Catering Menu


All prices are per person unless otherwise noted.


Item Price
Coffee Set-up/Tea
Includes: Regular/Decaf Coffee, Hot Water, Assorted Tea and Condiments
Replenish $1.75
Assorted Canned Juices $2.40
Assorted Canned Sodas $1.90
Bottled Water $.75
Sparkling Spring Water $2.10
Gatorade or Body Armor
All canned/bottled Beverages will be calculated one per person unless otherwise requested.
Pitcher of Water
These will be served as the default option for all events taking place in Commons.
Bulk Water (5 gal. jug) $28.00
Hot Chocolate $1.90
Chai (Hot or Cold) $3.25
Apple Cider (Hot or Cold)
In season
House Wine
Additional selections are available upon request.
$7.25 per glass
House Beer
Additional selections are available upon request.
$5.50 per bottle

Refreshments and Snacks

All prices are calculated on the portions indicated per item.


Item Price
Tortilla Chips with Salsa $2.00
19th Hole Snack Mix (2oz p.p.) $2.00
Assorted Fancy Bates Mini Dessert Pastries (2 p.p.) $2.25
Assorted Cookies and Brownies (1.5 p.p.) $1.50
Assorted Mini Whoopie Pies (1.25 p.p.) $2.25
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate (2 p.p.) Market Price
Ice Cream Buffet
Minimum of 25 attendees required; includes one ice cream flavor and four of the following toppings: sprinkles, chopped nuts, whipped cream, caramel topping or chocolate sauce. For each additional ice cream flavor, add $.75
Assorted Whole Fruit (1 p.p.) $1.25
Assorted Individual Yogurt Cups (1 p.p) $1.80

Cold Hors D’Oeuvres

All prices are calculated on the portions indicated per item.


Item Price
Hummus Flight w/Naan Bread and Gluten Friendly Crackers (2 oz.)
Including Choice of 3 Hummus: Plain, Edamame, Sundried Tomato, Avocado
Fresh Fruit and Cheese Board $4.50
Assorted Pork Products, Cheeses,  and Assorted Accoutrements.
Plant based, vegan
Fresh Vegetable Crudités with Bleu Cheese Dressing $4.00
Grilled Vegetable Crudités with Bleu Cheese Dressing $4.00
Crostini White Bean and Sage Hummus (Vegan) (2 p.p.) $3.25
Crostini Avocado and Goat Cheese (2 p.p.) $3.25
Crostini Roasted Vegetable (Vegan) (2 p.p.) $3.25
Shrimp Cocktail (2 p.p.) $4.75
Polenta Bites (2 p.p.) $3.25
Mini Lobster Salad Puff (2 p.p.) $4.25
Spring Rolls (1 p.p.)
Asian, Avocado, or Kale

Hot Hors D’Oeuvres

All prices are calculated on the portions indicated per item.


Item Price
Vegetarian Egg Rolls with Ginger Dipping Sauce (2 p.p.) $3.25 
Asian Dumplings with Dipping Sauce (2 p.p.)
Vegetable, Pork, Chicken
Mini Quiche (1.5 p.p.) $3.75
Flat Bread Pizzas
Three Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Chicken, Goat Cheese and Arugula, Meat Lovers
Buffalo Chicken Wings w/Bleu Cheese or Ranch and Celery (2 p.p.) $3.25
Stuffed Mushroom Caps (2 p.p.) $3.25 Vegan, $3.75 Crab
Satay Kabobs (2 p.p.) $3.50 Chicken Curry, $4.00 Teriyaki Beef
Sriracha Short Rib Kabobs (2 p.p.) $3.75
Empanadas: Chicken, Beef or Vegetable (1.5 p.p.) $3.00 Vegetable, $3.25 Chicken, $3.75 Beef
Paper Wrapped Chicken (1.5 p.p.) $3.25
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts (1.5 p.p.) $4.50
Mini Lobster Cakes/Crab Cakes (2 p.p.) $4.50
Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus (2 p.p.) $4.25
Vegetable Samosas with Chutney (2 p.p.) $3.25
 Mac & Cheese Bites (1.5 p.p.) $3.25 
Mediterranean Chicken Skewers (2 p.p.) $3.75 
Fritters (Spicy Sweet Potato) (Cauliflower) (2 p.p.) $3.75 
Shatakki Mushroom Bites (1.5 p.p.) $3.25 
Falafel w/Tahini Sauce (1.5 p.p.) $3.75 


All prices are calculated on the portions indicated per item.


