Catering Services

Clark Atlanta University Catering Services is committed to making your event a success. Our team of catering professionals is available to assist you with planning every aspect of your event. Our culinary team has designed a variety of menus to fit a wide range of tastes and budgets, including regional ingredients, university favorites and specialty items. Should you desire a customized menu for your event, we will be happy to meet with you to create a special menu for your specific needs.

Our goal is to provide you with the freshest selections of food items, beautifully displayed, served professionally by our highly trained staff as we strive to exceed the expectations of every single guest.

Order Online with CaterTrax

You can now order catering for your event online through CaterTrax! Visit Catertrax to set up your profile, create and manage your own online account, place you own orders and submit changes to orders. Questions about CaterTrax? Review our How-To Guide.

Minimum Catering Order Policy

There will be a $25 minimum for events planned Mon-Fri. A $500 minimum is required for all coffee breaks, refreshment breaks and boxed lunches provided on the weekends, starting Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm. A $600 minimum is required for receptions and meals planned on the weekends. No events will be scheduled during holiday breaks.

Important Info

Here are some things to keep in mind when placing your catering order. Review our catering policies in their entirety on the CaterTrax website as well. 


Event Location Reservation 

You must make arrangements to secure a location for your event. We do not handle this portion of your ordering process.


Event Tables, Chairs & Other Equipment

You must make arrangements to secure tables, chairs and other equipment you may need for your event.

Event Payment 

Payment must be received three business days before the execution of your catered event. Accepted forms of payment include Visa, Master Card, American Express, cash, business check, purchase order, department accounts and foundation accounts.If your group is not a university, college or school:- A deposit of 75% is required two weeks prior to your scheduled event with the balance due on the day of the event.- An administrative fee 18% will be added to your bill.- Sales tax of 8.5% will be added to your bill.If you are a tax-exempt organization:- You must submit a copy of your tax-exemption certificate prior to the date of your scheduled event

Event Confirmations & Guarantees 

No less than 7 days from the scheduled catered event, you must confirm your Banquet Event Order. You will also be asked to provide us with a “final” number of guests that will attend your event; the “estimated” number will be used if you don’t know the “final”number. This document will outline the terms of your agreement with our Catering Office and include all event details and requirements, including time, date, location,menu selections, number of attendees, professional services, equipment, and staffing. If you do not provide us with a final number, we use the estimated number.
 
If you contact our events planning office less than 72 hours (3 business days) in advance and we are able to book your event, a surcharge of $50.00 will apply. This surcharge is necessary due to the additional cost of planning for last minute events.
 
Event Changes & Cancellations 

No less than 3 days from the scheduled catered event, please make us aware of any event changes (including increases or decreases in the number of attendees) or if your event needs to be cancelled. Functions cancelled with less than three (3) business days’ notice will incur 75% event charge. 
 
Any event cancelled the day of the event or later will incur a 100% fee of the event cost.