Food purchases (from grocery stores and caterers, but not restaurants) are allowed within the
delegated purchasing authority ($25,000) without approval from the Department of Dining Services.
Documentation must be retained with the transaction log for all food purchases that identifies the
name and purpose of the function and who attended it, by name or affiliation. Costs for alcoholic
beverages are not to be included under any circumstance. University funds shall not be used to
reimburse employees for meals during the course of normal working hours or to obtain food for
such meals, office parties, retirement receptions, etc., except with the written approval of the
President or his designee.
For more information please see the president's policy:
University of Maryland Policy and Procedures Concerning Food Purchases for Purposes Other than Employee Travel and Resale