Auburn University Catering Licensure & Registration Program

Auburn University (“University”) has reviewed the use of catering firms and is implementing a program to develop a list of caterers that meet certain requirements and are willing to operate within the terms of a licensing agreement.

This license arrangement is not a guarantee of business, but is necessary to be eligible for consideration of any catered events in the future.

This program is not an attempt to limit the number of caterers available to the University community. However, with a growing concern of food borne illnesses, the University must take steps to ensure catering firms are taking appropriate steps to properly prepare, transport and serve food and beverages provided to our students, faculty, staff and guests. In addition to food safety, the University requires all caterers provide evidence of insurance and the business licensure and health permits as required by law.

Once approved, the University will require updated license and insurance information upon expiration of the information on file along with an annual update of Health Department inspections.


Registration and Licensing Procedures for Caterers/Bartending Services

  1. Register with the AU Vendor Center (if not registered);
  2. Email a copy of your Certificate of Insurance along with a signed copy of your Auburn University License for Catered Food and Beverage Events (Subject: Catering Registration & Licensing) to Risk Management & Insurance (;
  3. Risk Management and Safety will review the documents and forward them to an Auburn University Contract Officer to be signed;
  4. Auburn University Contract Officer will notify (Subject: Catering License) Campus and Community Events of the final approval. You will be receive notification Campus and Community Events that you have been added to the official AU List of Approved Caterers.


Examples of Certificates of Insurance:

Sample Caterer Certificate of Insurance

Sample Additional Insured Endorsement

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