The Haverford College Catering Department will help you plan all your events including coffee breaks, casual luncheons, and elegant banquets. The following guidelines and menu selections will assist in planning your event.

Remember: the Catering Department will be happy to customize any menu to suit your needs!

  • Placing Your Order

    Before arranging for catering you will need to reserve a location on campus for your event. At this time order any audio visual, tables for food, etc.

    Once your location is reserved, peruse our menus, and call or email Bruce Levine at (610) 896-1107 or Pat Callaghan at (610) 896-1108 with details concerning your event.

    Please have the following information available when you contact the Catering Department:

    • Client Name
    • Account number to be charged
    • Client phone number
    • Type of event
    • Date and start time of event
    • Location of event
    • End time
    • Approximate number of attendees

    Please give Catering at least 5 business days prior to the date of the event. Any less notice could result in fewer choices of food and beverages. There will be a surcharge of 15% for all requests with less than 48 hours notice.

    All services described are offered as self-service with all paper supplies included. Additional linen, china and wait staff is available at an extra cost. All equipment and supplies delivered to your event belong to Dining Services and must be left secured in the same place they were delivered. If any equipment or supplies are missing at the time of pick up the client will be charged for replacement. All table and chair setups are the responsibility of the party requesting the space. If you need to contact Dining Services after 4:00 p.m. please call (610) 896-4985 and ask for the manager or supervisor on duty.

  • Cancellations

    All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event in order to avoid any charges or fees. Cancellations made after this time may be subject to charges for any food or supplies that were purchased.

  • Guarantees

    In order for Haverford College Catering to provide quality service and to properly plan your event, a minimum of two weeks notice is required when booking a catered event. An approximate number of guests must be given at time of reservation and then a guaranteed number must be given 72 hours prior to the event. This number will be considered a guarantee and is not subject to reduction. If we do not receive a guarantee count, the estimated number will be considered your final count for billing.

  • Delivery Service

    Standard deliveries and pickups are set up for your convenience. To provide complimentary delivery service we have a $25.00 minimum food order. For orders occurring weekdays after 4 p.m., or on weekends, there may be an additional charge for labor and services. Dining Center employees will not remain at the event unless required or previously arranged for. Due to the regulations of the Health Department, and catering standards, any food not consumed at the event may not be removed, except by Haverford College Dining Services.

  • Grill Rentals

    Grill rentals are available for a rental charge of $45. This includes the charcoal and utensils. The college requires that we provide an attendant for all grill rentals and the fee for this is $100 for a 2 hour service.

  • Coffee Breaks & Refreshment Breaks

    Prices Subject to Change.

    • Coffee and Tea Service $2.00 per person
    • Bottled Juices $1.25 per person
    • Assorted Soda & Bottled Water $1.25 per person
    • Apple Cider (seasonal) $1.50 per person
    • Donuts, Muffins, Danish or Bagels $1.25 per person
    • Assorted Cookies $1.25 per person
    • Lemon Squares, Magic Cookie Bars, Gourmet Brownies $1.50 per person
    • Sliced Fresh Fruit Tray or Assorted Cubed Cheese Tray $2.25 per person
    • Gourmet Cheese Tray with imported cheeses $2.75 per person
    • Bruschetta or Hummus Tray $2.25 per person
    • Vegetable Tray w/Dip $1.75 per person
    • Spinach Dip $2.00 per person
      served in pumpernickel bread with bread & crackers
    • 7 Layer Bean Dip with Nachos $2.00 per person
    • Whole Hand Fruit $1.00 per person
    • Snack Assortment $1.25 per person
    • Chips & Salsa $1.25 per person
    • Sheet Cake (Decorated) $48.00
    • ½ Sheet Cake $25.00
    • Chocolate Covered Strawberries $15.00 dozen
    • Cheese Tray or Fruit Tray (serves 30) $65.00
    • Crudite' Tray (serves 30) $55.00
  • Lunch Buffets

    Classic American Deli Buffet $10.95 Per Person

    This deli buffet includes rolls, breads, appropriate condiments, beverages, house dessert and paper supplies. Green ware $.50 additional.

    • Platter of assorted luncheon meats and cheeses: Roast Beef, Baked Ham, Turkey Breast, American and Swiss Cheese. Lettuce, Tomatoes and onions.
    • Choice of two salads: Homemade potato salad, broccoli salad, green salad, pasta salad, broccoli slaw, green salad, marinated vegetable salad, fresh fruit salad or bean salad.

    Instead of deli meats choose a sandwich buffet:
    Choice of rustic breads, rolls, wraps or croissants.

