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Dining Services

CulinArt is the exclusive caterer on campus, and as such,  maintain the first right of refusal to provide service in all campus buildings for all catering that occurs.  A catering order is considered any order for food/beverages for eight or more people. There are a few exceptions to this policy. To view the complete and most current version of the Catering Policy, please visit the TC Policy Library

For small or incidental food purchases that are allowable under the College’s Travel & Expense and Petty Cash policies, departments do not need to order from CulinArt.  However, these types of food purchases are paid for by a College employee and then the employee is reimbursed via existing petty cash expense reimbursement procedures. Examples of this may include providing snacks (which you go to the grocery store and buy) for a lunchtime meeting (chips and salsa for three to five people, dozen donuts for three to five people for a breakfast meeting, etc) but only up to the individual petty cash reimbursement amount which is $100.00 and only for a group of people less than eight.  Departments may not piece together multiple petty cash reimbursements to circumvent the catering policy. Students that make purchases made on behalf of a student organization, must receive prior approval from from Student Development & Activities, located in 160 Thorndike Hall, before making any purchase. 

The TC Dining Dollars program is a "cash to card" declining balance program which allows any enrolled student to add money to their TC Account via their ID card and purchase food at any TC dining establishment, tax exempt. Cash can be added at any cash register in either the Grace Dodge Dining Hall or Everett Cafe. (Only cash is accepted.) Columbia "Flex pay" accounts via ID cards are also accepted, but tax is still applied to those purchases. All flex pay funds must be added through Columbia.

Purchases made with TC Dining Dollars are tax free!  TC Dining Dollars will expire at the last date of the academic year, or upon graduation, whichever comes first.

For more information, please visit TC Dining Services.

Open Monday through Thursday 8:00am-7:30pm and Friday 8:00am-2:30pm during the school year, the Grace Dodge Dining Hall serves an array of hot and cold meals, beverages and snacks. From hand-carved meats and Tuscan oven pizza specialties to tossed-to-order Spinning Salads, a full New York-style and European deli, and much more, the Dining Hall offers something from everything. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available, and CulinArt's Eat Well program promotes fresh, wholesome ingredients and healthful cooking methods. Full catering services are also available through CulinArt.

Everett Library Cafe

“Proudly brewing Starbucks Coffee” just outside of Gottesman Library, open Monday through Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm and Friday 8:00am-4:00pm during the school year, the Everett Library Cafe serves a variety of hot and cold coffee drinks, teas, juices, assorted baked goods and grab n' go salads, sandwiches and snack packs.

Dining Services

www.tc.columbia.edu/dining

CulinArt Catering
Ground Floor, Grace Dodge Hall
(212) 678-3168
culinart@tc.edu

https://teacherscollege.catertrax.com

Everett Library Cafe
Main Floor, Zankel Building
(212) 678-3810

Everett Library Cafe

Main Floor, Zankel Building
(212) 678-3810