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Menu, Prices, Charges & Guest Counts


These menus are suggestions only. If you do not see what you need, we are always happy to customize a special menu for you. We can accommodate most special menu requests such as gluten free or vegetarian. If you are interested in full service catering, please check out our all-inclusive menus online or call and request a copy be sent to you.


Orders may be placed by calling the catering office at 608-222-1267, faxing us at 608-222-1487, or via email at Once we receive your order, you will be emailed, faxed or mailed a confirmation of your order. If you do not receive this, we haven’t received your order.


All prices are subject to change without notice. Severe market fluctuation will result in price adjustments from time to time.  In addition, applicable state and county taxes will be added to both the menu prices, labor and service charges (if applicable).


We have a minimum of 15 guests for events served from 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A minimum of 20 is required for all other times. There will be an added charge of 10% for late night/early morning deliveries (between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.). Some exceptions may be made.


Additional charges apply when your event is scheduled at certain locations. The average fee is 5%-15%. Should your facility have a caterer’s fee, these fees will be added to your final bill. These are mandatory fees set forth by each location.

Delivery & Set-Up, Billing & Staff


We offer free delivery for 30 or more and a minimum of $250 (except box lunches). For orders fewer than 30 people the delivery charge is $12.50 - $20. Delivery includes set-up, serving equipment, tablecloth, napkins, all necessary biodegradable dishes and all necessary serving utensils. If a return trip is necessary to pick up equipment, there will be an additional $12.50- $20 minimum charge. If customer requests all disposable containers with their delivery (thus no return pick up charge), customer will be billed for the cost of containers. Not all orders can be packaged in disposable containers.

For events outside the Madison area, there is an additional mileage charge of $1.50 per mile to and from your location. Additional staff travel charges may apply.


Gaylord Catering is happy to bill our corporate customers, with terms for payment being net 10 days. If different terms are necessary, please contact our business office to make these arrangements. We also accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. For non-corporate events, final payment is due two days prior to delivery.


We are a full service caterer. If your event requires on site staff, Gaylord Catering has professional staff to accommodate your needs. The charges are $35/staff person/hour. Our service staff would be available to set tables, change pans and clean up after the event. Or, see our all-inclusive menus (Full Service Menus) for additional dinner and service options.

Cancellations & Extras


Gaylord Catering Service must be notified of cancellations at least two days in advance. If cancellation requests are not made with in the required time, the customer is responsible for the full payment of the order (unless weather related).


China dishes, linen tablecloths, napkins and skirting are all available at Gaylord Catering for an additional charge. Or if you prefer, we have a high end, durable recyclable plastic table service which is also available. Please inquire for cost of these additional charges. Customer must provide buffet tables for food set up. If you do not have tables for the buffet, Gaylord Catering can provide them for $15 each.



All food is prepared in a commercial kitchen that handles nuts, shellfish and raw eggs regularly. If food allergies exist, you are responsible for making alternative eating arrangements.

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