Catering Guidelines

St. Lawrence University Catering Guidelines

St. Lawrence University Dining & Conference Services provides full service catering to the Campus Community.  We will also assist in coordinating room reservations, menu selection, linen and other items necessary to make your event a success.  Whether arranging for a group of 5 or 500, it is our intention and desire to meet or exceed your expectations.

Catering / Event Planning:

Room Reservation:  Before beginning any planning for an on-campus event, a confirmed room reservation is required. Please see Reserve a Room.  For additional help with catering questions, call room reservations clerk at 229-5996, to set up an appointment, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Menu Planning: At this time, catering menus are being reviewed.

Recommended Timeline:  While we will make every effort to accommodate the needs of the campus community, it is recommended you place your order as soon as possible. When arranging for catered services, please use the following time line:

  • Three weeks in advance
    • Contact the catering clerk at x5996.
    • Confirm the date, time and venue.   
    • Provide detailed information on special dietary requirements.
  • Three business days in advance
    Please provide a guaranteed number of guests.  If a guarantee is not provided, your latest estimate becomes the guarantee.

Last Minute Requests (less than 3 business days):  Dining Services understands that short notice requests occur and will make every effort to accommodate your request.

  • Orders placed with less than a day’s notice will incur an additional fee of $20.00.

Considerations when Planning Your Menu:

Please consider the following when selecting your menu:

  • Budget parameters
  • Type of function (Reception, buffet dinner, beverage break, etc.)
  • Purpose or theme of event; ethnic, religious.
  • The complete time of event; start time to end time. Will it replace a meal?
  • Location of event
  • Estimated number of attendees
  • Guest dietary requirements, i.e.: Gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose intolerance, nut allergy, vegetarian, vegan, etc.
  • Importance of seasonal and local foods

It is strongly advised that the entire event’s programming is shared with the Dining Services clerk / Catering staff so the timing of the event is as accurate as possible.


Menu Prices are inclusive of basic service staff, setup and cleanup, disposable ware, and standard linens. Higher or lower guest counts may affect price, and possibly venue.  Menu quantities will be determined by the catering manager and chef.

Final billing is based upon the guaranteed guest count provided, or the actual number of guests; whichever is higher.

A charge will be incurred for any Dining Services equipment used at an event that is not promptly returned.


A confirmation form will be sent prior to the event.  Please review carefully and promptly notify the catering clerk of any discrepancies.

If there are any questions or concerns at the time of the event, contact the dining unit preparing your event. The phone number will be listed on the confirmation form.


If an event is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, a 25% recovery fee will be charged.  Once food has been prepared and the room set, the original per person charge will be incurred.

Alcohol Consumption on Campus:

Beer and wine service is available on campus with the prior written approval of the University President or Dean. Cash bars will require a local vendor.

Bar beverages and bartending services are an additional charge and will be billed at a cost plus basis for alcohol consumed or corked.

A University budget code must be provided.

Please refer to St. Lawrence University’s Alcohol Policy for more information.

NYS Health Department Information:

The first and most important responsibility is to the safety and quality of any foods served on the campus. SLU’s Dining Services is a licensed food service operator, inspected by the New York State Health Department, and governed by their regulations.

The Department of Health requires that all foods at St. Lawrence University be from “approved sources.” Please refer to the Catering Policy.

Per NYS Health Department regulations, food may not be removed from the premises by attendees. All foods not completely consumed at any event remain the property of SLU’s Dining Services.

St Lawrence University Catering Menu

All Catering Services Require a 15 person minimum

Continental $9.99 per person

Served with Sun Roasters Coffee, Ajiri Tea Service, Seasonal Fruit Salad, Chilled Bottles of Apple, Orange & Cranberry Juice

Choose two:

  • Breakfast Breads, Scones, Bagels, Bakery Muffins, Assorted Danish, Mini Assorted Croissants
    • Butter, fruit preserves and cream cheese

Breakfast Buffet $13.99 per person (15 person minimum)

Served with Sun Roasters Coffee, Ajiri Tea Service, Seasonal Fruit Salad, Chilled Bottles of Apple, Orange & Cranberry Juice

Choose two:

  • Breakfast Breads, Scones, Bagels, Bakery Muffins, Assorted Danish, Mini Assorted Croissants
    • Butter, fruit preserves and cream cheese

Choose one:

