Catering

Alcohol Service on the Pacific Lutheran University Campus

208 Garfield holds a liquor license and a catering endorsement liquor license, and is available to provide alcohol service in support of events on the Pacific Lutheran University Campus. Our bartenders are state certified to sell and pour beer and wine at your special event.

Alcohol served on campus requires the client to complete the Application for Campus Event with Alcohol (ACEA) and comply with the Guidelines for for On-Campus Events with Alcohol. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are required at all events with alcohol. PLU Catering is the exclusive catering service provider on the PLU campus and will help you select your menu and finalize logistics. You will need to reserve alcohol service through Campus Scheduler.

 

How the Planning Process Works 

Sample Flow Chart for On-Campus Events with Alcohol - Internal Events

Sample Flow Chart for On-Campus Events with Alcohol - External Events

Sample Flow Chart for On-Campus Events with Alcohol - Internally Sponsored Events

 

Important Information for Planning Your Event

Guidelines for On-Campus Events with Alcohol

Checklist for On-Campus Events with Alcohol

University Alcohol Policy

 

Hosted Wine and Beer Service

Hosted bar service is available for alcohol-approved departmental budgets and for external organizations hosting on-campus events. Your department/organization will be charged for all wine and beer consumed for your event.  We will work with you to determine the optimal number of bartenders and finalize wine and beer selections. Hosted bar charges are based on consumption and charged per bottle/unit. 

Hosted wine and beer service is also available to our external clients. Standard bar service is 2 hours and a minimum sales guarantee of $250.00 per bar is required. Clients may be charged the difference if the minimum amount is not achieved.

No-Host wine and Beer Service

No-Host wine and beer service is available for alcohol-approved departmental budgets. We will work with you to determine the optimal number of bartenders and finalize wine and beer selections. No-Host service is charged directly to the consumer and is charged per glass/serving.

No-Host wine and beer service is also available to our external clients. Standard bar service is 2 hours and a minimum sales guarantee of $250.00 per bar is required. Clients may be charged the difference if the minimum amount is not achieved.

Things to Consider

Washington State sales tax is included in hosted drink prices, 208 Garfield does not charge an additional service fee beer and wine service. No tips or gratuities are accepted. 

208 Garfield is proud to support our PLU alum producers and makers of NW beer and wine. Please consider supporting the greater PLU community and using their artisan products for your next event.

208 Garfield and PLU Catering have a limited supply of glass barware, in some cases rental of glassware will be required to successfully service your event. Rental fees for barware, if needed, will be included on your PLU Catering Event Contract.

Volume Discounts are available for large events choosing Hosted Wine and Beer Service. We would be happy to discuss this option with you.

Drink scrip service is available. Consider limiting the amount of beverages consumed at your event by providing scrip for consumption. Please let us know if this is something you are considering and we can discuss options and logistics.

Service of alcohol is by law, limited to those 21 and over. We will work with you on a strategy to ensure that alcohol service at your event is restricted to those over 21.

External groups may be required to obtain liquor-liability insurance with a minimum single-limit liability of $2,000,000 per occurrence. The client shall provide Conferences and Events (CEVT) with a certificate of such coverage.

Please remember to discuss beverage service, location and other catering needs with your PLU Catering Sales Representative to ensure coordination of service.

 

Important Contact Information

PLU Catering Service: 253-536-8501

208 Garfield Catered Alcohol Service: 253-536-5019