    • Tuna salad, chicken salad, ham salad, egg salad or seafood salad.
    • Roasted Turkey Breast with tomato, lettuce & pesto mayo or cranberry mayo
    • Roast beef with lettuce, tomatoes and roasted pepper sauce or horseradish sauce
    • Roast beef with horseradish cole slaw
    • Corned beef, Turkey or Roast beef special served with cole slaw and Russian dressing
    • Honey baked Ham with swiss cheese and honey mustard
    • Vegetarian:
      • Grilled Vegetables
      • Mixed Greens w/beets and goat cheese
      • Roasted Pepper Hummus
      • Pita stuffed with Greek Salad

    Fancy Sandwich Buffet $12.95 per person

    • Roast Beef Sandwich w/ caramelized onions, roasted peppers and spinach & garlic horseradish sauce
    • Grilled Chicken Breast w/ tomatoes, spinach and fresh pesto sauce
    • Grilled Chicken breast w/Monterey jack cheese, roasted tomatoes, spinach and garlic mayo
    • Smoked Chicken & sun-dried tomato w/basil olive pesto
    • Smoked Turkey Breast w/ avocado, watercresss, tomatoes and orange cranberry sauce
    • Turkey Sandwich w/pesto mayo & dried cranberries
    • Chicken Salad with sliced brie and cranberry mayo
    • Salmon Salad w/lettuce tomatoes and dill mayo
    • Proscuitto and brie sandwich
    • Portabella Mushroom Sandwich w/roasted peppers and spinach
    • Caprese Sandwich w/fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil & olive oil

    Specialty Salad Buffet $14.95 per person
    Choice of three - includes rustic breads, rolls, fruit salad, house dessert, beverages and paper supplies

    • Roast Beef Salad with roasted peppers over mixed greens
    • Salmon Bow Tie Pasta with tri color peppers grape tomatoes, dill and olive oil
    • Chicken Caesar Salad
    • Lemon Chicken Cous Cous Salad
    • Chicken, Asparagus & Bow Ties Pasta Salad
    • Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad
    • Caprese Salad with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil and olive oil
    Haverford Boxed Lunches

    All boxed lunches include appropriate condiments, snack, whole seasoned fruit, fresh baked cookie or brownie, juice, soda or spring water.

  • Buffet Dinner

    Prices Subject to Change. 25 Person minimum. All buffets include salad, 1 Vegetarian, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, dessert, bread/butter, coffee, tea and cold beverages.

    Buffet Dinner #1

    Your Choice of Two Entrees: $18.95

    • Chicken Florentine in puff pastry w/white cheese sauce
    • Chicken Marsala w/mushrooms & marsala wine
    • Breast of chicken w/Fontina cheese, artichokes and sundried tomatoes
    • Chicken Breast w/smoked mozzarella cheese, spinach and prosciutto ham
    • Lemon Chicken w/white wine sauce
    • Chicken w/asparagus roulade topped with hollandaise sauce
    • (Stuffed with asparagus, red bell peppers & cheddar cheese)
    • Carved Roast Turkey
    • Baked Salmon w/lemon dill sauce
    • Mahi Mahi, tilapia or orange roughy w/mango salsa
    • Roast Top Sirloin of Beef w/jardinière sauce
      Accompanied With Choice of One:
      • Sundried tomato ravioli
      • Spinach ravioli
      • Vegetable Lasagna
      • Tri-Color Tortellini w/ vegetables and Alfred sauce
      • Egg Plant Lasagna
      • Penne Pasta w/sundried tomatoes and spinach
      • Tempeh or Tofu Stir Fry
    Buffet Dinner #2

    Your Choice of Two Entrees: $21.95

    • Chicken Saltimbocca w/prosciutto, provolone cheese with garlic cheese sauce
    • Lemon chicken fettuccini served with mushrooms and white wine sauce
    • Pesto chicken retool stuffed with sundried tomato rice pilaf and a roasted pepper cream sauce
    • Chicken Breast stuffed with spinach, feta cheese, roasted peppers and a tarragon cream sauce
    • Pork Tenderloin w/tropical fruit salsa
    • Grilled London broil w/mushroom sauce
    • Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus
    • Grilled Swordfish w/ mango salsa or lemon butter sauce
    • Shrimp Scampi served over rice or pasta


