Gerlanda’s has been providing affordable quality catering services to the Rutgers University community and the surrounding area of New Brunswick for over 40 years. We also service the professional staff and departments of RWJMS and St. Peters University Medical Center. Our clientele also includes many of the small and large corporations and professional offices of the downtown New Brunswick area. Additionally, we operate Gerlandas Pizza & Deli in the Busch Student Center on campus at Rutgers University. We have been in operation at that location since 1984.
For our customers who are in need of catering services, we offer a wide array of packages as well as our extensive line of store-made signature pizzas.
Although we are known primarily for our catering services within the campus of Rutgers University, we would be happy to cater your event anywhere in the New Brunswick area.
If your event is being held off campus or in a building not affiliated with Rutgers University, please call 732 463-1616 and ask to speak to the catering manager to initiate the ordering process. Our catering manager will be available to assist you with your order, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
If you are looking for a facility in which to hold your event, please consider any of the student centers located on the New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers University. All of these facilities can accommodate events for 10-500. We would be happy to provide catering services in the Busch Student Center, College Avenue Student Center, Livingston Student Center, Douglass Student Center, Student Activities Center or Cook Campus Center. We also provide catering services in many of the academic buildings on campus.
To learn more about the Rutgers College Student Centers, visit them on the web at www.getinvolved.rutgers.edu/facilities/index.shtml. If you would like to book a space to hold your event or obtain additional information on facilities and services, call the Rutgers College Campus Centers Reservations office at (732) 932-8821.
Please allow a minimum of seven business days to guarantee the booking of an event. Whenever possible, we will accept bookings up to two business days prior to an event, but we cannot guarantee the ability to accept an order within those time constraints due to prior commitments. Additionally, if we are able to accept an order on short notice, we may find it necessary to limit or modify some menu items and adjust requested delivery time.
To place your order, please review the menu carefully and then e-mail your order utilizing our web-based order form at www.GERLANDAS.COM.
Gerlanda’s Busch Student Center provides catering at the following Facilities:
If you already have confirmed room reservations for your event in any of the above listed facilities, please call (732) 463-1616 and ask to speak to the catering manager who can assist you in ordering catering services for those locations, or just review the ordering guidelines listed below.
All catering orders must be placed in writing via email in order to confirm an event. Please feel free to call with any questions you might have about any of our catering packages.
An estimated number of individuals attending an event is necessary when making a reservation. A final guest count is required three business days prior to the event. This will be the number utilized for billing purposes. In the event that a reduction in numbers is necessary within the final three-day period, we reserve the right to bill at the original guaranteed number. Any cancellation with less than three business days notice may result in a minimum of a 25% cancellation fee. Your event is not confirmed unless you have received a numbered estimate or a numbered invoice detailing your event from one of our facilities.
In the event of inclement weather, we will maintain communication with the client in order to minimize cancellation issues. At a specific time at least 24 hours prior to an event, the client will be notified as to their final opportunity to move forward or cancel an event. Subsequent to that time, cancellation fees up to and including 100% of the invoice may apply.
All catering events will incur a Service and/or Delivery fee whether the event is held in the Student Centers or in a building necessitating any type of delivery. This fee covers delivery, as well as event set up, or breakdown, if necessary, on any event. The minimum order for off-premises delivery is $50.00 Delivery requests will be accommodated whenever and wherever possible. There may be instances when delivery service is not available due to time constraints and/or delivery location.
The Service & Delivery fee is structured as follows: Service & Delivery fees for any catered event valued up to $100.00, on or off campus, will incur a $10.00 service fee. Any catered event valued over $100.00, on or off campus, will incur a service/delivery fee equal to 13% of total invoice.
There may be additional service fees charged based on size and scope of event, event location, and logistical requirements. Clients will be informed in advance of all service fees and charges.
Payment guidelines are as follows: We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Rutgers University purchase orders as well as SABO check requests. Established customers may pay with a personal check.
on-University affiliated clients are required to provide a 50% down payment (based on the estimated # of attendees) when a reservation is booked. The balance is due on the day of the event. Rutgers University Student Groups: University recognized student groups must submit a signed SABO check request when booking an event, or at the latest, when catering services are provided.
