We order food on an as-needed basis. This allows us to provide our clients with fresh, high-quality food. To ensure proper service, all catering requests should be made 14 days prior to each function.


You will need to provide the guaranteed number of expected guests a minimum of four working days prior to the function. Once the deadline has passed, you will be billed at 100 percent of the guaranteed guest count or the actual count, whichever is greater.


We require a 48-hour minimum notice to cancel an event. If cancellations are made after this time period, you may be billed for any expenses incurred. Please note: Special order items that we are unable to return will be billed to your account.


Equipment supplied for unsupervised events is the responsibility of the client ordering the function. You will be charged replacement costs for equipment NOT returned.


We have linen, napkins, or tablecovers available for rental for your function held at Luther College, or for off-site events.

Leftover Food

Leftover food, beverages, and supplies are the property of Luther Catering and are not to be taken. We plan and prepare enough food for the guaranteed number of people plus five percent. We ensure that the last guest will have the same menu selections as the first guest. The client is paying for the guaranteed number of people. Any leftover food, beverages, or supplies belong to the college. This applies to all events.


Luther Catering is fully licensed by the State of Iowa to serve wine and beer at events in Dahl Centennial Union and Baker Commons. If you plan to have alcohol served at your event, please complete and return this form to Luther Catering: Alcohol Policies [pdf]. 

Luther Catering
Attn: Catering Director
700 College Dr.
Decorah, IA 52101

Phone: (563) 387-1463

Email: [email protected]

Room Rental Fees (waived if facility fee applies):

Peace & Hammarskjold: $100
Nobel: $50
Nansen: $25