Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Choosing a caterer

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

This page provides tips on choosing and liaising with a caterer.

Planning your catering 

When contacting a caterer to arrange the menu for functions and events:

  • Explain the requirement for catering to offer a choice of healthy food and drinks, and offer to send them a copy of the Healthier Choices Guidelines if relevant.
  • Outline any dietary or other requirements for your event
  • Ask them to send you a copy of the menu
  • Assess the suitability of the menu. You may find this checklist helpful.
  • If relevant, provide them with some healthy food and drink suggestions and healthy food preparation ideas(as required). 
  • Feel free to ask the caterer for more detail on:
    • cooking methods;
    • serving sizes;
    • ingredients;
    • ability to provide food labels with relevant details - e.g. gluten free, vegetarian, contains nuts, etc
    • ability to limit salt, butter, sauces and dressings or provide these as self-serve options.

Catering providers

University-based caterers

The University does not mandate or recommend particular caterers, however caterers operating on the Crawley campus and links to their websites include: 

Other caterers used by UWA staff

Additional catering providers used by UWA staff (identified in responses to the 2012 Staff Health and Wellbeing Survey and by participants in the 2014 Healthy Catering Showcase event) are listed in alphabetical order below: