By Eric Wise, Assistant News Editor —
Aramark submitted an application for a consumer beer license to the Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Board.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, Tyler Forrest, said that Aramark has applied for a catering license to serve alcohol at events approved by the University.
“The university supported them doing this,” he said. “However, [the university] currently has no plans to begin selling beer at any university event.”
Forrest said that at this time, alcohol will only be served at certain catered events on campus where the service of alcohol has been pre-approved by the Chancellor or his designees — currently the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff. Alcohol is currently being served at some pre-approved university events; however, Aramark is contracting with a third party vendor.
UTC’s “Event Alcohol Service and Use” policy stated that events have to be approved by the Chancellor or his designees a minimum of 10 days before the event. The event can only be held a few select locations on campus, and attendees are limited to two drinks per person. Additionally, the policy states that students are prohibited from being served drinks. A UTC employee who fails to comply with this policy may be subject to disciplinary sanctions or termination.
Forrest said that the application has not yet passed the beer board, because an amendment to the university’s contract with Aramark is under review.
“Once [the amendment] is in place, the [application] will go before the beer board,” he said.