20 Person Minimum

Rutgers Catering staff is included for your 2 hour event. The staff will arrive approximately 2 hours prior to the contracted start time to begin setup, and will remain until cleanup has been completed. Please contact a catering rep for server charges that will apply should your event extend beyond 2 hours.

Cloths for the food and beverage tables, white tablecloths and your choice of linen napkin color for guest tables and ice are provided at no additional charge.

*If you would like to create a wow factor, ask a catering representative about the custom tablecloths and floral centerpieces which are available for rent and priced accordingly.* 

Your buffet includes fresh baked dinner rolls and butter, Orchard’s harvest fresh fruit salad and assorted soda with hot beverage service available at $2.50pp. Ask your catering representative about the Duo Plate option and visit Party Starters and Signature Bites for reception ideas.

Menu Notes

VG: Vegan

VT: Vegetarian

GF: Gluten-Free

RB: Rutgers Bakeshop

Freshly Prepared Leafy & Ancient Grain Salads

Select One:


Mixed Baby Greens, Tomato & Cucumber (GF)(VG)(VT)
w/ house made vinaigrette 

Baby Spinach w/ Feta Cheese, Mandarin Oranges & House Made Honey-Vinaigrette (VT)

Caesar Salad (VT)

Soba Noodle Salad (VG)(VT)

Kale & Farro Grain Salad (VG)(VT)
w/ baby arugula

Moroccan Carrot & Basmati Rice (GF)(VG)(VT)

Cumin Scented Quinoa & Black Rice (VG)(VT)

Freshly Prepared Side Dishes

Select Two:


Over Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes (GF)(VG)(VT)

Creamy Mashed Potatoes (VT)

Basmati Rice (GF)(VG)(VT)

Seasonal Vegetable Medley (GF)(VG)(VT)

Fresh Grilled Asparagus (GF)(VG)(VT)

Garlic Kale (GF)(VG)(VT)

Sweet Potato Mash (VT)

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley (GF)(VG)(VT)

Corn Pudding(VT)

Menus of Change

These menu items comply with the Menus of Change principles for healthy, sustainable and delicious food choices. For additional information on the Menus of Change initiative, visit: http://www.menusofchange.org/

20 order minimum

Add a Menus of Change salad at $4 per person, per selection

Cauliflower Fried Rice (GF)(VG)(VT)

Cup of Hearty Soup of the Day
(vegan & vegetarian soups available upon request)

Freshly Prepared Salad

  • Kale Ribbon (GF)(VG)(VT)
    w/ toasted almonds & cranberries
  • Calypso Slaw (GF)(VG)(VT)
    w/ shaved fennel, cabbage & bell peppers

Harvest Blend Rice, Nut & Dried Fruit Salad (GF)(VG)(VT)

$23 ONE ENTREÉ • $26 TWO ENTREÉS • $29 THREE ENTREÉS

Fare From the Field

Cheesy Chicken & Wild Mushroom Lasagna

Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken (GF)

Braised Chicken Osso Buco
w/ white & dark meat 

Chicken Roulades
w/ spinach & feta

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chili-Lime Roasted Chicken Breast (GF) 

Toasted Sesame Crusted Chicken Breast 
w/ ginger-soy glaze

Oven Roasted Sliced Turkey
w/ house made stuffing & gravy 

Marinated Flat Iron Steak (GF)

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry (GF)

Beef Empanadas 

Skirt Steak (GF)
w/ Moroccan spice rubs

Lamb Tagine

Boneless Braised Beef Short Ribs 

Fresh from the Sea

Arctic Char (GF)
w/ fresh herbs 

Grilled Salmon (GF)
w/ red onion chutney 

Potato Crusted Cod Veloute

Lobster Ravioli 
w/ lemon-dill beurre blanc 

Baked Grouper 
w/ romesco sauce 

Extra Fancy Jumbo Crab Cakes 
$4 each 

Halibut & Chilean Sea Bass
available at market price

Garden fresh Homemade Vegan & Vegetarian Entrees

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burritos (VG)(VT)

Roasted Carrot Osso Buco & Creamy Polenta (VT)

Hearty Chili (GF)(VG)(VT)
w/ brown rice & vegan cheddar cheese 

Cauliflower Fried Rice (GF)(VG)(VT)

Lentil Curry (GF)(VG)(VT)
w/ eggplant & tomato over Basmati rice

Grilled Vegetable Lasagna (VT)

White Bean & Lentil Burger (VG)(VT)
w/ lettuce, tomato, eggless chipotle-mayo & potato rolls 

Himalayan Red Rice (GF)(VG)(VT)
w/ zucchini & shiitake mushroom

Wild Mushroom & Artichoke Ragout (GF)(VG)(VT)
w/ cumin roasted chickpeas & wilted spinach 

Freshly Baked Desserts

Select one:


Bakery Fresh Layer Cakes
carrot, lemon and chocolate 

Rutgers Famous Brownies & Fresh Baked Cookies

Assorted Dessert Bars 

Mini Cupcakes
red velvet, vanilla & key lime 

Classic Italian Butter Cookies 

NY Style Cheesecake 

Fried Cinnamon Sugar Cream Puffs

Flourless White Chocolate & Chocolate Ganache Cake