Becoming an Approved Caterer

The Catering Policy on the UCD campus has been revised. You are permitted to use an approved registered caterer on campus except at the Silo Union, Gunrock Pub, and the Med Sci (Scrubs) Cafe. UC Davis Dining Services is the exclusive caterer of these facilities.

UC Davis Dining Services is the campus caterer. To arrange catering service or a consultation, please call (530) 752-2997, or fax (530) 754-0726.

Approved Off-Campus Registered Caterers:

Click Here for a list of current approved registered caterers who are eligible to provide service in the approved facilities in accordance with regulations for Off-Campus Caterers.

Please note that this list of approved registered caterers indicates those businesses that have met the minimum requirements to cater on campus. This does not suggest endorsement or recommendation by the Conference and Event Services office and/or the University of California, Davis.


As an Approved Registered Caterer at UC Davis, you will be eligible for a number of promotional events and opportunities that introduce your business to the University community.

Event Planners Exchange Caterer and Vendor Showcase
In November of each year, we organize a Vendor and Caterer Showcase where several hundred University event planners are invited to taste food samples provided free of charge by approved caterers. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the campus community and promote the quality of your catering services.

Event Planners Exchange Certificate Series
We provide information about your organization at event planning training classes throughout the year. In addition, since all events on campus route through our office for facility reservations, we are in a good position to promote your services on a daily basis.

Event Planners Exchange Lunch and Learn
This is an opportunity for you to host a sales meeting with a group of qualified planners on the campus at no cost for the space used. You simply provide lunch and we do the rest.

Online and Print Promotional Opportunities (Sample Listings)
Finally, we list your company information and website address on our Conference and Event Services website, which serves as the campus resource for UC Davis Approved Registered Caterers. For a modest fee, you may also choose to upgrade your listing with a logo, etc. The available options are:

  • Basic Registration ($500) - Basic listing on the CES Approved Registered Caterer List (includes basic contact information provided on the application).
  • Featured Bundle ($800) - Includes priority placement and logo in addition to basic contact information.
  • Premium Bundle ($1000) - Includes priority placement, logo, short description and up to 5 images in addition to basic contact information.

To Become an Approved Caterer:

Please follow the instructions here:

* All caterers must be able to provide zero waste services.


 If you have questions or would like to use a caterer not listed below, please contact the Conference and Event Services Office at