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Getting Started ost people approach planning an event with the same uneasiness reserved for giving a speech before a room full of strangers. For some, even the simplest get together can be a whiteknuckler all the way. Which is exactly why a growing number of Elmira College faculty, staff, students, and alumni call on Elmira College Dining and our creative, responsive catering team for assistance. Welcome to Elmira College Dining Catering On-Line.

etting Started. Whether you are planning a three-course dinner, a working luncheon, or an outrageously fun event around a theme, just click on the Catering Request Form. It's the link to get your catered event in our system and on our calendar. Thank you for visiting Catering On-Line. I know you will find it informative, efficient, and helpful in planning your gettogether. On behalf of all of us associated with Elmira College Catering, only the best will do for our campus family, and we look forward to being of service to you.


As we all know, morning can be a hectic time. Sharing breakfast with colleagues and associates can be a welcomed time to collect thoughts, reconnect, and plan. Continental Breakfast Brighten your day with fresh flowers and friendly conversation. The Continental Breakfast can be set up in one of the Campus Center dining rooms or in your office. Choose Elmira College signature china service or paper service. Continental Breakfast includes: Fresh brewed Coffee An assortment of teas and fruit juices Elmira College bottled water Bagels and Cream Cheese Jams, Jellies, and Butter Whole, Fresh Fruit Fresh baked Muffins, Pastries, Donuts, or Bundt-style Coffeecake

Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price. Continental Breakfast starting at $3.50 per person Breakfast Buffet Add hot dishes to the buffet and the sweet smell of fresh flowers. A hot breakfast can be the first agenda item on a day of meetings. Choose Elmira College signature china service or paper service.

The Breakfast Buffet includes: Fresh brewed Coffee An assortment of teas and fruit juices Elmira College bottled water


Bagels and Cream Cheese Jams, Jellies, and Butter Whole, Fresh Fruit Fresh baked Muffins, Pastries, Donuts, or Bundt-style Coffeecake Egg Strata with Cheese Sausage Links Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price. Breakfast Buffet starting at $5.00 per person Country Breakfast Buffet Talk about comfort food, your guests will thank you all day for planning an event around the country-style breakfast. Signature Elmira College china, linen, and fresh flowers add a special touch the morning. Paper service is also available.

The Country Breakfast Buffet includes: Fresh brewed Coffee An assortment of teas and fruit juices Elmira College bottled water Bagels and Cream Cheese Jams, Jellies, and Butter Whole, Fresh Fruit Fresh baked Muffins, Pastries, Donuts, or Bundt-style Coffeecake Egg Strata with Cheese or Scrambled Eggs with Cheese Sausage Links and Bacon Home Fries Assorted Cereals and Milk French Toast Sticks Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price. Country Breakfast Buffet starting at $8.95 per person


Busy days are the best days to spend time with friends and lunch time is a great time to slow down, enjoy a wonderful meal, clear your head, and recharge your batteries. Boxed Lunch Off the beaten path! What a great idea for field trips, picnics, and fresh air meeting breaks. Make your selection from the sandwich menu and the Catering Team takes care of the rest. Tally Ho!

Cheese Sandwich Chicken Salad Sandwich Egg Salad Sandwich Tuna Salad Sandwich Sliced Tavern Ham Sandwich Sliced Turkey Breast Sandwich Sliced Roast Beef Sandwich Cold Fried Chicken Classic Caesar Salad Chicken Caesar Salad Each Boxed Lunch includes fresh fruit, a side salad, fresh-baked cookies, a soda or Elmira College bottled water, plastic ware, and napkins. Boxed Lunch starting at $4.95 per person Deli Buffet Slow things down a little with a bowl of piping hot soup, a favorite deli sandwich, and warm conversation. The Deli Buffet has always been one of the popular afternoon offerings. Signature Elmira College china, linen, and fresh flowers together with friends can turn lunch into a fun time.

Deli Buffet includes: Fresh brewed Coffee Tea, Iced Tea, and Soda Chef's choice Soup Chef's choice Salad


Sliced Delicatessen Meats served with Fresh Breads and Rolls Cheese, Lettuce, and Sliced Tomato Platter Potato Chips and Pickles Fresh baked Cookies Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price.

Deli Buffet starting at $7.95 per person European Sandwich Buffet Ask Catering Manager, Kathy Knapp about the European Sandwich, it's all the rage, Yum! Salami, Roasted Turkey, and Roasted Vegetables served in a scooped out fresh baked Bread Round.

European Sandwich Buffet includes: Fresh brewed Coffee Tea, Iced Tea, and Soda European Sandwich Chef's choice Salad Fresh Fruit Platter Potato Chips and Pickles Fresh baked Cookies Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price. European Sandwich Buffet starting at $8.95 per person Luncheon Buffet Everyone loves the Luncheon Buffet, it's just that simple. Signature Elmira College china, linen, and fresh flowers are always standard.

Luncheon Buffet includes: Fresh brewed Coffee Tea, Iced Tea, and Soda Chef's choice Soup Chef's choice Salad Delicatessen Meats served with Fresh Breads and Rolls


Sliced Tomato and Cheese Platter Potato Chips and Pickles And please, select one hot entrĂŠe: Sweet and Sour Chicken served over rice Grilled Italian Chicken Breast Baked Ziti with Marinara Sauce Macaroni and Cheese Your Luncheon Buffet always ends on a sweet note, with our chef's choice dessert. Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price.

Luncheon Buffet starting at $8.95 per person Table Service Luncheon When you want "top of the line" for entertaining colleagues, friends, and associates, a Table Service Luncheon is the answer. Elmira College signature china, linen, and beautiful fresh flowers create the perfect setting for a most enjoyable break in your day. The first course is the chef's choice Soup or a Fresh Fruit Starter.

Table Service Luncheon includes: Fresh brewed Coffee Tea, Iced Tea, and Soda Please, select one: Mediterranean Steak Salad served with Focaccia Bread Hot Ham and Cheese on a Croissant Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Provolone Cheese Sandwich Chicken Caesar Salad served with Focaccia Bread Grilled Chicken Sandwich served on a Fresh Roll Elmira College Deluxe Burger Turkey Club Sandwich Roasted Vegetables on Focaccia Bread Your Table Service Luncheon always


ends on a sweet note, with our chef's choice dessert.

If you would like to add an appetizer course or a salad course to your function, additional pricing may apply. Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price. Table Service Luncheon starting at $9.95 per person

For evening celebrations, meetings, award ceremonies, or a get together just because it is fun being with friends, Elmira College Catering is dedicated to making every dinner occasion a special occasion. Elmira College signature china and linen, fresh flowers, beautiful centerpieces, wonderful food, an attentive wait staff and special touches are hallmarks of each catered event, under the careful direction of Kathy Knapp and the Elmira College Catering team.

Create an inviting atmosphere of warm hospitality as your guests welcome friends, colleagues, and associates with taste-tempting new Hors d'oeurves or new versions of old favorites. If you have a favorite appetizer or have tasted a recipe in your travels, please share your ideas with us. Hot Hors d’oeurves Sweet and Sour Meatballs Beef Empanadas Mushroom, Spinach, or Ham Quiches,


miniature Chicken and Pineapple Brochette Chicken Quesadillas Cheese Quesadillas Egg Rolls Tempura Vegetables Chicago-style Pizzas, miniature Stuffed Mushroom Caps Crab Rangoon, Priced to market. Bacon-wrapped Scallops, Priced to market. Shrimp Toast, Priced to market.

Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price. Hot Hors d’oeurves starting at $2.00 per person Hors d' oeurves Bread Bowl with Spinach Dip Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter Seasonal Fresh Vegetable Platter Assorted Canapés Bruschetta Pita Points with Hummus Assorted Cheese and Crackers Smoked Salmon, Priced to market. Seafood Spread, Priced to market. Shrimp Cocktail, Priced to market.

Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price. Hors d’oeurves starting at $1.50 per person


isco ball, Hawaiian leis, blue suede shoes. Let your imagination run wild. A Theme Buffet is a fun way to add a smile to everyone's face. A winter wonderland or holiday theme, Mardi Gras or Caribbean night, 50's, 60's oldies, a masquerade theme. You probably already have a great idea for your event. Kathy Knapp will brainstorm ideas with you for themes, decorations, help you plan special touches, develop budgets, and finalize decoration and accessory pricing. The Theme Buffet is presented as a complete meal. Your dinner includes fresh fruit, salads, a vegetable, fresh baked rolls and bread, two entrées, dessert, and beverage. The first course features a served Classic Caesar Salad, Mesclun Salad, or a Garden Salad. In addition, you may choose an entrée from the Carving Station, a Poultry Entrée, a Seafood Entrée, or a Pasta Entrée. On the Theme Buffet you will find two chef's creation seasonal salads, and sliced, fresh fruit displays. Complement your entrées by selecting one of our side dishes: Garlic Smashed Potatoes Roasted Red Potatoes Baked Potato with sour cream and butter Rice Pilaf Wild Rice Your Theme Buffet always ends on a sweet note, with a chef's choice dessert. The Theme Buffet includes fresh brewed coffee, tea, iced tea, and soda. Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price. Theme Buffet starting at $18.00 per person


Carved Tenderloin of Beef served to perfection with a demi-glace sauce. Prime Rib of Beef carved to your liking, and served with Au Jus. London Broil flank steak marinated to taste, and served with sautéed mushrooms. Roasted Pork Loin seasoned to taste, choose from Garlic Teriyaki, Caribbean, or Apple Harvest Pork Loin. Honey Glazed Tavern Ham is slow-roasted Tavern Ham, glazed with our signature Honey Sauce. Roasted Turkey roasted to perfection with sage and butter.

Chicken Marsala sautéed boneless breast of chicken with Marsala wine sauce. Chicken Parmigiana traditionally prepared chicken breast with a light, Italian breading topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. Chicken Picatta is the classic dish served with a lemon garlic sauce and capers. Pollo Capellini is a seasoned breast of chicken, sautéed with artichokes, mushrooms, and served over capellini pasta. Cajun Chicken is a boneless chicken breast seasoned with a popular Louisiana blend of seasonings.

Baked Italian Cod features a flaky cod loin topped with Italian seasoned breadcrumbs and served with a cucumber sauce. Salmon Filet is an 8 oz. Atlantic salmon filet grilled to perfection. Seafood Newburg is a combination of fresh shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, and fish served in a puff pastry baked in a sensational sherried cream sauce. Shrimp Scampi is fresh Gulf shrimp sautéed in garlic butter and white wine, and served over pasta. Priced to market. Lemon Pepper Fish is a tart and peppery cracker crumb encrusts a 7 oz. cod loin.


Baked Ziti is the traditional Italian dish enhanced by the addition of fresh ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses. Pasta Primavera is bow tie pasta served with fresh steamed vegetables and baked in a light Alfredo sauce. Fettuccini, Penne, or Bow Tie Pasta served with a choice of marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce or basil pesto. Stuffed Shells with cheese in marinara sauce. Tortellini Alfredo is cheese tortellini served with a marinara sauce. Classic Meat Lasagna or Vegetable Lasagna

Portobella Mushrooms are marinated and stuffed with a herb stuffing and baked. Garden Vegetables, Polenta, and Marinara Sauce grilled polenta, vegetables with marinara sauce. Vegetable Lasagna with layers of chef's choice of vegetables, pasta, and cheeses. Baked Ziti with Marinara Sauce the three cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan) enhance this Italian vegetarian dish. Eggplant Parmigiana is fresh eggplant, breaded, sautĂŠed and baked with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Manicotti with Marinara Sauce is pasta stuffed with cheese, covered with sauce, and baked. Tofu with Crackermeal Breading with sautĂŠed seasonal vegetables Tortellini Alfredo is cheese tortellini with a marinara sauce. Pasta with your choice of sauce (marinara, Alfredo, or pesto). Stuffed Cheese Shells in marinara sauce.


