Any equipment becomes worn overtime. The kitchen use fee exists to gather revenue to assist the University Center (UC) in maintaining and eventually replacing kitchen equipment. Additionally, students do not regularly have formally catered events, and requiring student fee money to bear the full brunt of kitchen repair and replacement costs would be an unfair subsidy of university or external group activity. Imposing a separate use fee on all who use the kitchen is the fairest way to recover costs.
Use of the UC kitchen must be arranged a minimum of 72 hours in advance by submitting a written (fax or e-mail) request to Events Management & Conference Services. Clients must be available for a pre- and post-event kitchen walk through. Any use of the kitchen will result in a fee.
Those catering in UC meeting spaces are not required to use the kitchen. Caterers may set up inside meeting spaces, reserve an adjoining meeting space as a catering area or serve from catering vehicles. Using UC service corridors as catering staging areas is prohibited as it impedes egress and thereby violates the fire code followed by UTSA.
Related BORR, HOP or other Policies:
Use of University Center Facilities, UTSA HOP 5.07
Use of Facilities Other than for Regular Classroom Instruction, UTSA HOP 8.06
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Handbook – chap. 7 Means of Egress (7.1.10; 18.104.22.168)
Last Revised: 8/13/12