Item Price
Assorted Breakfast Pastries – (Danish, Cinnamon Rolls) (1.5 p.p.) $3.00
Assorted Muffins and/or Quick Breads (1.5 p.p.)
Vegan muffins available upon request.
Assorted Scones (1.5 p.p.) $2.25
Bagels W/Butter and Cream Cheese (1 p.p.) $3.25
Gluten Free Bagels (1 p.p.) $3.75
Cat Continental
Assorted Breakfast Pastries and Muffins with Butter and Jams, Fresh Whole Fruit, Coffee Service, Assorted Juices
$11.50 per person
Garnet Sunrise
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Veggie Patty or Chicken Sausage Link (choice of one), Fresh Fruit Salad, Assorted Freshly Baked Muffins with Butter and Jams, Coffee Service, Assorted Juices
$18.00 per person
Add An Additional Breakfast Meat to Garnet $2.25 per person
Garnet Sunrise Deluxe
Cheese and Vegetable Quiche, Bacon, Ham or Sausage (choice of one), Fresh Fruit Tray, Oatmeal with Brown Sugar, Assorted Freshly Baked Muffins with Butter and Jams, Coffee Service, Assorted Juices
$19.50 per person
Commons (Breakfast Through the Line) $10.50


Prices listed are per person.


Item Price

Standard On the Run


  • Sandwich
  • Tortilla Chips (GF), Sun Chips, Lays or Pretzels
  • Whole Fruit ( GF/V)
  • Granola Bar, Oreos or Kind Bar (GF)
  • Bottled Water (GF/V)

Sandwich Options:

  • Turkey & Cheddar on Whole Wheat- 
  • Ham & Swiss on Whole Wheat
  • Vegan Hummus Wrap (GF/V)

Deluxe On the Run


  • Sandwich or Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Tortilla Chips (GF), Sun Chips, Lays or Pretzels
  • Fruit Salad (GF/V)
  • Homemade Dessert Bar or Cookies ( GF/V options available)
  • Bottled Water (GF/V)

Sandwich Options:

  • Chicken Salad on Potato Roll
  • Turkey & Cheddar on Borealis
  • Ham & Swiss on Pretzel Bun
  • Thai Tofu Wrap (GF/V)
  • Mt. David on  Roll w/Nut Free Pesto

Salad Options:

  • Caesar Salad (GF)
  • Superfood Salad (GF/V)
  • Falafel Bowl (GF/V)
Chop Salad
Tomatoes, Baked Chicken, Egg, Cheese
Caesar Salad $10.50
Build Your Own Salad (BYOS)
Field Greens Salad, Tomato Wedges/Slices, Sliced Cucumbers, Sliced Hard Boiled Eggs, Red Onion, Chick Peas, Baby Carrots, Grated Cheese, Crouton and Dessert.

Add the Following to Any Previous Salad:

$14.25 Chicken

$15.50 Grilled Flank Steak

*All Cold Salads Include Naan Bread, Dessert of the Day and Beverage.  
Bobcat Lunch Buffet Options (For Groups Over 10)
All prices are per person


  • Choice of 2 Cold Salads: (Mixed Greens Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad)
  • Pickle Spears
  • Sliced Cheese (2 oz p.p.)
  • Assorted Sandwich Meats (4 oz p.p.) (Roast Beef, Turkey and Ham)
  • Assorted Breads (White, Wheat and Multigrain, Vegan Gluten Friendly Upon Request)
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Condiments
  • Assorted Dessert Bars & Cookies
  • Assorted Beverages

Deluxe – For Groups Over 10

  • Choice of 3 Cold Salads: (Mixed Greens Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad or Salad of the Day)
  • Assorted Rolls and Sandwich Breads
  • Assorted Sliced Meats (Roast Beef, Turkey, Ham and Chicken Salad)
  • Assorted Sliced Cheeses (to include: Provolone, Swiss, and Cheddar)
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Sprouts
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Assorted Dessert Bars & Cookies
  • Assorted Sodas
  • Juices
  • Bottled Water
  • Coffee
Add Hot Soup of the Day With Any of the Above Deli Buffets $3.00 per person
Catered Hot Lunch (Booked Using Board Plan Menu) – Buffet $19.50
Commons (Lunch Through the Line) $12.00


Prices are per person and include labor and linen. If there is an item that you do not see on the menu, please ask. Special arrangements can be made.


