York College Catering Services has an exceptionally experienced staff that is dedicated to your every catering request. For your convenience, we have created a selection of frequently requested and popular menu items. Please realize that these menu items are just a sampling of what we can offer. We have a full culinary staff with an Executive Chef and Sous Chef who can customize a menu to fit your needs.

Whether your plans call for a small reception or a gourmet dinner, our Catering Director and staff will work with you every step of the way to not only meet, but exceed your expectations. All events are artistically prepared, beautiful presented and served with a gracious attention to detail that has genuinely become a hallmark of our department. Thank you for choosing York College Catering Services. Enjoy planning your event.

Location Reservations

The first step in planning your event is reserving a location. There are a number of locations on Campus designed for functions of various sizes. Or you may choose to have your event off-campus. Regardless of the location, we will be happy to work with you once your reservation has been made. For various locations, please contact the Director of Campus and Special Events, at 717.815.1257.

Be sure to specify any special needs and the location requirements (such as table and chair arrangements, AV equipment needs, etc.) you will need when making your room reservation. Catering Services does not provide set up of tables, chairs, podiums, microphone, etc.

Menu Planning

In order to ensure that your event is perfect, please confirm small meeting arrangements at least 3 working days prior to the date of the event. This allows us time to provide appropriate staffing and the best possible cost to you. Orders received after 1:00pm will be processed the following day.

For events requiring more detailed menu selections, such as luncheons, dinners and larger groups, please reserve the date with us two weeks in advance. This will ensure our availability and help us to customize a menu to suit your needs.


Please let us know your final number of participants at least 3 business days prior to the event to ensure that enough food is prepared. If the final count is not received, we will consider the number indicated on the original order as the guarantee. The guarantee is not subject to reduction after the deadline and the billing will be based on the final guarantee. If the number of guests is higher than your final guarantee, we will charge accordingly.

Off-Site Catering

The primary purpose of the Catering Department at York College is to provide outstanding services for the Campus. We enjoy working with groups outside of the College as well, and if availability permits, we will be happy to cater your event. Please contact our catering office for more information 717.815.1268.


Services may be paid by cash, check, credit card or a York College account number account. Invoices will be sent out by the York College Business Office - 717.815.1470. For ALL College sponsored events, an account number must be provided for the event to be scheduled. For all College student sponsored events, the full payment must be received two business days before the event to guarantee service.

Service Fee

  • Continental breakfasts, breaks and receptions are priced for Self-Service.
  • Certain events require contracted labor. This additional cost will be discussed during the planning of your event.
  • Flower arrangements and table decorations are the responsibility of the client.

  • Linens for the Catering Tables are included with your food/beverage order. Additional linen and skirts (for guest and registration tables) are available for an additional charge and requests must be made in advance.

  • Tablecloth - $7.00 each table
  • Table Skirt - $19.00 to $25.00 each, depending on size
  • Linen Napki - $0.50 each
  • Contracted Labor - $21.95 servers/hour (minimum of 4 hours)

  • Quality disposable products are supplied for receptions and breaks. China is included at no extra charge for all buffets and served meals inside The Iosue Student Union Building.

    Late Arrivals, Cancellations and No Shows

    In the event your group will arrive later than scheduled, please notify the Catering Director as soon as possible. All cancellations of food service should be made no less than 48 hours prior to your event. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the event are subject to charges to cover expenses incurred by Dining Services with the exception of College closing due to inclement weather.

    Delivery Fee

    This fee includes all time spent organizing and packaging china, silverware, linens, paper products, and all items needed for the event. For coffee breaks or receptions it also includes the time spent preparing and packing the coffee, juices, baked goods, etc. for proper service. This charge also includes the cost of the catering staff returning to clean up after an event. Off campus events may be subjected to a delivery fee based on the travel time from campus along with a mileage charge.

    Left Over Food

    It is a violation of Pennsylvania Health Codes to allow food to be packaged up after an event and taken off of the premises. York College Catering Services cannot provide containers for this purpose, nor can we allow food to be removed from buffets, receptions, etc. even if less than the guaranteed amount of guests show up for your event. York College Catering guarantees to provide enough food for the guaranteed amount of guests. Any remaining food is property of York College Catering.

    Thank You For Choosing York College Catering Services!

    Chartwells Dining
    439 Country Club Road
    York, PA 17403