  • Seasoned Home Fries or Sweet Potato Hash

Choose two:

  • Crispy Bacon, Pork Sausage Patty, Turkey Sausage Link, Croghan Bologna, Vegan Sausage

Choose one:

  • Scrambled Eggs or Western Scramble
    • Served with sides of ketchup & tabasco
    • Add shredded cheddar for $

Healthy Beginnings $11.99 per person (15 person minimum)

Served with Sun Roasters Coffee, Ajiri Tea Service, Chilled Bottles of Apple, Orange & Cranberry Juice

  • Nonfat Greek Yogurt Parfaits with Fresh Berries & House made Granola
  • Whole Wheat Bagels
    • Served with plain, light & strawberry cream cheese
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal Cups
  • Assortment of Health Bars

A la Carte

Per Person:

  • Chilled Bottled Apple, Orange or Cranberry Juice $1.99 per person
  • Water $1.99 per person
  • Nonfat Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits w. House Made Granola $3.49 per person
  • Whole Fruit (Apples, Bananas, Oranges & Seasonal) $1.49 per person
  • Fresh Fruit Salad $2.99 per person
  • Pancakes or French Toast $1.99 per person
    • Served with local maple syrup
  • Assorted Mini Danish $3.99 per person
  • Assorted Mini Croissants $3.99 per person
  • Sun Roasters Coffee & Ajiri Tea Service $2.49 per person

By the dozen:

  • Bakery Fresh Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Banana Walnut & Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins $15.99
  • Assorted Breakfast Breads $15.99
  • House Made Cinnamon Rolls $29.99
  • Assorted Donuts $14.99
  • Bagels w. cream cheese, butter & fruit preserves $19.99


Premium Sandwiches

All sandwich lunches are served with a bag of Deep River Chips, and a choice of one: Fresh Fruit Salad, Potato Salad or Pasta Salad, Chocolate Chip, Sugar & Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Canned Soft Drinks

Classic Deli Buffet $11.99 (minimum of 15 people)

Build Your Own Deli Sandwich with Choice of Kaiser, 12 Grain, Italian Sourdough & Gluten Free Bread, Deli meats of Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Roast Beef, and Ham, Tuna Salad or Grilled Vegetables, with Swiss, American, and Provolone, Lettuce and Tomato, a variety of Condiments and Dill Pickle Spears

Gourmet Sandwiches $14.99 (minimum of 15 people)

Choose three:

  • Classic Chicken and Grape Salad: Creamy chicken salad tossed with sweet Red Grapes served with Spinach and Sliced Tomato on a Croissant
  • Caprese Sandwich: Fresh sliced mozzarella, sliced Roma tomato, nut-free basil pesto on Ciabatta
  • Kale Greek Wrap: Kalamata olives, Roma Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumber, Garbanzo Beans, Kale, Crumbly Feta with Greek dressing on a Spinach Wrap
  • Curried Chicken Salad: Tangy Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries, Leaf Lettuce and Tomatoes on a Brioche Bun
  • Cured Ham and Grilled Brie: Cured Ham, Grilled Brie with Roasted Fig Jam and Spinach on Ciabatta
  • B.L.A.T. – Crispy Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomatoes with Garlic Aioli and Banana Peppers on an Italian Roll
  • Hummus Wrap: Plain Hummus with Shredded Carrots, Cucumber, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes and Broccoli on a Garlic Herb Wrap
  • Balsamic Grilled Vegetables: Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Spinach and Tomato with Charred Onion Jam on Ciabatta
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap- Grilled Chicken Breast, Crisp Romaine, Croutons, Shaved Parmesan Cheese and Caesar dressing on a Garlic Herb Wrap
  • California Turkey Club Wrap: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Smoked Bacon, Swiss Cheese, Avocado, Tomato and Herb Mayo on a Sundried Tomato Wrap

Themed Buffets

All American $19.99 per person

Served with fresh rolls, sliced American, Swiss & Cheddar cheese, choice of seasonal salad, fresh baked cookies & brownies, condiments, iced water, and iced tea or lemonade

      • All-beef burgers
      • All-beef hot dogs
      • Vegan Sausage
      • Baked beans
      • Corn on the Cob
      • Watermelon wedges
      • Choose one:
        • Loaded Baked Potato Salad, Dill Pickle Mac Salad or Sweet Country Slaw 
      • Add Quinoa Burger +$2
      • Add Smoked Beef Brisket +$5
      • Add BBQ Chicken Quarters +$4
      • Add Pulled Pork +$4


