Event Planning &
Policy on Serving Food & Beverages on University
of Minnesota Duluth Premises
Food Service for Reserved Space Events and
UMD Food Services
is the exclusive campus caterer when the event or function is
organized, or hosted by 1) a private individual, corporation or company
any individual, or group of, University faculty, staff or auxiliary
employees. Excluded are catered events
held at Glensheen
and NRRI, and concessions in Romano Gym and Malosky Stadium.
However, UMD Food
realizes there may be limited instances when procuring food and
special events from an outside vendor may be necessary, or when UMD
Services must limit the services available for a specific date.
exceptions shall be discussed with the Catering Office, and referral
made to University
Environmental Health & Safety for a food permit. It is requested
permits are submitted a minimum of ten business days prior to the
The Department of Environmental
Health and Safety (DEHS)
carries out the official health department duties for the University of Minnesota
working in partnership with various departments within the University
system. The responsibility
for serving food on the UMD campus rests with the UMD Food
Services Department. The contact for catered events is UMD Catering at
or Gatherings Serving Only Snack
Foods & Light Refreshments
foods and light refreshments not meant
for resale, may be served without permission from UMD Food Services.
includes foods that are pre-packaged or commercially produced, such as:
pretzels, canned or bottled soft drinks, coffee, tea, commercially
cookies, cakes, and donuts. If items are intended for resale approval
system, including the Duluth
campus, has an exclusive beverage contract with Coca Cola. Any beverage
poured, dispensed, given away, provided, distributed, sampled,
or sold must be a Coca Cola product. This exclusive contract is in
all University property, for any purpose, including athletic events,
fund raisers, booster club promotions, meetings and the like. On campus
displays are also included. Coffee and milk are not included.
contract is in effect until June 30, 2018.
sanitation becomes a problem for
events providing snack foods or light refreshments, prior approval for
events may be required.
have been made to allow small groups to have private potluck
Conditions that apply are: 1) The food shall be restricted to the
group. 2) There shall be no advertising of the event. 3)
shall be no invitations to individuals outside the group, such as a
attract new members.
Groups: Food Based Fundraisers, Sampling
student groups planning a food based fundraiser, or event where food is
provided, must contact Kirby
Student Activities Office (218-726-7169). A DEHS food
permit may be required. Student fundraising activities are
possible if certain preparation and service standards are met. Student
will be guided through the food permit process.
Heath and Safety Office