Welcome! It is the mission of Bobcat Catering to provide our customers with outstanding service and innovative culinary creations. To achieve this goal, we source locally whenever possible, track current culinary trends and constantly pursue educational opportunities to keep our service updated. This website was developed to assist in event planning and includes most often requested items and important ordering/policy information. Should you have a specific need, or dietary concern that is not covered on these pages, please contact Donald Desrosiers, Catering Manager at (207)786-6298 or

Please Note: Due to Inauguration, Bobcat Catering will be taking a limited number of catering events from April 28 through May 6. Events will be approved on a first come-first-served basis. If possible, please avoid scheduling events which require catered support during this time.

Information about Dining in Commons Meeting Rooms and Catering

Bates community groups who book space in meeting rooms in Commons (201, 211, 221/222, 225, 226, ) may take advantage of the through the line catering option. This option allows meeting participants to make meal selections in Commons and return to their reserved space to eat.

Groups interested in the through the line option must book space in Commons through EMS and notify Dining by emailing Please be sure to include an account number and number of individuals attending when you email. 

Information about how faculty and staff can order catering and to go meals for college sponsored meeting and events can be found here. If you have any questions please reach out to

Students living off campus who are not on the board plan and would like information about accessing meals in Commons should contact Justin Good, Associate Director of Finance, Technology and Staff Support at 207-786-6118 or