Guidelines

After Hours Service:

Regular Business Hours of Operation Service:  Monday - Friday, 7 am to 5 pm

Because the University is closed during most holidays, service is unavailable. Fresh Leaf Catering strives to provide service year-round Monday through Sunday, with the exception of holidays.  Any events requiring service outside of business hours during the week and weekends will incur additional fees in the range of $20.00 to $50.00 depending on the order.

*Additional fees may apply depending upon event type, event time, and venue.  

In the event that UMD has an emergency closing, all catered events are canceled.

Additional Services:

For an additional fee, Fresh Leaf Catering is happy to help you with a variety of special services (centerpiece items, votive candles, linens, etc.).

Health Department Guidelines:

Health Department regulations do not permit taking leftover food from any event. Any leftover food is the property of UMD Dining Services. Please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety with any questions. Please be aware that most food, due to Health Department regulations, can’t be left out at room temperature for any longer than two hours. See the UMD Environmental Health & Safety Office web site for more information. For the safety of our customers, all leftover food will be composted as part of our 100% Sustainable Initiative. 

Final Guarantees:

To keep your costs as low as possible, it is very important to have an accurate count. For all events, a confirmed count is necessary 72 business hours (Monday-Friday 8 am - 4 pm) prior to the scheduled event. Effective January 2019, the confirmed count will be considered a minimum guarantee and not subject to reduction. In the event that you need to increase your guest count within the 72 hours prior to your event, Fresh Leaf Catering will make every effort to accommodate the additional guests. Please note that additional meals may require substitution from the confirmed menu and service charges may be added for any costs incurred by Dining Services, with a minimum of $10.

During summer months a confirmed count is necessary one week prior to your scheduled event. You will be billed for 100 percent of the guarantee or the number of guests served-whichever is greater. If a confirmed count is not received, we will assume the original guest count to be the guarantee.

Event Planning:

Room reservations and requests for media equipment, tables, etc. are handled by Kirby Student Center Reservations. Please contact Lesa Radtke (Kirby Assistant Director for Events & Conferences) at (218)-726-7166 or [email protected] Or visit their website.

Fresh Leaf Catering's Office (125 Kirby Student Center) can assist you with menu planning. Please feel free to contact us by E-Mail (this is the preferred method of ordering as it provides everyone with a written copy and confirmation of the order) or by telephone (218)-726-7177 or (218)-726-7955.

It is a UMD Dining Services department policy that for the protection of students, staff, and the public attending a meeting, meal, conference or special event that all food will be provided by UMD Dining Service. Fresh Leaf Catering will be unable to assist any department or organization that wishes to use food items from other sources.