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SU looks to become preferred food provider for campus events

By Stephanie Tang, March 12 2015 —

Need a function catered? The Students’ Union may soon be the go-to food provider for events at the University of Calgary.

The U of C announced that it would seek both a new preferred food caterer and food services provider once its contract with Chartwells expires at the end of April. This is the first time the U of C has offered two separate contracts for the services.

The SU will submit a proposal for catering services, something SU vice-president operations and finance Adam Swertz said students would benefit from.

“Catering on campus brings in a lot of revenue for our events, our programs, our services, and it all goes right back to students,” Swertz said.

While the SU has catered conferences and events held in MacHall for years, there has never been an official agreement between them and administration for the rest of campus.

“This process would be, from our perspective, just formalizing that and making it really clear,” Swertz said. “Where you can cater, where you can’t cater, things of that nature.”

The U of C has not released a request for proposals for the preferred food caterer, but Swertz said they should announce the new food services provider in the next few weeks.


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