College and University Catering Services

If you're tired of the same, boring sandwiches from in-house university dining services, taking the leap to find delicious external catering options to feed your faculty and students can be very difficult. On top of that, if the college accounting department has restrictions on payment methods, we know it can be very stressful. We're here to make your job easier!
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Whether you're ordering for a faculty panel lunch & learn or for a department breakfast meeting, there is a lot to handle when you're exploring different catering options outside of in-house dining services. In addition to searching for high-quality meal options from punctual restaurants, many have to go through administrative hurdles — paying by check instead of credit card really limits your options, and you may also need to order sales tax exempt. If you want to consistently provide variety to feed your staff, this is a painstaking process to go through with every restaurant. Here at CaterCow, we can solve all of these problems!

Features Universities and Colleges Love

Flexible Payment Options

At CaterCow, we’ll make billing simple. We'll send you our W-9, and you can pay by check or ACH if you don't have a credit card. We can bill you at the net-30 terms your finance team requires.

Sales Tax Exemption

If you’re tax exempt, we’ll ask for your ST-119 (or a comparable) form to keep on file and provide you the tax-exempt discounts for all subsequent orders.

Individual Ordering

No hassle for the meal coordinator with everyone's individual dietary needs! If your staff wants to individually select meals, you can start a group order where each item comes delivered with the person's name written on it.

Optional Account Manager

If you order frequently, we know how much work it is to plan out meals. With an account manager, we can take care of menu selection and ordering for a variety of dietary needs.

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Keep your faculty and students happy with delicious food

We are great for:

  • Faculty and department meetings
  • Lunch and learn panels
  • Clubs, discussion groups, and labs get-togethers
  • A variety of school events

We feed universities and colleges nationwide

About CaterCow

We thoughtfully curate every option you see. We believe that food can inspire, spark conversation and bring people together. Our goal is to offer the best food for your group in a convenient-to-use, easy-to-order format.


Mediterranean Combo Plates
Mediterranean Combo Plates
Salad & Grain Bowls
Salad & Grain Bowls
Healthy Asian Meals
Healthy Asian Meals
Modern American Cuisine
Modern American Cuisine
Budget-Friendly Indian Meal Boxes
Budget-Friendly Indian Meal Boxes


Do you provide any discounts to colleges and universities?

Yes! On top of sales tax exemption (if you qualify), please reach out to We can work with your budget and slash our list prices!

Some of our staff already use you sporadically. If we onboard you as a preferred vendor, can the college get additional benefits?

Absolutely! As a preferred vendor, we can offer volume discounts shared across all of your staff and faculty. We can also streamline your typical cost center and purchase order accounting processes. Email us at

What enhanced COVID-safety protocols do you have?

When it comes to ordering food, you want to know that the meal is being prepared under strict health and safety guidelines. While the CDC says that the risk of contracting COVID-19 from food or its packaging is very low and that there have been no confirmed cases via food preparation, our goal is to go beyond that and partner with restaurants who are hyper focused on their customers and employees’ health and safety. Our restaurants sanitize their kitchens prior to opening, throughout the day, and again at closing of each day. Staff always wear masks and gloves throughout their shifts and conduct temperature and symptom checks before work, during their shifts, as well as before leaving each day.

Below are a list of procedures we stress upon our kitchens:

- Do not allow sick employees to work

- Do not allow any employee to work who has come back from an identified high-risk zone in the past 14 days

- Wash your hands with soap and warm water regularly, for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

- Take extra precaution around food handling including changing of personal protective equipment such as food handling gloves

- Please exercise proper sneezing protocol: when coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue; throw tissue away immediately and wash hands

- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth

- Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough

- Above all, please exercise elevated cleanliness and carefulness measures

How are you different from other food ordering services?

Two main pillars where we stand out!

  1. Vetting and Quality standards: when you browse you'll see photos of every menu we offer - these aren't fancy staged plated photos, but actual photos of the delivery. We vet all caterers - to join the website, caterers must apply and complete a test order with on-time delivery, good professional service, and good quality food. We remove caterers who are suffering quality standards.

  2. Simplicity: you'll find that ordering from us is quick, intuitive, and easy! Try it out! Instead of ordering based on a laundry list menu (full tray of steak, half tray of chicken, pint of guacamole) we ask for your headcount and make sure you have enough food for your team!

What is CaterCow?

CaterCow is a website ( where you can order catering online. Whether you're looking for Mediterranean bowls for a team lunch, a hot breakfast for a sales meeting, or sweet treats for an event, CaterCow helps make ordering food for groups easy.

Where do you service?

We provide catering deliveries in NYC, the SF Bay Area, LA, Boston & Cambridge, DC, Chicago, Austin, and Dallas Fort Worth.