vening time is always a special time to slow down, share stories, and dine with friends and colleagues. Elmira College Catering takes great pride in presenting its classic three-course, Table Service Dinner. The first course features a Classic Caesar Salad, Mesclun Salad, or a Garden Salad; along with oven fresh, baked rolls and breads. The main course offers a wide selection of meat, poultry, seafood, pasta and vegetarian entrées. A fresh seasonal vegetable is served with the main course. Complement your entrée with a choice of side dishes: Garlic Smashed Potatoes Roasted Red Potatoes Baked Potato with sour cream and butter Rice Pilaf Wild Rice Your dinner always ends on a sweet note, with a chef's choice dessert. The dinner includes fresh brewed coffee, tea, iced tea, and soda. If you would like to add an appetizer to your dinner, please refer to Reception for menu items and additional pricing.

Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price. Table Service Dinner starting at $18.00 per person

Carved Tenderloin of Beef served to perfection with a demi-glace sauce. Prime Rib of Beef carved to your liking, and served with Au Jus. London Broil flank steak marinated to taste, and served with sautéed


mushrooms. Roasted Pork Loin seasoned to taste, choose from Garlic Teriyaki, Caribbean, or Apple Harvest Pork Loin. Honey Glazed Tavern Ham is slow-roasted Tavern Ham, glazed with our signature Honey Sauce. Roasted Turkey roasted to perfection with sage and butter.

Chicken Marsala sautéed boneless breast of chicken with Marsala wine sauce. Chicken Parmigiana traditionally prepared chicken breast with a light, Italian breading topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. Chicken Picatta is the classic dish served with a lemon garlic sauce and capers. Pollo Capellini is a seasoned breast of chicken, sautéed with artichokes, mushrooms, and served over capellini pasta. Cajun Chicken is a boneless chicken breast seasoned with a popular Louisiana blend of seasonings.

Baked Italian Cod features a flaky cod loin topped with Italian seasoned breadcrumbs and served with a cucumber sauce. Salmon Filet is an 8 oz. Atlantic salmon filet grilled to perfection. Seafood Newburg is a combination of fresh shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, and fish served in a puff pastry baked in a sensational sherried cream sauce. Shrimp Scampi is fresh Gulf shrimp sautéed in garlic butter and white wine, and served over pasta. Priced to market. Lemon Pepper Fish is a tart and peppery cracker crumb encrusts a 7 oz. cod loin.

Baked Ziti is the traditional Italian dish enhanced by the addition of fresh ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses. Pasta Primavera is bow tie pasta served with fresh steamed vegetables and baked in a light Alfredo sauce. Fettuccini, Penne, or Bow Tie Pasta served with a choice of marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce or basil pesto.


Stuffed Shells with cheese in marinara sauce. Tortellini Alfredo is cheese tortellini served with a marinara sauce. Classic Meat Lasagna or Vegetable Lasagna

Portobella Mushrooms are marinated and stuffed with a herb stuffing and baked. Garden Vegetables, Polenta, and Marinara Sauce grilled polenta, vegetables with marinara sauce. Vegetable Lasagna with layers of chef's choice of vegetables, pasta, and cheeses. Baked Ziti with Marinara Sauce the three cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan) enhance this Italian vegetarian dish. Eggplant Parmigiana is fresh eggplant, breaded, sautĂŠed and baked with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Manicotti with Marinara Sauce is pasta stuffed with cheese, covered with sauce, and baked. Tofu with Crackermeal Breading with sautĂŠed seasonal vegetables Tortellini Alfredo is cheese tortellini with a marinara sauce. Pasta with your choice of sauce (marinara, Alfredo, or pesto). Stuffed Cheese Shells in marinara sauce.


