For Any Occassion

We know some of the most important moments in life happen around food and that’s why we’re passionate about every ingredient and every plate we prepare. Whether your exploring hors d'oeuvres, a multi-course dinner, or interactive action stations for your next event, our menus make it easy for you to select food that meets your budget, makes a statement, and accommodates special dietary needs and requests.

Planning an intimate celebration at home? Northern Center & Event Services catering menu is available for delivery to small and large events within the City of Marquette. Minimums may apply.

Green & Gold

"The always friendly and professional staff see to the details and 'cater' to our every need so that we can focus on the conference, the program and our guests. The quality and presentation of the food is consistently outstanding. Always a good experience!"

Karen Wolf

Grow & Lead Community Development

World Class Cuisine to Homestyle Comforts

Whether you're looking to engage all the senses with exciting new flavors from around the globe or bring old friends together over classic favorites, our culinary team has the expertise, dedication and creativity to bring your menu to life. 

Allergens & Dietary Restrictions

The Northern Center culinary team takes food allergies and dietary restrictions seriously. Our staff receive specialized allergen training, and can create custom menus and individualized selections aim to provide delicious, well-balanced meals that take into account individual dietary preferences, all while providing exceptional service.

Hors D'oeuvres
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Executive Chef Alden Griffus

Our team lives for the special moments created through exceptional food and service.

Alden Griffus, CCC

Executive Chef

Locally Sourced & Sustainable

Many of our dishes feature food that is locally sourced. From Upper Peninsula farms to the deep waters of Lake Superior, our culinary team enjoys supporting a variety of local farmers, fisheries, roasters, vitners and brewers throughout the year.

Additionally, we are actively working to reduce wasted resources and incorporate more environmentally friendly products into our operations. 

A few of our local partners are listed below. 

  • BSB Farms
  • Dancing Crane Coffees
  • Jilbert Dairy
  • NMU Hoop House | Community Garden
  • Partridge Creek Farm
  • Superior Culture
  • Superior Home Farm
  • Thill's Fish House
  • U.P. Food Exchange

Forms & Policies

The Northern Center & Event Services team is the exclusive provider of food for all non-academic events on campus. Planning an event at the Northern Center, or hosted by a student organization or university department? Check out the helpful policies and forms below.

Catering Policy

Food Handling Guidelines

Food Safety

Food Service Policy

Exception to Food Policy

Vendor Registration Form