Event Planning - Food and Venues

Club Food Orders

 If you are planning to order food for your club's meeting in the Global Hub, there are several options available. You can begin your selection with looking at our very own Global Hub Catering. If you decide to order from Global Hub Catering,  you can place an order on their website under the Custom Requests tab. If you would like to venture out and order food from one of our preferred Evanston vendors, please complete our Food Order Form. However, when placing  a food order with an outside vendor, please abide by the following rules.

Rules for Ordering Food from Preferred Evanston Vendors

  1. Orders must be submitted no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the event.
  2. If the food order is for 70 or more participants, the food must be ordered through Global Hub Catering (special requests must go through Dean Fran).
  3. If the event is taking place in the White Auditorium, the event must be catered by Global Hub Catering (special requests must go through Dean Fran).
  4. During the lunch period (11:30 PM -1:15 PM) a member from the club who ordered the food is responsible for the food once it has been set up.
  5. Food order after 5:00PM must be received by club leader at the loading dock near the mail room.


What is a pre-contracted venue?

Pre-contracted venues have already provided much of the documentation required for events with alcohol. If your club would like to pay for alcohol at an event, using a pre-contracted venue from the list below will expedite the pre-approval process considerably!

Want to use a venue that's not on this list?
If your club is not paying for alcohol, feel free to choose any venue you'd like; it won't delay the pre-approval process. (The only exception? Student residences, which are not permitted as event venues; more details are available in our off-campus event policies.)

How do I formally select an event venue?

  • Step 1: Make a tentative reservation at your desired venue.
  • Step 2: Submit an event pre-approval form.
  • Step 3: If your venue provides you with a contract, attach it to your pre-approval form; your Club Coordinator will work to get it signed. Once signed, the contracted amount must be paid via University check.

Evanston Pre-contracted Venues 

All venues that require additional contracts/BEO must be paid for with a NU Check.

Business Name Contact Info Additional Notes
Bangers & Lace 847-905-0854   
Bar Louie 847-733-8300
Bat 17 847-733-7117  
Bottle & Bottega - Evanston  847-905-9177 Requires additional contract
The Cellar 847-864-8678
Celtic Knot Pub 847-864-1679
 Cruz Blanca
 D.S. Tequila
 Evanston Rocks
Farmhouse 847-492-9700 May require additional contract.
Five & Dime / Taco Diablo / Lulu's 847-869-4343  
Found Kitchen and Social House 847-868-8945
 Hamburger Mary's
Hotel Orrington/eTown Bistro 847-866-8700
Koi 847-866-6969
La Macchina Cafe 847-425-1080   May require additional contract.
 Lock Chicago
Pete Miller's Email Laura May require additional contract.
Prairie Moon 847-864-8328 Party room is $500 minimum.
 Terra & Vine
The Stained Glass 847-864-8600
Whirlyball 773-486-7777 or email Joel Requires additional contract.
Whiskey Thief Tavern 847-859-2342  
World of Beer 847-328-3688

Chicago Pre-contracted Venues

Business Name Contact Info Additional Notes
All Chicagoland Lettuce Entertain You restaurants (see list here)  Email Sydney  May require additional contract.
Burnt City Brewing 773-549-2695
Southport Lanes Email them here May require additional contract.

Pre-contracted Staffing Companies 

Business Name Contact Info Additional Notes
Hospitality Services Group
312-834-2269 or email Todd Staffing company (may be used for events outside of the Global Hub events only).
Other NU Preferred Vendors Click here to see list NU Purchasing selects these vendors, and they change frequently. Check the list to see which "Food and Catering" vendors are currently pre-contracted.
 Alexander Chimon Photography
 Alexander Chimon
 RDR Productions
 David Wechsler

Questions? Contact your Club Coordinator at groupeventsupport@kellogg.northwestern.edu, (847) 467-1096, or stop by the Student Experience Center (Suite 1391).