From coffee get-togethers to formal receptions, Grinnell’s award-winning catering staff serves the campus with the highest quality food and service. Our creative, expert culinary team offers an array of menu options for lunch, dinner, buffets, and more. Order for your event today.

Buffet Lunch Options

Grinnell Dining Catering staff will deliver and set up your request in a timely manner no less than fifteen minutes before the scheduled start time of your event. All buffets are served with bottled water and canned soft drinks, paper and plastic service ware. Grinnell Dining will order tables for the buffet and seating for the meals and cover them with tablecloths. If you wish to have a higher level of service please contact us at 641-269-3665 and we will be happy to make the arrangements.


  • Assorted Sandwiches
  • Hot Options
  • Waist Watcher
  • New York Deli

Served Luncheon Options

Grinnell Dining's Catering Staff are please to offer these prepared to order luncheon suggestions. It is our goal to serve you with the finest service and ingredients available. If you wish to choose one of the selections below please contact us at 641-269-3665.


  • Sandwiches
  • Salads
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Pasta
  • Vegetarian Fare

Dinner Options

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Seafood
  • Veal

Breaks and Receptions

All Coffee Calls include tablecloth, disposable hot/cold cups, Grinnell logo beverage napkins, creamers, sugars, subs, and stirrers as needed. The beverages are served from air voids, or air pots. If you would like a more upscale service, with table skirting and silver urns for example, contact the Catering Office at  641-269-3665.

  • Bakery
  • Beverages
  • Coffee Call Packages
  • Receptions