UNIVERSITY & EVENT CATERING
We will work with you to customize your special day with our hand crafted menu items and dedicated customer service to ensure the most memorable occasion.
OUR CUSTOMER PROMISE
Lory Catering delivers the best experience possible for our guests of Colorado State University by the students of Colorado State University.
Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center Catering Stands Out Among Event Catering Companies in Northern Colorado
Lory Student Center Catering provides exemplary food and beverage service to the entire campus community and their guests. When available, the department utilizes green products and locally-sourced foods. Both the professional staff and student employees are dedicated to creating the finest and most memorable dining experiences at affordable prices.
Lory Student Center Catering — is proud to help you plan your next banquet, reception, or company meeting. One sustaining quality shared within the Colorado State University community is its skilled team of professionals. Committed to customer service, Lory Student Center Catering takes pride in its work. Our staff members will treat your function as if it were their own. Combining our team of specialists with the finest facilities and amenities will make the difference between an ordinary catering event and an organized, high-end occasion. Lory Student Center Catering is operated by students of Colorado State University, and career staff from the community of northern Colorado.
Our talented consultants are pleased to design an event to meet all your needs within your budget. We are dedicated to providing that personal touch, which ensures your event will be unique. Our extensive menu offers pre-designed choices or the flexibility to create your own distinctive event.
For more information about catering services, please contact us at 970-491-5332.
COMPLEMENTARY and QUALITY
Contact a Lory Catering Concierge with your requests at least ten business days prior to your next event.
Our ability to source local whole foods makes it easier for us to accommodate your needs.
Catering prices are subject to change. We can customize menus that are subject to special pricing and availability.
Custom centerpieces must be supplied by the client. Catering staff can assist in placing centerpieces on tables.
White linens may be available for an additional charge when not included in the cost of your menu.
Leftover food is the property of the Lory Student Center and will be donated to the local Food Bank of Larimer County.
Frequently Asked Questions
As a part of Colorado State University, we strive to provide locally sourced items on our menu. All disposable service wear items are fully compostable, and non disposable items used are completely washable. In an attempt to reduce plate waste for your events, our menu offers many pre-portioned items . Any leftover food that is unfit to donate to the students or the Food Bank of Larimer County is composted.
As a part of Lory Dining Services, we strive to provide price conscientious choices for the campus community. With that being said, we host some of Northern Colorado’s most prestigious galas and our standard menu choices range anywhere from $10 – $24 per person for lunch periods, to $12 – $75 per person for the dinner period. If you are looking for something more or something less, please speak with our Catering Coordinators and they will work with the Culinary Team to customize something special just for you.
Please contact your Catering Coordinator at least two weeks prior to your event to ensure full staffing and menu availability. Due to the high volume of events that we cater, requests made within two weeks may or may not be accommodated.
Providing quality, safe food is our number one priority. Lory Student Center Catering makes sure to follow Environmental Health Policy and all hot and cold foods are kept within safe temperature ranges for up to two hours. Nonperishable items (i.e. baked goods & beverages) may be left out for the duration of your event. If you anticipate that your event may go longer than the specified time frame, please make arrangements with the Catering Coordinator prior to your event.
The minimum amount is dependent upon your final count. The final count is needed 72 business hours (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) prior to the event. This also determines the minimum charges that we can bill you for. Counts received after this period will be left up to the Executive Chef and Catering Director to determine how we will be able to accommodate the request.
Increases may be accepted; however, decreases will not be accommodated. We cannot credit your bill if guests who have made RSVPs do not attend the event.
In most cases, yes, but it may not be one of the entrees on your predetermined menu.
The Food Court located on the Main level of the LSC may also be utilized in the event that Catering cannot provide additional entrees during emergency situations.
Catered event billing occurs post-event. An invoice is mailed about three to five business days after the event. Full payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.
Yes, we are a full-service event planning operation and are more than happy to assist in any way that we can. For more information about pricing and services, please use the following link: http://lsc.colostate.edu/services/event-planning-services/ or call the Event Planning Office at 970-491-0229
Our menu is designed with you in mind. With that being said, each customer creates their own unique menu, and if you do not see something that fits your needs, please let one of our Catering Coordinators know and they will work with our Culinary Team to cook something up just for you.
Yes, we are able to provide various meals designed to meet most dietary preferences. If you see something on our menu that interests you that you are uncertain about, please reach out to a Catering Coordinator so we can address your concern.
Yes, in addition to a full liquor license featuring Colorado Distilleries, the Lory Student Center has its very own craft brewery. The Ramskeller Brewery opened in 2018 and it has been producing Colorado Craft Beer that include community favorites like Cam’s Gold and Homecoming Ale-umni that are served year-round, and seasonal or rotating beers such as Irving Brown Ale and Campus Crampus. Please speak with your Catering Coordinators for availability and pricing.