Food Permit Process
Students, staff, and faculty can invite approved vendors to the UC Riverside campus to support events and initiatives through an established approval process designed to ensure the health and safety of our community.
Vendors interested in operating on the UCR campus are invited to go through an approval process to be eligible to sell food and beverages at university events, at the invitation of a campus organization.
It’s essential that anyone looking to sell food and beverages on campus understands and adheres to our guidelines to ensure a positive, healthy experience and alignment to University of California policy and state law.
This website provides detailed information on how campus organizations can invite vendors to campus events and obtain a Temporary Food Permit, and how vendors can get approved to operate on the UCR campus.
We sincerely respect and appreciate the labor that local food vendors and entrepreneurs provide our community. To support the advancement of local entrepreneurs and small businesses we are providing detailed information for prospective food vendors interested in serving the UCR campus community.
First Step: Vendors begin the process of obtaining pre-approval to be added to the vendor list through UCR’s Procurement Department.
This packet provides detailed information on how non-UCR vendors can get approved to operate on campus along with checklists and forms.
Approved Food Sources
All food/drink sold or distributed on campus must be pre-approved by the Procurement Department. We recommend that vendors wishing to operate on campus in the before reach out to Procurement to begin the process of being added to the approved vendors list.
For more information, contact Matthew Burke at 951827-3095 or email@example.com.
- Protocol for addressing unapproved food vendors
- Protocolo de proceso legal para abordar vendedores de alimentos no aprobados
For assistance, please contact Environmental Health & Safety at (951) 827-5528.