Citrus Grove Catering


UCR Catering Services Pandemic Impact Continues

As with each department on campus, the circumstances surrounding the pandemic have had profound impacts on the UCR Catering business. A predominantly student-run operation, we lost the majority of our team in March 2020. Most of our student employees have since graduated, meaning we will need time to hire, train, and rebuild. Additionally, we did lose full-time culinary staff throughout the pandemic. As we rebuild, it will take some time to make the necessary adjustments to achieve our pre-pandemic service standards of excellence. These challenges may impact our ability to take on additional events on days where many events have already been booked.

Additionally, we continue to face substantial supply chain issues, which may affect menu offerings and cause required changes with little notice. Our sales team will strive for timely communication with clients should an issue arise impacting their event.

Knowing this, we welcome and appreciate your business going forward. Please inquire early and we thank you in advance for your patience as we work ourselves back to full capacity in meeting your catering needs.

Stay up-to-date on UCR's current Covid-19 event guidance on the Campus Return website.
Event hosts are responsible for ensuring all guidelines/requirements are planned for and adhered to.

Citrus Grove Food Plate meat and raspberries


From Simple to Sublime

From beverage service and continental breakfast to fun-filled barbecues and gala receptions; Citrus Grove Catering is committed to providing the finest in menu selections and service to the university community. Choose from a full-range of culinary choices and catering services that fits almost any budget.


Citrus Grove Catering Food Plate burrito


Citrus Grove Catering Table Arrangements


Contact Us

Our experienced & professional Catering Team Members are prepared to offer you the personal attention required in all aspects for your gathering. It is our goal to provide the caliber of food and attention to detail that insures the success of every event planned at the University of California, Riverside.

Citrus Grove Catering 

(951) 827-5471

UCOP Policy 5402 and Catering

Please familiarize yourself with the UC Regents Policy 5402 which generally prohibits contracting catering services from off-campus. Please visit these websites for more information regarding this policy:

Learn more about the UC Regents Policy 5402

View Procurement Services guidelines

Hospitality Services & Catering

Alex Meister


Senior Manager

  (951) 827-5473


Sales Manager

(951) 827-7080


Kathryn Holzer



(951) 827-2706