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Sodexo/UMKC Dining Services
University Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
phone: 816-235-1077
fax: 816-235-5213

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Catering Policies

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Planning Your Event

We Cater To You!

From the simple to the elaborate, we offer a full range of catering services to students, faculty, staff and campus organizations. Choices include deli trays, delectable desserts, receptions, formal dinners and banquets just to name a few! For more information, contact our Catering Department at 816-235-1076.


Facilities available for catering in the University Center are listed below. Room reservations are coordinated through the Conference Assistant's office at 816-235-1416. Please note that the room capacities listed will change with the amount of seating, audio visual, display or head tables.

Room Buffet    Capacity Served    Reception
Pierson Hall 300 400 500
Alumni Room 50 36 75
Room 106 80 104 150
Room 117 40 56 65
Room 146 15 16 40
Room 147 48 24 75
Chancellor Dining Room    15 15 25


To our customers...

University of Missouri-Kansas City is pleased to present to you the new Catering Guide for campus events provided by Sodexo. The Sodexo Catering Department offers a full range of catering expertise - from coffee services and receptions to gourmet dinners.

Our catering staff will work closely with you to provide quality and professional service, ensuring that every event is a success. This guide is merely to serve as a beginning to your planning process. In addition to what you will find here, we can also create menus especially for your event. We welcome the opportunity to work with you on every detail to make your event special.

Our services have been designed exclusively for your needs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Please give us a call to assist in planning your next event. We look forward to your business.


1. Deciding the kind of event you want.

Will it be a dinner, reception, or simple beverage service?
Will guests stand, or be seated?
Will it be formal, casual, or in-between?
What is your budget?
Do you want hot food or cold food?
While not every decision needs to be finalized at this point, the more you know what you want, the easier your planning will be.

2. Reserving your room in the University Center.

Contact the Conference Assistant at 816-235-1416. Be sure to select a room that is the correct size for the number of guests and type of function you are planning.

3. Contact the Catering Office.

Making arrangements at the earliest possible date will insure sufficient time to plan all aspects of your event. At least ten days before the event, please contact our catering office to finalize arrangements that may also require making an appointment. This is the time for a thorough discussion of all specifics and details. The catering office is located in the University Center. 816-235-1076.

4. General Information.

  • The approximate number of reservations must be provided at least ten (10) working days in advance of the function. We require a final count 72 hours prior to the event. This count is your guaranteed number. We will be prepared to serve 5% over that number. On the final billing, you will be charged for the guaranteed number or the actual attendance, whichever is greater.
  • An account name or number is required to bill a University related-event. In the absence of this, we ask that a 50-percent deposit be made at the time of guarantee.
  • An invoice will be sent to you following the event. Final payment should be made within 30 days of the event. All invoices over 30 days will be considered past due and will be subject to a 1.5 percent monthly service charge.
  • There is no charge for cancellations made at least 48 hours before the event. Cancellations within 48 hours of the event are subject to a service charge according to the nature of the event.
  • Room set-up in all facilities along with any special equipment needs should be arranged with the Conference Assistant. Room set-up can be arranged while booking your event. Charges will be based upon time and material required to set-up the room according to your specifications.
  • Special table or room arrangements that are not directly related to the serving of food or beverages will be subject to additional charges.
  • Please review, sign and return the final booking order for approval with our Catering Manager. The booking order provides all pertinent information regarding charges and billing procedures.

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