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The Food Services department at Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to offer its catering services to the community for banquets, luncheons and receptions.

The college’s air-conditioned, non-smoking dining room seats 170 people in an attractive round-table style. Rental of the dining room includes use of the terrace, weather permitting. Situated next to the dining room, the 4-storey glass atrium is a unique place to gather for punch before a banquet. Dinner may be served any time after 7:00 pm. Dancing is permitted in the dining room until 12:00 midnight.

Conrad Grebel University College also has ideal meeting rooms for a variety of groups. The Board Room is well suited as a formal meeting space for up to 20 people. A bright, attractive auditorium is available for conferences or lectures. The chapel, with its beautiful stone walls and stained-glass windows, is a perfect setting for weddings and other special services. Ask for our brochure entitled Accommodation, Room and Meal Rates for more information on room rentals.

Conrad Grebel University College is not licensed to serve alcoholic beverages. Parties wishing to serve alcoholic beverages must hire University of Waterloo bar services to provide and serve alcohol. College policy prohibits the serving of alcohol other than beer and wine and prohibits the selling of any alcoholic beverages.


Salad banquetFinal guest numbers must be established no later than 2 weeks in advance of a given event. This number, or the actual number of people served (whichever is higher) will represent the basis for invoicing. The cost of additional equipment or furnishings rented will be passed on as an additional charge. Events that run later than 11:00 pm will be charged an additional service charge. The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is not included in the quoted prices and must be added where applicable. Arrangements for payment must be made in advance with the Food Services Manager. A deposit may be required.

Nutrition breaks

Any group using the college’s facilities may arrange to obtain refreshments during regular food service hours. Such service may be arranged when reserving meeting space. Prices are estimates based on a minimum of 40 people.


Coffee & Tea

Bottled water

Bottled fruit juice, iced tea

Coffee & Tea and bottled fruit juice

Muffins or tea biscuits or fruit bread

Fresh fruit bowl

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Receptions are occasions in which a light snack is all that is required. Prices are for food only and do not include linens or serving staff. These can be arranged for an additional charge. Prices are estimates based on a minimum of 40 people and will vary depending on the exact nature of the event.


Coffee & Tea and punch

Vegetables and dip

Hummus with pita bread

Leek artichoke dip with sliced baguettes

Spinach dip pumpernickel bread

Layered nacho dip with tortilla chips

Cheese tray with crackers

Fresh fruit platter

Assorted small cookies/tarts/squares

Assorted desserts (pies/cakes/cheesecakes)

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Buffet lunches

Groups wishing to have lunch at the College have the option of going through the cafeteria line or selecting a special menu. Lunches are self-serve, buffet-style, and prices do not include linens or serving staff. Prices are per person estimates based on a minimum of 40 people.

Soup of the day

Dinner rolls

Salads - chef, Caesar, spinach, coleslaw, potato, cucumber, vegetables and dip, Mediterranean pasta

Cold entrées - bagel sandwich, pita sandwich, croissant sandwich, wraps

Hot entrées - chicken à la king with tea biscuits, quiche, lasagna, hot pastrami on rye, chili with cornmeal muffins

Fruit bowl

Fresh fruit salad or fruit tray

Cookies or squares

Coffee & Tea

Bottled fruit juice

Bottled water











Other menu items available upon request.

Sample menus

  1. Bagel sandwich, chef salad, fruit bowl, cookies, coffee and tea.
    $10.20 per person
  2. Soup, croissant sandwich, Caesar salad, fruit bowl, cookies, coffee and tea.
    $12.40 per person
  3. Soup, dinner rolls, spinach salad, quiche, fruit salad, brownies, coffee and tea.
    $15.55 per person

Buffet dinners

The choices below are designed for those special occasions when dinner is required. Items are priced individually to allow you the opportunity to design a menu that suits both your personal tastes and your budget. Prices include menu as selected, linens, use of dining room, and serving staff. Other menu items are available upon request. Minimum price per person is $20.00.


Punch (served one-half hour before dinner)

Juice - apple, tomato, grapefruit, V-8, cranberry

Assorted dinner rolls

Appetizer/salad - Waldorf, layered lettuce, mixed bean, garden, Caesar, jellied, vegetable and dip, carrot, spinach, marinated vegetables, Greek, coleslaw, potato, tabbouleh, spinach dip with pumpernickel bread, hummus with pita wedges

Entrée #1 - roast beef, roast turkey, baked ham, roasted pork loin, wiener schnitzel, boneless chicken breasts, feta stuffed zucchini, black bean and feta quesadillas

Entrée #2 - chicken parmesan, beef rouladen, coq au Vin, pork medallions with mushroom sauce, salmon loins with creamy dill sauce, smoked pork chops

Potato/rice - baked, mashed, scalloped, oven roasted, rice pilaf

Hot vegetables - greeb beans, parsleyed baby carrots, broccoli or cauliflower with cheese sauce, garden blend

Dessert #1 - assorted fruit and cream pies, carrot cake, ice cream parfaits

Dessert #2 - New York style cheesecake, chocolate pate, lemon semifreddo, black forest cake, hot apple dumplings, caramel fudge brownie ice cream pie

Coffee & Tea
Cost per person




$2.75 each (3 or more $1.95 each)

$8.55 each ($4.40 for additional choice)

$9.55 each ($5.40 for additional choice)






Sample dinner menus

  1. Hot buffet
    $25.85 per person
    Apple juice, assorted rolls, layered lettuce salad, vegetables and dip, roast turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes, parsleyed baby carrots, ice cream parfaits, apple pie, coffee and tea.

  2. Deluxe hot buffet
    $30.55 per person
    Punch, assorted rolls, Caesar salad, Waldorf salad, jellied salad, roast beef, baked ham, mashed potatoes, garden blend vegetables, assorted pies, carrot cake, coffee and tea.

  3. Super deluxe hot buffet
    $39.30 per person
    Tomato juice, assorted rolls, vegetables and dip, Waldorf salad, layered lettuce salad, Caesar salad, carrot salad, marinated vegetables, pork medallions, roast beef, scalloped potatoes,  whole green beans, buttered corn, ice cream parfaits, hot apple dumplings, coffee and tea.

All prices are per person estimates based on a minimum of 60 people, Monday to Friday; 75 people on Saturdays. Prices effective January 1, 2015 and are subject to change.

For catering information contact:
Cheri Otterbein,
Food Services Manager

Download the catering brochure (PDF).

Summer Accommodations

Conrad Grebel University College

Grebel has individual rooms and apartments available for rent this summer - by the night, weekend, or week!