lmira College Catering presents the Dinner Buffet as a complete meal. Your dinner includes fresh fruit, salads, a vegetable, fresh baked rolls and bread, two entrées, dessert, and beverage. The first course features a served Classic Caesar Salad, Mesclun Salad, or a Garden Salad. In addition to always offering your guests a Vegetarian Entrée, you may choose another entrée from the Carving Station, a Poultry Entrée, a Seafood Entrée, or a Pasta Entrée. On the Dinner Buffet you will find two chef's creation seasonal salads, and sliced, fresh fruit. Complement your entrée selection by selecting one of our side dishes: Garlic Smashed Potatoes Roasted Red Potatoes Baked Potato with sour cream and butter Rice Pilaf Wild Rice Your Buffet Dinner always ends on a sweet note, with a chef's choice dessert. The meal includes fresh brewed coffee, tea, iced tea, and soda. Decorations, accessories, custom features, special requests for flowers and centerpieces are priced in addition to the per person price.

Dinner Buffet starting at $18.00 per person

Carved Tenderloin of Beef served to perfection with a demi-glace sauce. Prime Rib of Beef carved to your liking, and served with Au Jus. London Broil marinated to taste,and served with sautéed mushrooms. Roasted Pork Loin seasoned to taste, choose from Garlic Teriyaki, Caribbean, or Apple Harvest Pork Loin. Honey Glazed Tavern Ham is slow-roasted Tavern Ham, glazed with our signature Honey Sauce. Roasted Turkey roasted to perfection with sage and butter.


Chicken Marsala sautéed boneless breast of chicken with Marsala wine sauce. Chicken Parmigiana traditionally prepared chicken breast with a light, Italian breading topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. Chicken Picatta is the classic dish served with a lemon garlic sauce and capers. Pollo Capellini is a seasoned breast of chicken, sautéed with artichokes, mushrooms, and served over capellini pasta. Cajun Chicken is a boneless chicken breast seasoned with a popular Louisiana blend of seasonings.

Baked Italian Cod features a flaky cod loin topped with Italian seasoned breadcrumbs and served with a cucumber sauce. Salmon Filet is an 8 oz. Atlantic salmon filet grilled to perfection. Seafood Newburg is a combination of fresh shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, and fish served in a puff pastry baked in a sensational sherried cream sauce. Shrimp Scampi is fresh Gulf shrimp sautéed in garlic butter and white wine, and served over pasta. Priced to market. Lemon Pepper Fish is a tart and peppery cracker crumb encrusts a 7 oz. cod loin.

Baked Ziti is the traditional Italian dish enhanced by the addition of fresh ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses. Pasta Primavera is bow tie pasta served with fresh steamed vegetables and baked in a light Alfredo sauce. Fettuccini, Penne, or Bow Tie Pasta served with a choice of marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce or basil pesto. Stuffed Shells with cheese in marinara sauce. Tortellini Alfredo is cheese tortellini served with a marinara sauce. Classic Meat Lasagna or Vegetable Lasagna


Portobella Mushrooms are marinated and stuffed with a herb stuffing and baked. Garden Vegetables, Polenta, and Marinara Sauce grilled polenta, vegetables with marinara sauce. Vegetable Lasagna with layers of chef's choice of vegetables, pasta, and cheeses. Baked Ziti with Marinara Sauce the three cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan) enhance this Italian vegetarian dish. Eggplant Parmigiana is fresh eggplant, breaded, sautĂŠed and baked with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Manicotti with Marinara Sauce is pasta stuffed with cheese, covered with sauce, and baked. Tofu with Crackermeal Breading with sautĂŠed seasonal vegetables Tortellini Alfredo is cheese tortellini with a marinara sauce. Pasta with your choice of sauce (marinara, Alfredo, or pesto). Stuffed Cheese Shells in marinara sauce.


