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Augustana Catering Services

Planning your event

This catering guide is a starting point from which we can customize a menu to meet your specific needs. We take pride in creating menus, and we will assist in planning an event crafted to your taste.

Reserving your location

The scheduling office will work with you to find a room suitable for your event needs, as well as the room set-up. Room capacities range from 10-400 guests.

Contact the scheduling office at 309-794-7322 or

Placing your order

Once you have reserved a room, Augustana Catering will assist you in the planning of your event, whether it is a breakfast meeting, a working lunch or an honored guest reception. Please have the following information available when you call the Catering Office:

  • Name of the group sponsoring the event
  • Name, extension and email of the person planning event
  • Event date
  • Number of guests
  • Location of event
  • Time event is to be set up, served and end time
  • Menu or type of meal desired
  • College account number
  • Final count guarantee – three business days prior to event

After placing your order, you will receive an email with your contract.

Catering Office: 309-794-7247
Fax: 309-794-7669

Event confirmation, guarantees and cancellations

Final guest count guarantees must be received at least three business days prior to the event. For your convenience, we prepare to serve 5 percent more than the guaranteed number (up to a maximum of 10 guests).

Billing of all food, equipment rental, taxes and service charges will be based on the guaranteed or actual number of guests served, whichever is greater.

All cancellations should be made no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled event. A minimum 50 percent service charge will be assessed if an event is canceled with less than a 72-hour notice. Menu prices subject to change.

Food removal

Due to health department regulations, prepared foods may not be removed from any event by anyone except Augustana Catering staff. This policy addresses public safety concerns and is non-negotiable. 

Miscellaneous fees


Catering prices include a minimum service staff determined by the service option chosen:

  • Buffet service, one attendant per 30 guests
  • Butler (wine) service, one attendant per 40 guests
  • Table service, one attendant per 20 guests

Labor charge

If you request additional service staff, you will be billed at the following rates:

  • Buffet service, one attendant per 30 guests
  • Butler (wine) service, one attendant per 40 guests
  • Table service, one attendant per 20 guests

This fee covers a four-hour shift, which includes one hour of set-up/take-down. Additional time will be billed at $16/hour.

Catering equipment

An additional fee will be assessed if catering equipment is not returned to the catering department within 24 hours of the event.

Catering Menu

Cold breakfast options 

Regular and decaf coffee, hot water and assorted teas are included with all breakfast selections.

 All prices per person
Viking Continental
Assorted breakfast pastries, muffins, and assorted fruit juices
Viking Classic
Assorted breakfast pastries, muffins, seasonal fresh fruit and assorted fruit juices
Break Bread
Freshly baked breakfast breads, muffins, seasonal fresh fruit served with homemade granola and vanilla yogurt, assorted fruit juices
Pompeii Continental
Assorted scones, croissants, butter, jelly, seasonal fresh fruit and assorted fruit juices
Flavored assorted yogurts
Individual or party-size flavored yogurt, served with homemade granola, fresh seasonal fruit and assorted fruit juices

Breakfast buffets

A minimum of 20 guests is required for our hot breakfast service. All buffet selections are served with assorted fresh baked pastries, regular and decaf coffee, teas and assorted fruit juices.

   All prices per person
Traditional Breakfast
Scrambled eggs; choice of bacon or sausage; seasoned breakfast potatoes; scones or Danish; and seasonal fresh fruit
Breakfast Sandwich Buffet
Croissants with egg and cheese; choice of ham, bacon or sausage; seasoned breakfast potatoes; and seasonal fresh fruit
Quiche/Frittata Buffet
Quiche Lorraine or spinach and roasted red pepper feta quiche/frittata; choice of bacon or sausage; seasoned breakfast potatoes; and seasonal fresh fruit (12-person minimum)
Breakfast Skillet
Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, bacon, green onions and cheddar cheese; served with seasoned breakfast potatoes, bacon or sausage, and seasonal fresh fruit.
Breakfast Pizza
Topped with country gravy, hash browns, scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, sausage, and mozzarella cheese (vegetarian options available)

Baked Goods

   Per dozen
Assorted cookies — sugar, oatmeal, chocolate chip   $5.50
Bars — Rice Krispy, cookie, brownies, scotcheroos   $8
Specialty Bars — lemon, raspberry, turtle brownie, cheesecake   $8.50
Scones — cinnamon brown sugar, raspberry, blueberry   $11
Muffins — blueberry, banana nut, apple cinnamon, chocolate chip   $8.50
Assorted Danish — mini cinnamon rolls, pecan, raspberry, cheese, mini bear claw   $9.50
Breakfast Breads — blueberry, banana nut, lemon poppy, chocolate chip   $7.50
Assorted Doughnuts — raised, cake, fritters, glazed   $16

