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The mission of Northwestern Dining is to educate students, engage the community, and enrich the Northwestern experience by offering one of the most unique and pioneering campus meal programs in the nation.

Northwestern Catering

Northwestern Catering, based out of the Norris Center, provides catering for the Evanston campus. 

Using sustainable and local products, Northwestern Catering builds innovative menus, elegant presentations, and thoughtful service to give your guests a pleasurable dining experience. From coffee fares and casual feasts to elegant hors d’oeuvre receptions and served dinners, our catering menus are filled with fresh ideas to satisfy even the most sophisticated palates.  

Macarons and Flowers

Our team members are committed to making your event a success and will assist you with all your event-planning needs. If you are in need of inspiration for your next event, take a look at our catering photo albums.

To place your orders, contact Northwestern Catering at 847-467-6114. For emergencies on the Evanston campus, contact Bruce Gonsalves at 224-714-9163.

As of September 1, 2015, refer to the pricing found in the Fall 2015 Edition of the Northwestern Catering Guide. All previous catering guides should be discarded.

Please review our updated Catering Policies for more detailed information about ordering from us.

We welcome any feedback regarding your event with us via our online comment card. All survey participants will be entered into a weekly raffle for prizes towards their next catered event. 


All Norris room reservations must be booked through the Norris Event Planning Office. Norris Event Planners can be contacted at 847-491-2330. 

After an order has been placed, a confirmation will be e-mailed to you. Once you have reviewed the confirmation, please email a response approving the reservation to your event planning representative.

For events held within the Norris Center, your event planner can assist you in reserving tables, chairs, and other equipment you may require. 

For events held outside of Norris, you will be expected to provide your own tables and chairs. Renting these additional items is also an option and Northwestern Catering can assist in placing these orders along with setting up and breaking down these items.


For Chicago Campus Catering, please use the contact information below.
Northwestern University | Dining Services | 600 Haven Street | Seabury, first floor | Evanston, IL 60208 | tel. (847) 491-2020 | Contact Us