The university has institutional relationships with several food, beverage, and catering vendors, listed below. These vendors recognize the university’s tax-exempt status and may offer additional pricing or service considerations. Select vendors choose to accept the university’s newcard for payment, allowing for additional ease of payment. We are happy to pursue additional relationships if interest warrants.

Continental Breakfast or Coffee Break (coffee, tea, and bagels) [+]

Items are normally delivered in insulated boxes, in large serving containers, served in a style designed for enjoyment by a larger group. Additional setup, delivery, and service options require coordination with the vendor. 

Le Pain Quotidien (12% standard charge for delivery and order setup)

Breads Bakery (offers 10% New School discount)

Feel Food (accepts newcard cash)

Murray's Bagels

Sandwiches and Light Entrees (individually wrapped sandwiches, platters, salads, and sides) [+]

Please confer with vendors on order cut-off times, as they vary. Delivery options, setup, and pickup options vary by vendor as well.  

Pret a Manger

Grey Dog (10% delivery and setup fee, will never exceed $15)

'wichcraft (7% gratuity fee for order delivery and setup)

Feel Food (accepts newcard cash)

Budget Friendly [+]

Cost-effective vendors offering catering packages for smaller groups, easy snack options, and customer self-pickup. 

Whole Foods (accepts newcard cash)

Trader Joe's
*Trader Joe's does not offer catering services.

Bravo Pizza

Fresh Direct

Full-Service Catering [+]

Planning a seated, plated white-glove dinner? A cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and drinks passed around? These vendors typically offer full-service catering complete with staffing, event setup and breakdown, and linen and other necessary service items. 

Restaurant Associates
Mary Dearborn
Vice President, Catering

Connell Hoyt

Naturally Delicious


Carry-Away Service [+]

Grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, coffee, and pastry for small gatherings are always available at all campus dining venues. A list of campus dining locations can be found below. To facilitate ease of payment, departments can request a dedicated newcard that will be funded with a specified FOAP. Instructions can be found at the departmental newcard site.

On-Campus Dining Locations



Schwartz Commons

65 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

Lang Café

65 West 11th Street

Arnhold Hall Café

55 West 13th Street, lobby

Lang Cafe is available for small-group catering. Additional to-go sandwiches, bottled beverages, breakfast pastries, and Box of Joe are available for hosts to pick up for their meetings. Please visit the cafe; one of the campus dining associates would be glad to assist with your to-go order. 

Staffing [+]

If a vendor is unable to provide staffing services for your event or you prefer to coordinate your own, you can contact the following company for ancillary waiter, bartending, and front-of-house services:

Segue Staffing
Nadine Widener
Executive Vice President
212.878.2032 Office
917.318.6614 Mobile

Rentals [+]

If a vendor is unable to provide rentals for your event or you prefer to coordinate your own, you can contact the following company to rent linen, china, tables, and catering equipment:

Party Rental Ltd.

Account Representative: Aaron Verdesca

Please email with detailed information about your event to receive rental pricing. Party Rental Ltd. accepts both university-issued purchase orders and credit cards for payment.

Broadway Party Rentals

The university has an established account with Broadway Party Rentals. Pricing requests can be submitted to the following representatives:

Katie DeCicco

Diane Dorn

Tyler Lindsay

George Carrasco

Please contact them by telephone at 718.821.4000.
Broadway Party Rentals accepts both university-issued purchase orders and credit cards for payment.

Packaged Ice and Equipment [+]

The following vendors provide delivery of packaged ice and rental of ice storage equipment:

Apple Ice
171 East Industry Court
Deer Park, NY 11729

New York Beverage
515 Bruckner Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10455

Frequently Asked Questions [+]

Can the caterer use the kitchen?

Because of capacity and health code requirements, we cannot grant external parties access to our university kitchens or other university food preparation facilities.

Do I need to perform my own setup and cleanup?

Vendors are not responsible for room configuration, trash receptacles and removal, general cleanliness, and other maintenance-related matters. Please request these services through the Facilities Sprocket work order system.

Delivery and setup options vary by vendor and are contingent on the details of each individual order. Clearly communicate all needs and requirements to the vendor to ensure the necessary levels of service for your event.

Can I use a caterer not listed as a preferred vendor?

You are welcome to use a caterer/vendor who is not listed as a preferred vendor. Please note that transactions are still subject to university guidelines on procurement and expenses.

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