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Food Services

The University of Houston-Clear Lake has an agreement that gives exclusive rights to Chartwells to operate their on-campus food service operation. Auxiliary Services serves as the liaison between Chartwells and UHCL.

Food Service Waiver Request

When you consider purchasing food for an event, it is important to remember that UHCL Dining Services always has the first right of refusal for your request when using university funds. 

However, as we realize that not every food request can be accommodated, we require that you complete a Food Service Waiver Request form for any on-campus catering services that does not utilize the UHCL Dining Services. 

  • All departments, groups and/or organizations at UHCL must obtain approval from the Procurement Department via the Waiver Request Form prior to securing any outside vendor catering services.
  • The Food Waiver Request Form must be submitted a minimum of ten business days prior to your event to
  • All requests must include quotes from UHCL Dining Services and the outside vendor.
  • Exceptions to this requirement are for orders for an amount of $100 or below, any off campus events or events under $500 at UHCL at Pearland.

To learn more about your catering and dining options, please visit UHCL Dining Services and The Fresh Fork via Spoonfed.

Food and Entertainment-Related Accounts

When you are purchasing food for an event, it is also important to remember to check the UH System Fund Restrictions on Food and Entertainment-Related Accounts.

Vending Machines

Vending services at UHCL include the following:

  • Cold Drinks - The Coca-Cola Company has an exclusive agreement with the University of Houston System to provide cold drinks on campus.
  • Snacks and Coffee - Canteen Vending has an exclusive agreement with the University of Houston System to provide the snack and coffee vending machines on campus.

To request a refund from a vending machine, go to the Student Business Services office in the Student Services Classroom building, Room S1103.

To report any other vending machine issue, please send an e-mail to 


  • Procurement

    Phone: 281-283-2150
    Fax: 281-283-2156

    North Office Annex II (NOA II)
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 137
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.