Please Note: All the alcohol for an event must be either purchased through and served by an approved licensed caterer or donated and served by an approved licensed caterer. Never both at the same time. Students are never permitted to bring alcohol to any club/group event.
All alcohol served on-campus (beer and wine only) must be ordered through a licensed catering company and served by licensed bartenders. Students are never permitted to bring any alcohol into Jacobs or any other on-campus building.
Your best option is to order directly through Kafe Kellogg for events at the Jacobs Center. Their pricing is on par with every other company that has enough insurance to serve here, and as a bonus-there is no need to submit to Student Affairs for pre-approval of Kafe Kellogg orders. For info on how to order through Kafe Kellogg see #3 on this main FAQ page below or follow this link "Ordering through Kafe Kellogg
For events at on-campus locations other than the Jacobs Center, you will want to work with your contact there to hire Sodexo Catering, which is NU's preferred catering provider.
Sometimes a company will offer to donate alcohol to your event (tasting, or larger donations). Please note that you should never solicit companies for donations of alcohol
. No tax credit will be given for donations that serve as marketing for the donating company.
As all alcohol must be brought into the building and served by licensed bartenders, your group will need to hire either Service is Us or Food for Thought to provide bartenders. You can find their information on the pre-contracted vendors
section of the site.
Here are the steps to set this up:
Step 1: Select which company will be providing your bartenders, and work with them to reserve the time-slot and staff.
Step 2: Fill out and submit an Event Planning Form, along with any documents or contracts that require a signature to
email@example.com for event approval.
Step 3: Once approval is granted, connect your contact at the donating company to your contact at the bar-tending company to
arrange delivery and the hand-off of the alcohol. This must be done as only the hired licensed bartenders are
permitted to bring alcohol into the building.
If you have any more questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.