Item Price

Bobcat Dinner Buffet Options




  • Fresh Market Green Salad With a Choice of Two Dressings
  • Choice of Two Salads
  • Choice of Two Entrees
  • Two Choices from Potato, Rice, Vegetable, Grain or Legume Menu 
  • One Choice of Dessert
  • All Dinners Include Rolls With Butter and Coffee Setup/Water.



  • Fresh Market Green Salad With a Choice of Two Dressings
  • Choice of Two Salads
  • Choice of Three Entrees
  • Three Choices from Potato, Rice, Vegetable, Grain or Legume Menu
  • Choice of Two Desserts
  • All Dinners Include Rolls With Butter and Coffee Setup. (Desserts will be placed on the buffet. If the count is less than 12, the Catering Manager will help you select dessert options to minimize waste)

Using Items from the Commons Menu


Add Canned Beverages To Any Dinner

Add $1.90

Commons Dinner Through the Line





Hot Entree Menu

In addition to the items listed, menus customized to specific event themes are available. We specialize in international cuisine, understand specific religious holiday food requirements, have access to a wide range of locally grown and organic items and are able to accommodate special dietary needs.


Beef and Pork
Roasted Sirloin of Beef with Woodland Mushrooms
Can be made gluten-friendly upon request
Meat Lasagna with Marinara
Meat, Sundried Tomato, 3 Cheese (Veg), Vegan
BBQ Pulled Beef/Pork (Including Rolls on the Side)
Burgundy Beef Tips with Egg Noodles
Citrus Marinated Roast Pork Loin with Apple Stuffing
Short Ribs
Chicken Piccata with Lemon Cream Sauce
Bates Chicken Cordon Bleu
Grilled Chicken Breast with Sauteed Vegetable Garnish (Gluten Friendly)
Rosemary Rubbed Chicken Breast (Gluten-Friendly)
Spinach and Gorgonzola Stuffed Chicken Breast
General Tso’s Chicken
Boston Baked Crusted Haddock or Cod
Grilled Salmon (Gluten-Friendly)
Seafood Stuffed Haddock
Eggplant Parmesan
Cheese Ravioli with Sundried Tomato & Pesto
Keeneland Style Baked Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
General Tso’s Tofu
Green Bean Tofu Stir Fry (Gluten-Friendly)
Seitan Marsala
Vegetable Sukiyaki (Gluten-Friendly)

Starches and Vegetables

Potatoes (Starches)
Oven Roasted Maine Potatoes (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Mashed Potatoes (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Garlic Smashed Potatoes (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Au Gratin Potatoes
White or Brown Rice (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Basmati Rice (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Rice Pilaf (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Quinoa Pilaf
Orzo Pilaf (Vegan)
Israeli Cous Cous (Vegan)
Cuts Carrots with Dill
Sautéed Vegetable Medley (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Vegetables with Ginger Seasoning
Kernel Corn (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Sautéed Seasonal Greens (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Roasted Cauliflower

Salad and Dressing Menu


Type of Salads
Field Greens Salad (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Coleslaw (Vegetarian)
Fresh Fruit Salad (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Maple Apple Cous Cous Salad with Raisins (Vegan)
Dill Potato Salad
Pasta Salad (Veg/Vegan)
Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Tomato & Ripe Olive Salad with Feta Cheese (Gluten-Friendly)
Ancient Grain Superfood Salad
Dressing Choices
Bleu Cheese (Gluten-Friendly)
Fat Free Italian (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Lite Olive Oil Vinaigrette (Gluten-Friendly and Vegan)
Parmesan Peppercorn (Gluten-Friendly)
Regular or Fat Free Ranch (Gluten-Friendly)
Tuscany Balsamic Vinaigrette (Vegan)

Dessert Menu for Dinners


Topped with your choice of: cherries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, chocolate sauce
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Toll House Pie
Strawberry Short Cake (Cake or a Biscuit)
Angel Food Cake w/Seasonal Fruit
Apple or Blueberry Crisp
Maine Blueberry Cake
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Classic Chocolate Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Double Layer Vegan Chocolate, Vanilla or Carrot Cake
Three Layer Blueberry Cake
Vegan Blueberry Quinoa Cake
Vegan No Bake Cookies

BBQ’s & Lobster Bakes

All prices are per person.


