LSU Dining will offer tailgate catering packages to the public during home football games this season.
The catering menu includes six different packages: the Classic Breakfast, the Build-your-own Breakfast Taco Bar, the Tiger Grill, the Tiger Taco, the Taste of Da Bayou and the Smokehouse BBQ. Prices range from $15.99 to $22.95 per person for a minimum of 20 people. Package sizes can be increased in increments of 10 people.
Several packages come with optional add-ons like assorted breakfast pastries, assorted juices, fresh veggie burgers, guacamole and meat pies, from $1 to $3 per person. There is also an option to add Coca-Cola canned beverages, Tiger Water and homemade chili to any package for $2 per person, $1.50 per can and $2 per bottle. Sternos and heating equipment are also available for $16 per 20 people.
Student Government President Stewart Lockett pitched the idea of tailgate catering packages to Auxiliary Services Assistant Vice President Margot Carroll on Aug. 22. Lockett said Carroll was immediately receptive to the idea.
Lockett said SG vice president Rachel Campbell approached him with the idea after speaking with student government members at other SEC universities at SEC Exchange last summer.
Lockett said in the past, LSU Dining offered catering packages to University departments, but not to the general public. Now, LSU football tailgaters can order a catering package and bring it right to their tailgate. The packages can be picked up behind the LSU Faculty Club at a pre-arranged time.
"Now you can just skip the line and bring it to your tailgate," Lockett said. "It’s probably something that we’re going to use SG-wise as well."
Lockett said SG plans to host a tailgate on the Parade Ground for Southeastern University during the football game on Sept. 8. He expects SG will order the catering packages for the tailgate.