The following is a small portion of the list of ISU approved caterers. A more complete and updated list is available here.
All clients should contact caterers directly for more information regarding pricing, availability, and menus.
Full service caterers
Provide flexible menus, china service, full service staffing.
Christiani's VIP Catering and Events
1150 SE Diehl Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315
Upscale catering, full bar service, decorating services and event planning. Locally owned and operated. Approved to serve alcohol.
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, IA 50014
Emphasis on Midwestern favorites such as pork chops, pork tenderloins, petit filet, and steaks. Chefs can create specialty dishes or complete menus that are tailored especially for the client. Approved to serve host bar only.
1215 Friley Hall, Ames, IA 50010
Catering for meetings, receptions, parties, weddings and other occations. Specialty items available. Approved to serve alcohol.
Partial service caterers
Provide limited menus, disposable or limited china service, and limited staff.
(515) 233 - 5344
1404 S. Duff, Ames, IA 50010
Specializes in hickory smoked, barbecued meats and home-style side dishes. Drop-off or staffed catering available.
640 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010
3800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014
Selection of choices from box lunches to prime rib dinners. Will customize menus.
2616 Northridge Parkway; Ames, IA 50010
Boxed lunches, fresh salads, and desserts. Appetizer platters, both hot and cold also available. Approved to serve host bar only.
823 Wheeler, St. # 1, Ames, IA 50010
Appetizers, American style buffets, pasta, salads, appetizers, and breakfast buffets availabe. Set-up and clean-up provided in addition to complimentary disposable tableservice.