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
  2. Complete and submit Approved Caterer Request Form

Within the Approved Caterer Request Form, you can upload the following documents.

  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 the following ways:

  1. Attach to the Approved Caterer Request Form using the upload form features embedded in the form (Preferred)
  2. Fax to 703-993-2850 to the attention of Pascal Petter, Executive Director, Auxiliary Services
  3. Mail to:

Pascal Petter
Executive Director, Auxiliary Services
Business Services
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 Auxiliary Services. Once reviewed an email will be sent with an approval or request for additional information.


Please contact Business Services at aeappcat@gmu.edu or 703-993-2840.