Iowa State University Alumni Association
 

Approved Caterers

(July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)

The ISU Alumni Center offers a list of professional caterers who can handle anything from refreshments to formal dinners. A licensed, insured, and approved caterer must provide all food and beverages consumed in the ISU Alumni Center.

Caterers are charged 10% of their business to cater at the Alumni Center. This allows the Alumni Association to offer multiple catering options to its clients. This cost covers the use of the kitchen and ensures a high quality product to our client. Caterers may choose to simply add 10% to your bill to cover this cost or bill it into the food and beverage costs.

The following is an official list of approved caterers for July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. The list and new applicants will be reviewed and evaluated annually. The ISU Alumni Association limits its list of approved caterers, and all applicants undergo extensive review by Iowa State University. Any caterer wishing to apply to be considered for next year's list (beginning July 1, 2018) should contact the ISU Alumni Center Events Manager at alumnicenter@iastate.edu between Jan. 1-March 1, 2018.

All clients should contact caterers directly for more information regarding pricing, availability, and menus.

Jump to: Full Service Caterers | Partial Service Caterers | Drop-off Caterers | Alcohol Caterers


Full service caterers
Provide flexible menus, china service, full service staffing


*Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
(515) 268-2226
2100 Green Hills Drive; Ames, IA 50014
www.gatewayames.com

Gateway's hospitality service standards are set to meet or exceed our guests' expectations. We use the highest quality products, with an emphasis on Midwestern favorites such as pork chops, pork tenderloins, petit filet, and steaks. Our professionally trained chefs can create specialty dishes or complete menus that are tailored especially for you.

*Gateway Market Catering
(515) 422-5111
2002 Woodland Avenue; Des Moines, IA 50312
kcrosby@gatewaymarket.com
www.gatewaymarket.com/catering

Gateway Market offers a unique catering experience exclusive to Central Iowa. We provide delicious, made-from-scratch menu options, a global variety of beer and wine, unique floral options, and professional staff.

*ISU Catering
(515) 294-0991
1215 Friley Hall; Ames, IA 50010
http://catering.iastate.edu/

From meetings to formal dinners, our professional catering staff will take the time to listen to your needs and reflect your personality through our culinary excellence in taste and display.

Christiani's VIP Catering and Events
(515) 287-3169
1150 SE Diehl Ave.; Des Moines, IA 50315
www.christianiscatering.com

Christiani's offers upscale catering, full bar service, and event planning. We've produced more than 4,000 weddings and special events in central Iowa. Locally owned and operated, we will offer a delicious solution to your next event.

Levy Catering
(515) 294-8787
1700 Center Dr.; Ames, IA 50011
www.levyrestaurants.com/venues/iowa-state-university

Levy Restaurants is proud to be the market leader in delivering signature food and hospitality to luxury suites, private clubs, in-seat service, mini restaurants, general concessions, and professional event catering. On a local level, our chef and team have delivered some raveable results for such events as the Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala, 2016 SVMA Symposium, and the Mary Greeley Medical Center Annual Hope Gala.


Partial service caterers
Provide limited menus, disposable service, and limited staff


*Burgies Catering
(515) 230-9105
2400 University Blvd.; Ames, IA 50010
asher@burgiescoffee.com
www.burgiescoffee.com

Burgies Catering offers quick and convenient delivery on fresh roasted specialty coffee and casual breakfast and lunch items such as cinnamon rolls, muffins, scones, breakfast burritos, and European lunch sandwiches. We can also provide high-end wedding and special event caterings that include wine, beer, and a traditional espresso bar. Our trained barista can prepare a number of specialty drinks. For events that utilize the outdoor area we can provide a vintage espresso truck.

*Hickory Park
(515) 233 - 5344
1404 S. Duff, Ames; IA 50010
catering@hickorypark-bbq.com
www.hickoryparkames.com

An Ames tradition brought to you!  Great food, friendly staff, and casual service at a reasonable price!

*West Ames Hy-Vee
(515) 292-5543
3800 West Lincoln Way; Ames, IA 50014
1013cateringmgr@hy-vee.com
www.hy-vee.com

We offer exceptional food with outstanding service. From a black tie event to boxed lunches, every meal is fully customizable to meet your needs. West Ames Hy-Vee is committed to making your event one to remember.

*Lidderdale Country Store Catering
(712) 822-5322
208 Main St.; Lidderdale, IA 51452
lcs@westianet.net
www.lidderdalecountrystore.com

We serve a quality traditional menu of quality food at great prices.

*Lincoln Center Hy-Vee
(515) 232-1961
640 Lincoln Way; Ames, IA 50010
1018cateringmgr@hy-vee.com
www.hy-vee.com

We offer a wide selection of choices from box lunches to prime rib dinners. We can customize your food to fit your event.

Pizza Ranch of Ames
(515) 450-3152
1404 Boston Ave.; Ames, IA 50010
russw64@hotmail.com

Let us provide the food for your next event! Great quality and affordable prices.


Drop-off caterers
Provide limited menus, disposable chinaware, staff sets up and drops off selected food items


The Café
(515) 292-2135
2616 Northridge Parkway; Ames, IA 50010
catering@thecafeames.com
www.thecafeames.com

The Café will exceed your catering expectations with our scrumptious boxed lunches, assorted sandwiches with house roasted meats and artisan style breads, fresh salads, and mouth-watering desserts. This combination is guaranteed to result in an experience you won’t forget.

Depot Deli & Cookies, etc.
(515) 663-2211
526 Main Street; Ames, IA 50010
depotdeli@cookies-etc.com
www.depot-deli.com

We’re passionate about our food!  Our variety of made from scratch deli items, salads, to-die-for desserts and award winning Cookies, etc. cookies will help to make your event memorable. Locally owned Depot Deli & Cookies, etc. is happy to work with you to tailor our box meals, platters, house made cinnamon rolls and scones and other treats and menu items to fit your lunch, break and event needs. Just give us a call!

The Fighting Burrito
(515) 292-2222
117 Welch Ave.; Ames, IA 50014
www.fightingburrito.com

The Fighting Burrito is a casual burrito shop with additional catering options available for meeting and events. Be sure to check out our boxed lunches, single mini burritos, nacho bar, and party boxes.


Alcohol caterers


Christiani's VIP Catering and Events
(515) 287-3169
1150 SE Diehl Ave.; Des Moines, IA 50315
www.christianiscatering.com

    Approved to serve/host cash bar
    Approved to serve beer/wine/liquor

*Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
(515) 268-2226
2100 Green Hills Drive; Ames, IA 50014
www.gatewayames.com

    Approved to serve/host cash bar
    Approved to serve beer/wine/liquor

*Gateway Market Catering
(515) 422-5111
2002 Woodland Avenue; Des Moines, IA 50312
kcrosby@gatewaymarket.com
www.gatewaymarket.com/catering

    Approved to serve/host cash bar
    Approved to serve beer/wine/liquor

*ISU Catering
(515) 294-0991
1215 Friley Hall; Ames, IA 50010
http://catering.iastate.edu/

    Approved to serve/host cash bar
    Approved to serve beer/wine/liquor

Levy Catering
(515) 294-8787
1700 Center Dr.; Ames, IA 50011
www.levyrestaurants.com/venues/iowa-state-university

McFly's Ames
(515) 450-5089
115 5th Street; Ames, IA 50010
mcflysgm@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/myflys

McFly's offers full service bars for any sized event. Choose product offerings, staffing options, cash or hosted bars, and service options.

 

 

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