Event Management Newsletter: Fall 2023

September 29, 2023
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It's not too late to 


Lerner Hall and Faculty House each offer a variety of versatile spaces that are well suited to accommodate events of all sizes. Preview the menus for Faculty House and our other venues, and consider choosing the Blue Menu or Sustainable Living Menu for your event.

Together, we’ll plan an unforgettable end of year celebration for your team.

plan your holiday party

Next week is 


Before you head home after work, take some time to wind down and socialize with your colleagues and other Columbia community members.

Thursday, October 5
Faculty House Ivy Lounge, 1st Floor
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

$15 for 3 drink tickets, beer and wine
Complimentary light snacks
No reservations required 
Cash and credit cards both accepted


fac shack food truck

Powered by Faculty House and located in Wien Courtyard, the Fac Shack food truck gives a gourmet twist to global street food. For those who crave quality cuisine but don't have time for a sit-down, dine-in experience, the Fac Shack adds a convenient, grab-and-go lunch option to East Campus.

satur farms

Event Management sales team members Emerald, Emily, Koba, and Marie, along with Chef Jerome, toured Satur Farms this summer to learn more about the produce Event Management purchases for its catering menu. Read more

ritz carlton training

Columbia University Facilities and Operations staff from across the organization - including members of our Event Management team - attended a session led by The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, which covered how to create a culture of excellence within any organization. Read more.

sustainable menu

Event Management refreshed its popular Sustainable Living Menu for the 23-24 Academic Year. First introduced in January 2020, the Sustainable Living menu was curated to feature local ingredients, focusing on vegan and vegetarian options. Menu selections are updated periodically to reflect fresh and seasonal options. Read more.


Say hello again to Scott Buonomo, General Manager for Event Management. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Scott’s passion for the hospitality industry extends beyond the dining room. Scott oversees hundreds of events each year ranging from weddings and social events to student groups and corporate functions. Scott loves the family feel provided by the Columbia Community and the ability to interact with every client that comes to Faculty House. Before joining Columbia, Scott worked for the prestigious Harvard Club of New York and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was able to build his culinary knowledge while working in the kitchens of The Park Avenue Café in New York City and Knickerbocker Country Club in New Jersey.

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