Before you make your food/beverage purchase, take a moment to read this one-page flyer: UC Berkeley Entertainment Policy in a Nutshell (PDF)
ORDERING CATERING OR TAKE-OUT FOOD
You may place your food and catering orders directly with your selected vendors and then tell Business Services to pay for the catering on their event planner card. These budget-friendly menu flyers can help you make the most of your entertainment spending.
ENTERTAINMENT CERTIFICATION FORM
All entertainment (food and beverage) purchases require a completed and signed Entertainment Certification Form before Business Services can pay your vendor directly or reimburse you. Contact your designated budget officer or with your chartstring questions. Since your completed request will be scanned into the campus financial system or reimbursement database, original hardcopy forms and attachments are preferred.
Keep in mind that both the service charges and taxes are included in the per person limit for entertainment expenses.
If you will be serving alcohol at a dinner or reception on campus then make sure you file an Alcoholic Beverage Permit. The form must be filed a minimum of 7 business days before the event. Read the full details of alcohol permits here.