Catering

Let Campus Dining handle your catering needs.

Consider having your wedding, anniversary or other special event on Occidental's beautiful campus. 

Please contact us at celebrations@oxy.edu with any questions, or request a personalized quote below.

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Internal Catering - Charging to an Oxy Account 

Valuable information about Campus Event Planning Resources is available here.

Please read the following information pertaining to new inquiries:

Campus dining is experiencing a high volume of inquiries and requests at this time.  Our current response time for new inquiries is 24 – 48 hours.  Please note that all event requests are requests only and not a guarantee of dining services.    

We are approaching capacity on select dates throughout the Fall semester and incoming inquiries are being reviewed daily, however, our office does require a minimum 10 days advance notice in order to successfully execute your event.
 

How will I know if Campus Dining has received our catering/event request?
All emails sent to Campus Dining will receive an automated email reply confirming receipt of your email.  This email confirms the receipt of your inquiry only and Campus Dining will follow up regarding your status within 24-48 of confirming receipt of your request. 
 
Can we use outside caterers or restaurants for our events?
Yes, we are allowing outside caterers for this semester only, but all requests must be submitted to Campus Dining first (our goal is to service as much as we can for the community!) in order for us to evaluate if we can meet your request.  If we are unable to meet your request we will work with you to find alternate means of servicing your request.  

What happens if I submit my request with less than ten (10) days notice to Campus Dining?  
Although not ideal, Campus Dining will still evaluate your request and work to find a way to meet your request following the process outlined in the body of this email.  Your request will still be evaluated on the next Monday, Wednesday, or Friday based on when it was received.  We highly encourage all catering and event requests be submitted as soon as possible in order to allow all parties enough time to find a win-win solution.  

How long will this change be in place?  
These changes are for the Fall Semester and will be reviewed at the end of the semester to determine our ability to service the community’s dining needs as we move into the Spring Semester.  

You used to be able to do these things, why can’t you now?  My event is less than ten people, you can’t service that?
We can, but based on variables that arise on any given day/week, we may not be able to service a particular event, even small gatherings or drop-offs.  Our goal is to meet the dining needs of the entire OXY community, but we are currently challenged in being able to do so.  Campus Dining is working hard to service the needs we can at current staffing and service levels while simultaneously working on efforts to increase capacity in the near future.