University Departments should utilize the “RIAS” system to generate a purchase order upon receipt of an invoice. Please e-mail a copy of the purchase order to confirm your event prior to date of event.
Sales Tax: New Jersey sales tax will be charged when appropriate.
All events are served buffet style, with larger groups having multiple setups to ensure efficient service times. Our menu is designed so that your attendees will receive the appropriate amount of food based upon your contracted bill. Buffets with more than 50 attending may require an attendant for a minimum of 1 hour. If attendants are necessary, the client will be notified in advance of this charge. The charge for an attendant is $30 per attendant per hour. In events held at University Student Centers, buffet setups and dining table logistics are coordinated in advance by the catering manager and the Student Center Professional Staff after consultation with the client. Events held outside the Student centers will require the client to arrange for the proper amount of buffet tables to be available prior to the event for buffet presentation. We do not provide tables as part of our services. Please allow a minimum of one 6’ buffet table for every 20 people attending an event. When ordering coffee service, please allow for access to electrical outlets.
All catering packages which require Sterno fuel and chafing dishes as part of the event shall be subject to a 30-person minimum. This includes Hot Breakfast Buffets, Hot Buffets, Hot & Cold Buffets, and Reception Packages. Additionally, as per university guidelines, any of these events will require the customer to utilize a paid attendant supplied by the Wheatzza Corp. to ensure University safety protocol is observed. More information on this policy is available on request.
All of our catering packages include complete paper service. Plates, napkins, forks, knives, cups straws and necessary condiments are included in menu pricing. White disposable tablecloths are provided on buffet tables and included in the price of catering services. Tablecloths are not provided for dining tables unless specifically requested by the client. White disposable tablecloths for dining tables are available at a cost of $5.00 per cloth. We do not offer linen or china service. Our plates and cutlery are of a high-quality disposable plastic. With advance notice, we can provide color-coordinated paper service at an up-charge.
As part of an overall program designed to provide our clients with the safest food service possible, and in accordance with Rutgers University guidelines, we request that clients not remove any food that requires specific temperature control at the end of a catered event. Additionally, as per University food safety guidelines, all temperature sensitive foods must be removed and discarded no later than 2 hours after initial serving time. These foods may not be re-packaged or served again.
Please notify us in advance of any special requests, so that we may coordinate plans to ensure the success of your event. We do not require deposits on any catering equipment, but we do request your assistance in securing equipment at off-premise functions until we can arrange for pickup.
Our offerings are always prepared fresh, from the finest ingredients. We pride ourselves on presentation, product quality, and dedication to total customer service for our clients. We are always available to consult with you and provide creative input to make your event one to remember. Whenever possible, we would be happy to alter or supplement our menu to meet your needs. Please take a moment to review our catering menu and feel free to call us with any questions.
Coffee Service is $4.50 per person
Business Breakfast is $8.25 per person
Please Note: The Great Start Breakfast does not include Coffee Service
Great Start Breakfast is $7.75 per person
Continental Breakfast is $10.75 per person
Executive Breakfast is $13.25 per person
Orange juice/Apple juice $3.00
Fresh fruit salad $3.75 per person
Bottled water $2.00
Yogurt Parfait $4.75
Box of Joe- Our premium Kobricks coffee in a 96oz “to go” box with all
necessary paper & condiments $25.00
Box of Hot Water & assorted teas – A 96 oz of Hot water with regular and
herbal teas and all the necessary paper & condiments $25.00
All Breakfast Platters are subject to a 10-person minimum. Unless specifically requested, all breakfasts will be comprised of approximately 40% bagels, with the remaining food items divided equally between the other available breakfast foods. On smaller events, food variety may be limited. We would be happy to customize your breakfast selections where possible.
