Questions & Answers
Q ~ Is it mandatory that one use an approved vendor for catering deliveries and full service catered events?
A ~ Yes, You are required to use approved vendors when a caterer delivers and/or serves food on campus. Please see Official Announcement from Andy Evans at:
Q ~ Can I buy food at an unapproved market, such as Stop and Shop or Roche Bros., and bring it to Wellesley?
A ~ Yes, at this time you are allowed. This may change in the future. If so we will give you ample notice.
Q ~ Do approved vendors give discounts?
A ~ Please feel free to negotiate with caterers. The College does not have pre-determined discounts.
Q ~ Does the College have a set fee for delivery and/or tipping food vendors?
A ~ The college doesn't have a tipping policy. Please confirm with your vendor their tipping policy. Some vendors include the tipping/gratuity in their fee. Should you negotiate a tip it should be noted on the invoice from the vendor. The same is for delivery fee. A delivery fee should be noted on the invoice and should be negotiated with the food vendor when ordering.
Q~ Do all caterers supply bottled water, plates, napkins, table covers, utensils etc.?
A ~ These supplies vary with each caterer. Always make sure to ask your caterer exactly what they supply with the order.
Q ~ Who should direct caterers to locations before or after hours?
A ~ This is the responsibility of the person or department ordering from the caterer. Many buildings are locked before and after working hours. You must coordinate with your caterer. Meet your caterer at the delivery location in order for them to access a room/building.
Q ~ Should there be concerns about food safety with left over food.
A ~ Please remember your responsibility to ensure that perishable foods are handled and stored properly. It may be best for the safety and well-being of your guests that perishable food and drink, at risk for spoilage as a result of improper storage, not be permitted to leave your event.