Campus Eateries

Lakehead University Conference Services is pleased to offer all clients access to catering services provided by Classic Fare Catering.

Classic Fare Catering provides for all your catering needs from multi-course catered meals to cafeteria style dining. For your convenience, all arrangements for catering are processed through the Conference Services Department. Conference Services works closely with the catering manager to ensure quality food service is provided for every event.

Main Cafeteria 

The Main Cafeteria is a cash operation service located on the second floor of the University Centre building. The Main Cafeteria is the largest dining facility on campus with variety to match. You have the choice of national brands; Pizza Pizza and Bento Sushi as well as home style meals and quick to go options for individuals on the move.

Click here to visit the Campus Dish website.

Summer Hours of Operation (May - August):

  • Monday - Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m

  • Saturday and Sunday

Academic Year Hours of Operation (September - April):

  • Monday - Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    8:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday
Residence Cafeteria 

Residence Cafeteria/Dining Hall

The Residence Dining Hall is located in the University Centre building on the second floor around the corner of the Main Cafeteria.

Hours of Operation:

Summer Hours (May - August)
Open for group bookings of meal plan options. Please contact Conference Services for details.

Academic Year (September - April)
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Meal Plan

(available for pre-arranged groups only)

  • Meal Plans are ONLY available by ordering through the Conference Services Office

The following rates are for the 2014 summer season and are subject to change yearly. View additional policy information.

  • Breakfast: $7.92/person
  • Lunch: $10.29/person
  • Dinner: $12.87/person

These meals are all you can eat and are based on a 4 week rotating schedule. At every meal a vegetarian option and vegan option is offered. There are drinks (coffee, tea, juice, milk) offered with every meal. All meals are served in our Residence Cafeteria in a buffet style.

Special daily rates can be established for groups of 76 people or more. Please contact Conference Services for details.

Sample Menu

scrambled eggs, ham, french toast, home fries, fresh fruit, cold cereal, home baked muffins, toast

Minestrone soup, hot sausage on a bun, macaroni and cheese, fries/gravy, mixed vegetables, fruit salad, salad bar, assorted cookies

sliced roast beef with Au juice, garlic mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, salad bar, dinner rolls, cherry cheese cake
If you do choose the meal plan option you just need to inform us of the times you would like to eat and advise on any food allergies. We will take care of the rest!

Special and Catered Events 

Savour the exceptional cuisine offered through Classic Fare Catering. Our menus reflect the latest food trends and demonstrate the talents of our in-house culinary team. Whether you select from our suggested menus or have a menu designed to meet your specific needs, Classic Fare Catering will deliver outstanding food and service.

We can provide food venues ranging from a relaxed lounge breakfast to a full service banquet dinner. Our services include:

  • Menu Planning & Special Dietary Needs
  • Service Personnel
  • Linens
  • Rentals & Floral Arrangements
  • Theme Parties & Decor
  • Full China Table Settings

Classic Fare Catering welcomes the opportunity to create personalized menus for any occasion. Prices are guaranteed for a period of 90 days and are subject to change thereafter. The minimum charge for all catering is $25.00. A minimum charge per invoice is $100.00; any amount less than $100.00 must be paid in advance, unless accompanied by a University signed purchase order. Charges over $100.00 dollars may be billed. All prices are subject to 5% Goods & Services and 8% Provincial Sales Tax unless otherwise listed. View additional policy information.

For more information or to book your catering needs, please contact us.

*Content Disclaimer
The information contained within the Food Services section of this website is referenced in part from the Aramark CampusDish website. In the event of discrepancies between a Conference Services webpage and an Aramark webpage, the provisions of Aramark shall prevail.


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Liquor Services

Lakehead University has contracted with ARAMARK Campus Services Ltd., to manage and operate all liquor service activities that fall outside the specific jurisdiction of the Lakehead University Student Union (i.e. The Outpost and The Study). These events - receptions, dinners, special occasions, conference bookings - are to be held in a licensed location on campus - and must be supervised by ARAMARK staff who have been appropriately trained in the serving of alcoholic beverages.

The following provisions apply with respect to the holding of any event on campus that involves the serving of alcoholic beverages:

  1. A request for liquor services must be placed with Conference Services at least 2 weeks before the date of the event. Details on the venue, type of bar, the beverages and food to be offered, numbers attending, etc. will be set out at this time.

  2. Ontario law requires that food be available throughout any function where alcohol is served. "Food" in this context does not constitute snack items such as potato chips, nuts, pretzels, etc. At all events, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages must be available at reasonable cost.

  3. Liquor Services are mandated to operate on a complete cash recovery basis. Any losses encountered in the operation of a bar at a licensed event will be charged back to the organization or group responsible for the function. Specifically, charges will include labour (a minimum of two staff for three hours each), spirits, wine, beer, mix, and incidental supplies. Staff require one hour to set-up prior to service and one hour to clean-up after service. Additionally, a Bar Services fee will be applied for the coordination for the Bar Service.

All employees, patrons, and sponsors, must abide by the prevailing laws relating to the dispensing and consumption of alcohol as set out in the Liquor License Act of Ontario, and ARAMARK is responsible for ensuring compliance with this law, and with the other provisions of the University's Alcohol Policy.


Price Guide (In Canadian Funds)

1 oz  - $4.40
Premium Spirits
1 oz - $5.00
Domestic Beer
12 oz - $3.75
Wine by the Glass
4 oz - $5.00
Wine by the Bottle
750ml -$25.00

All liquor is subject to 13% HST