Become an Approved Caterer

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Become an Approved Caterer


George Mason University is happy to partner with some great catering establishments in the local area to provide dynamic service to our community. Please review and complete the process outlined below to become one of our approved caterers.


Submission Process

All caterers or restaurants applying for Approved Caterer status must complete the following steps:

  1. Consider registering your business as an eVA vendor – not required (click here for guidance on becoming an eVA vendor)
  2. Complete and submit Approved Caterer Request Form

Within the Caterer Approval Form, you can upload the following documents or email these documents to aeappcat@gmu.edu within 30 days of form submission.

  1. License Agreement (pdf)
  2. Substitute W-9 (pdf)
  3. Copy of current business license
  4. Last food safety inspection report
  5. Certificate of Insurance (See License Agreement for types of insurance) for a minimum of $1,000,000 and naming the “George Mason University Board of Visitors, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers” as additional insureds

Submitting Application Materials

All materials above can be submitted in several ways:

  1. Attach to the Approved Caterer Request Form using the upload form features embedded in the form
  2. Email to aeappcat@gmu.edu
  3. Fax to 703-993-2850 to the attention of Mark Kraner, Executive Director, Retail Operations
  4. Mail to:

Mark Kraner
Executive Director, Retail Operations
Auxiliary Enterprises
Merten Hall, Room 3200
George Mason University
4400 University Dr. MSN 4A1
Fairfax, VA 22030


Approval Process

Expect the approval process to take up to two weeks after receiving all required information and documents.  All documentation will be reviewed by the Executive Director of Retail Operations. The signed license agreement and Caterer Approval form will be sent to you with the decision notated at the bottom of the Caterer Approval Form.



Please contact Auxiliary Enterprises at aeappcat@gmu.edu or 703-993-2840.