Office of Student Life

Full Service Catered Events

We are committed to providing you with the finest, most professional service available, personalized to meet your needs. Whether your event is for 15 or 1500, our experienced team goes above and beyond to ensure an outstanding experience for your guests. 

Our offerings include full-service catering, full-service event planning, beverage and bar service, staffing for your catered event, table settings and decor, and provision of concessions equipment.  

Our event planners will work to provide your meeting, event, or party with extraordinary service, culinary cuisine, and event design. We will guide you through the process of selecting china, linen, entertainment, and elements that will ensure a perfect event for your guests. 

University Catering can host events in nearly any facility on Ohio State's campus and beyond. Service and support include:

  • Delivered casual catering
  • Full service catering including plated served functions and black-tie events, buffets, receptions, tailgates, graduations and more
  • Customized menu and décor development unique to your occasion
  • Event planning and onsite management
  • Professionally trained event staff
  • Alcohol bar service and management
  • Table decor (linens, floral, china and glassware)
  • Coordinated event rentals

Our team will work to provide your meeting, event or party with extraordinary service, culinary cuisine and event design. In addition, our extensive menu can be customized to enhance a variety of events, from casual lunch buffets to elegant plated dinners and cocktail receptions. Student Life University Catering staff will be present during the event to ensure you receive extraordinary service.

At a glance

  • Provides both drop-off casual and full-service catering 
  • Pre-approved to serve alcohol on campus
  • Provides event staffing and onsite management
  • Accommodates over 1,000 guests
  • Provides off-premise catering including indoor and outdoor facilities
  • Has supplier catalog in Buckeye Buy/Workday for ease of internal billing
  • Close proximity to all university clients and venues
  • Offers 10% discount off food and non-alcoholic beverages for faculty/staff/students for university events and non-university parties

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