Deli Sandwich Platters are a delicious collection of sandwiches and fresh tortilla wraps made with only the finest ingredients. These sandwiches and wraps are cut, labeled and plattered for a spectacular presentation and convenient serving. To build your own Deli Sandwich Platter, simply start with the standard items listed below and then customize your menu by picking up to any 5 of the sandwiches or wraps from the menu outlined below. When building your sandwiches, we use a variety of fresh kaiser rolls, rye bread, healthy whole wheat, 7 grain bread and Italian bread. Gluten free bread is available upon request. Our wraps are built from the following selections: sun dried tomato, spinach, honey wheat, or a classic white tortilla. Any of your selections can be built on bread or a wrap. Please note that the sandwiches and wraps that are vegetarian are denoted with a “V” following the sandwich name.
Deli Sandwich Platters are $17.50 per person
(10-person minimum for all deli sandwich platters)
Pick any combination up to 5 sandwiches and/or wraps. Events with attendance of 35 or more may pick any combination up to 7 sandwiches and/or wraps. Or if you prefer, let us build your platter choices for you. We would be happy to do so based on our years of experience at customizing platters.
Perfect for working lunches, field trips, etc.
Our boxed lunches are delicious and ready to eat, right out of the box. These incredible sandwiches come complete with all the fixin’s. To build your Boxed Lunch, choose from the choices listed on our Deli Sandwich Platter menu. Or if you prefer, we would be happy to choose for you. We will provide a delicious mix of sandwiches with vegetarian options included. There is a 10-person minimum for all boxed lunch orders.
Boxed Lunch is $13.25 per person
Included in a box lunch are:
Substitute Pasta or Potato Salad for Potato Chips is $14.00 per person
Gerlanda’s offers a wide assortment of Sensational Sandwiches & Signature Wraps. These mouthwatering creations can be found on page 5 and are sure to satisfy your appetite. ENJOY!
What Kind Of Hero Do You Want? You Choose! Build your Hero.
Our delicious foot-long heroes feed approximately 5 people per foot. They begin with freshly baked bread by our own expert baker. Then we tailor your Foot-Long Hero to your specifications with the finest cold cuts and condiments available… unbelievably good. Heroes are available in either 3’, 4’, 5’, or 6’ lengths. 3’ is our minimum order for Foot-Long Heroes. Sandwiches can be built in 1’ increments, using the Deli Sandwich Platter menu as a guideline (previous section).
All Foot-Long Heroes come complete with condiments, lettuce, tomato, pickles and an assortment of potato chips. Beverages can be ordered a la carte. Foot-Long Heroes are $28.00 per foot
A la Carte Items…
Our appetizer platters are prepared to order, in our kitchen. All of these platters are prepared using the freshest ingredients and are beautifully arranged. When applicable, the platters come with an appropriate dipping sauce on the side. Additionally, paper and condiments are included in the listed price.
Our small appetizer platters will serve approximately 10-12 people, while our large platters will serve approximately 15-20. Multiple factors, including time of function and other served entrees should be taken into account when choosing your size and number of platters.
