Catering and Special Events

Catering and Special Events
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NH Catering Services

We’ve got world-trained chefs, years of experience, creative menus and a classic New England setting with modern facilities. And if you want, we’ll bring our talent to you. University of New Hampshire's catering services are available on campus or off. Just tell us, our place or yours!

Whether it’s a department breakfast meeting, an all-day board retreat for 100, a professional conference for 2,000, or even a barbeque, our gifted chefs and professional event managers and staff will make sure every aspect of your event is carried out according to plan. 

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Extensive Menus

We create flexible menus for your flexible palates! Customize menus based on your groups needs and your budget. Our talented chefs will take care of the rest. Learn more about our menu offerings.

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Experienced Staff

We have world-class chefs bringing what they’ve learned across the globe to our campus in NH. Request their local and international tastes on or off university grounds. 

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Celebrate Locally

Our wide variety of event locations on campus and off-site within the NH Seacoast allow us the ability to bring our catering services to you, wherever you are.

Planning your special events

There is always another occasion to celebrate. That’s why University Conferences and Catering hosts a variety of affordable special events. We are always accommodating, whether you’d like to hold an event at the home of the Wildcats, right on the UNH campus in Durham, NH, or prefer that we come to you, off-site, at your place of business or any other special event venues. Wherever you may be, just sit back, relax, and leave the details to us.



Our Professional Menus. Your Professional Appetites.

The pride of our catering operation is the people who make it great: world-class chefs, skilled servers and professional support staff. While they’ve all been trained to be perfectionists, they understand the need to be flexible since no two events are the same. Our chefs have created these menus as inspiration for your next event.

Our talented chefs and catering staff cover events across the UNH campus and beyond, providing you with the many tastes of New England and even the world. Our event menus come in a variety of package offerings, each customizable and suited to fit your needs and favorite flavors.  We always have your guests in mind, that’s why we’ll work closely with you to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies that may arise during the event planning process.

Local Pride. 

At the heart of our catering operation, is the strong connection to both the UNH community and the local area. One of the reasons that we enjoy customizing menus for events is that we can source as many local and seasonal ingredients as possible. We’re proud to partner with UNH’s COLSA program to grow fresh produce in the high tunnels on campus. It certainly doesn’t get fresher than that!

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Contact us today to learn more about how UNH Conferences and Catering can assist you with your meeting or conference needs.

Catering Menus

Our Place or Yours

Regardless of where you want to have your event catered, we walk you through our entire process, from start to finish. We encourage questions and opinions, so we can customize your event menu to suit all your guests. Contact a professional event-planner today to learn more. We can give you all the information you need, and even arrange a complimentary tasting with our chefs. Then we’ll talk details, because that’s what we do. We’ll make you look good and your guests happy!

On campus and off-site catering

New England is our playground, from its beaches to your boardrooms. We cater events up and down the seacoast, so if you’re close we’ll bring the party to you, wherever you might call your “home.” Our talented team has recently catered events at Pease International Tradeport, The Music Hall in Portsmouth, The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, and a wedding at a private Residence in Rye, NH…just to name a few!

Holiday Parties

Celebrate the Holiday Season

This year, why not let us take the stress out of your holiday party planning so you can enjoy the season? UNH Conferences and Catering will provide the perfect venue, the gourmet menu, and all the festive details in between.

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Before you plan your holiday party, learn what we can do for you.

  • Customizable party packages for up to 260 guests
  • Our talented culinary professionals
  • Our beautifully appointed venues
  • Our experienced staff known for exemplary service
  • Our close proximity to Portsmouth, NH and the NH-Maine Seacoast

Contact one of our professional party planners