Tiers of Service | Dining Services | Kent State University

Tiers of Service

The Catering Office is able to support your event with several levels of service.  From a pick-up service to a full service event with china, we are here to help you make your event memorable.  The descriptions below outline each tier of service and note the campus locations where each type of service is available.

Pick Up Service

  • Our Simple Takeaways Menu is priced, with budgets in mind, as a completely disposable, all pick-up option.  The menus include all necessary disposable service ware.  Pick-up instructions vary by location; specific details will be included in your order confirmation.
  • Available at Ashtabula, College of Podiatric Medicine, Kent, Salem, Stark, Tuscarawas, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas

Drop-Off Service

  • Catering staff will deliver and set up food and beverage orders with disposable service ware, utensils, paper goods, disposable platters, bowls, and/or vessels. This service does not include pick-up or clean-up service.
  • Available at Ashtabula, College of Podiatric Medicine, Kent, Salem, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas
  • $20 delivery fee

Delivery and Return

  • Catering staff will deliver and set up food and beverage orders with china, silver platters, disposable service ware, and/or linens to cover tables. Equipment for hot food and beverages available as needed.  At scheduled event end time, catering staff will return for clean-up.
  • Available on Ashtabula, College of Podiatric Medicine, Kent, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas
  • $50 delivery and clean up fee

Full Service Disposable

  • Catering staff will service the entire event. Buffet tables are set with linen, menu items displayed on china and proper equipment is set up.  Disposable service ware is included.  Catering servers set up and remain at event to ensure buffet is stocked and clean and guest areas cleaned.  Servers clean up event at scheduled event end time. Availability of servers are to be confirmed with each event
  • Available at Ashtabula, College of Podiatric Medicine, Kent, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas
  • $50 Delivery and Clean up Fee
  • $12 per hour, per server for time of service

Full Service China

  • Catering will service the entire event. Buffet tables are set with linen, menu items displayed on china and proper equipment provided as appropriate for hot and cold items.  Full china service, including glassware and flatware will be prepared.  Catering servers set up and remain at event for the duration to ensure buffet is stocked and clean and guest areas cleaned.  Servers clean up event at scheduled event end time. Availability of servers are to be confirmed with each event
  • Available on Ashtabula, College of Podiatric Medicine, Kent, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas
  • $50 Delivery and Clean up Fee
  • $12 per hour, per server for time of service
  • $3 per person fee for china may apply based on number of guests and location of event for regionals and CPM. On Kent campus, this fee applies to all events not held in the Kent Student Center.