Order food and drink for your event
How to order Food Direct catering for on- and off-campus meetings and events.
What we offer
We supply a range of food for events, including:
- hot and cold drinks
- working lunches
- confectionery and cakes
- alcoholic drinks
We produce all our food in kitchens with Level 5 food hygiene ratings.
We cater for people with food allergies and intolerances. Download and read our food allergen information before placing your order.
Placing your order
We will charge your department cost centre for your order.
How to order
If you are a member of University staff:
- to order catering for up to 100 people, book online from Food Direct
- to order catering for more than 100 people, email email@example.com or call 01225 385051
If you are not a member of University staff, email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
When to order
You must place your order at least 48 hours before your event, or 72 hours if your event takes place on a Monday.
Our normal delivery times are between 7.30am and 6pm on weekdays.
If you want to order for an event outside our normal delivery times, you must give us five working days' notice.
Out-of-hours delivery charges
We will apply a supplementary charge to orders for events which take place outside our normal delivery times.
|Weekday early mornings (before 7.30am)||£15.50|
|Weekday evenings (after 6pm)||£15.50|
|Bank Holidays and University holidays||£25.75|
If you want to place an order for an event off-campus, we will charge you additional delivery and collection charges.
We will not apply an off-campus collection charge if we are serving at the event. We will collect equipment as part of our service.
All orders are subject to our terms and conditions.
If you are not part of the University and wish to use our catering services, email email@example.com
Changing or cancelling your order
You can change or cancel your order online through Food Direct up to 48 hours before your event.
See our terms and conditions for cancellation charges.
We reserve the right to substitute any item you order. We will make sure that it is an equivalent or similar product to the one replaced. We will try to inform you before the delivery.
Receiving your order
We can deliver your order and set it up for you. We will deliver your order within five minutes of your preferred time.
In addition to your order, we will provide:
- a box for you to leave hired equipment in for collection
- a box for recycling waste, like platters, paper plates, plastic and cardboard cups
- a cloth to clean up any spillages
Make sure you're at the delivery location at the scheduled time so that you can check the order and sign the Order Receipt form. If you're not there to accept the order, we will leave it in your requested delivery location.
You are responsible for the contents of the delivery, including any returnable accessories and cutlery provided. We will charge you for any items not returned.
If you have any questions or problems on the day of delivery, call 07891 790080.
Collecting your order
You can come and collect your order from us at 4W Cafe. You must let us know at least 48 hours before collection.
Collecting catering equipment after the event
We will collect our catering equipment and rubbish within two hours of the delivery time, unless you tell us otherwise. You can keep the equipment longer than the agreed time for an additional charge.
You must sign the Order Receipt form when we collect the items. If you are not there when we collect and are unable to sign the Order Receipt form, we will still collect the items. You must contact us to arrange another time for us to check equipment together.
Sharing your feedback
We welcome your suggestions and feedback about this service. Email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org