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KSU's Culinary and Hospitality Services provides a wide variety of dining options to serve the KSU community for all meal occasions and catered business functions, including dining halls and a multitude of retail dining venues on two campuses. The award-winning dining operation at Kennesaw State University provides numerous meal choices that exceed the standards for value, quality, nutrition, variety, cultural differences, dietary needs, and convenience.

Culinary Services Office

540 Parliament Garden Way
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Kennesaw Campus Office:
Marietta Campus Office:

Office hours: M-F 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

If you are inquiring about job opportunities, please call Lisa Ross with Compass Group at 470.578.2476 or click HERE and pick the Kennesaw or Marietta campus for open positions.

Kennesaw State University Catering

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From basic coffee services to outdoor events of unlimited numbers, our goal is to provide you with a full range of quality and innovative catering services backed by a diverse, service-oriented staff and a wide range of resources available from our international network.

As a catering service, our main function is Food! Our trained, professional staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of catering services. The quality of your food, however, does not rest upon the chefs alone. Every member of the Catering Department receives monthly training on food and beverage services, as well as day-to-day experience on the job.

Our Catertrax on-line ordering system represents only a starting point. Our commitment is to customize and create whatever is required to provide your guests with an unforgettable experience.

To place an order and view our catering menu, please visit: kennesawcatering.catertrax.com

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

Enzo Mancuso, Assistant Director

Catering FAQ

What is considered catering?

Catering is defined as food service that meets at least one of the following conditions:
‐ The food to be served is prepared and transported by a licensed restaurant, caterer or other food service provider;
‐ The food requires setup and/or on‐site service (such as chafers, sterno or other heat source, banquet attendants, servers, etc).

Note:  If your event meets at least one of the above-­‐listed conditions and is taking place on Kennesaw State’s campus, KSU Catering is the preferred vendor. Use of an outside vendor for your event must be documented with an exemption request.

What is not considered catering?

Catering does not include regular delivery service from nearby restaurants (e.g., pizza delivery, Jimmy John’s, etc.). When departments, Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) or guests order and pay for pizza or sandwich delivery AND the food is delivered to be consumed within one hour of delivery time, it is to be considered drop­‐off service and is not considered catering.

Catering also does not include service of casual food items like deli trays, ready­‐to‐eat sandwich platters, bulk coffee, or desserts
purchased/picked up at a grocery store or restaurant and brought to campus by a university employee or student AND does not require on‐site setup or service.

Note:  If your event falls into this category and is not considered catering, the preferred caterer policy does not apply and an exemption request is not necessary.

Are there exceptions to the preferred caterer guidelines?

Requests to use a caterer other than KSU Catering will be considered on a case­‐by­‐case basis. This requires the completion of an exemption request form, which must be submitted at least ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled event. Culinary & Hospitality Services will respond to any exemption requests within two business days.

Why must external vendors meet specific requirements?

Per DOAS regulations, vendors doing business with the university must meet standard requirements for insurance coverage. Additionally, foodservice vendors must have appropriate, acceptable health inspection scores readily available. These guidelines are included in the exemption request form and will be reviewed by Culinary & Hospitality Services when an exemption is requested.

What about donated food?

Donated food items that fall under the above­‐listed definition of catering will be considered catering.  In order to receive a donation, an exemption request must be submitted and approved by Culinary & Hospitality Services. The reason for this is to ensure the vendor who donates the food is properly licensed and insured.