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Approved Food Providers

In accordance with the UWF Catering Non-exclusivity Policy, Approved Food Providers should hold a license from the State of Florida


Members of the university community may select the food provider of their choice. Approved Food Providers may only provide food via take-out or delivery, not complete Catering Services as outlined in UWF's definition of catering.

Please ensure the vendor of choice is licensed and regulated, thereby providing quality product.

Retail Food Establishments

“The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) issues retail food permits to food establishments selling directly to customers. These food establishments may include supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, coffee shops, bakeries, retail meat markets, retail seafood markets, juice and smoothie bars, ice/water vending machines, food salvage stores, businesses selling prepackaged foods (including foods containing hemp extract, which includes CBD or other cannabinoids), and FDACS-regulated mobile food units selling only prepackaged foods or non-potentially hazardous food items”.

(Taken from: https://www.fdacs.gov/Business-Services/Food/Food-Establishments/Retail-Food-Establishment-Permit)

Please note: Foods containing hemp extract, which includes CBD or other cannabinoids are NOT allowed on campus.

Food Trucks and “side of the road” vendors must be vetted on a case-by-case basis. These vendors may not offer retail operations (sale of items from the vehicle) on the Pensacola campus but may serve food from their vehicles as an approved caterer. Please begin this process as early as possible.

Contact Maera Bradberry (850.857.6071) in the Office of Business & Auxiliary Services for additional information. 


Non-exclusive Catering Contact: Maera Bradberry, Business and Auxiliary Services, (850) 857-6071, maerabradberry@uwf.edu.