Welcome to Trinity Christian College Catering. Food is an important part of any event, and it is our mission to deliver excellent food products and services. We look forward to assisting you in planning your next catered event.

Catering, a division of Trinity Christian College Dining Services, delivers exceptional service and food for your events. Whether your function is a breakfast for ten people or a dinner for five hundred, Catering will provide delectable food with meticulous attention to detail and impeccable service. Formal or informal, we’ll help you create an exceptional event.

Room Reservations

Before contacting our catering manager, room reservations must be made through the Event Services department. Your event must be scheduled and coordinated through Event Services in order to move forward with a catering arrangement.

TCC catering policies

Catering has exclusive rights for all food service functions held on campus.

  • No food or beverage may be brought on campus by outside caterers.
  • For health and safety reasons, no food or beverage may be removed from a facility where a catered event is held.
  • All leftover food items are the property of Catering.
  • All equipment sent out with orders must be returned by noon the following day.
  • The sponsoring organization will be held responsible for the items’ return and condition.

Food & Beverage Service

All food and beverage must be supplied by the Dining Services. No food or beverages are allowed to be brought into the facility.


A service charge of 18% applies to all food and beverage. Sales tax will be added to all charges. Menu prices are subject to change due to market conditions. Menu prices will be guaranteed 60 days before your scheduled event.


If interested in buffet service, a minimum of 20 persons is required. All events under 20 persons will be plated. If under 20 guests and a buffet is still requested, there will be an additional fee.

Allergen Information

All food buffets will have food items labeled including allergen information for the 8 major allergens (Wheat, Milk, Egg, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Soy, Fish, and Shellfish). Catering makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Every effort is made to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies. In addition, we label items with possible allergen-containing ingredients; however, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time, without notice. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk.

Leftover Food

Food buffets will be taken down after a maximum of two hours. Catering is unable to accommodate longer times due to health code restrictions on temperatures and proper safety procedures. If requested to be out longer an additional charge will be incurred for an additional break. We pride ourselves on providing you with outstanding, high-quality food and service for your catered event. In order to ensure our standards of quality and food safety, foods not immediately consumed by guests are unable to be released and taken out of the service area. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Room Rental

The host is responsible for securing space with Event Services prior to ordering catering. All event details (including menu, final guest count, agenda with meal times and any dietary restrictions) must be confirmed no later than seven (7) business days prior to the event date to ensure proper staffing, food amounts, etc.

Please note: We reserve the right to charge a $45 fee for any event booked with less than 48 hours notice from the time of service.

Room Decor

Decorations brought in should tastefully reflect Trinity Christian College. Glitter, confetti, and balloons are strictly prohibited inside the facility. If candles are desired, the flame must be enclosed in glass. Items may not be affixed to walls or ceiling without prior approval from Dining Services.

Audio Visual & Equipment Needs

Depending on the location of the event, Event Services can help arrange A/V services.

Guarantee Policy

A guaranteed number of guests must be received seven (7) business days prior to the event. This ensures that appropriate staffing levels and food qualities are available for your event. Last-minute changes will be honored but may incur additional costs. This is the minimum number for which you will be charged.

An increase in attendance will be accepted up to 3 business days prior to the event. No reduction in guarantee will be accepted less than five business days prior to the event. If any increases occur the day before or the day of the event, additional labor and food costs will apply.

If a guarantee count is not provided, we will use the estimated number of guests provided at the time of initial reservation as the final count for room preparation, food preparation and billing.

Catering requests placed less than 72 hours (3 days) in advance of the event may not get the menu they prefer, but we will do our best to accommodate.

Tax-Exempt Groups

Any group wishing to claim tax-exempt status must provide a hard copy of their tax-exempt form upon confirming space.

Event booking

  • All events for up to 50 guests should be planned and confirmed with the catering office at least three weeks prior to the event.
  • Arrangements for small coffee service should be made at least one week prior to the event.
  • Events arranged within seven business days may have limited menu options.
  • Events scheduled for legal holidays or college breaks require advance coordination and approval with the Catering Manager.
  • Catering handles all food services on campus.

Final guest guarantees

A final guest guarantee count is required seven (7) business days prior to your event. If no guarantee count is received, we will plan accordingly to the estimated guest count. If the actual guest count exceeds the guaranteed count, you will be billed for the actual count. Changes will not be accepted after three days prior to event.

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation must be received and confirmed by the Catering Manager. In the unfortunate event that cancellation of the event is needed, as soon as possible. Any cancellations within 72 hours (3 days) of the scheduled function could incur changes up to the full price of the event. Charges are determined by the Catering Manager on a case per case basis.


Certificate of Liability Insurance must be on-file with Dining Services prior to event for all external groups. Please connect with Dining Services for further details.


An internal budget number must be given when placing catering order in order to ensure service.

Sustainability Statement

Please be assured that Catering is committed to upholding our sustainability mission in practicing recycling efforts and offering environmentally friendly products.