Event Support


MIT Campus Dining supports a variety of on-campus caterers to accommodate every event-type and every budget. Whether you require full-service event support with servers and chefs present, coffee and sweets for an afternoon meeting, or something in between — Campus Dining has a catering option for you.

On-Campus Caterers

MIT CATERING By Aramark — MIT Catering by Aramark provides and execute flawless events throughout the MIT campus. From cocktail receptions, to all-day conferences, and intimate dinners, a dedicated sales team and passionate culinary staff work tirelessly to deliver the perfect balance of distinctive displays and menus with trusted recipes and authentic ingredients. To contact, please visit http://mitcatering.mit.edu.

Catering by Bon Appétit — Bon Appétit runs the Residential Dining operations at MIT, but the company began as a popular catering company. Bon Appétit provides excellent food and service with a commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. The company is also very committed to using locally-sourced ingredients. Menus are based on what is fresh and in season. Predesigned catering packages are available, but, since every function is unique, Bon Appétit is also happy to create a specialized menu for your event. For more information, please call 253-4952.

Caterers, Drop-off/Delivery Service

Dunkin' Donuts, Cambridge Grill (Alpine Catering) — MIT customers can be accommodated with as little as a 24-hour notice and internal orders are accepted. To discuss your event, please call 258-6143.

LaVerde's Market — LaVerde's Market, located in the Stratton Student Center on the first floor, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner catering; from hors d'oeuvres and sandwiches to hot entrees and desserts. LaVerde's can help you plan the perfect menu for a group of any size. Free delivery is provided within a one mile radius of the MIT campus. Please call 621-0526 for more information.

Subway — The Subway Restaurant at MIT (W20, Lobdell) offers casual catering menus with sandwich or cookie platters, wraps, chips and beverages. Please call 324-SUBS (7827).

Sepal — Sepal offers Middle Eastern cuisine with a strong emphasis on fresh ingredients, authentic foods and vegetarian dishes. The catering menu includes hummus, falafel wraps, salads and more. Please call 342-5570.

Pacific St. Café — Pacific St. Café, located in the Northwest section of campus, provides drop-off catering services for the entire MIT Community. Please call 494-1414 for information.

Anna's Taqueria — Anna's Taqueria offers its full menu for catering. If burritos, tacos, chips, salsa, guacamole and more are ideal for your casual event, please call Anna's Taqueria at 324-2662.

Noteworthy Information

Alcohol Service — On-campus pubs (The Thirsty Ear, The Muddy Charles, and the R&D Pub) have licenses for beer and wine service. For all other locations, please refer to the section in this manual under Events Registration titled "Serving Alcohol at Events" p.35 and the section titled "Entertainment and Liquor Licenses" p.38.

Food Safety and Sanitation — If you or a number of your guests are preparing food for your event please refer to studentlife.mit.edu/sao for the food safety handbook. If you are using a CAC space and plan to have more than 35 guests in attendance food cannot be homemade. The event must be have food provided by an on-campus or local caterer, local restaurant, or supermarket.

Insurance — Internal providers have insurance coverage on file with the Institute. If you are using an outside caterer who will be serving food/beverages at your event, the caterer will need to provide you with a copy of their insurance certificate showing proof of million-dollar general liability coverage. If your event is in a CAC space, you will need to provide a copy of this certificate to CAC.

Payments — MIT payments for food may be processed by department credit card or requisition. Catering services should be arranged directly with individual caterers, not through the Campus Dining office or the foodstuff@mit.edu email address. Please contact the caterers listed above for information. A list of caterers can be found online at dining.mit.edu/catering.

Food Trucks — All food trucks need to be registered to operate within the City of Cambridge. Please call 617-253-2706 or email foodstuff@mit.edu for more information.