Catering Services provides Georgia Southern University’s campus with a wide selection of catered meals and assists departments, student groups, and other campus organizations with their catered meal needs.
We cater to various locations on campus, including the Russell Union building and the Continuing Education building at the numbers listed below. We suggest you book your room well in advance, as space is at a premium.
Russell Union Facilities Office 8 am-5 pm (Mon-Fri) (912) 478-0399
Continuing Education Building 8 am-5 pm (Mon-Fri) (912) 478-5555
You will need to give the office details concerning the number of guests expected, table layout and any other special needs which may include, podiums, microphones, risers, screens, projectors, etc.
Once your location has been booked, the Catering Manager will gladly discuss menu arrangements for your event. Remember to include any special dietary needs (allergies, vegetarians, etc.). This will help ensure the availability of alternative food items as needed.
A minimum of two weeks advance notice is required for all events. Groups of 100 or more require three weeks advance notice.
Guaranteed Guest Count, Changes and Cancellations
We require a guaranteed number of guests, to be confirmed by 12:00pm, two working days (Mon-Fri) prior to your event. You will be charged for 100% of your guarantee, or the number of guests attending whichever number is greater. Guarantee changes within 48 hours prior to your event may result in menu substitutions at the quoted or market price. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your event. Groups failing to comply with this rule will be charged at full cost for ordered. These procedures are necessary to cancel food orders and labor commitments. In Compliance with Local and State Health Department regulations, any and all leftover food items from catered events remain the property of Georgia Southern Catering Services for proper disposal.
This brochure is meant to be the comprehensive guide to all your catering needs, however, any special or dietary food items or menus should be arranged in advance so as to ensure availability at the event. This can be done through the Catering Manager.
All prices are for service in the Russell Union or The Continuing Education Building. There is an additional charge for service elsewhere on campus. There is a $20 delivery charge for one-trip to facilities on/off campus in which Catering Services does not have a kitchen.
All Break prices include charge for disposable ware. There is an additional charge for China service. The client will be billed for 100% of the final guarantee, or the number of guests served, whichever number is greater. We are required to add state and local taxes.
Campus Catering Policy
It is the mission of Georgia Southern Catering to provide catered meals, catered events and other special events for the campus and campus community. This mission extends to University related functions occurring outside of the Georgia Southern campus.
Pursuant to policies of the Board of Regents, private business enterprises may not be operated on the campus of Georgia Southern University, except by specific contract and under the control and supervision of the Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance. The Georgia Southern Catering division of Auxiliary Services offers a full array of catering services to accommodate the needs of those who plan events on our campus. When events located on campus call for catered meals or services, these should be provided by Georgia Southern Catering.
If Georgia Southern Catering is unable to service an event requiring catered services, the Division of Auxiliary Services is authorized to permit private business enterprises to provide the service on the Georgia Southern campus.
For the purposes of this policy, catered meals or services are those brought in and/or set up by a catering service. This policy is not intended to prohibit individuals or groups from preparing or purchasing food items and bring them to campus. (For example: A birthday party, where employees buy a birthday cake and soft drinks) Nor is it intended to prohibit employees from ordering food delivered for meals. (For example: A pizza delivered for lunch) For a complete description of policies on business activities, please refer to the Campus Advertising, Sales, and Solicitation Policy available through the Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance and on the Georgia Southern website.
Other Policies & Information
Georgia Southern Catering is unable to purchase alcohol for resale, however, we provide bartenders and bar setup for your event. Full bar setup is available for $2.00 per guest and beer/wine setup for $1.00 per guest. Bartenders are provided for $15.00 per hour with a three hour minimum. We recommend one bartender for every seventy-five guests. It is the customer’s responsibility to purchase, deliver and remove alcohol for events. For further information regarding Georgia Southern University’s alcohol policy, contact the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building or the Fielding Russell Student Union.
Removing Catered Food
Due to Georgia Department of Public Health regulations, any food and beverage provided by Georgia Southern Catering may not be removed from the premises following a catered event.
Georgia Southern Catering Manager
Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building
Fielding Russell Student Union
Nessmith-Lane Kitchen Office
Russell Union Kitchen Office