How To Use an Approved Caterer

To use an Approved Caterer, take the following steps:

Step 1: Ensure your preferred caterer is a Mason Approved Caterer.
Check the current list of Mason Approved Caterers. If your preferred caterer is on the list, go to step 2. If they are not on the list you have two options:

  • Option 1: Utilize the services of an Approved Caterer already on the list.
  • Option 2: Encourage your preferred caterer to go through the Become an Approved Caterer Process. Note this process may take up to two weeks. If your event is less than two weeks away, please consider option 1.

Step 2: Complete Fiscal Services’ Food and Beverage process.

Questions? All questions regarding the Approved Catering process should be directed to Operations & Business Services at 703-993-2840 or

Bienvenida Latina 2019.

Become an Approved Caterer

George Mason University is happy to partner with some great catering establishments in the local area to provide dynamic service to our community. Please review and complete the process outlined below to become one of our approved caterers.

Step 1: Complete the Applications

All caterers or restaurants applying for Approved Caterer status must complete the following steps.

Within the Approved Caterer Request Form, you can upload the following documents.

  • Copy of Current Business License

  • Copy of Current Virginia ABC License (if applicable)

  • Copy of Current Health Department License

  • Copy of Current Health Inspection Report

  • Certificate of Insurance

    See License Agreement for types of insurance for a minimum of $1,000,000 and naming the “George Mason University Board of Visitors, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers” as additional insureds

Step 2: Submit All Materials

After completing the Approved Caterer Request Form, all documents above can be submitted in the following ways:

Upload Online (Preferred)
Attach to the Approved Caterer Request Form using the upload features embedded in the form.

After submitting the application online, email the documents to

Pascal Petter
Executive Director, Auxiliary Services
Operations & Business Services
Merten Hall, Room 3200
George Mason University
4400 University Dr. MSN 4A1
Fairfax, VA 22030

Reminder: Investigation of the application may not begin until all required documents have been received. Not providing the required documents is the primary cause of delay in the approval process.

Step 3: Wait for Approval

Expect the approval process to take up to four weeks after receiving all required information and documents. All documentation will be reviewed by the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services. Once reviewed, an email will be sent with an approval or request for additional information.

Processing Time
Online Submissions (up to two weeks)
Email, Mail, and Fax Submissions (up to four weeks)

Questions? Please contact Operations & Business Services at or 703-993-2840.

Approved Caterers List

Disclaimer: Please be advised that this list of Approved Licensed Caterers is subject to change throughout the year. Contracts between Mason and the off-campus caterers expire annually in June. In addition, certificates, permits, licenses, and other necessary documentation may expire prior to your planned event(s). Operations & Business Services (OBS) cannot guarantee approval status of any listed caterers at the time of your event. It is the responsibility of the off-campus caterer to ensure that all the required documentation is valid and up to date, in order to be listed as an Approved Licensed Caterer. OBS recommends that you verify the current approval status of your chosen caterer(s) closer to the event date to ensure compliance with all necessary documentation. You can email or call 703-993-2840 to confirm the status of your preferred caterer.

Food Truck on Campus: Food truck events must be reviewed and approved. Please complete the Food Trucks on Campus Request Form for processing.

Last Updated: September 2023

Caterer Food Type/StyleAddressContact
Allspice CateringBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Conferences, BBQ, Buffet, American, Asian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Vegetarian, Gluten-free6017 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22205
Rich Vizard
Apple Spice Box Lunch & CateringAmerican, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetarian250 Exchange Place Ste A
Herndon, VA 20170
Norma Ramos
Argo Tea
Mason Merchants
Baked Goods, Breakfast, Beverages4502 Chesapeake River Ln
Fairfax, VA 22030
Roshonda Alexander
Artistry CateringAmerican, BBQ, Italian, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Buffet, Plated, Sandwiches & Salads, Breakfast, Healthy, Gluten Free5799 Burke Centre Pkwy Suite H
Burke, VA 22015
Banditos Tacos & Tequila
Patriot Perks Member Mason Merchants
Mexican10621 Braddock Rd Unit C2
Fairfax, VA 22032
Ben & Jerry’sIce Cream136C Maple Ave West
Vienna, VA 22180

Food Truck
Kyle Hosch
Bittersweet Catering,
Cafe, Bakery
American, Breakfast, Sandwiches/Deli, Vegetarian, Italian103 N. Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314
BluSage CateringAmerican, BBQ, Breakfast, Buffet, Deli, French, German, Gourmet, Halal, Healthy, Hispanic, Ice Cream, Irish, Italian, Kabob, Kosher (limited offerings), Latin, Low Calorie, Mediterranean, Mexican, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Tex-Mex, and Vegetarian13188 Marina Way
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Gina Meehan
Caboose CommonsAmerican, Breakfast2918 Eskridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22031
Jessica Worden
CHIBOO BakeryBaked Goods273 Sunset Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Chelsea Tan
CREAM to GOIce Cream, Milkshakes, Shaved Ice, Slushies, Smoothies, Sundaes, Waffle ConesFood TruckKamal Ismail
Crepe AmourAsian, French, Indian, Italian, Internationally inspired sweet & savory crepes407 Maple Ave East
Vienna, VA 22182
Sri Suku
Dave’s DogsAmerican, BBQ, Sandwiches13102 Kumar Court
Woodbridge, VA 22193