Item Price

Basic BBQ – Available Late July – Mid October & Short Term
Based on 2 pieces per person. The Menu Includes:

  • Hamburgers with buns
  • Hot Dogs with Buns
  • Veggie Burgers with Buns
  • Chips
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Cheese
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Relish
  • Mayo
  • Pasta Salad or Potato Salad
  • Fruit Salad or Sliced Watermelon (Seasonally Available)
  • Assorted Cookies or Brownies
  • Assorted Canned Beverages (Calculated At One Per Person)
  • Charcoal and Lighter Fluid.

BBQ prices do not include labor. A cook can be added for $40.00 per hour (minimum of 4 hours, one cook per 50 people). An attendant can be added for $12.00 per hour (minimum of 4 hours). One server per 50 is suggested.

Basic BBQ With Marinated Chicken Breast $17.50
Basic BBQ With Veggie Kabobs $19.50
Lobster Bake


  • Choice of Two Salads (see Salad Menu)
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Sliced Watermelon
  • Corn Bread
  • Fresh Maine Blueberry Cake or Whoopie Pies
  • Assorted Beverages
Your Choice Of: Steamed Maine Lobster with Drawn Butter Priced Seasonally
Your Choice Of: Bone-In Grilled Chicken Breasts $19.00
Your Choice Of: Steak $23.00
Your Choice Of: Vegetarian Option $18.50
With Steamers Priced Seasonally

Pizza/Pasta Party Prices

All prices are per person.


Item Price
Cheese Pizza (8 slices) $10.50
Each Additional Pizza Topping $1.05 per topping

Spaghetti Dinner
Price is per person

  • Cooked or Uncooked Spaghetti
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Breadsticks
  • Fresh Market Green Salad with a Choice of Two Dressings
  • Assorted Cookies or Brownies
  • Assorted Beverages
Make It Lasagna!
Pans of Lasagna for 12 (Cheese Frozen) $25.00
Pans of Lasagna for 12 (Cheese Cooked) $28.00
Pans of Lasagna for 12 (Meat Lovers Frozen) $30.00
Pans of Lasagna for 12 (Meat Lovers Cooked)


Item Price Per Person
Assorted Cookies or Brownies $8.00 per dozen
Bates Bobcat Paw Cookies (Large) $10.00 per dozen
Bates Bobcat Paw Cookies (Small)
Please add an additional $.90 per dozen for chocolate dipped
$8.00 per dozen
Bates Maple Shortbread Cookies $10.00 per dozen
Bates Filled Maple Shortbread Cookies $14.00 per dozen
Gluten Free Items
No Bake Cookies, Raspberry Oat Bars, Crisp, Orange Cranberry Sandwich Cookies, Individually wrapped Udi’s cookies
$10.50 per dozen
Classic Chocolate $29.00
Carrot with Cream Cheese Frosting $25.00
Plain Cheese Cake
Add $2.00 per cake for fruit topping
Flourless Chocolate Cake $27.00
Strawberry Short Cake $25.00
Three Layer Blueberry Cake $25.00
Vegan Blueberry Quinoa Cake $25.00
All Occasion Cakes/Specialty Dessert
An additional cost will be added for cakes with special decorating requests. Please specify colors of icing and flavor of cake when ordering. Specialty Cakes can be made to order and will be priced accordingly.
Round, Double Layer Cake – 10 Inch (Serves 14) $35.00
½ Sheet Pan, Single Layer – 9 x 13 (Serves 25) $30.00
½ Sheet Pan, Double Layer – 9 x 13 (Serves 25) $45.00
Sheet Pan, Single Layer – 18 x 26 inch (Serves 50-70) $60.00
Sheet Pan, Double Layer – 18 x 26 inch (Serves 50-70) $90.00
Round, Double Layer Vegan Cake – 10 inch (Serves 14) $37.00
Apple $14.00
Blueberry $14.00
Toll House Pie $17.00
Pecan $24.00
Additional Desserts  
Bates Signature Red Velvet Cupcakes in Paw Wrapper $15.00 per dozen
Apple Crisp (Serves 12) $16.00
Bates Mini Dessert Pastries $12.50 per dozen
Whoopie Pies $15.00 per dozen

Student Board Plan Replacement & Athletic Board Plan Replacement Meal Options

Student Board Plan Meal Replacements Options for College Recognized Student Organizations

College recognized student organizations may substitute, at no charge, a basic BBQ ( when in season) or Standard On the Run Meal for those attending events which conflict with meal hours. Requests for replacement meal require no less than a a five working day notice.