Snacks and Appetizers

Whole fruit
Apples, oranges, bananas
Trail Mix
Raisins, licorice, M&Ms, pretzels and mixed nuts
Chex Mix 
The all-time favorite of Chex cereal in addition to rye chips, bread sticks, pretzels, nuts and crackers
Hummus and Pita chips 
Our traditional garlic hummus served with oven-toasted pita chips
Hummus Trio 
Herb-baked pita chips and flour tortilla strips with traditional garlic hummus, jalapeno hummus and roasted red pepper hummus (20-person minimum)
Kalamata olive and gorgonzola tapenade spread onto a perfectly toasted rustic crostini
Potato chips and Dip
House-made sour cream and onion dip
Soft Bavarian Pretzel Sticks
Warm, soft, salted Bavarian pretzel sticks with cheese dipping sauce
Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls
Stuffed with chicken, black beans, corn, cheese and served with chipotle aioli, deep-fried to a golden brown and served in halves
Asiago Stuffed New Potatoes
Red new potatoes stuffed with cream cheese, asiago and garlic, baked to a golden brown
Smoked Salmon and Dill Crostini
Toasted baguette bread topped with cream cheese, smoked salmon and fresh dill
Spinach Artichoke Dip
House-made cheesy spinach artichoke dip served with toasted baguette bread
Crispy phyllo dough stuffed with seasoned spinach and feta cheese, baked to a golden brown
Stuffed Baby Portabella Mushrooms
Apple and smoked gouda stuffed crimini mushrooms, baked to golden brown
Boneless Chicken Wings
Deep-fried, served with buffalo, BBQ and ranch sauces
Fried Mini Tacos
Mini chicken tacos, deep-fried and served with sour cream and salsa
Caprese Skewers
Fresh mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil, skewered and drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction

Meeting Break Snacks and Additional Appetizers

Seasonal Vegetable Crudites
Broccoli and cauliflower florets, cucumber sticks and seasonal vegetables, served with ranch dip and crackers
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Display
Seasonal melon, pineapple, grapes and berries served with a caramel dip
Domestic and Imported Cheese Platter
A selection of soft and hard cheeses, toasted baguettes, crackers and seasonal fruit and berries served with a caramel dip
Italian Antipasto Board
Thinly sliced prosciutto, salami, provolone, smoked gouda, olives, seasonal roasted vegetables, drizzled with herbed oil and served with toasted rustic bread
Snack Platter
Assortment of trail mix, pretzels, cookies and energy bars



Wraps, Sandwiches or Box Lunches

Box lunches include whole fruit, chips, a freshly baked cookie, water and assorted sodas.

   All prices per person
Turkey club croissant or wrap with smoked turkey breast, bacon, lettuce, tomato and lemon aioli   $8.50
Chicken pesto focaccia with grilled chicken breast, Provolone, pesto mayo, lettuce and tomato   $8.50
Italian sub with turkey, ham, salami, Provolone, red onion, lettuce, tomato and herbed oil served on a baguette or wrap   $8.50
Chicken Caesar wrap with marinated grilled chicken breast, shredded Parmesan, romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes and Caesar dressing, wrapped in our flour tortilla   $8.50
Gazpacho wrap with marinated tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, fresh mozzarella and shredded lettuce, drizzled with red wine vinaigrette and served in a spinach tortilla wrap   $8.50
Chicken or tuna salad (house-made) on a toasted croissant or wrap with lettuce and tomato   $8.50
Roast beef and horseradish sandwich or wrap with thinly sliced roast beef, mixed greens, caramelized onions, tomatoes and horseradish mayonnaise, served on our house-made wheat bread or in a wrap   $8.50

Deli Sandwich Buffet

A minimum of 20 guests is required for our deli sandwich buffet service. Sandwich selection includes lettuce and tomato, bread tray, mayo and mustard in addition to assorted cookies or brownies. Served with regular and decaf coffee and iced tea.

Select three:
Smoked turkey breast, ham, salami, roast beef, chicken salad, tuna salad, seasonal grilled vegetables
Select two:
Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, pepperjack, smoked gouda, Cojack, American
Select two sides:
Fresh fruit, potato salad, pasta salad, kettle chips, potato chips

Salad Entrees

All salad selections can be served plated, buffet or as a boxed lunch. When requested, wait staff, china and linen are available for additional charge. All salad selections include bread and butter, a freshly baked cookie, water or assorted sodas.

