Ordering Information

A catering sales manager will work with you and discuss the details and menu arrangements; in order to plan appropriately for your event, details must be finalized at least two weeks prior to the event.

Food and beverage charges are subject to a 7% Cambridge/ Massachusetts sales tax where applicable. Events held on holidays or holiday weekends will incur a surcharge of 20%. All non-MIT events are subject to a 15% administrative charge.

MIT Catering is the ideal caterer for your next event. We are fully equipped to provide first-class catering services to any location within the MIT Community. Our talented chefs and professional service team look forward to creating and executing the occasion you envision.

Any amount charged by Aramark (such as an administrative, service, delivery, labor, or other charge or fee), unless expressly designated as a tip or gratuity, is not for the benefit of any employee(s) and is not a tip or gratuity. Charges or fees other than those designated as tips or gratuities are not distributed to employees except where expressly stated otherwise in writing.


ARAMARK is happy to provide catering services for at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our following menu guide offers our most popular items; however please feel free to contact us for any special requests.


Orders should be placed with one of our experienced sales managers at least three weeks prior to your event.


A final guest count is required three (3) business days prior to the event. The final invoice is based on the guarantee or the number of guests in attendance at the event, whichever is greater.


Staffing is provided at the following minimum rates, additional charges may apply based on length of service:

Bartender $200
Waitstaff $200
Catering Chef $250
Chef Attendant $150
Delivery Steward $200
Catering Manager $250
Utility Person $200
Sunday and Holiday events will incur a 20% surcharge.


House linen, $8 per linen
House Cotton Napkins, $1per napkin (included with china service) Full meal China and Glassware, $9 per place setting
Buffet China and Glassware, $7.50 per place setting Reception China and Glassware, $4.50 per guest Glassware only, $3 per person
Upscale plastic, $1.75 per person
Upscale Plastic with Glassware, $2
Compostable Service Ware - complimentary

Pricing and availability are subject to change.