An Italian Affair $21.99 per person

Served with grated Parmesan cheese, iced water and canned soft drinks

      • Classic Caesar Salad
      • Garlic Bread Sticks
      • Pasta served with Marinara and Alfredo
        • Choose one: Cavatappi or Whole Wheat Penne
        • Gluten Free available upon request
      • Chicken Parmesan
      • Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Rollatini
      • Lemon Zested Broccoli
      • Mini Cannoli’s
      • Add Meatballs or Italian Sausage +$4

Taco Bar $17.99 per person

Includes house made tri color chips, mild salsa & sour cream, iced water and iced tea or lemonade

Choose one:

  • Seasoned 8 O’Clock Ranch Ground Grass Fed Beef
  • Shredded Chicken


  • Assorted taco shells and tortillas
  • Cilantro rice
  • Seasoned Black beans
  • Shredded lettuce, Diced Tomatoes, Diced Onion, Jalapeno & Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Cinnamon Sugar Churros
  • Add guacamole +$2
  • Add Pico de Gallo +$1

Pizza Party $14.99 per person (15 person minimum)

Served with a fresh Garden Salad, Italian & Ranch Dressing, fresh baked Cookies and canned soft drinks

Choose two pizzas:

  • Classic Cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Veggie
  • Meat Lover’s +$2
  • Prosciutto, Shaved Parmesan, Arugula and Lemon +$3
  • Buffalo Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Sweet n Sassy Chicken +$2
  • Hawaiian +$2
  • Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil +$2

Add ons:

Garlic Breadsticks $3 per person: served with marinara dipping sauce

Chicken Wings or Boneless Wings $10: served with Blue Cheese, Celery & Carrot Sticks and your choice of sauce

Sushi Party $17.99 per person

Your choice of sushi rolls served with house pickled veggies and wasabi, soup and one salad

  • Vegetarian Roll: Avocado, Cucumber, Carrot & Napa Cabbage
  • Spicy Crab Roll: Avocado & Cucumber
  • Sesame Salmon Roll: Cucumber, Carrot & Bell Pepper

Choose one:

  • Carrot Ginger Soup

Choose one:

  • Chopped Asian Salad
  • Asian Lettuce Cups
  • Seaweed Salad

Hot Luncheons $25.99

Classic Buffet includes one entree, one classic salad and two sides served with water, assorted rolls and butter, brownies and canned soft drinks

Entrée Choices

Choose one:

  • Maple Chicken
  • Smoked Maple Tofu
  • Sous Vide Roasted Chicken Quarter
  • Beef Brisket with BBQ Sauce
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin
  • Pulled Pork served with Kaiser Rolls
  • Ahi Tuna Salad Nicoise
  • Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa
  • Cedar Rosemary Salmon
  • Vegetable Lasagna Rollatini
  • Spaghetti Squash Primavera


Choose two:

  • Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes
  • Oven Roasted Smoky Sweet Potatoes
  • Wild Rice Pilaf with Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • Balsamic Grilled Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes
  • Sautéed Haricots Verts with Garlic & Lemon Zest

Afternoon Breaks

Sweet Tooth: Fresh baked cookies & brownies, still & sparkling water with Sun Roasters Coffee and Ajiri Tea Service $5.99 per person

Sweet & Salty: Mini Hershey Bars, Mini Pretzels, Buttery Popcorn, Trail Mix, still & sparkling water with Sun Roasters Coffee and Ajiri Tea Service $7.99 per person

Super Food Pick Me Up: Energy Bites, Super Fruits, Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, Still & Sparkling water, Cold Pressed Juice, Starbucks Double Shots $9.99 per person

Dinner Buffet $37.99

Includes assorted rolls and butter, two entrees, one classic salad, one premium salad and two sides served with sparkling & still water, assorted soft drinks, and choice of two desserts

Entrée Choice

Choose two:

  • Herb Grilled Chicken
  • Roasted Chicken Breast – Bone in (Airline Breast)
  • Apple and Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin
  • Roasted Tri-Tip Beef
  • Grilled Teres Major
  • Roasted Salmon with Dijon Crust
  • Grilled Eggplant Medallions
  • Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Arborio Rice
  • Smoked Maple Tofu

