Catering

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Plate of chicken with vegetables

 

OUR CULINARY COMMITMENT

We're here to make your event a delectable success — from morning breaks built around our fair-trade, freshly brewed coffee to customized boxed lunches and elegant hors d’oeuvres. Our catering menus are filled with fresh ideas at a variety of price points.

Our Catering team provides detail-oriented service and delicious cuisine for events at all of our venues. Request a quote from our team or visit the Faculty House website to learn more about catering at that venue.

Request Catering Services

This option is for guests or Columbia affiliates without an Event Management System (EMS) AccountIf you'd also like a quote on reserving event space at Columbia, complete our general Request A Quote form.

Log-in to EMS

Columbia Affiliates with an EMS Account should submit requests through EMS.

Visit Faculty House

Faculty House is a Columbia Event Management venue, but has a separate reservations team, catering and technical services. Visit the Faculty House website to see all the possibilities.

OUR TEAM OF SEASONED EXPERTS

Our team of trained culinary professionals are here to help you imagine and bring to life a menu that is perfectly tailored for your event. Our culinary staff possess years of experience in the dining and catering industry and your guests will benefit.

They've created several delicious menus for you to choose from. You can learn more about our menus below. 

Get to know our team better and then submit a catering request to set up a consultation.

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Chefs prepare food at an event in Low Library
Two chefs serving delicious appetizers.
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Lobster Bisque
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MENUS THAT RISE TO THE OCCASION

We've created delicious and thoughtful menu options for everything from meeting snacks and buffet options, to high-end, table-served dinners, including wedding packages, a sustainable menu option, and a menu that directly benefits local organizations.

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Grapefruit Burrata


AN UNFORGETTABLE FIRST IMPRESSION

Small touches to make your menu more unique can make a big impression. Speak to a team member about how we can see to the finer details certain to wow guests.

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Bite of lobster in a small spoon

THE MAIN EVENT

From bountiful buffets to exquisite plated meals, allow our team to craft a mouth-watering menu that guests will remember for years to come. 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

Enjoy special menus featuring creative dishes that celebrate locally-sourced ingredients and support a cause. It's a delicious opportunity to dine on incredible food and do some good.

Pan seared trout on a bed of spinach
Blue Menu

Savor a robust selection of locally and ethically sourced, sustainable dishes that directly benefit our community. By choosing the Blue Menu, a portion of your bill ($5 per person) will be donated to Columbia Community Service, a University-based initiative that supports local nonprofit organizations. Better still, Columbia Event Management will match this contribution, donating an additional $5 for each of your guests. Read about the results of this program so far.

Grilled Peaches and Arugula Salad with Blackberries Crumbled Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar Dressing
Sustainable Living

Inspired by our work with the Earth Institute, the Sustainable Living Menu features a curated selection of dishes that showcase the finest locally-sourced fare. The menu is updated frequently to reflect the most sustainable meals that we can provide. Read about the calculated carbon savings based on the selected menu items.

Tuna tartar topped with a taro chip sits on a bed of thinly sliced cucumber
Wedding Packages at Casa Italiana

Experience all the magic and romance of the Mediterranean right here in Upper Manhattan. Learn more about the special wedding packages available at Columbia University's Casa Italiana.

Important Bites

From breakfast to breaks, our Catering team will cook up a variety of satisfying eats.

A variety of bagels
Breakfast

Whether you favor a light Continental Breakfast featuring fresh fruits and pastries or the heartier American Breakfast comprised of hot and cold dishes including fluffy scrambled eggs and artisanal smoked bacon, our team will cook up the perfect morning meal for your guests.

Crudités platter
Breaks

Our Break Packages feature a variety of tasty morsels ranging from fresh crudités to New York City's famous hot soft pretzels. Whatever your preference, our team will whip up selection of treats that are certain to satisfy guests.

Roast pork sandwiches sit on a bed of lettuce
Sandwiches

Take your sandwiches to-go in our signature lunch tote, or make a Gourmet Sandwich Buffet a part of your next meeting or event. Whichever route you choose, we're confident your guests will agree that our sandwiches are the best thing since sliced bread.

Garden salad with a selection of dressings
Salads

For those seeking lighter fare, our selection of salads are healthy, filling, and oh so delicious. Invite guests to enjoy custom creations tossed fresh by a skilled Chef Attendant, or opt for a Buffet featuring assorted greens, proteins, and other flavorful enhancements.

Finishing Touches

Rectangular slice of tiramisu sits on a a bed of cake crumbs on a white plate. The plat is decorated with yellow and white flowers and banana slices.
Sweet Treats
A banquet round is dressed with a pink tablecloth and navy blue napkins. Dinner rolls are placed at every place setting. At the center of the table is a fresh floral arrangement.
Thoughtful Arrangements
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Spirited Refreshments