Catering

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.


Our Catering Manager and Executive Chef will be glad to work with you on alternative menus. Please contact the Catering Department.

  • Morning Breaks

    Minimum Order 10 people

    Beverages
    • Coffee, Decaf, Tea Service $2.25 per person
    • Hot Chocolate (seasonal) $2.25 per person
    • Bottled Juices $1.50 per person
    • Bottled Water $1.50 per person
    • Assorted Sodas & Bottled Water $1.50 per person
    • Apple Cider (seasonal) $1.50 per person
    Pastries and Fruit
    • Donuts, Muffins, Danish or Bagels $1.50 per person
      (All bagels come with cream cheese, butter and jelly)
    • Fresh Fruit Tray $2.75 per person
    • Hand Fruit $1.50 per person
    Morning Break Menus
    • Option # 1 $4.00 per person
      Coffee, decaf, tea, juice, breakfast pastries or bagels
    • Option # 2 $5.50 per person
      Coffee, decaf, tea, juice, breakfast pastries & bagels
    • Option # 3 $5.50 per person
      Coffee, decaf, tea, juice, breakfast pastries & fresh fruit
    • Option # 4 $6.95 per person
      Coffee, decaf, tea, juice, breakfast pastries, bagels & fresh fruit
  • Afternoon Breaks and Receptions
    Beverages
    • Coffee, Decaf, Tea Service $2.25 per person
    • Hot Chocolate (seasonal) $2.25 per person
    • Bottled Juices $1.50 per person
    • Assorted Sodas $1.50 per person
    • Bottled Water $1.50 per person
    • Iced Tea $1.50 per person
    • Lemonade $1.50 per person
    • Punch (served in a punch bowl) $1.50 per person
    • Apple Cider (seasonal) $1.50 per person
    Desserts and Snacks
    • Assorted Cookies $1.50 per person
    • Magic Cookie Bars $1.75 per person
    • Lemon Squares $1.75 per person
    • Gourmet Brownies $1.75 per person
    • Dessert Bars $1.75 per person
    • Sheet Cake (decorated) $50.00
    • Half sheet cake (decorated) $25.00
    • 9” Round cake $18.00
      (Please specify what should be written on the cake.)
    • Chocolate covered strawberries $15.00 per dozen
    • Potato chips $1.50 per person
    • Pretzels $1.50 per person
    • Assorted snack basket $1.50 per person
    • Sliced fresh fruit tray $2.75 per person
    • Hand fruit $1.25 per person
    • Assorted cubed cheese tray $2.75 per person
    • Gourmet cheese tray with imported cheeses $3.75 per person
    • Imported wheel of brie with raspberry preserves wrapped in a puff pastry $3.50 per person
      (Cheese trays are served with an assortment of crackers)
    • Vegetable tray with dip $2.25 per person
    • Middle Eastern hummus served with pita bread $2.50 per person(Choose one flavor, traditional, roasted red pepper, black bean or sun dried tomato.)
    • Fresh made Bruschetta served with sliced baguette $2.50 per person
      (Choose one tomato, roasted red pepper or asparagus.)
    • Spinach dip served in pumpernickel bread with bread cubes for dipping $2.50 per person
    • Salmon Mousse $3.50 per person
      fresh poached salmon with dill and lemon in decorated a mold served with gourmet crackers
    • Seven layer dip $2.75 per person
      refried beans, guacamole, olives, cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped scallions and tomatoes served with tortilla chips
    Cold Hors D’oeuvres

    (Priced per 50 pieces)

    • Fresh fruit kabobs $65.00
    • Melon wrapped in prosciutto $70.00
    • Stuffed cherry tomatoes $70.00
      filled with shrimp, chicken or tuna salad
    • Stuffed Belgium endive $65.00
      filled with boursin cheese, salmon or vegetable mousse
    • Mini cream puffs $65.00
      filled with shrimp, chicken or tuna salad
    • Beef crostini topped with horseradish sauce $75.00
    • Antipasto skewers $85.00
    • Jumbo shrimp served with cocktail sauce $95.00
    Hot Hors D’oeuvres

    (Priced per 50 pieces)

    • Assorted mini quiche $65.00
    • Assorted mini pizzas $65.00
    • Mushroom caps stuffed with spinach and cheese $65.00
    • Cheese puffs $65.00
    • Franks in a blanket $65.00
    • Shomai (Chinese dumplings) $65.00
    • Meatballs in a brandied cream sauce $65.00
    • Chicken wings coated in your choice of flavor $65.00
      (Buffalo, BBQ, Honey or Teriyaki)
    • Vegetable quesadillas $65.00
    • Vegetable spring rolls $65.00
    • Breaded cheese ravioli served with sweet basil marinara $70.00
    • Scallops wrapped in bacon $110.00
    • Chicken quesadillas $65.00
    • Chicken satay $110.00
    • Tender beef satay $110.00
    • Beef wellington puffs $125.00
    • Chicken Dijon puffs $110.00
    • Blue cheese and pear filo stars $90.00
    • Ratatouille and artichoke filo $90.00
    • Portabella puffs $90.00
  • Lunch

    Minimum 10 people

    Classic American Buffet $12.50 per person
    Assorted lunch meats and cheese - roast beef, ham, turkey breast, American and Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Includes rolls, breads, condiments, beverages, house dessert and your choice of 2 salads.

    Chef’s Choice Sandwich Buffet $13.95 per person
    Let us choose 2 regular and 1 vegetarian sandwich, 2 salads, dessert and beverages.

