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Planning Your Event

Our team of professionals assigned to your event will ensure that your guests receive the highest quality service, making their experiences memorable. From planning to execution, each detail will be carefully reviewed to ensure that your expectations are exceeded.

Weddings, Social Gatherings, Business Meetings, Conferences, Cornell Reunions, University Celebrations - whatever the occasion, our team at Cornell Catering has the expertise to help make your event a success.

To get started we invite you to fill out an Event Inquiry Form and send it to us.

Choose Your Location

Cornell Catering is uniquely qualified to serve you and your guests on our campus. Our professional events and sales team have detailed knowledge of the many catering locations; we have experience in making recommendations on logistics such as timing, rentals and set up, service styles, décor and linen selection.

Cornell Catering is the exclusive caterer for: Willard Straight Hall (events serving alcohol), the Johnson Museum of Art and Cornell Dining Rooms across campus, and one of the preferred caterers for the Human Ecology Commons. We have three full time delivery drivers with a combined knowledge of over 35 years of service on the Cornell University campus and the Finger Lakes region. Our culinary and events team has access to over 30 Cornell Dining rooms and kitchens on campus.

We have extensive experience within the University environment and strong partnerships with many facility managers that allow us to ensure your event runs smoothly and according to plan.

Rooms are reserved through the University's Use of University Property (UUP) website.

Choose Your Style of Service

We have the service style that is right for you. We account for your preferences and tastes for a custom experience that is far beyond what you've come to expect with catering.

DROP OFF SERVICE: All compostable service ware with disposable platters. Setup, pickup, and service attendants are not included.

DELIVERIES: All compostable service ware, with linen tablecloth, flowers, delivery, setup, and pickup by catering staff. Service attendants are not included.

ATTENDED SERVICE: All compostable service ware, with linen tablecloth, delivered, set up, and picked up by catering staff. Service attendants are included with attended events. To ensure timely service of your event, Cornell Catering recommends that any event over 100 guests be a staffed event. An event that includes heating must have service attendant. For this service, please add a service charge of 18%.

CHINA SERVICE: China service with linen, glassware, silverware, table linen, linen napkins, and service attendants. Includes; delivery, setup, wait staff, breakdown, and pickup. For this service, please add a service charge of 18%.

Special Dietary Requests

Cornell Catering welcomes the opportunity to provide you and your guests with special dietary requests on menus, such as vegan, kosher or food allergens.