From basic coffee services to upscale served dinners and receptions, our goal is to provide you with a full range of high-quality and innovative catering services backed by a diverse, service-oriented staff and a wide range of resources available from our international network.
As a catering service, our main function is food! Our trained, professional staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of catering services. The quality of your food, however, does not rest upon the chefs alone. Every member of the catering department receives monthly training on food and beverage services, as well as day-to-day experience on the job.
The catertrax menu online provides you with fresh, contemporary menus. However, this represents only a starting point. Our commitment is to customize and create whatever is required to provide your guests with an unforgettable experience.
If you are planning a wedding please call the Catering Department. They can provide you with a brochure to help in planning your event and menu.
Please call the Catering Department if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to discuss specifics on an event you are planning.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!
To see our menu and to place an order.
Elements Catering is a low-cost, no-frills option specifically created to support students, student groups and their budget. Student organizations can easily choose ala carte menu items that range from macaroni and cheese to deli sandwich platters to make every event successful without breaking the bank. Students may use meal exchanges for catering events. Meal Exchange FAQ's Meal exchange forms are available under meal plans on this website and in Englar Dining Hall. You may call the Catering Department for more information and help at (410) 857-2731.
Request for Food or Beverage Waiver
A great dining experience is more than great food — it is also about keeping great food at the proper temperature so that it remains contaminate-free and tasting good. Sodexo is committed to help you do that. From basic coffee services to upscale served dinners and receptions, our goal is to provide you with a full range of high-quality and innovative catering services backed by a diverse, service-oriented staff and a wide range of resources available from our international network.
Sodexo takes pride in being able to provide for all of your catering needs. To see our menu and to place an order go to, please visit mcdanielcatering.catertrax.com. We realize that many groups have budget restrictions or want to host a team-building potluck. Sodexo will then provide the equipment to support the food so that it is held at the proper temperature.
To ensure that we can supply the equipment you need, we ask the McDaniel community to fill out a Food and Beverage Waiver (available in forms on OrgSync for Dining Services) each time outside food is served at a meeting or event.
Forms must be submitted and approved at least seven (7) prior to your event. Contact for renting of chafing dishes and sterno or serving utensils.
Using Meal Excange Forms for Catering Events
The Meal Exchange Form allows students and faculty/staff to donate meals from their meal plan for a Catering Event.
This form provides an alternate way to pay for events or field trips and athletic events where it’s not possible for a group to eat in the dining hall. For catering events this will help save on the budget!
All Meal Exchange Forms are Available (Picnic Exchanges, Group Meals, Student Meals to Go, Sick Trays, and Continental Breakfast) in Englar Dining Hall or look under Meal Plans Tab for a printable form.