    Classic Sandwich Buffet $12.50 per person
    Choose 2 regular and 1 vegetarian:

    • Tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad or seafood salad
    • Roast turkey breast with lettuce, tomato and pesto sauce
    • Roast beef with lettuce, tomato, roasted red pepper mayo or horsey sauce
    • Baked ham and Swiss cheese with honey mustard
    • Corned beef special

    Includes choice of 2 salads, house dessert and beverages.

    Fancy Sandwich Buffet $13.95 per person
    Choose 2 regular and 1 vegetarian:

    • Roast beef with caramelized onions, roasted peppers and garlic horseradish sauce
    • Grilled chicken breast with tomato, spinach and basil pesto
    • Grilled chicken breast with Monterey jack cheese, roasted tomatoes, spinach and garlic aioli
    • Smoked turkey breast with avocado, watercress, tomatoes and orange cranberry sauce
    • Chicken salad with sliced brie and cranberry mayo
    • Prosciutto and brie

    Includes choice of 2 salads, house dessert and beverages.

    Specialty Lunch Buffet $14.95 per person
    Choice of 3 gourmet salads. Includes rustic breads and rolls, house dessert and beverages.

    Salad options
    • Homemade potato salad, pasta salad, broccoli salad, coleslaw, marinated vegetable salad, bean salad, tossed green salad or fruit salad.
    Gourmet salad options
    • Roast Beef salad with roasted peppers over mixed greens
    • Salmon and bowtie pasta salad with peppers, tomatoes, dill and olive oil
    • Chicken Caesar salad
    • Lemon chicken couscous salad
    • Chicken, asparagus and bowtie pasta salad
    • Marinated fresh vegetable salad
    • Caprese salad with fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil
    • Kale, quinoa and avocado salad with lemon vinaigrette
    • Oranges, fennel and asparagus with mixed greens
    • Mediterranean couscous salad
    • Wild rice Waldorf salad
    Vegetarian sandwiches
    • Grilled vegetables
    • Roasted red pepper hummus wrap
    • Pita stuffed with Greek salad
    • Portabella mushroom with roasted peppers and spinach
    • Caprese sandwich with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil and olive oil

    Boxed Lunches
  • Dinner

    Minimum 25 people

    Dinner Buffet
    Tier 1 Buffet Entrees
    • Chicken breast bopped with spinach, feta cheese, roasted peppers with a tarragon cream sauce
    • Pork Tenderloin with a tropical fruit salsa
    • Baked Salmon with bok choy and shitake mushrooms
    • Chicken Marsala with mushrooms and Marsala wine
    • Lemon Chicken with a white wine sauce
    • Carved Roast Turkey
    • Baked Salmon with a lemon dill sauce
    • Tilapia with mango salsa
    Tier 2 Buffet Entrees
    • Salmon en croute- salmon baked in a golden brown puff pastry with béarnaise sauce
    • Sundried Tomato Red Snapper with fennel, artichokes and olives
    • Roasted Top Sirloin of Beef with jardinière sauce
    • Chicken Saltimbocca with prosciutto, provolone cheese and garlic cheese sauce
    • Pesto Chicken stuffed with sundried tomato, rice pilaf and a roasted pepper cream sauce
    • Grilled London broil with mushroom sauce
    • Grilled Swordfish with mango salsa or lemon butter sauce
    • Shrimp Scampi served over rice or pasta
    Tier 3 Entrees
    • Panko crusted Chilean Sea Bass or Wasabi Sea Bass served with Asian corn cakes
    • Filet Marsala with mushrooms and Marsala wine
    • Filet Michael – filet topped with a Vidalia onion filled with spinach mousse
    • Prime Rib of Beef au jus
    • Chicken Oscar topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and hollandaise sauce
    • Broiled Crab Cakes
    • Filet Tornados- twin filets served with stone ground mustard and raspberry sauce
    • Beef Wellington – fillet topped with mushroom pate in a golden brown puff pastry with béarnaise sauce
    • Filet Mignon with mushroom sauce
    • Lobster Ravioli with Alfredo sauce
    Vegetarian/Vegan Entrees
    • Penne Pasta with sun dried tomatoes and spinach
    • Sun dried tomato and spinach ravioli
    • Vegetable lasagna
    • Tri-color tortellini with fresh vegetable and Alfredo sauce
    • Eggplant lasagna
    Dinner Salads
    • House salad - mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots with your choice of dressing
    • Classic Caesar salad – crisp romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese with Caesar dressing
    • Mixed greens with caramelized walnuts, mango, red onion with raspberry vinaigrette dressing
    • Mixed greens with goat cheese, red onions, strawberries and citrus vinaigrette dressing
    • Green leaf salad with fennel, apples, mandarin oranges and balsamic vinaigrette dressing
    • Spinach salad with crumbled blue cheese, caramelized pecans and balsamic vinaigrette dressing
    • Spinach salad with red onions, walnuts and citrus vinaigrette dressing
    • Poached pear salad over mixed greens and pear vinaigrette dressing
    • Panzanella salad - roasted tomatoes, artichokes, seasoned bread cubes and roasted peppers over mixed greens
    Starches
    • Roasted red bliss potatoes with rosemary
    • Twice baked potatoes
    • Garlic mashed potatoes
    • Baked potatoes
    • Parsley potatoes
    • Long grain and wild rice
    • Rice pilaf
    • Herbed mushroom orzo
    • Jasmine rice
    • Herbed couscous
    • Confetti rice pilaf
    Vegetables
    • Fresh green beans
    • Minted green beans with red onion
    • Fresh vegetable medley
    • Broccoli with roasted peppers
    • Broccoli with baby carrots
    • Fresh asparagus
    • Patty pan squash (seasonal)
    • Sugar snap peas with baby carrots
    • Dilled baby carrots