Regent University offers two on-campus catering options for special events; the Regent Ordinary and the Founders Inn & Spa. Neither is able to accommodate catered events that are hosted off-campus.
The Regent Ordinary
The Regent Ordinary has the first right of refusal for any catering event held on-campus. It is a food court style restaurant housed in the Student Center that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner items. The Ordinary can meet office, reception, or banquet-sized catering needs.
Food items may be ordered from either the regular menu or from the catering menu. Regent Ordinary catering for the university is tax free and saves 10.5%. Other catering vendors, including the Founders Inn, must charge taxes (Virginia: 5%, Virginia Beach 5.5%).
In order to best serve your event, event planners must submit a Catering Request form to the Regent Ordinary at least two weeks prior to the event date. This form is required for all catering requests. Approval by a cost center manager is required before submitting the Catering Request form to the Regent Ordinary. Please access the Catering Procedures for further instructions.
For more information about the Regent Ordinary, click here.
To contact Chef Dan Murphy, Director of Food Services, call 757.352.4924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Founders Inn & Spa
If the Regent Ordinary is not catering and the event is formal (plated food, sit-down reception, banquet, etc.) then a quote from the Founders Inn is required. As the owner of the Founders Inn it is in the best interest of the university to use their services when possible. If the Founders Inn is not being utilized, a written explanation should accompany a request for another facility.
The Founders Inn & Spa is an upscale hotel and resort located on Regent’s campus. A school or department may obtain a quote from the Founders Inn & Spa catering department and should contact, Kathy Ruley email@example.com or 757.352.4849
The Founders Inn will provide a banquet order or contract for their services. The cost center manager must sign the contract and include a total cost/estimate and accounting code information on the last page. Submit the completed contract to Purchasing and allow a minimum of five business days for review and processing. For more information on contracts, visit http://www.regent.edu/admin/admsrv/purchasing/contracts.cfm.
In the event the Regent Ordinary or the Founders Inn & Spa are unable to accommodate your special event you may utilize the services of other outside caterers. All outside catering services must be approved by the purchasing department. A minimum of three comparative (apples-to-apples comparison) quotes are required. A contract for services or a banquet order should be submitted to Purchasing for review at least two weeks prior to the date of the event. Once approved, a current certificate of insurance (COI) must be on file in the administrative services/purchasing department at least one week prior to the event date.
The administrative services/purchasing department maintains a list of approved caterers with current certificates of insurance on file. Schools or departments may obtain the list by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757.352.4442.
Note: Student Organizations that raise their own funds (e.g. student fees, fund raising, etc.) for their special events are not required to utilize our on-site catering facilities and may secure food services from outside the university. A current certificate of insurance must be on file in the administrative services/purchasing department at least one week prior to the event date.