Catering and Events

Event Planning with the Experts

It takes time and effort to piece together the many moving parts that make an event memorable. When you work with us on your event, you'll tap into our extensive knowledge of catering and event planning in a university setting. Most of our lead staff members have at least a decade of experience, if not two, and our chef has spent more than 20 years in the culinary industry. All this means we can give you that rare experience: peace of mind.

  • Explore Our Menus

    Our catering menus show off the scope of our cuisine. We can also work with you to develop a menu tailored to your event, dietary requirements, and budget.

    Fish carving station
  • Take a Look at Our Spaces

    While we're happy to host your event in our main dining room, we invite you to explore the other spaces we serve on campus.

    Vagelos Education Center: 4th floor with laid tables and view of George Washington Bridge
  • Work with Our Team

    We'll anticipate your needs and resolve issues along the way, connecting you with the right vendors, spaces, entertainment, and superb menu selections.

    Group photo with Faculty Club staff
  • See What Our Customers Are Saying

    We are always eager to hear from our customers! See what others have said and leave us a note.

    Bard Hall lounge with a panel of speakers, a Powerpoint presentation, and guests seated at tables

Student Organization Guidelines

Is your student organization hosting an event? Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Consult with your club adviser before booking any catering services. Per our policy, any contract made on behalf of a student organization must be signed by a faculty member or student club director—in other words, an employee of Columbia University Medical Center.
  2. Review CUMC's alcohol policy.
  3. Have an ARC ChartString ready for payment. Although we can accept other forms of payment, any option other than a ChartString will incur a sales tax.
  4. Get started! Submit the catering form.