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

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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.

Fax to 703-993-2850 to the attention of Pascal Petter, Executive Director, Auxiliary Services

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

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

The caterers listed below meet the requirements and have completed the necessary steps to become Mason-approved caterers. Please feel free to utilize any of these businesses for your next Mason event. Have questions about the caterers’ list? Please contact Operations & Business Services at 703-993-2840 or email

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

Caterer Food Type/StyleAddressContact
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
Au Bon Pain
Mason Merchants
Baked Goods, Breads, Breakfast, Deli, Healthy, Low Calorie, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetarian3401 Fairfax Dr Level 1
Arlington, VA 22201
Vernita Washington
Artistry CateringAmerican, BBQ, Italian, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Buffet, Plated, Sandwiches & Salads, Breakfast, Healthy, Gluten Free, Food Truck5799 Burke Centre Pkwy Suite H
Burke, VA 22015
Bansari Indian CuisineHalal, Indian, Kabob, Vegetarian2750 Gallows Road, Suite H
Vienna, VA 22180
Yash Bhatt
Bawadi Mediterranean GrillGreek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Kosher (limited offerings), Breads, Deli, Halal, Salads, Baked Goods, Breakfast, Kabob, sandwiches, Vegetarian6304 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22044
Khalid Mekki
Ben & Jerry’sIce Cream, Food Truck36C Maple Ave West
Vienna, VA 22180
Bittersweet Catering,
Cafe, Bakery
American, Breakfast, Sandwiches/Deli, Vegetarian, Italian103 N. Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314
Bollywood Bistro CateringBBQ, Vegetarian, Indian11465 Carnebill Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Pankaj Sharma
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 BrewingAmerican, Breakfast2918 Eskridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22031
Jessica Worden
Café Rio Mexican GrillMexicanVarious LocationsMartha Licciardello
Chalkboard Wings and BBQAmerican, BBQ, Breakfast, Sandwiches8723 Cooper Rd, UnitC
Alexandria, VA 22309
C.J. Cross
Chick-fil-AAmerican46920 Community Plaza
Sterling, VA 20164
Jordan Smith
Chloez Cafe
Mason Merchants
American, Baked Goods
BBQ, Breads, Breakfast, Deli, Gourmet, Greek, Healthy, Ice Cream, Kabob, Organic, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Vegetarian
5622 Ox Road, Suite F
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Carolyn Herrera
ColMoni’s CateringAmerican, Asian, BBQ, Breakfast, Buffet, Gourmet, Healthy, Hispanic, Italian, Kabob, Mexican, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Vegetarian8399 Westpointe Drive
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Colette Wilson
CREAM to GOIce Cream, Milkshakes, Shaved Ice, Slushies, Smoothies, Sundaes, Waffle ConesFood TruckKamal Ismail
Dama RestaurantEthiopian1503 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22201
Kelem Dama
DC SteakholdersFood Truck, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal, Kosher (limited offerings), Casual Buffets, Grab & Go Individually Packaged Fresh Meals, American, Mediterranean, Indian, Sandwiches, Tacos, Kabobs, BBQ, Finger Foods, Desert6641 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042

