Catering from The Cafe

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We can help your next event stand out! Catering from Kirkwood offers a huge range of scrumptious choices for all group sizes. Let us make your next gathering one to remember with a high class, memorable meal. For current pricing, contact our Catering Coordinator.

Catering Questions? 

Contact Ande Long, Catering Coordinator at 319-398-5665 or fill out the catering request form. 

Catering Menu

A la Carte

  • Baker's Choice Assorted Rolls, Muffins, Pastries
  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Sliced Fruit Tray
  • Fruit Salad
  • Bagels with Cream Cheese
  • Donuts
  • Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
  • Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Buffet (choose 3 or 4)

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Bacon, Sausage or Ham
  • Hashbrowns or Breakfast Potatoes
  • Breakfast Burritos
  • Fruit: Whole or Sliced
  • Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Breakfast Bowl Buffet

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Breakfast Potatoes
  • Sauteed Peppers & Onions
  • Chopped Bacon
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Diced Green Onion
  • Salsa
  • Hot Sauce

Continental Buffet

  • Hot Tea Service
  • Coffee
  • Sliced Fruit Tray
  • Assorted Pastries



  • Bottled Juices (apple, orange, cranberry)
  • Coffee
  • Hot Tea
  • Lemonade
  • Iced Tea
  • Can Soda
  • Bottled Water

Yogurt Partfait Bar

  • Nuts
  • Fruit
  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Granola

Box Lunch

  • Choice of sandwich and side. Includes chips and cookie.

Choice of sandwich on White or Wheat Bread

  • Ham and Cheese
  • Turkey and Cheese
  • Roast Beef and Cheese

    Choice of side:
  • Fruit Cup
  • Pasta Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Whole Fruit

Sandwich Buffet

  • Choice of prepared gourmet sandwich and two sides. Includes condiments

Choice of up to three gourmet sandwiches:

  • Turkey BLT Wrap
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Roast Beef and Havarti on Ciabatta
  • Grilled Vegetable Wrap
  • Ham and Swiss on Wheat Ciabatta
  • Chicken Salad Croissant

    Choice of two sides:
  • Potato Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Assorted Potato Chip Bags

Picnic Buffet

  • Choice of two meats and two sides
    Includes buns and condiments

    Choice of two meats:
  • Hamburgers
  • Brats
  • Grilled Chicken

    Choice of two sides:
  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Pasta Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Assorted Potato Chip Bags
  • Fruit Salad

Italian Buffet

  • Choice of two pastas
    Includes garden salad with choice of dressing, breadsticks

Choice of two pastas:

  • Meat Lasagna
  • Veggie Roll Up
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Chicken Alfredo

Comfort Food Buffet

  • Served with dinner roll

Choice of two entrées:

  • Meatloaf
  • Fried Chicken (1 piece per person)
  • Pork Pot Roast

Choice of two sides:

  • Mac and Cheese
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Mixed Vegetables

Midwestern Buffet

Choose one entrée:

  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwich

    Choice two sides:
  • Coleslaw
  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Grilled Vegetables


Classic Buffet

  • Seared Chicken Breast w/ Thyme Jus
  • Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
  • Roasted Red Potatoes

Southern Buffet

  • BBQ Chicken Breast
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Broccoli Salad
  • Dinner Roll

Iowan Buffet

  • Herb Roasted Pork Loin
  • Baked Potato with Butter and Sour Cream
  • Roasted Corn Salad 
  • Roll

Taco Bar

  • Seasoned Ground Beef
  • Toppings
  • Hard and Soft Shells
  • Spanish Rice
  • Cowboy Beans
  • Salsa

Steamed Rice Bowl

  • Southwest Chicken
  • Steamed Rice
  • Sautéed Peppers and Onions
  • Black Beans
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream
  • Corn
  • Cilantro
  • Queso

Hot Beef Sundae

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Pot Roast
  • Gravy
  • Corn
  • Cherry Tomato

Soup, Salad and Sandwich Buffet

  • Choice of two; gourmet sandwich, soup or salad bar. Salad bar served with rolls and choice of meat and two dressings.

Choice of one soup:

  • Chicken Noodle
  • Chicken Tortilla
  • French Onion
  • Broccoli Cheese
  • Cream of Potato
  • Tomato Basil
  • Chili

    Choice of gourmet sandwich:
    Includes mayo and mustard
  • Turkey BLT Wrap
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Roast Beef and Havarti on Ciabatta
  • Grilled Vegetable Wrap
  • Ham and Swiss on Ciabatta
  • Chicken Salad Croissant

Salad Bar

Salad bar served with rolls, choice of meat, and two dressings.

  • Mixed Greens
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Croutons

Choice of meat:

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Diced Ham
  • Turkey
  • Bacon

Choice of two dressings:

  • Ranch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Balsamic
  • Caesar
  • Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Poppyseed
  • Honey Mustard
  • Blue Cheese

Mini Sandwiches

Assorted mini sandwiches.

  • Served with condiments.
  • Toppings of lettuce, tomato, and onion available at additional charge.