Classic Salads

Choose one:

  • Seasonal Garden Salad
  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Greek Salad

Premium Salads

Choose one:

  • Charred Tomato, Spinach & Campanelle Pasta Salad
  • Quinoa & Apple Salad
  • Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad
  • Chopped Asian Salad


Choose two:

  • Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Herb Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
  • Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans with Roasted Mushrooms & Shallots
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Braised Collard Greens with Butternut Squash
  • Balsamic Grilled Asparagus with Cherry Tomatoes


Choose two:

  • New York Style Cheesecake
  • Oreo Cheesecake
  • “Cakery” Lemon Cake
  • Carrot Cake
  • Chocolate Cream Cake
  • Key Lime Pie with Citrus Mousse

Add Sun Roasters Coffee & Ajiri Tea Service for $2.49 per person

Served Meals

Includes one entrée listed below, one served salad, chef’s selection of seasonal accompaniments and one dessert. Served on china with assorted rolls with butter, iced water, iced tea and full coffee service (20 person minimum, requires wait staff for an additional charge)


  • Roasted Chicken Breast $21.99 per person
    • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Braised Greens and Charred Onion Thyme Au Jus
  • Char Grilled Chicken Breast $21.99 per person
    • Sweet Potato Hash, Haricots Verts and Tomato Salsa
  • Apple Cider Pork Shoulder $19.99 per person
    • Butternut Squash Puree, Roasted Corn, Green Beans and Cider BBQ Sauce
  • Certified Angus New York Strip Steak $34.99
    • Au Gratin Potatoes, Haricots Verts and creamy mushroom sauce
  • Red Wine Braised Boneless Short Rib $29.99
    • Smoke Cheddar Potato Terrine, Roasted Root Vegetables and Short Rib Jus Reduction
  • Seared Salmon with Horseradish Crust $30.99
    • Potato Puree, Roasted Asparagus and Charred Tomato Sauce
  • Cajun Seared Ahi Tuna $32.99
    • Pickled Vegetables, Haricots Verts, Black Quinoa and Charred Tomato jam
  • Herb Grilled Portobello Steak $19.99
    • Kale and Walnut Pesto, Warm Tri-Color Fingerling Potato, Caramelized Cauliflower, Roasted Tomatoes and Green Beans
  • Grilled Mahi Mahi $30.99
    • Grilled Pineapple Pico de Gallo, Coconut Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli
  • Smoked Tofu with Maple Glaze $19.99
    • Long Grain and Wild Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Broccolini

Served Salad Choices

  • Iceberg Wedge
    • Grape tomatoes, red onion, blue cheese, crisp bacon and creamy blue cheese vinaigrette
  • Watercress Salad
    • Watercress, poached beets, marinated grape tomatoes, crispy shallots and chevre cheese with roasted garlic vinaigrette
  • Classic Caesar Salad
    • Crisp romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan and croutons with cream Caesar dressing
  • Limestone Bibb Lettuce
    • Aged goat cheese, poached pears, grape tomatoes and candied walnuts with a lemon-chardonnay vinaigrette

Hors d ‘oeuvres  - Minimum 15 people *Priced Per Person Per Hour


Gourmet Cheese Display $2

Fresh Vegetable Crudité Display $1.50

Antipasto Display $1.75

Mediterranean Display $2

Cold Selections

Antipasto Skewers $1.50

Bruschetta served on crostini $1.50

Smoked Salmon Mousse on cucumber with dill crème fraiche $1.75

Smoked Salmon Crostini $2

Cucumber Rounds with Grilled marinated shrimp & tomato relish $1.75

Roasted Vegetable Skewers $1.5

Beef Tenderloin served with caramelized onion jam on toasted baguette $1.75

Shrimp Cocktail $2

Endive with Gorgonzola cheese & walnuts $1.5

Fruit Skewers with yogurt dipping sauce $1.5

Hot Selections

Arancini with roasted tomato sauce $1.50

Scallops wrapped with Bacon $2

Mini Crab Cakes $1.75

Chicken Satay $1.50

Spanakopita $1.50

Pear & Brie in Phyllo $1.75

Pork or Vegetable Pot Stickers served with tamari $1.50

Coconut Shrimp $2

Mushroom Caps stuffed with shallots & herbs $1.50

Vegetable Spring Rolls $1.50