Catered Events

When you want all the details taken care of for you, call on our catered events service. With a fully customizable menu, setup, cleanup, catering staff on site throughout the event, and an unparalleled knowledge of University policies, Campus Catering makes it easy to organize a memorable event.

Planning Your Event

We highly recommend placing your catered event order at least two weeks in advance. If you need catering at short notice, please contact an event planner by phone for assistance.

Catered events require a minimum of 25 guests and are based on two hours of service. Service time beyond two hours will be charged at $40 per hour per staff on-site.

An event planner will help you determine quantities of food and beverages based on your expected number of guests. In order to best serve your guests, we ask that you provide a final guaranteed number of guests to your event planner 72 business hours before the event.

Increases, decreases, and cancellations should be made 72 business hours prior to the event.

Menu items are subject to price changes and availability. 

Guests are not permitted to take any leftover food, beverages, condiments, or paper products from the premises of any catered event.

What We Provide

All catered events include complete compostable service, Penn State blue and white buffet linens and table skirts (other color schemes my be substituted at an additional cost), buffet tables, and catering staff on site for the duration of the event. Catered events carry a catering fee of $2.95 per guest plus an 18 percent service charge. Ice cream socials are the only catered events exempt from the $2.95 catering fee. 

Additional Services

Black plastic disposable serviceware is available in place of compostable serviceware for an additional fee. China, silverware, stemware, and tablecloth service can also be provided for an additional fee.

Campus Catering can assist you with your equipment rentals. Let your event planner know what your table, chair, and other equipment needs are and we will coordinate the rental, setup, and removal of all the equipment. For outdoor events, please consult with your event planner for price quotes on tents, tables, chairs, and other equipment.

University and state health code policies: Guests are not permitted to supply their own food or beverages at any event for which Campus Catering provides service.

Any alcoholic beverages provided at an event must be supplied and served by Campus Catering. Please contact your event planner regarding bar service at your event.