Catering & Dining

Featuring selections from Emerald Plate Catering and Cherry Street Market

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Delicious Delights

Our exclusive campus dining provider, Chartwells, is an award-winning culinary service that focuses on serving food that is not only delicious, but also sustainable, locally sourced, environmentally conscious, and ethically aware.

Whether you are looking for appetizers for a reception, boxed lunches, or standard meals for your overnight program, there are a variety of catering and meal options to fit the needs of your program. 

If you have any questions or would like to browse current catering menus, you can either email Emerald Plate at or visit Emerald Plate.

Catered to Your Event

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Culinary Choices

The Emerald Plate catering services at Seattle University offer options from breakfast baskets to hors d’oeuvres, elegant plated meals to beautiful buffets.

With an extensive menu and customization, Emerald Plate offers selections that are sure to delight your program guests

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Dedicated Coordinator

A coordinator from Emerald Plate will work with you to set up service for your program. They will guide you through the ordering process, services, and the final billing stage. They are delighted to make events truly memorable!

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Cherry Street Market Selections

Meals for summer programs are served in the Cherry Street Market, which offers a variety of options served food court style for your guests. Be sure to check out Thrive 9, a station that serves food with none of the 9 most common food allergens.

*Summer dining service options may be limited based on program size

Frequently Asked Questions

Initial catering requests need to be submitted to your catering coordinator at least 20 days prior to the beginning of the event. 

Programs are allowed to have alcohol at events on campus with certain restrictions. Emerald Plate catering will work with clients on specifics for offerings and service.

Under agreement with our exclusive campus caterer, all food served on campus must be provided by the Emerald Plate. Outside food and beverages or potlucks are strictly forbidden.

We require two meals per guest per night for those staying in campus accommodations. Arrangements must be made in advance, but can include food court style dining in Cherry Street Market, catering orders (of equal or greater value) from our exclusive campus food service provider, the Emerald Plate; or a combination of the two. No meals are required on check-in or check-out day, but may be arranged if desired.

We allow programs to select up to five unique meal plans for their participants. These meal plans can each have different specific meals on different dates, but all participants must be assigned one of these five plans.

Guests can purchase individual meals at Cherry Street Market with cash. However, we require that all guests staying in Seattle University accommodations have a meal plan. Each meal within a meal plan is programmed onto a guest card that the cashier will process during each meal at Cherry Street Market.

We can provide commuter meal plans for participants who do not stay in Seattle University housing. These meal plans can be arranged with your event coordinator.

For more information on Emerald Plate catering policies, information, and terms & conditions click here.

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