcoholic beverages are not permitted on University premises or at University-sponsored functions during the working day from 8 am to 5 pm unless approved by the president.
- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at student, club, or team events on or off campus unless approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
- Recognized student organizations, teams, etc. must apply to the Vice President for Student Affairs for service of alcoholic beverages.
- The service of alcoholic beverages may be approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs when it can be shown in advance that the majority of students in attendance will be 21 years of age or older.
- Alcohol is permitted in on-campus apartments, including Clare, only when all room occupants and all individuals present in the unit are 21 years of age or older.
- The university’s liquor license permits the selling and serving of alcoholic beverages for public and private events (i.e. banquets, conferences, receptions, socials, etc.) in these venues only: Fine Arts Center lobby and hospitality suite on first floor; the Reinhart Center board room and first floor lobby.
- It is the responsibility of the event coordinator(s) to ensure that all areas, tables, equipment, etc. are left in proper order after usage. For more information, contact Student Engagement at 608-796-3807.