Welcome to Catering by Bon Appetit.

Catering Office Hours are from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Your catering department is committed to serving you and will be accessible during regular business hours and after business hours in case of emergency. For after hour’s communication, please call 617 253-4952. We hope you will find this menu a useful guide when planning your next event.    

Delivery Service

Standard deliveries and pick-ups are setup for your convenience. Unless requested, service staff will not remain at the event.

Placing Orders

To ensure proper staffing, ordering and quality standards for our customers, catering requests should be made at least two business days prior to your event. For large and specialty events we ask you to consider planning at least ten business days in advance. Final counts are due 48 hours prior to your event. Any changes after this time will incur additional charges.

If you need consultation in planning your event we will be more than happy to provide assistance. Orders placed less than 48 hours prior to the event day are subject to product availability and menu changes. 


We try to plan your event so that there will be little food left. Because of state health regulations, perishable leftovers may not be taken from the event and will not be packaged for removal of premises. Catering equipment may not be removed from the event; in cases where it is removed appropriate charges will be applied to the final bill. Catering by Bon Appétit will not be held responsible for food items removed without our knowledge and prior consent.            

Tables/ Chairs

For MIT events, all requests for table and chairs needed for catering services must be sent to Campus Activities Complex. The client is responsible for prearranging tables needed for food services. For additional information on room set-ups and table request, please contact Campus Activities Complex at 617-253-3913.   Catering by Bon Appétit does not supply trash bins or recycling receptacles. If your event is being held at an outdoor location it is recommended that additional trash receptacles and recycling bins be arranged as needed. 

Service and Rental Items

All prices quotes are for disposable service. China service is available upon request and with proper notice, for an additional cost (estimated at $5-9 per person). This charge may be based on the complexity of your event. A variety of tablecloths and napkins can be arranged to give your event a more elegant appearance. Linen tablecloths are $5.00 each and napkins are $ .50 each. Skirting for tables other than food buffets is $15.00 per table. Additional charges may apply for specialty linens.

Full Service Receptions

A beautiful reception can be created by combining a variety of hors d’oeuvres and party trays. Receptions include high quality disposable products and can always be upgraded. Hot items may require attendants. An attendant will maintain the appearance of the buffet tables and see to all of your guest’s needs. If you prefer to have hors d’oeuvres passed on trays, additional attendants can be provided upon request.

Self Service Buffet Menus & Picnics

Catering by Bon Appétit will set the buffet and beverage tables with linen and high quality plastic ware. Guests help themselves to the buffet and beverages. Staff will replenish the buffet table as necessary. If your event lasts longer than two hours, additional labor charges may apply.

Event Staffing

An elegantly served meal can be a truly memorable occasion. Our attentive and gracious staff will see to all of your guest’s needs. All items are served, from the first course appetizer to the final cup of coffee. Our catering director will determine your staffing needs based on the size, style and logistics of your event. Staffing is charged at $30.00 per hour with a minimum of 4 hours. Labor for carving stations on buffets is $50.00 per station.


Flower arrangements can be provided on buffet tables and dining tables to enhance your event at an additional cost.


48-hour notice is requested for cancellation of all orders. Orders cancelled within 48 hours will be billed at the full rate. Orders cancelled outside of 48 hours may be subject to food and labor cost incurred by Catering by Bon Appétit.


MIT interdepartmental paper requisitions, SAP requisitions, cash or check are accepted methods of payment
Bon Appétit Casual Catering and Fine Dining on Campus Provider at MIT
305 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-4952 / bonappetitcatering@mit.edu