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Clarkson Catering Services

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Clarkson Catering Services, by ARAMARK, provides professional catering services for both Clarkson University and the surrounding community. We set the standard for all occasions from the most elegant formal banquet, to a simple coffee set-up, to a summer picnic.

Our catering repertoire expands constantly to bring you the latest dining trends.

You may browse the catering website and place your order online ( or email for additional information. Should you want to speak to a representative, please contact the office at (315) 268-3816 for your personal catering consultation.

At your consultation, please be prepared to provide the following information:
  • Your group name or department
  • Type of event
  • How you'd like to be billed
  • Number of invited guests
  • Date time and location
  • Room reservations are handled by Clarkson at 315-268-6681 along with any audio/visual needs and seating arrangements.  

Catering charges are independent of room and equipment fees.

Guest counts - The tentative guaranteed number of people to be served should be given to the catering manager at least five working days before the event.

Final changes should be submitted no later than three working days before the event. We will bill 95% of your final count or the final count which ever is larger. Costs associated with your event. Price quotes are given based on a meal or event lasting a maximum of two hours. Additional expenses due to extended service periods will be charged.

Delivery services outside a dining facility will be at an additional charge.

Linen in varied colors (your choice) is included with events where food is served. If you would like tables covered for meetings there is an additional charge.

A 10% surcharge will be added to the final bill of any outside groups not affiliated with Clarkson.

Any bars held outside the Cheel Barben rooms will need a NY State temporary license at an additional fee.

Bar service - If you are planning an event which includes alcoholic beverages, please contact our office at least 30 days in advance. The sale and service of alcoholic beverages, including beer & wine is regulated by the New York State Liquor Authority. In addition, approval from Clarkson University's board of alcohol and responsible drinking (known as board) is required. Without proper lead time we may be unable to get your permit issued.

Please contact our office to discuss open and cash bar options.