Indoor Locations Campus Center Dining Hall 1855 Room MacKenzie's Simeon's Room Tifft Lounge Hamilton Hall Great Room

All Elmira College Catering locations are handicapped accessible. The Campus Center Dining Hall is Elmira College's main dining center seating up to 763 people. This location is ideal for larger gatherings, conferences, receptions, concerts, and dances. The room can be arranged to meet the requirements of most any gathering. A hard wood floor (displaying the Elmira College seal) located in the center of the room is perfect for dancing, a buffet area, or stage. The room features beautiful, hand crafted oak furnishings.

1855 Room has a genuine coffeehouse atmosphere, and a warm casual feel. Ideal for a small meeting or lecture. Perfect for a small band or a talent show. Maximum capacity is 50 people. The room offers access to an outdoor patio.

MacKenzie's offers a unique dining and meeting space combination. A built-in stage is ideal for lectures, live entertainment, and dance parties. A pub atmosphere with a maximum capacity of 175 people, this room is ideal for informal, small conferences.


Simeon's is an intimate dining experience named after Simeon Benjamin, founder of Elmira College. Paintings of many of the college's outstanding buildings and statues adorn the walls. The room has a formal atmosphere and is ideally suited for special dinners, and smaller gatherings. Maximum capacity is 36 people.

Tifft Lounge is located on the first floor of the campus center overlooking the library and tennis courts. This venue is ideal for receptions, lectures, and as a break room. Occupancy is 100 people auditorium-style; and 65 guests for a served dinner. Tifft Lounge features sliding glass doors which access the outdoor portico.

Hamilton Hall Great Room is an elegant, spacious room located in one of the college's oldest buildings. It seats 120 guests for dinner; or 200 people for a reception-style event. The formal atmosphere can add a grand finishing touch.


Where do I begin? The first step is to gather the details for your event. Then fill out the Catering Request Form with as much information as possible, at this time, including the Account Number. You will be asked for both the Contact Name and the Budget Manager name, along with the phone numbers and email addresses. Please pay special attention to the Date of Event and Preferred Location. Time of Event should include what time you would like your event to start and what time you would like your event to stop. Use the pull down menus to indicate the Preferred Location for your Event and what Type of Event you are thinking about having. When you have completed the Catering Request Form, submit the form to the Catering Office.

For most events, we require that you have this information to the Catering Office at least 10 business days prior to your planned event.

How soon before my event do I need to schedule? Time is precious to all of us. We recommend that you give yourself plenty of time to thoroughly plan your event.

Events taking place in the Campus Center Dining Hall need to be scheduled at least 6 months prior to the date desired. Events taking place in Hamilton Hall Great Room need to be scheduled at least 6 months prior to the date desired. For most events taking place in other Catering Locations, at least 10 business days are required for scheduling. For requests not requiring a set-up, such as Boxed Lunches, 48 hours is required to have your order ready.


Is there a minimum I need to order for delivery? For Catering to deliver, there is a minimum order of $25.00. If your order is less than this, a delivery charge of $10.00 will apply.

What if I need to cancel an event? At least 48 hours is required to notify Catering of a cancellation. Canceling an event planned for the Campus Center Dining Hall requires at least 3 months notification.

How am I billed? Departmental events need to supply an Account Number. This Account Number allows Catering to invoice your order more efficiently. Students and faculty members can pay for events using their meal cards.

I sent in the Catering Request Form, so am I all set? Please don't assume the date and location you requested are available. Because there could be a scheduling conflict, you should wait to hear from the Catering Office with your event confirmation. Confirmation could take 2 - 3 business days. And then you are all set.

Elmira College Catering Campus Center One Park Place Elmira, NY 14901 Kathryn M. Knapp, Catering Manager E-Mail: kknapp@elmira.edu Phone: 735-1875

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