A platter of freshly sliced seasonal fruit. Small $37.50 Large $75.00
A platter of fresh garden vegetables including broccoli, baby carrots, red peppers and cucumbers with a zesty dipping sauce Small $37.50 Large $75.00
Choose any 3 of the following cheeses to complete your platter that will be accompanied by a variety of distinctive crackers and a mustard dip: Swiss, Provolone, Cheddar, Muenster, Smoked Gouda, Mozzarella or Monterey Jack Small $37.50 Large $75.00
A platter of fresh cut garden vegetables including carrots, celery, & peppers accompanied by 2 varieties of store-made Hummus. Small $37.50 Large $75.00
An artfully arranged platter of store-made sun-dried tomato hummus and sliced black olives garnished with sliced banana peppers, served with toasted flatbreads. Small $37.50 Large $75.00
Small $37.50 Large $75.00
A delectable tray of Smoked Ham, Salami, Fresh Mozzarella, Provolone Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers, and Artichoke Hearts drizzled with olive oil, served with sliced Italian bread. Small $40.00 Large $80.00
A medley of fresh vegetables including Artichokes, Marinated Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers, and Grilled Squash. Served with Sliced Fresh Mozzarella and a White Bean Dip with grilled Flatbread on the side. Small $40.00 Large $80.00
Seasonally fresh grilled vegetables including Eggplant, Squash, Peppers, Portobello Mushrooms, & Onions with a Balsamic Vinaigrette, Seasoned Olive Oil & grilled flatbread. Small $40.00 Large $80.00
Our famous finger sandwiches consist of a sampling of miniaturized morsels from our Deli sandwich Platter which can be eaten in one or two bites. Please allow us to build a variety of sandwiches for you or pick any three per platter. These sandwiches are fully garnished and ready to eat. Small $40.00 Large $80.00
If you like sweet desserts, this platter is for you. Start with our store-baked brownies, home style chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies and then add cannolis and eclairs. Finish it off with a colorful assortment of Butter Cookies. Small $37.50 Large $75.00
12oz Coca-Cola Products are $2.00 per person
Dasani Water is $2.00 per person
Try any of these groupings of dessert items for an afternoon break or meeting.
An assortment of Coca-Cola products, Bottled water and a platter of freshly baked home style cookies and brownies are $5.00 per person
Our signature coffee service featuring Kobricks coffee, tea, herbal tea and decaf coffee as well as a platter of freshly baked home style cookies and brownies is $6.50 per person
An assortment of soft drinks, Home style and Butter Cookies, with a variety of store baked Loaf Slices and Brownies as well as single-serve bags of chips and pretzels are $6.50 per person
An assortment of soft drinks, decorative fresh fruit platters, cheese and cracker platters, crudité platters is $11.00 per person
An assortment of soft drinks, our Signature Finger sandwich Platters, cheese & cracker platter and Home style Cookie & Brownie Platters is $11.00 per person
20-Person Minimum for all Break Packages
Our Choice Platter Package is designed to satisfy your appetite with a variety of chilled appetizer platters. All platters are accompanied by dipping sauces where appropriate. Soft drinks, paper service and all condiments are included in the price.
Choice Platter Package Price $17.00 per person
(Pick 4 of the 5 listed below)
A platter of freshly sliced seasonal fruit.
A platter of fresh garden vegetables including broccoli, baby carrots, red peppers and cucumbers with a zesty dipping sauce
Choose any 3 of the following cheeses to complete your platter that will be accompanied by a variety of distinctive crackers and a mustard dip: Swiss, Provolone, Cheddar, Muenster, Smoked Gouda, Mozzarella or Monterey Jack.
An artfully arranged platter of triangular pita wedges surrounding a bowl of store made sun dried tomato hummus and artichoke hearts garnished with sliced banana peppers.
“Sun dried Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella & Roasted Red Peppers Rare Roast Beef with Horseradish Mayo & Red Onion Chicken Cutlet with Pesto Mayo Turkey with Raspberry Chipotle
A variety of 12 oz. Coca Cola Products
Pizza is what has made us famous for over 30 years. Our pizzas are prepared fresh daily, starting with our hand rolled dough, continuing with our superlative combination of tomato sauces and spices, then finished off with our fine shred of mozzarella and fresh innovative topping choices. Our pies are always delivered hot and on time and can be ordered a la carte or you can build a meal package by including salad, dessert and beverages as outlined below. Take a moment to read through our extensive list of imaginative pizzas. For an exciting change, try Wheatzza®, our own innovative brand of whole wheat pizza which offers a fresh, healthy, tasty alternative to our traditional hand tossed dough. We are confident you will find an array of pizzas to suit your needs.
Complimentary paper service is always included with your order.
