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Catering Information

Dining Services


If you have questions about catering services please email us at dining@millsaps.edu.


Facility Reservations and Arrangements 
Make your arrangements with Millsaps Events Coordinator at EXT.1228, Monday thru Friday 8:30am until 4:30pm. Your request must include the date, time, location, size and number of tables for the event.

Food and Beverage
Contact Millsaps Catering Department at EXT. 1242, or E-Mail Dining, Monday thru Friday 8:00am until 4:00pm to arrange your menu and service details. Food arrangements should be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. Estimated number of guest and billing information(account number, who, etc.) is requested at this time.

Guest Count
An approximate number of guest is required two weeks in advance of the meal. A guaranteed number is required 3 days (72 hours) in advance. Your guest number may be increased two days (48 hours) prior to the meal, but not decreased. Dining Services will have a five percent (5%) allowance of food above your guaranteed guest number.

Price Quotes
The price quoted for a catered meal allows two hours of facility for the meal. Any additional time requested will be an additional seventy five cents ($.75) charge per billable guest, per half hour. Prices quoted are only for specified number of guests, and specified amounts of food. 9% sales tax will be added.

Plated leftover foods can be given to the arranging party, but only for those plates paid for under the guaranteed count. There is a $1.50 charge per plate carried out, to cover the cost of the packaging.

Buffet Leftovers
All buffet foods leftover from food functions will remain the property of Millsaps Dining Services.No buffet items may be removed from the premises, without prior approval. No exceptions.

Flowers and Decorations
Meal prices quoted do not include flowers or decorations, but these amenities can be added for an additional cost.

Refill fees
A $5.00 fee will be added to refreshment costs for requested "check if needed" refills, plus the cost of any product.

White table linens are provided with banquets and served meals, at no additional charge. Any linens ordered other than for meal service, will be charged at a rate of $5.00 per table cloth, or $15.75 per draped table.

Delivery outside College Center/Check for Refills
Food and beverages delivered outside the College Center that is less than $50.00 will be charged a $5.00 setup fee. Requested "check for refills" will be charged $5.00 unless an additional purchase is made.

Attendants fees
If your food and beverage request requires a server to stay and replenish and/or serve your event, a service charge of $75.00 per three hours will be charged per server.

After hours/Weekend meals
Catering prices listed apply to Monday through Friday.Meals served after 5:00pm and on Saturday or Sunday, add an additional $4.25 per person, to the price of the meal.

Large Groups
Meal service to groups of one hundred (100) or more will be provided buffet style, only.

Alcohol policy
Millsaps Dining Services does not have a liquor license to purchase alcohol. We can provide bar service such as glassware, garnishments, ice, mixers, equipment, for $3.00 per guest. The host of the catered event, is responsible for contacting a bartender. It is the responsibility of the host/hostess to deliver the alcohol to the location. It will be stored in a locked container until time of service. ALL ALCOHOL MUST BE PICKED UP WITHIN 48 HOURS. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ALCOHOL LEFT AFTER THE ALLOTED 48 HOURS.

Equipment Loan
An equipment loan sheet must be signed at the time the equipment is picked up (trays, china, etc.). A cleaning fee will charged if the equipment is not returned clean. In the event equipment is lost or damaged, borrower will be billed for replacement cost.

Method of Payment
A) College departments will provide an account number and person responsible for authorization of payment.
B) Off campus customers will pay fifty percent (50%) of the total amount at time of request and the balance within two weeks after the food service is provided. Taxes will be added unless a tax exempt number is given at time of request for food services.