GUIDELINES FOR YOUR CATERING NEEDS
Whenever you need to order food, whether a small lunch or a complex catered event, these are the options available:
Your first option is Emory Catering, Emory's in house caterer. Emory Catering offers you a variety of menu options and you are billed directly for all services to your smartkey. No purchase order is required when utilizing this on-campus service provider.
The second option, is in Emory Express utilizing the "America To Go" Punch-out. You will be able to select from the many "America To Go" providers as a way of reducing cost and risk when planning your Emory function, whether it be for box lunches, delivery, pick-up, or full catering service, etc. (If you need access to Emory Express for "catering", complete this "Emory Express Access Request Form".)
Tax Exempt Status
Emory University is authorized to purchase tangible property and services to be used exclusively for educational purposes without payment of Georgia Sales and Use Tax.
Note: Food and Beverage are Not Tax Exempt
Purchases of food at local restaurants, grocery stores and catering for meetings and business meals are NOT exempt from Georgia Sales and Use Tax. As an example, Emory is tax exempt for the catering services performed, the rentals of linens, tables, chairs, labor, and supplies such as disposable cups, plates, etc.; however, food and beverage (things consumed by those attending) are not tax exempt.
About Emory's marketplace of Caterers and Restaurants in Emory Express
Emory’s Office of Procurement and Contract Administration launched the online catering ordering system called “America To Go” through Emory Express in 2012. Universities and organizations throughout the country have benefited from their “America To Go” (ATG) program and their streamlined ordering system. ATG and Procurement will screen the local market of restaurants and caterers selecting reliable, certified, insured, and sustainable food providers for your online ordering.
— It provides searchable menus and saved favorites
— It maintains direct contact with suppliers
— It guarantees a 24/7 customer service telephone and order tracking
— It ensures health standards are met and proper insurance coverage
— It provides clear approval routing process through Emory Express
Learn more about "America To Go" by reviewing the following links, and the ATG Punch-out in Emory Express
— Take a glance at "How you will place your order with an off-campus caterer or restaurant"
— Read about the most "Frequently Asked Questions about ordering with America To Go".
— Review the list of caterers and restaurants in the Emory Express Punch-out, "America To Go". The Punch-out has more than 34 of Emory's most utilized restaurants and caterers available. If there is a caterer that a department would like to request to be added to the ATG Punch-out, please contact ATG Customer Care.
ATG Customer Care available 24/7