  • The requesting organization must have booked space in EMS for the event, or indicated that they will be traveling off  campus
  • The requesting organization must provide Bobcat Catering with the list of individuals attending. Those attending who are not on the board plan will be charged at the rate listed in the Catering Guide 
  • In the case of a BBQs there are only two grills which may be used – Gillespie Hall and Kalperis.. A grill must be reserved through EMS when the space reservation is made. .
  • Standard On the Run Meals s are available throughout the academic year and .BBQs are available from August 31st -October 14th and April 29th-May 20th.
  • The booking organization is responsible for picking up the meal ordered and disposing of any leftovers/waste
  • When ordering a BBQ, Bobcat catering assumes that the requesting organization will be cooking and will be sure to supply the appropriate utensils. If this is not the case Bobcat Catering can arrange for a chef to be be present at the following cost:
    • $30.00 per cook per hour. BBQ cooks are calculated at one cook for every 50 individuals with a minimum of 4 hours charged to cover prep, set-up, cooking and clean-up time.
  • If an organization chooses to schedule a catered event other than a basic BBQ or Standard On the Run Meal  arrangements can be made, but the per person charge will be as listed in the catering guide minus $1.75 for all students on the board plan


Academic /Athletic Board Plan Replacements Meals

Bobcat Catering can provide at no-cost replacement meals for academic field trips and recognized athletic teams ( not club sports) who will miss meals  due to a competition , or travel. Orders should be placed by the class professor, or team coach  and a five working day notice is required. Additionally, Bobcat Catering will require a list of those attending and the meal cost for those not on the board plan will be charged  to the ordering team/departments .

The replacement meal consists of:

  • Choice of a standard  On the Run Meal or bulk food items appropriate for the meal/meals  being replaced
  • Beverages at 2 per person per meal – with no more than one of those beverages to be Gatorade


Equipment Rentals and Paper Products

Linen Rentals

Linens, china and buffet skirting are included in the cost of events. If you request extra tables to be clothed, or clothed and skirted, you will be billed the following sur-charge:

  • Tablecloths 
    • Linen
      • Banquets = $4.50 each
      • Round = $5.50 each
      • Overlay = $2.50 each
      • Napkin = $1.00 each
    • Plastic
      • $3.25 each
  • Table Skirt =  $10.00 each

In addition, linen is included in all events in which catering is provided by Bobcat Catering. If catering is not provided by Bates, there will be a rental charge if linen is needed.

Equipment Rentals

Equipment used during a catered event is for use during that event only. Items removed from the event will be added to the final bill at replacement cost. Utensils, pots and pans are available for use on a very limited basis. Requests must be made in advance through the catering office. A deposit is due upon pick-up and will be refunded when all items have been returned.

  • Chafing Dishes: 
    • Basic = $2.50 each
    • Upgraded = $5.00 each
    • Sterno = $3.50 each
  • Sections of Pipe and Drape = $20.00 per section

Bulk Paper

  • 9″ paper plates (125 in a package) = $12.00
  • 7″ paper plates (125 in a package) = $8.50
  • Package of Commons paper napkins (500) = $5.00
  • Cutlery, Knife (100 in a box) = $4.50
  • Cutlery, Forks (100 in a box) = $4.50
  • Cutlery, Spoon (100 in a box) = $4.50
  • 8 oz cups (sleeves of 50) = $4.00 
  • Lids (sleeves of 100) = $4.00 
  • Cocktail napkins (200) = $4.50 

Paper Package

  • Fork/Knife/Spoon
  • Commons Paper Napkin
  • 9′ plate
  • 7′  plate
    • $.35 per person
  • Add 8oz paper cup:
    • $.45 per person

Grill Rental- when available

  • Grill ( delivery, pick-up and cleaning)   $50.00
  • Charcoal  $17.00 per bag
  • Lighter Fluid   $5.00
  • Utensiles available upon request . Deposit will be required

If you need assistance, please contact Bobcat Catering at