Outside Caterer/Vendor Food Waivers

To start:

  1. Read the Food Event Description and Instructions - ("Read Me First!")
  2. Read the Outside Food Caterer Vendor Fact Sheet.  All caterer vendors, for PHF or TCS foods, must be located within 30-minute travel time to the campus.
  3. For each event you will need to submit a Food Waiver and Registration.  (Student groups will submit via Campus Pulse.  For all other requests, please email foodwaiver@ehs.umass.edu).
  4. You will need to verify that your caterer has been approved.  (*Follow these instructions if your caterer is not on the approved list.)  
  5. Your caterer will need to submit a catering notification form (for each event.)
  6. A caterer not yet listed should submit the required paperwork at least 30 days in advance to the Envrionmental Health program at EH&S.  No event or caterer will be reviewed with less than 2 weeks notice.

To register as an approved caterer, see below:  

 Approved Caterers:

Approved Caterer ID





Local Health






UMA00001 Priya Indian Cuisine 460 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020 08/13/2020 12/31/2020* 09/08/2020 09/30/2020
UMA00002 Cana Korean Restaurant 159 Grove Street, Chicopee, MA 01020 02/15/2021 12/31/2020 10/07/2022 11/26/2022
UMA00003 Bombay Royale 1 Roundhouse Plaza #4, Northampton, MA 01060 03/01/2020* 12/31/2020 08/10/2021 10/30/2022
      *Expiring soon *Needs catering    

How to become an Approved Caterer/Vendor:

To become an approved caterer/vendor or renew your approval, please submit an Annual Caterer/Vendor application.  You must be located within 30 minutes travel time of the UMass Amherst campus; and submit the required attachements:

  • A copy of the Event Caterer Notfication form for each event.
  • a copy of caterer's Board of Health license;
  • a copy of the caterer's ServSafe certification;
  • a copy of your MA Food Allergy Awareness Certificate;
  • and a copy of the caterer's Liability Insurance indemnifying the University of Massachusetts) for $1 million dollars.

It is your responsibility to supply the University with updated copies of this documentation once it expires. You will be removed from the Approved Caterer/Vendor listing until the appropriate documentation is received. You will need to renew and re-submit this application prior to the Fall semester (during May through August).


UMass Catering (Auxiliary Enterprises) Director of Sales 
Phone: (413) 577-8200
Email:  jfontain@umass.edu

EH&S Assistant Director of Environmental Health Svcs 
Phone: (413) 545-2682
Email: foodwaiver@ehs.umass.edu