   All prices per person
Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, shredded Parmesan cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing
Greek Salad
Romaine lettuce, red onion, Kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomato and feta cheese, served with a red wine vinaigrette
Vegetable Salad
Field greens, bell peppers, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, pepperoncini, chickpeas, red onions, cucumber with lemon/oregano vinaigrette
Mandarin Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, green onions with a sesame vinaigrette
Cobb Salad
Romaine lettuce, turkey, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, tomatoes, red onion, olives, and croutons with gorgonzola dressing
Thai Peanut Noodle Salad
Asian egg noodles, carrots, red peppers, snow peas, cabbage, green onions and cilantro, tossed with a spicy peanut dressing
Santa Fe Chicken Salad
Marinated chicken breast, black beans, roasted corn, Cojack cheese, tortilla strips, tomato and mixed greens, tossed with a cilantro lime vinaigrette
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Strawberry spinach salad with candied pecans, red onions and feta, served with a balsamic vinaigrette

Dinner Entrees

All full-service dinner entrees are served with a house or Caesar salad, fresh seasonal vegetables, dinner rolls, butter, iced tea and coffee.

   All prices per person


Boursin Stuffed Chicken
Airline chicken breast stuffed with boursin cheese, prosciutto and fresh herbs, topped with a chicken velouté sauce and served with rice pilaf
Chimichurri Grilled Chicken
Grilled airline chicken breast topped with a fresh herb chimichurri sauce and served with garlic couscous
Smothered Chicken Breast
Grilled chicken breast smothered with sautéed peppers and onions, topped with Provolone cheese and chicken velouté, and served with wild rice pilaf
Chicken Piccata
Lightly breaded chicken breast with a white wine, lemon caper sauce, finished with butter and served with linguini
Chicken Breast Caprese
Airline chicken breast stuffed with basil and seared to golden brown, finished with fresh mozzarella cheese and sliced tomato, drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction served with rice pilaf


Beef Tenderloin
Medium rare grilled beef tenderloin served with twice-baked potato and choice of topping (pick one): smoked tomato butter, portabella demi, smothered blue cheese or three-cheese butter
Roast Beef Prime Rib
Slow-roasted to medium rare prime rib, served with au jus, horseradish sauce and roasted garlic Yukon potatoes (18-person minimum)
Our Famous Meatloaf (a student favorite)
Fresh ground beef with spices and two cheeses, topped with a BBQ demi and fried onion, and served with roasted garlic mashed Yukon potatoes
Grilled Ribeye
Ribeye smothered with onions, mushrooms and Provolone cheese, and served with herb-roasted new potatoes


Iowa Chop
With sage and cranberry dressing topped with cranberry demi, and served with roasted new potatoes
Garlic and Herb-Stuffed Pork Loin
Slow-roasted and topped with an apple cider demi, and served with herb-roasted new potatoes
Poblano Glazed Grilled Pork Chop
With a sweet and spicy roasted poblano pepper glaze, and served with mashed sweet potatoes


Thai Peanut Salmon
Fresh Atlantic salmon with a sweet Thai glaze, finished with peanuts and cilantro, and served with sesame Asian noodles
Shrimp Bassinet
Large Gulf shrimp stuffed into a phyllo dough bassinet with lemon, white wine and butter, and served with lobster sauce and wild rice pilaf
Blackened Swordfish (spicy)
Swordfish with a sweet and spicy roasted poblano pepper glaze, and served with mashed sweet potatoes
Lemon Roasted Salmon Filet
Fresh Atlantic salmon filet roasted with lemon slices and seasonings, and served with rice pilaf
Cioppino-Italian/American seafood “soup”
Made with mussels, clams, whitefish, shrimp, tomatoes and wine, and served with toasted focaccia bread


Stuffed Acorn Squash
Filled with dried cranberries and rice pilaf, and topped with a walnut pesto and fire-roasted onions
Sesame Crusted Tofu with Muchim Pickles
Tofu crusted in black and white sesame seeds and baked golden brown, topped with house-made muchim pickles and served with rice pilaf
Sriracha Mushroom and Potato Strudel
Shredded potatoes and mushrooms spiced with sriracha and pepperjack cheese, wrapped in a flaky puff pastry and baked golden brown, served with fresh seasonal vegetables
Princess Portabella
Portabella mushrooms stir-fried with bell peppers, soy sauce, mirin, sugar, cashews and sesame oil, and served with white rice

Themed Buffets

Minimum of 20 guests, served with water and assorted sodas.

