Non-University (Outside) Catering

Bon Appetit is the preferred provider for food and beverages for the Forest Grove and Hillsboro Pacific University campus community. However, university faculty, staff, students and their guests may use pre-approved non-university caterers providing specific guidelines are followed.

Approved non-university caterers have the ability to cater food and non-alcoholic beverages on the Forest Grove campus and to cater food, beverages and alcoholic beverages on the Hillsboro campus.  Bon Appetit holds the alcohol service license for the Forest Grove campus.

University staff, faculty and students are responsible for using only the approved caterers, making sure reservations for space has been made through the university room scheduling program (EMS) including any tables or extra garbage cans, needed for the caterer.   University personnel will be responsible for making sure all bills from the caterer are paid. Non-university caterers are responsible for set-up, take-down and clean-up. Bon Appetit kitchen and supplies are not available to non-university caterers. 

Please read the Outside Catering Guidelines (pdf) before arranging for non-university catering.

Catering is defined as:

  • Non-university caterers/restaurants/food vendors who provide food on property owned or leased by the University.
  • Coming on to University property to prepare, deliver, transport, set out and/or serve food for meetings, conferences, or special occasions.
  • Licensed, insured, and approved caterers providing food and beverage service on campus.

Food Waiver is required for:

  • Food prepared by a caterer/restaurant/food vendor but is delivered, transported, set out & serviced by the Pacific University event planner/organizer.
  • This may include but is not limited to deli trays from the grocery store, sandwiches, coffee and pastries from a coffee shop or food order picked up, transported and set out by the event planner/organizer.
  • Food waivers should be requested at least two weeks prior to the event.
  • Food waivers also require the responsible person to hold a current Food Handler's Card, which can be obtained online through Washington County's website.

Home Prepared Food:

  • Home prepared food can create food safety, liability, and health related challenges & is seldom permitted.
  • Applying for a Food Waiver (pdf) is required for home prepared food, but may not always be granted or may have additional requirements such as an outline of how food will be prepared including the location.
  • A Food Handler's Card is required by the person overseeing the food preparation.
  • Please apply at least three weeks in advance.

Home Prepared Food For Sale:

  • Home prepared food can create food safety, liability, and health related challenges and is not permitted.  Please see Bon Appetit Dining Service Manager to discuss other options.
  • A Food Handler's Card is required by the person overseeing the food handling.
  • Please apply at least two weeks in advance.

Approved Non-University Catering Options

Qdoba Mexican Grill

2288 NW Allie Blvd.

Hillsboro, OR 97124

Contact:  Lola Fernandez


Reedville Cafe

2975 SW Cornelius Pass Road, Suite D

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:  Amy Feehan


Claey's Catering

PO Box 1940

North Plains, OR 97133

Contact: Nathan Claey


Signature Affair

PO Box 828

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:  Mimi Moy Bass



2833 SE 15th Avenue

Portland, OR 97202

Contact:  Maria



1910 Main Street, Suite A

Forest Grove, OR 97116


Miget's Island Grill

1914 21st Avenue

Forest Grove, OR 97116