Catering & Food

Catering Options with R&DE and more!

Stanford's Residential & Dining Enterprises offers many convenient catering options for meetings and events of all sizes. Additionally, many external vendors near Stanford regularly provide catering services.


Catertrax:

Catertrax is an online resource for placing food orders to cater in the following locations.

LPCH Catertrax
lpch.catertrax.com
7AM – 6PM delivery hours
Delivery Locations: LPCH – Main Building, 730 Welch, 770 Welch

Stanford Catertrax
sumc.catertrax.com
7AM – 4PM delivery hours
Delivery Locations: SHC – Main Building, Falk Building CVRB, SHC Atrium, Grant, Alway, Lane, Boswell, Edwards, Clark Center, Fairchild, Beckman, MSLS, CCSR, Redwood HRP, and Cancer Center

 

On Campus Dining:

A full list of on campus dining options with maps from the University's Visitors page is here.

Another resource from University Residential and Dining Enterprises is here.

A few local options:

  • Nexus Cafe - NeXus is located on the first floor of the South wing of the Clark Center.
  • Luttickens Deli - Located on the first floor of the CCSR Building -- 269 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
  • Beckman Bistro - Beckman Center Basement, 279 Campus Drive
  • Med Café - Located on the first floor of Li Ka Shing, 291 Campus Drive
  • Bing Dining Room, Contemporary/Californian Lunch Buffet (3rd floor, Stanford Hospital, near top of escalator). Monday through Friday, 11:30am-2pm. Reservations HIGHLY recommended: 650-725-7840. Walk-ins welcome after 1pm.
  • Market Square Cafe (Hospital Cafeteria), 1st floor of the main hospital near the gift shop. For 10% discount, sign up for the pre-paid program.

 

Catering:

  • Stanford Catering Services, please note Catering at LKSC is the exclusive catering provider.
  • Nexus Cafe, delivers all over campus and straight to your meeting location. Very good at delivering on time. Highlight: chafing dishes for hot buffet entrees!
  • Luttickens Deli, order by fax or online: To order by Fax (menu/order form attached below): Circle the items you want in your sandwich/salad. Then fax in the order (the fax number is listed at the top of the form). Use your Pcard at pickup. To order online, follow the link to Luttickens Deli above, then click on Menu.
  • Sodexo Catering, same as the hospital cafeteria; delivers to all hospital rooms/conference rooms. Very good at delivering on time. Highlight: SHC logo screen-printed onto cakes!
  • Coupa Cafe, "No event is too small or too large, and our experienced staff is prepared to custom design the menu options of your choice at our locations or yours."
  • Cafe Bon Appetit, known as the Arbuckle Cafe at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Cornery Bakery Cafe, (off campus) Whether you join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, stay here, take it with you or cater for a crowd, all your favorites are here at the Corner.
  • Farm Hill, (off campus) healthy, really good and super easy to order - they deliver. Call Anna for catering orders: 650-319-6775. They can do buffet style or boxed meals. A tad pricey, but if your group needs vegan, gluten-free, or anything-free, this is the way to go. Also, their feature items change each week and a new menu is uploaded each Friday afternoon.
  • COHO, located in the first floor of Tresidder Union.
  • Avanti Pizza, (off campus) Free delivery and 20% off if you order online.

 

Third-Party Private Dining:

  • Stanford Catering Services, please note Catering at LKSC is the exclusive catering provider.
  • Nexus Cafe, delivers all over campus and straight to your meeting location. Very good at delivering on time. Highlight: chafing dishes for hot buffet entrees!
  • St. Michael’s Alley, 140 Homer Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 326-2530
  • Reposado, 236 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 833-3151
  • Madera @ Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 561-1540
  • Left Bank, 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 473-6543
  • LB Steakhouse, 898 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 321-8980
  • Il Fornaio, 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 853-3888
  • Tamarine, 546 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 325-8500
  • Cetrella, 400 Main Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, (650) 948-0400
  • Campagne Bistro, One Main Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, (650) 946-2000
  • Café Brioche, 445 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, (650) 326-8640
  • Evvia Estiatorio, 420 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 326-0983
  • Flea Street Café, 3607 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 854-1226
  • Bistro Vida, 641 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 462-1686

 

Third-Party Delivery:

Note: The reliability of many third party delivery services varies greatly. If you really need the food delivered on time, it's often best to go with a restaurant that does its own delivery or use on campus catering such as Nexus or Sodexo (see above).

  • DoorDash, "Your favorite local restaurants delivered to you."
  • Fluc, "Your favorite local stores now deliver."
  • Waiter.com, "Do you need to feed your team? You've come to the right place."
  • Restaurants on the Run, "Food delivery online made easy."
  • GrubHub, "Ordering from your favorite restaurant is even easier than eating."
  • Seamless, "Order food delivery from your favorite local restaurants."
  • Eat24, "Order Food Delivery from Your Favorite Restaurants."
  • WaitersOnWheels, "Local Restaurants, delivered."

 

Coffee (within walking distance):

  • Peet's Coffee, third floor of the Clark Center. Offers boxes of coffee for meetings.
  • Zoom coffee truck, in front of the main hospital, at the fountain.
  • Med Cafe, Li Ka Shing building.
  • Coupa Cafe, Y2E2 building, 473 Via Ortega, across from the Via Ortega parking garage.
  • Luttickens Deli - Located on the first floor of the CCSR Building.
  • Starbucks in the Market Square Cafe (SHC cafeteria) and LPCH cafeteria (ground floor).
  • Java Junction Coffee Kiosk, first floor of 730 Welch Rd.
  • Cafe Salute, first floor Cancer Center on Blake Wilbur Rd.
  • Tootsie's, at the Stanford Barn of 700 Welch Rd.
  • Garden Cafe, at the Psychiatry Building of 401 Quarry Rd.

 

SPOON (food-waste prevention):

Before throwing out clean and healthful food after an event, consider donating to SPOON - it's easy, personally rewarding, and poses no legal risk to you, your organization, or SPOON. Although the greatest care should be taken to ensure that donated food is clean and healthful, The Bill Emerson Food Donation Act, passed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, prevents you from being held responsible in the case that someone becomes sick as a result of eating your food.

For more information about donating to SPOON, please contact the Coordinators at (650) 299 - 8700.