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Dining Services

Plan a menu for your next event.

Need snacks and refreshments? Serving breakfast at a morning meeting? Need a multiple meals for an all-day event? We’ve got you covered, and our team is happy to work within your budget to provide a quality event.

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We encourage you to use Fresh Ideas Food Service catering for all on-campus events.

No, Fresh Ideas Food staff cannot accept tips.

It would be nice to have as much notice as possible, with a minimum of four to five days in advance to allow time for product orders. Our vendor will do everything possible to deliver an event that exceeds your expectations.

Pepsi has the exclusive rights on cold beverages dispensed or sampled on Purdue Fort Wayne grounds. Fresh Ideas Food Service can provide bottles, cans, or prepackaged Pepsi products. If university funds are used to purchase beverages, they need to be Pepsi products. If a sponsor wants to donate beverages for an Purdue Fort Wayne event, they need to be Pepsi products.

You can also purchase cold beverages directly from Pepsi. If you do not have a Pepsi account, send a message [email protected] to set one up.

Pepsi has granted Purdue Fort Wayne the right to have some competitive products sold at the Mastodon Campus Store, on the second floor of Walb Union. Store-brand bottled or packaged water (e.g., the label reads Kroger or Walmart) purchased by Purdue Fort Wayne to distribute free of charge at meetings or events with groups of 250 or fewer is also permissible. However, Pepsi may be able to provide a good price on the water and it would be delivered. Contact the purchasing department for further information.

Yes, of course we have a guide which is meant to be a starting point to help you understand your various options. Our catering staff will help you build a menu that fits within your budget during your planning meeting. Please contact Jerry Gutierrez with Fresh Ideas to talk about your desired menu specifics.

PFW Catering Guide

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Have questions?


Contact Jerry Gutierrez, director of dining services for Fresh Ideas Food, at [email protected] or 260-481-0440.