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Stanford University

Stanford Catering


For more than 20 years, Stanford Catering has provided the University with premier catering services across campus. Specializing in a multitude of events – from intimate board meeting and high-touch coffee services to three-course served dinners and large academic conferences, Stanford Catering prides itself on its intimate knowledge of the campus, valued relationships with on-campus partners and its commitment to creating and hosting sustainable events.

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Plan your Graduation Event

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! Stanford Catering is now accepting orders for Commencement Weekend, June 14-16, 2024. View our menu and submit an inquiry today. Spaces are limited, so act quickly!


Catering Excellence

Exemplary service, high quality ingredients and inspired flavors are a hallmark of every catered event. Our award-winning culinary staff are well versed in tailoring and customizing menus to meet your specific needs. From time-tested classics to cutting-edge culinary trends, their creativity knows no bounds, guaranteeing an unforgettable dining experience.

Planning Events with Stanford Catering

With a breadth of knowledge about catering best practices and trends, the Stanford campus and University guidelines, Stanford Catering is here to help guide you in creating an event that is sustainable, creative and unique. Our team specializes in the most up-to-date culinary trends, problem-solving, professionalism and customer service. When planning your event, we promise to:

  • Partner with local, sustainable farms including our own O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm to provide customized, seasonal menus for any occasion
  • Provide guidance using University approved vendors
  • Apply creativity and knowledge of current trends
  • Manage your budget within University guidelines 

Event Production and Design

Our teams always have the pulse on the latest trends and, beyond exceptional food and service, can help you execute signature events that are certain to wow your guests. We happily partner with on-campus services whenever possible and manage vendors and services for you, including tent builds, furniture rentals, AV/tech installations, floral design, themed décor and event flow with a perfectly paired menu to match.

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Stanford Express Catering

Catering made simple!

Stanford Express Catering service provides simplified offerings on disposable platters for up to 50 guests with an option for pick up or drop off (at an additional cost) – the most convenient and fiscally responsible solution for an easy, catered meal.

Please be advised that the terms and conditions governing any of the R&DE Meal Plans, Cardinal Dollars, and any of the SDHA (Stanford Dining, Hospitality & Auxiliaries) services, products, offerings, benefits, features, or any other conditions related to them are subject to change without prior notice. This includes any aspects related to SDHA services, such as menu offerings, pricing, schedules, and any other features or benefits that SDHA provides.   As we continuously strive to enhance our offerings, adapt to industry trends, or respond to the university or other conditions or requirements, we may update these terms from time to time. By enrolling in and purchasing any R&DE Meal Plan, Cardinal Dollars, Catering, Concession or other SDHA service, you acknowledge and agree that this is considered as your acceptance of these terms.


R&DE is a leader of sustainability efforts on campus – from the responsible and humane sourcing of our food to our energy-efficient residences and dining locations and our commitment towards zero-waste events. Stanford Hospitality has partnered with Sustainable Stanford to ensure our catering not only meets but exceeds the university’s Cardinal Green standards. We emphasize best practices in water conservation, minimizing resources and waste, and using local resources for food and services.



Frequently Asked Questions  |  Stanford Catering Policies


Proceeds from R&DE catering help offset increases in room and board, and support student programs.


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Unsure of your needs? Please contact us!

650-725-1503 |  Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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