Welcome to IU Catering. We can't wait to get started.
Here at IU, we strive to fulfill promises of excellence, responsibility, community, and success. Since 1820, this institution has represented the best of Indiana and beyond. At IU Catering, we’re honored to live up to that IU brand of excellence. That's why we have a vision of intentional, innovative food services at IU Catering. We promise to work tirelessly to meet our customers' needs with expert care and unforgettable food. An IU Catering event will always be one to remember.
We make it our business to know food, and we have high standards for what we prepare. IU Catering is committed to using sustainable, local, and seasonal ingredients to craft exquisite dishes with vibrant flavor. We believe that environmentally responsible, high-quality ingredients lead to the best results for our customers and for the world, and we’re proud to work with suppliers who have the same goals.
It might seem like we’ve set the bar too high, but IU Catering has the resources to deliver. Our expert team is led by Executive Chef David Tallent, nine-time James Beard nominee and former owner of the four diamond Restaurant Tallent in Bloomington. Tallent's reputation as a supporter of local, sustainable food and his longstanding relationships with local farmers have made him a driving force behind the IU Catering vision. With David Tallent at the helm, IU Catering continues to be a dominant trailblazer in the Southern Indiana catering industry and beyond.
Our team of experts will match Chef Tallent’s vision with your event needs. From bar service to venue coordination, we offer flexible services to meet all every item on your checklist. That why we cater both on-site and off-site, so you have the option to host your event on IU’s historic campus or elsewhere in our scenic Monroe County/Bloomington community. Our catering packages are all-inclusive and all our options are customizable to fit your guests’ needs and preferences.
So whether you are a Hoosier coming home, a visitor ready to sample the bounty of Indiana, or an old friend in the community, let us show you what IU Catering can do for you. It would be our honor to play a role in your event. Let's start planning.
Executive Director of Dining
Director of Catering