The Catering Guide

The Catering Guide offers a wide variety of selections for your events — from Brown Bag to Black Tie.

Looking for something not in the Guide? Call us. Our creative and highly skilled culinary team can create any menu, making your event a unique dining experience.

General Policies

In order to plan and schedule properly, THE CATERING OFFICE MUST BE NOTIFIED A MINIMUM OF ONE WEEK BEFORE YOUR EVENT. If contact is less than one week, every attempt will be made to satisfy your needs for the event, but menu selection or any special requests cannot be guaranteed. If an event is booked one business day or less prior to your event, an additional 15% will be added to the price and menu selections may be limited.

Please call to plan the food and service to fit the particular event. Be sure to include allergy or dietary restrictions and other special needs (special linens, flowers, room configurations) to allow adequate time for planning and preparation.

Please contact us by phone for urgent orders requiring less than 72 hours notice. For all Monday orders, please submit your event sheet by the previous Wednesday.

University Events

Please make sure that your event is registered with the Events Management Office prior to submitting your Catering Event Sheet. University department and student organizations are required to coordinate their on-campus catering needs with Dining Services. 

No Frills Catering

Looking for an easy way to throw a party without the hassle of leaving campus? Check out the No Frills Catering Guide Lock (pdf). This pick-up only catering option is great for club meetings, informal events, or if you are leaving campus for the day. Billing options include: organization account, student account, cash, credit card, dining dollars and campus dollars.

Non-university Events

Room reservations need to be made before contacting Dining Services. Room reservations, audio-visual equipment, and table set-up needs are handled through the Events Management Office at 570.577.3095. All Non-university events using Bucknell facilities must use Dining Services for their catering needs. Please refer to our catering guide for more details.


Whether it is a simple but elegant served dinner, a magnificent buffet, or a delectable array of scrumptious hors d'oeuvres, we are delighted to provide all of your dining needs.

Please contact Bucknell University Catering at 570.577.1869 or to develop customized menus and services to fit your specific needs.