   All prices per person

Taste of Italy
Garlic bread sticks, Caesar salad, penne pasta with marinara and alfredo sauce, parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper.

Select one: Chicken Parmesan; stuffed shells Florentine; meat, cheese, or vegetable lasagna; Italian sausage with peppers and onions; grilled Italian chicken; meatballs

Select one dessert: Tiramisu, lemon layer cake


Homestyle BBQ Buffet
Select one: Fried chicken, roasted chicken quarters, smoked BBQ pork shoulder, 12-hour BBQ pork spareribs (additional $1.50/person)

Select three: Cornbread muffins w/ butter, deli salad, macaroni and cheese, candied sweet potatoes, collard greens, baked beans or buttered corn.

Order comes with black bean burgers, potato chips, buns, BBQ sauce, dill pickles and sliced onions.

Select one dessert: banana cream pie, apple pie, cherry pie, pecan pie


Asian Buffet
Pork pot stickers, vegetable egg rolls, Asian chop salad (chopped cabbage and romaine with green onions, shredded carrots, cilantro, almonds and wonton strips, served with sesame ginger dressing), Kimchi, sugar cookies

Select one: Beef and broccoli, sweet and sour chicken, vegetable stir fry with tofu, shrimp stir fry (additional $1.50/person)

Select one: White rice, fried rice, sesame noodles


Southwest Buffet
Spanish rice, re-fried beans, sour cream, shredded Cojack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and jalapenos, tortilla chips, sopapilla with cinnamon sugar

Select two: Chicken, beef, portabella or shrimp fajitas with peppers and onions with warm flour tortillas (shrimp is additional $1.50/person); beef tacos with warm, soft, corn tortillas; beef tamales with salsa verde; fish tacos with cilantro lime crema-fried cod and warm, soft corn tortillas; cheese enchiladas


Baked Potato Bar
Large baked potatoes, bacon, broccoli, green onions, shredded cheese, sour cream and butter, chili available (additional $1/person), mixed greens salad, croutons, ranch and Italian dressings, cauliflower, Augie super cookies

All American Buffet
Grilled hamburgers and black bean burgers, all-beef hot dogs or bratwurst with sauerkraut (choose one), potato chips, baked beans, coleslaw, lettuce and tomato tray, Provolone and American cheese, condiments, chocolate chip cookies

Holiday Buffet (Year Round)
Spring mix salad (cranberries, candied pecans, balsamic vinaigrette), dinner rolls with butter, sliced slow-roasted turkey breast with gravy, traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce

Select one: Green bean casserole, glazed carrots, candied sweet potatoes, bacon and onion green beans

Select one dessert: Apple pie, cherry pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie with whipped topping



Our pizzas are topped with house-made pizza sauce and our signature cheese blend. Pizzas are 16-inch rounds, cut into eight slices. Usual average when ordering is two slices per person.

Pizza Party
Pizza, salad, cookies, water and assorted sodas
Vegetarian Pizza
Cheese, mushrooms, bell peppers, black olives, red onions
  $14 each
Pepperoni Pizza
Our cheese blend with spicy pepperoni
  $14 each
Sausage Pizza
Cheese and pork sausage
  $14 each
The Hawaiian
Smoked ham, fresh pineapple and cheese
  $14 each
The Combination
Pepperoni, pork sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, red onions and black olives
  $15 each
Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato
Fresh basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and our cheese blend
  $15 each


Choose one of our house-made desserts to complement your lunch or dinner.

Angel food cake w/ berries, carrot cake, chocolate mousse, panna cotta, key lime mousse, assorted cheesecakes   $5/person
Sheet Cakes    
Half sheet   $28
Full Sheet   $48


Brewed Starbucks coffee   $12.50/gallon
Brewed House coffee   $10.50/gallon
Hot cocoa   $10.50/gallon
Lemonade or iced tea   $10.50/gallon
Punch   $10.50/gallon
Bottled water   $1.10/bottle
Assorted soft drinks   $0.85/can
Bottled juices   $1.30/bottle
Chilled juice   $5.25/carafe
Milk   $5.25/carafe
Gourmet coffee service
 Includes regular and decaf coffee,
hot water and assorted teas
Hot chocolate with mini marshmallows   $2.25/person