Fruit Tray

Assorted fruit with yogurt dip.

  • 12" serves 10 - 15
  • 16" serves 20 - 25
  • 18" serves 30 - 35

Hummus Tray

House-made hummus and pita chips with assorted veggies.

Veggie Tray

Assorted veggies with ranch dip.

  • 12" serves 10 -15
  • 16" serves 20 - 25
  • 18" serves 30 - 35

Meat, Cheese, & Cracker Tray

Assorted meats and cheeses with assorted crackers.

  • 12" serves 10 - 15
  • 16" serves 20 - 25
  • 18" serves 30 - 35

Build Your Own Mini Sandwich Tray

Assorted meats and cheeses, buns, and condiments.

  • Toppings of lettuce, tomato, and onion available for an additional charge.

  • 12" serves 10 - 15
  • 16" serves 20 - 25
  • 18" serves 30 - 35

Bruschetta Platter

Crostini with tomato, basil, and Parmesan

Trail Mix

Sold per pound

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Serves 40 - 50

Chips & Dip Tray

House-made chips with French onion dip and party dip.

Chips & Salsa

Choice of two salsas, served with chips.

Salsa choices:

  • Fire Roasted Salsa
  • Corn and Black Bean
  • Guacamole

Puppy Chow

Sold per pound.

Snack Mix

Sold per pound.

Bacon, Cheddar, & Scallion Cheesecake

  • Serves 30 - 50

Served with assorted crackers.

Chicken Salad Phyllo Cup

  • Minimum of 50 pieces.

House-made chicken salad, with grapes and walnuts in phyllo cups.

Vegetable or Meat Quiche Bites

  • Minimum of 50 pieces

Sun-dried dates wrapped with bacon.


Cold Hors d’oeuvres are priced per dozen.


BBQ or Swedish

Traditional Wings

Buffalo wings served with celery, and blue cheese or ranch dip

Stuffed Mushrooms

Boursin stuffed Wisconsin Cheese Curds served with ranch dip

Specialty Cakes & Cupcakes*

Available and priced upon request
Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, graduations, milestones, etc.

Cake Flavors

  • Chocolate
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Red Velvet
  • Carrot
  • Marble
  • Funfetti


  • Chocolate
  • Buttercream
  • Cream Cheese


(additional cost to add filling)

  • Strawberry
  • Raspberry
  • Blueberry
  • Caramel
  • Ganache

*Additional cost to add a message


Baker’s Choice Jumbo Cookies

Sold per dozen

Baker’s Choice Brownies

Sold per dozen

Baker’s Choice Dessert Bars

Sold per dozen

Decorated Sugar Cookies

$36/dozen, Seasonal or custom

Seasonal Fruit Crisp

Sold per person.

Room Reservations
To make arrangements for meeting and event space, please contact Mitchell Havacek at 319-398-4903.

Food and Beverage
Arrangements for food and beverage can be made once a room reservation has been secured. To place your catering orders, please contact our catering coordinator, Ande Long, at 319-398-5665.

Cancellations are required 48 hours prior to a function and should be directly made with the catering office and confirmed by a staff member. If an event is canceled after the deadline, any costs associated with the event up until the time of cancelation will be the customer’s responsibility. If the campus is closed due to extenuating circumstances, the event will be canceled with no charge to the customer.

The Café takes its food quality and commitment to outstanding service very seriously. The Café prides itself on using the freshest products, the highest-quality ingredients, and providing quality service, all of which requires advance planning and preparation. An estimated guest count is required at the time your food and beverage order is placed. In order to ensure
the quality of your event, the catering office must have sufficient time to procure food, beverage, and personnel. A final guarantee is due to the catering department for The Café no later than three business days before the event. While we recognize that last-minute changes are sometimes unavoidable, we will always strive to accommodate a client’s changing needs while still maintaining our steadfast commitment to a quality product. In the event that additional guests arrive, our staff will do everything possible to accommodate those extra guests. You will be charged based on the guaranteed number of people or the actual number who attended the function, whichever is higher.

Food Policy
In accordance with health department regulations, it is our policy to not allow carry out of any perishable food not consumed at your event. Any food that is removed from the event without permission of the catering department becomes the responsibility of the event holder and catering possesses no responsibility or liability for the quality or safety of these items.

Dietary Restrictions
When you are booking your event, please let the catering coordinator know if anyone in your group has any dietary concerns that need to be addressed.

Buffet Minimums
Buffet minimums subject to change. Discuss with catering coordinator at time of booking.

Payment – Billing – Internal Customers
At the time of booking your event you will be required to sign a contract and provide a GL code for billing purposes. Pcards will no longer be accepted as a form of payment for catering.

Billing – External Customers
· The method of payment is to be determined at the signing of
the sales agreement.
· Functions must be prepaid or guaranteed with a credit card and
a completed credit card authorization form.
· Direct billing is not available for social functions or
political events.
· A 21 percent service fee will be charged to all external clients.