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We are eager to help plan your catered event. From an informal morning coffee for five to a banquet for 100, we will work with you to fulfill your needs. We strive to provide you with fine foods and excellent service at a reasonable cost. 

The Dining Services staff consists of an Executive Chef and a variety of service professionals with years of experience, that can help tailor any event to meet and exceed your specifications.

Check out our variety of menus below to see what fresh, fantastic food we can provide for your next event. The following information will give you a good idea of our menu and services, but it is only a guide. You are not limited to these choices. Our managers and staff are knowledgeable in food and service, and we invite you to challenge us with new ideas. Our goal is to create and customize whatever is needed to provide your guests with an unforgettable experience. 

Order Online with CaterTrax

You can now order catering for your event online through CaterTrax! Visit to set up your profile, create and manage your own online account, place your own orders and submit changes to orders.


For more information, please call us at (574) 520-4193, or email us at, and we will be happy to assist you with your needs.

General Information

A firm guarantee of the number of people attending the event must be given to Dining Services three business days prior to the event. Business days are Monday through Friday. 

Notification of a catered event cancellation is required 48 hours in advance. The sponsoring organization will incur all costs after that time.

Charges will be for 100 percent of the guaranteed number or the actual number served, whichever is higher. The organization or department will be billed following the event.

*All invoices and billings will be issued with the sales tax amount. 

Available Extras

China Service
Full china service (plates, coffee cups and saucers, water goblet, and silverware) is available for an additional charge.

Linen Service
Linens will be used on food tables and for all banquet-style meals. Tablecloths used for all non-food tables will be an additional $5.00 each. Linen napkin rental fees are $1.00 each. Table skirts are available for $40.00 each, and are available in red or white.

Decorations/Themes -
Specific colors of linen napkins are available upon request. A one week advance notice is required. Other decorations are available depending on the type of event.

Menu Substitutions
Menu substitutions can be accommodated but may incur an additional charge.

Additional Information

Food and Beverage Carry In/Out Policy
Food and beverages will not be allowed to be brought in for any contracted catered event. In observance of food, health, and safety regulations, groups are not permitted to take home food left from buffets or served meals.

Returns and Pick-Ups
In observance of health regulations we are not allowed to take back and credit unused beverages and/or food items. All items left at the time of clean up will be disposed of properly.

Extra Labor Charges
Events occurring after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, weekends, and are less than 25 attendees;  will incur extra labor charges, depending on these factors:

  1. Amount of advance notice.
  2. Time and day of event.
  3. Size of event (charges will be waived for large events).
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