Cheese Pizza $17.50
Gluten-Free Pizza $17.50
Our famous, thin crust, Neapolitan-style pizza has been a Rutgers tradition for over 30 years. Made with Real Wisconsin mozzarella cheese, and imported Italian tomatoes, this pizza is still made the same way it was 30 years ago, and that’s what keeps it tasting great today…
Available Toppings $2.50 Each Topping
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Roasted Red Peppers
Named for the Queen of Italy. It’s Red (Tomato), White (Fresh Mozzarella) and Green (Fresh Basil)
San Andrea $21.25
Sausage, Fresh Chopped Tomato & Mozzarella
Classic White $21.25
Broccoli Florets, Mushrooms and Chopped Garlic topped with Fresh Chopped Tomato
Spinach Ricotta $21.25
Chopped Spinach with Ricotta, Provolone and Mozzarella Cheese
Cheeseless Vegetable Pizza $21.25
Plum Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Chopped Spinach
Pizza Bianco $21.25
A 3 cheese white pie with Mozzarella, Ricotta and Parmesan
Pizza Tre Colore $21.25
Chopped Spinach, Plum Tomato, Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion & Feta Cheese
Meatball Parm Pizza $21.25
Sliced Meatballs, Plum Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella
4 Seasons $21.25
Chopped Spinach, Cheddar Cheese, Pesto Sauce, Fresh-Chopped Tomato and Ricotta Cheese
Tomato Basil $21.25
Plum Tomato, Pesto Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese
Broccoli 3 Cheese $21.25
Broccoli Florets, Cheddar Cheese, Ricotta and Mozzarella
eta Cheese, Olives, Chopped Spinach, Plum Tomato and Mozzarella
A spicy mix of Corn, Peppers & Onions, Cheddar Cheese and a Fire-Roasted Salsa
4 Cheese $21.25
A white pie with Ricotta, Cheddar, Mozzarella and Provolone Cheese
Roasted Potato & Garlic $21.25
Mozzarella, Roasted Red Potato and Roasted Garlic
Ricotta, Mozzarella with Chopped Pineapple and Ham
Gluten Free Pizza $17.50
Chicken Parmesan $23.75
Chopped Breaded Chicken with Mozzarella and Sauce topped with Parmesan and spices
Chicken Fajita $23.75
A spicy mix of Diced Chicken, Onions & Peppers, Cheddar Cheese
Barbecue Chicken $23.75
Chicken Cutlet marinated in Barbecue sauce topped with Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese
Buffalo Chicken $23.75
Spicy Marinated Chicken, Mozzarella, and Bleu Cheese
Chicken Pesto $23.75
Grilled Chicken, Mozzarella, Pesto, and Chopped Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Smoky Mountain $23.75
Pulled Pork with Barbecue sauce topped with Smoked Mozzarella
Chicken Bacon Ranch $23.75
Breaded Chicken Cutlet with chopped Bacon and Scallions, topped with Ranch Dressing
Chicken Tikka Masala $23.75
Boneless Chicken Cutlet with a Spicy Tikka Masala Sauce
Thick Crust Pizzas Square Sicilian $21.25
Our traditional square shaped thick crust pie
Special Sicilian $25.25
Our round crust Sicilian topped with Sausage, Pepperoni, Peppers & Onions and Mushrooms
Vegetarian Supreme $25.25
Roasted Red Pepper, Mushroom, Roasted Eggplant, Roasted Red Potato and Fresh Garlic
Stuffed Meat Pizza $25.25
Sausage, Pepperoni, Meatball and Mozzarella between 2 layers of dough
Chicago-Style Spinach Pizza $25.25
Spinach, Ricotta & Mozzarella Cheese between 2 layers of dough, topped with Sauce
Pizza Milano $25.25
Chopped Spinach, Bacon, Red Onion over Mozzarella and Sauce
San Gennaro $25.25
Peppers, Onions, Roasted Potatoes and Sausage over Mozzarella and Sauce
Side Order Salads
(There is a 10 person minimum on salad orders)
Our house salad with iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, field greens, garnished with cucumbers and tomatoes. Served with a variety of dressings. $3.75 per person
A classic Caesar salad served with croutons and caesar dressing. $3.75 per person
Clipped leaves of fresh spinach garnished with sliced hard-boiled eggs, red onions & tomatoes. $3.75 per person
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