USC Upstate Dining Services handles all food orders for events on the campus of The USC Upstate. Contracts will be sent to the requesting party for approval and signature. Please review all information thoroughly prior to approval and contact the catering office immediately with any changes.
All room requests must go through the Special Events Office before food requests can be fulfilled. Once a room has been confirmed, on-campus groups should then forward a "Catering Request" form to Dining Services. All food requests for events to be billed to a university account must have the account to be charged when the reservation is requested.
Food requests should be made to our office a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled event date. Orders received with less than five (5) working days notice may incur additional costs.
Dining Services must have an estimated number of guests with your food requests. In the case of an increase or decrease of +/- 10% between the estimated and guaranteed counts, Dining Services reserves the right to refigure the quoted price. Estimates are not considered firm until the contract is approved, and the final count is received.
Guaranteed counts are due as follows:
Please note that weekend event guaranteed counts are due by the preceding Tuesday for on-campus group events, and the Friday, one-week prior, for all served meals and off-campus group events.
Billing will be for the guaranteed amount plus any extras. In the event that less than the guaranteed count attends, the guaranteed count will be billed. Should Dining services not receive a guaranteed count by the deadline, then the guaranteed count will be billed. Event pricing is based on events lasting 2 hours from serve time to start of cleanup time. Additional time may be charged for labor at 1-1/2 times the going hourly rate.
Groups are responsible for informing Dining Services if an event is cancelled. To avoid any billing, Dining Services must receive this cancellation notice at least two (2) working days prior to the scheduled event time. Cancellations after this deadline may result in a partial billing to the contracted party.
For more Information call: Dining Services at 864.503.5900 or Catering at 864.503.5114 (fax 864.503.5119).
All prices are subject to 6% SC sales tax, and are 10% service charge on all catering events. Any events outside of Campus Life Center will be served on disposable dishware.