Catering Services Guidelines


Whenever you need to order food for an on-campus small luncheon 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 by utilizing "America To Go" (ATG).  You may order directly to ATG in Emory Express and select from the many ATG 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.

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 Exemt 
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.

Services of ATG

— provides searchable menus and saved favorites
— maintains direct contact with suppliers
— guarantees a 24/7 customer service telephone and order tracking
— ensures health standards are met and proper insurance coverage
— provides clear approval routing process through Emory Express

Important MessageMultiple caterers within the America To Go Punch-out have been inactivated due to noncompliance in submitting health scores or certificates of inspection after multiple requests. If you had plans to use an inactivated caterer for your on-campus event, we ask that you please select an alternative active caterer from the ATG Punch-out. Inactivated caterers include: Chef Cary’s, Design A Party, EPIC Events, Gourmet Express, Grayson’s Cafe, Hong Kong Harbor, Mac the Cheese, Party Execs, Sprig Restaurant, TEP Catering, The Golden Buddha, The Kosher Gourmet, and Twisted Taco.  (September 2014)

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".  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

Ph: 1.866.284.8646


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