Food Truck
Lilly Kaur
DC VeganAmerican, Buffet, Italian, Salads, Vegan1633 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Dana Frund
(202) 297-0886
The Difference BakerAmerican, Baked Goods, Grocery, Healthy, Hispanic, Italian, Vegetarian, Allergen Free20937 Ashrburn Road, Suite 130
Ashburn, VA 20147
Alyssa Sobecki
District Small BitesAmerican, Deli, Gourmet, Healthy, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, and VegetarianFood Truck202-922-5522
Dixie Bones Inc.BBQ13440 Occoquan Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 20152
Patricia Zetlin
Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen and Wine BarItalian, Charcuterie, Vegetarian10824 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22030
Cyrus Coleman
Domino’s PizzaPizza10649a Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
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
Fosters Grille of Vienna American, BBQ, Buffett, Wings, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Salads138-A West Maple Ave
Vienna, VA 22180
Michale Cerny
Founding Farmers CateringAmerican, Baked Goods, Breads, Breakfast, Ice Cream, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Vegetarian1800 Tysons Blvd, Ste 70
McLean, VA 22012
Shafiq Abdalmajied
Fresh ConnectionsAmerican, Asian, French, Gourmet, Greek, Healthy, Hispanic, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Organic, Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Mex-Mex, Vegetarian8424 A Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22031
Mina Jones
Genesis Delight CateringAmerican, Asian, BBQ, Brazilian, Breakfast, Buffet, Caribbean, Deli, Filipino, French, Gourmet, Greek, Halal, Hawaiian, Healthy, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Low Calorie, Mediterranean, Mexican, Organic, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Tex-Mex, Thai, and Vegetarian8390 Terminal Road, Unit B
Lorton, VA 22079
Liliana Santamaria
Glory Days Grill of CentrevilleAmerican, Salads, Sandwiches, Gluten-Free Menu13850 Braddock Road
Centreville, VA 20121
Patrick Devine
Golly WafflesFood truck, Gourmet-waffles, Breakfast, Icecream, and also caters Indoors25292 Gray Poplar Terrace
Aldie, VA 20105
Stephen Garland
Halal Guys
Mason Merchants
Chicken, Falafel, Gyros, Hummus, Baba Ganouj, Fries10625 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
Saad Husain
Hershey Ice CreamIce Cream, Italian IceFood TruckTina Laroche
Himalayan Heritage RestaurantIndian2305 18th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Suresh Sapkota
Hungry MarketplaceAfrican, American, Asian, Baked Goods, BBQ, Brazilian, Breads, Breakfast, Buffet, Custard, Deli, Ethiopian, Filipino, French, German, Gourmet, Greek, Grocery, Halal, Hawaiian, Healthy, Hispanic, Ice Cream, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kabob, Korean, Latin, Low Calorie, Mediterranean, Mexican, Nigerian, Organic, Pizza, Pub, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vegetarian4420 Fairfax Drive, Suite 102
Arlington, VA, 22203
Jen Wanek
The Inside Scoop
Patriot Perks Member
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookie Dough, Mint Chip, Oreo, Butter Pecan, Peanut Butter Ripple, Black Raspberry, Espresso-Caramel Swirl, Brownie Blast, Black Cherry, Salted Caramel CrunchFood Truck703-261-3174
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
Le Petit Ananas Shaved IceAmerican, Hawaiian6732 Mockingbird Woods Ct
Lorton, VA 22079
Jaafar Ouardi
Marco’s PizzaPizza, Sub, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetarian10160 Fairfax Blvd. Suite# 110
Fairfax, VA, 22030
Niten Sabharwal
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, Kosher (limited offerings), 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
Blenda Vite-Leon
McAlister’s Deli & Catering American, Baked Goods, Breakfast, Deli, Italian, Low Calorie, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetarian10691 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
Madina Pollo ReinaHalal, Healthy, Hispanic, Latin902 Alabama street, Suite 108
Herndon, VA 20170
MeroneAmerican, Asian, Baked Goods, BBQ, Breakfast, Buffet, Gourmet, Halal, Ice Cream, Indian, Italian, Kabob, Latin, Low Calorie, Mediterranean, Organic, Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Vegetarian, Food Truck43720 Trade Center Place, Suite 120
Dulles, VA 20166
Giuseppe Merone
Mezeh Healthy, Mediterranean, Salads, Vegetarian3975 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 430
Fairfax, VA 22033
Milwaukee Frozen CustardIce Cream13934 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Chantilly, VA 20151
Jacob Culbertson
Mission BBQ BBQ, Buffet, American, Breads, Salads, Baked Goods, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, HealthyVarious LocationsAlex Lopez
Old Blue BBQAmerican, BBQ, Buffet, Salads, Vegetarian4580 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
Kelly Lloyd
PaneraAmericanVarious LocationsJoyce Dyer
Panda Express
Mason Merchants
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Ted Tong
Perfect Pita Low Calorie, Mediterranean, Pizza, Salads, Vegetarian7653 Fullerton Road
Springfield, VA 22153
Erica Olds
Potbelly Sandwich WorksAmerican, Buffet, Deli, Healthy, SandwichesVarious LocationsCecilia Tippett
Purple Onion Catering 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, Kosher (limited offerings), Latin, Low Calorie, Mediterranean, Mexican, Nigerian, Organic, Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vegetarian416 Maple Ave W
Vienna, VA 22180
Cecilia Cuellar
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
Root & Stem CateringAmerican, Baked Goods, BBQ, Breads, Breakfast, Buffet, Deli, French, Gourmet, Healthy, Hispanic, Italian, Latin, Low Calorie, Mediterranean, Mexican, Organic, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Vegetarian2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042
Craig Currie
RSVP CateringAmerican2930 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
Marsha Meltzer
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
Scoops 2UVarious Ice Creams, Cookies, and Novelty Bars5410 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
Jim Cosler
Settle Down Easy BrewingAmerican, Brewery, Sub, Tex-Mex, Salads2822 Fallfax Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042
James Boykin
Silver Spoon CateringAmerican, Asian, Baked Goods, BBQ, Bread, Breakfast, Buffet, Deli, Gourmet, Greek, Healthy, Hispanic, Indian, Italian, Kabob, Latin, Mediterranean, Mexican, Organic, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian 348 Victory Dr
Herndon, VA 20170
The Simple GreekSignature Fries, Greek Fries, Lemon Potatoes, Garlic Green Beans, Village Salad, Hummus And Pita, Rizgolo, Baklava, Baklava Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Bottled Drink, Fountain Drink, Family Meal Deal1731 Wilson Blvd,
Arlington, VA 22209
Simply Fresh EventsAmerican, Italian, Seafood, Tex-Mex, BBQ, Mediterranean7621 Rickenbacker Dr #500
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Buffy Wiltz
Soul Rebel
Food Truck, BBQ, American, (Caribbean)African12703 Longleaf Ln
Herndon, VA 20170
Kofi Annan
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
Baked goods, Healthy, Low Calorie, Sandwiches Platter, Lunch Boxes
10340 Main St.
Fairfax, VA 20166
Ravi Bains
Two Smooth Dudes Food Truck
Patriot Perks Member
Food Truck, 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
Velocity Wings-Fairfax
Patriot Perks Member Mason Merchants
American, Buffet, Salads, Sandwiches10697 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
Jerry Burkot
Vivi Bubble TeaAsian9974 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Yaya Zhang
Well Dunn CateringAmerican, Asian, BBQ, Buffet, French, Gourmet, Greek, Healthy, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Kabob, Korean, Latin, Mediterranean, Organic, Salads, Sea food, Vegetarian5226 Monroe Pl
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Cameron Docutte
Windows Catering American-style Cuisine5724 General Washington Drive
Alexandria, VA 22312
Karol Cristales
Last Updated: May 2023

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