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Explore the enticing array of expertly designed cuisine in our menu. Perfect for your Columbus gatherings and occasions and crafted by our in-house chefs with meticulous care and skill, each dish promises to elevate your event into the most memorable gathering of the year.
What is the timeline for placing an order?

Please arrange casual catering/drop off orders with us (14) days in advance to ensure delivery and staffing availability. We have a $125 food minimum for delivery Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday we require a $500 food minimum. Green friendly disposables included with all menu packages.

Plan to meet with your Event Coordinator or Sales Manager to discuss menus (6-8) weeks in advance. Menus for most events must be finalized with University Catering no later than four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled event. For groups of 150 or more guests, the planned menu(s) based on the expected guest count will represent the client’s minimum commitment for billing and cannot be reduced further. For groups less than 150 guests, no less than 10% attrition can be given at with the final guarantee.

Can we provide custom menus and accommodate special requests?

We are happy to accommodate special dietary needs including gluten-free, vegan, lactose-free, and allergen free dietary needs. Let us know so that your sales manager can work with our chef to provide options when planning your menu.

What is the payment fees and schedule?

A 20% service charge, labor, or delivery fees may apply to your event and will be included on your event confirmation. This will outline payment schedules and requirements for University Clients, Non-University Clients, and Registered Student Organizations.

When will my final guarantee be due?

The final guarantee is due twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the scheduled event. University Catering cannot be responsible for service to more than 5% over the guaranteed number of attendees and menu items for overage may not match the planned menu. Your guarantee is not subject to reduction. If no guarantee is received, University Catering will consider the expected number of guests on the client confirmation to be the correct guarantee number. All charges will be based on the guarantee or upon the actual number of persons served, whichever is greater. All food and beverage items must be purchased through University Catering to comply with state and local regulations.