CRATE by Citrus Grove Catering

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UCR Catering for Fall 2021 and beyond

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 (85% of our traditional staff is students), we lost the majority of our team in March 2020. Most of our student employees have since graduated, meaning we will need time to train and rebuild. As we will be starting fresh, it will take some time to make the necessary adjustments to achieve our pre-pandemic service standards of excellence. Menu offerings and operational capacity may be reduced and adjusted accordingly.

Additionally, please familiarize yourself with the new UC Regents Policy 5402 which generally prohibits contracting catering services from off-campus.

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.


With the launch of our new streamlined ordering system (Virtual EMS) and the move of our operations into the Glasgow Residential Restaurant; we decided to create a new brand identity. Taking a new approach to our food options, we will be revamping and refreshing the CRATE menu throughout the year to provide our clients the freshest, most timely ingredients. The new CRATE name and branding evokes a more seasonal higher variety identity as we offer three-to-five new menu items each quarter.

Thank you for your interest in CRATE by Citrus Grove Catering. We hope to help make your next event a big success!

There is also a new way to order CRATE!

UCR Staff, Faculty, and Designated Reservers from a Registered Student Org

UCR Staff, Faculty, and Designated Reservers from a Registered Student Org MUST use the button below. Use your Employee ID# or SID# to login. Once logged in, under My Reservation Templates, Click on BOOK NOW for CRATE by Citrus Grove. If you are having issues with ordering, please call us: 951-827-5766.

Non-UCR Staff, Faculty, and Registered Student Orgs

If you are not UCR Staff, Faculty, or the Designated Reserver for your Registered Student Org, use the button below.

The tutorial demonstrates how to find the menu, put in an order using EMS, and make edits/cancellations.

Delivery Fees

Your order must be at least $50.00 to be eligible for delivery.

Order Amount Delivery Fee
Orders $50-$125 $15.00 delivery fee
Orders $126-$250 $30.00 delivery fee
Orders $251-$500 $50.00 delivery fee
Orders over $500 Delivery fee to be determined by sales manager