Food Truck
David Gray
DC SlicesPizzaFood TruckJason Leamnson
The Difference BakerAmerican, Baked Goods, Grocery, Healthy, Hispanic, Italian, Vegetarian, Allergen Free20937 Ashrburn Road, Suite 130
Ashburn, VA 20147
Alyssa Sobecki
Dixie Bones Inc.BBQ13440 Occoquan Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 20152
Patricia Zetlin
Mason Merchants
Baked Goods, Breakfast, Beverages4349 Chesapeake Ln.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Roshonda Alexander
Einstein Brothers Bagels
Mason Merchants
Baked goods, Breakfast, Salads, Sandwiches4401 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030Roshonda Alexander
Elegant CuisinesAmerican, BBQ, Breakfast, Buffet
Caribbean, French, Gourmet, Greek, Healthy, Hispanic, Indian, Italian, Korean, Kosher (Orthodox), Low Calorie, Mediterranean, Mexican, Organic, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian
10603 Buckingham Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Chantilly Cross
Fosters Grille of Vienna
Patriot Perks Member
American, BBQ, Buffett, Wings, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Salads138-A West Maple Ave
Vienna, VA 22180
Michale Cerny
Hershey Ice CreamIce Cream, Italian IceFood TruckTina Laroche
Jake’s Ice-creamDiary and non-diary options, Vegan and egg-free options, Sundae Bar, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes & Pies, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Ice Cream Cupcakes, Hot Cocoa Bombs, Dipped Pretzel Rods, Cake Pops, Brownies, and Rice Krispie Treats6353 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Robin Rinearson
Kimberly’s Corporate CateringAmerican, Breakfast, Buffet, Healthy, Italian, Kabob, Mediterranean, Salads, Sandwiches, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian8455 Tyco Road, Unit O
Vienna, VA 22182
Kim Lawler
Kusshi Sushi Pentagon RowAsian, Japanese1201 S Joyce street, C3
Arlington, VA 22202
Cheol Lee
KOI TEAAsian4 Live Oak Lane
Stafford, VA 22554
Brandon Luong
Le BledoAsian, Sandwiches, Vietnamese6416 Brandon Ave.
Springfield, VA 22150

Food Truck
Thai Huynh
Masala Indian CuisineIndian1394 Chain Bridge Road
Mclean, VA 22101
Gaurab Tiwari
Mason Catering, Sodexo
Mason Merchants
African, American, Asian, Baked Goods, BBQ, Brazilian, Breads, Breakfast, Buffet, Custard, Deli, Ethiopian, Filipino, French, German, Gourmet, Greek, Halal, Hawaiian, Healthy, Hispanic, Ice Cream, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kabob, Korean, Latin, Low Calorie, Mediterranean, Mexican, Nigerian, Organic, Pizza, Sub, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Tex-Mex, Thai, VegetarianJohnson Center G18
4477 Aquia Creek Ln
Fairfax, VA 22030
Derek Laden
Mason Square Cafe
Mason Merchants
Baked Goods, Breads, Breakfast, Deli, Healthy, Low Calorie, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetarian3401 Fairfax Dr Level 1
Arlington, VA 22201
Vernita Washington
Mezze on the Go LLCMediterranean, Salads, Sandwiches, VegetarianFood TruckFadi Msallem
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Patriot Perks Member
Buffet, Low Calorie, Mexican, Salads, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian10955 Fairfax Blvd, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
Rali Makouar
Old Blue BBQAmerican, BBQ, Buffet, Salads, Vegetarian4580 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
Kelly Lloyd
Outer Banks Boil CompanyBBQ, Seafood1253 Nimmo Parkway Suite 113
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Evan Verbeek
Panda Express
Mason Merchants
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Ted Tong
Potbelly Sandwich WorksAmerican, Buffet, Deli, Healthy, SandwichesVarious LocationsCecilia Tippett
Rita’s Italian Ice of FairfaxItalian Ice, Ice Cream, Custard10726 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22030
Jacque Whang
Roots Natural KitchenAmerican, Healthy, Salads, Vegetarian, Grain Bowls9444 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA, 22031
Haley Lieberman
Rx CateringBBQ, Buffet, Healthy, Seafood, American, Hispanic, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Deli, Salads, baked Goods, Breakfast, Gourmet, Kabob, Low Calorie, Organic, Sandwiches, Vegetarian6441-D General Green Way
Alexandria, VA 22312
Cheron Burns
Sophia’s Cafe Catering
Breakfast, Baked goods, Sandwiches, Deli, American, BBQ and some Mediterranean8260 Willow Oaks
Corporate Drive Suite 110
Fairfax, VA 22031
Sam Misleh
Mason Merchants
Baked Goods, Breads, Breakfast, Healthy, Low Calorie, Sandwiches4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030Melissa Calix
Steak N’ Shake
Mason Merchants
American4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030Vanessa Reyes Nesbitt
Mason Merchants
Baked goods, Healthy, Low Calorie, Sandwiches, Platter, Lunch Boxes4300 Occoquan River Ln
Fairfax, VA 22030
Roshonda Alexander
Sweet SageAmerican, Baked Goods, BBQ, Breakfast, Caribbean, Gourmet, Healthy, Low Calorie
8538 Suite O Terminal Road
Lorton, VA 22079
Sherise Campbell
Taim Mediterranean KitchenGreek, Healthy, Low Calorie, Mediterranean, Vegetarian11011 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Kristen Schell
Two Smooth Dudes Food Truck
Patriot Perks Member
Buffalo Chicken Wrap or Salad, Almond and Cranberry Wrap or Salad, Loaded Tater Tots, Buffalo Chicken Tater Tots, Garlic Parmesan Tater Tots, Chicken Tenders or Wings & Tots, Smoothies, Bottled BeveragesFood Truck703-593-3173
Windows Catering American-style Cuisine5724 General Washington Drive
Alexandria, VA 22312
Karol Cristales