    • Broiled Crab Cakes
    • Filet Tornados-twin filets served with stone-ground mustard and raspberry sauce
    • Beef Wellington- filet topped with mushroom pate in a golden puff pastry w/béarnaise sauce
    • Filet Mignon with mushroom sauce
    • Lobster Ravioli w/Alfred sauce
    • Seafood Lasagna- Scallops, shrimp & crabmeat with marinara sauce, ricotta and mozzarella cheese.
      Accompanied With Choice of One:
      • Sundried Tomato Ravioli
      • Spinach Ravioli
      • Vegetable Lasagna
      • Tri-Color Tortellini w/vegetables and Alfred sauce
      • Egg Plant Lasagna
      • Penne Pasta w/sundried tomatoes and spinach
      • Tempe or Tofu Stir Fry
      • Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with seitan and fresh vegetables
    Dinner Salads:
    • House Salad-Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots with choice of dressing.
    • Classic Caesar Salad.
    • Mixed greens with caramelized walnuts, mangos, red onions with a raspberry vinaigrette.
    • Mixed greens with goat cheese, red onions and citrus vinaigrette
    • Green leaf salad with fennel, apples, mandarin oranges with a balsamic vinaigrette.
    • Spinach salad with crumbled bleu cheese, caramelized pecans and balsamic vinaigrette.
    • Spinach salad with mangos red onions, walnuts with citrus vinaigrette.
    • Poached pear salad over mixed greens with pear vinaigrette.
    • Roasted red bliss potatoes w/rosemary
    • Twice baked potatoes
    • Garlic mashed potatoes
    • Baked potatoes
    • Scalloped potatoes or Parsley potatoes
    • Roasted sweet, white and red potatoes
    • Long grain & wild rice
    • Rice pilaf
    • Mushroom orzo or risotto
    • Seasoned orzo pilaf
    • Jasmine rice
    • Herbed cous cous
    • Confetti rice pilaf
    • Fresh green beans
    • Minted green beans w/red onions
    • Fresh vegetable medley
    • Broccoli w/roasted peppers
    • Broccoli w/baby carrots
    • Fresh asparagus
    • Patty pan squash (seasonal)
    • Sugar snap peas
    • Dilled baby carrot
  • Receptions & Hors D'oeuvres
    • Fresh Fruit Platter $2.75 per person
    • Vegetable Tray with Dip $2.50
    • Assorted Cubed Cheese Platter $2.75
      Vermont Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Swiss & Muenster served with gourmet crackers
    • Spinach Dip $2.70
      Served in pumpernickel bread with bread cubes for dipping
    • Hummus Platter $2.50
      Middle Eastern Hummus served with pita bread.
      Choice of: Traditional, Roasted Peppers, Black Bean or Sundried Tomatoes
    • Bruschetta w/Chopped Tomatoes or Roasted Peppers $2.50
      Served with crackers & french baguettes
    • Roasted Asparagus Bruschetta $3.00
    • Tortilla Chips w/Salsa $2.00
    • Baked Brie En Croute $3.50
      Imported Wheel of Brie topped with raspberry preserves & wrapped in puff pastry
    • Salmon Mousse $3.25
      Fresh poached salmon with dill & lemon in a decorated mold & served with gourmet crackers
    • Seven Layer Bean Dip Platter $2.75
      Refried beans, guacamole, olives, cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped scallions &
      tomatoes served with tortilla chips
    Cold Hors D'oeuvres

    (Priced per 50 pieces)

    • Fruit Kabobs $55.00
    • Melon wrapped in Prosciutto $60.00
    • Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes $60.00
      Filled with shrimp, chicken or tuna salad
    • Mini Cream Puffs $65.00
      Filled with shrimp, chicken or tuna salad
    • Belgium Endive $55.00
      w/Boursin Cheese, Salmon Mousse or Vegetable Mousse
    • Assorted Tea Sandwiches $50.00
    • Cucumbers topped w/vegetable or Salmon Mousse $50.00
    • Roast Beef Crostini w/horseradish cream sauce $55.00
    • Antipasto Skewers $85.00
    • Jumbo Shrimp w/cocktail sauce $90.00
    • Deviled Eggs $50.00
      Traditional family recipe
    Hot Hors D'ouevres
    • Assorted Mini Quiche $50.00 per 50 pieces
      Assorted Mini Pizzas
      Mushroom Caps stuffed with spinach & cheese
      Cheese Puffs
      Franks in the Blanket
      Shomai (Chinese Dumpling)
      Meatballs in Brandied Cream Sauce
      Chicken Wings (BBBQ, buffalo or honey style)
    • Vegetable Quesadillas $85.00 per 50 pieces
    • Breaded Cheese Ravioli $70.00
      Served with Sweet Basil Marinara
    • Chicken Quesadillas $90.00
    • Scallops wrapped in Bacon $80.00
    • Mini Crab Cakes $85.00
    • Tender Beef or Chicken Teriyaki $80.00
    • Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls $85.00
    • Beef Wellington Puffs $125.00
    • Chicken Dijon Puffs $110.00
    • Blue Cheese & Pear Filo Stars $110.00
    • Ratatouille & Artichoke Filo $110.00
    • Portabella Puffs $140.00