Palmer Commons

Palmer Commons is pleased to offer a complement of Approved Catering Partners. These providers have exclusive catering rights in our facility. They offer a wide variety of menus and price points designed to accommodate your food and beverage requirements. The caterers were selected based on their dedication to high quality food products, customer service, and safe food service practices. Our Approved Catering Partners work directly with you to fulfill your catering needs.

Make Your Event Zero Waste

zero waste event works to reduce, recycle and compost as much as possible with the goal to achieve as much waste diversion from the landfill as possible. Interest and commitment to composting at campus events is becoming increasingly popular among students, faculty and staff. 

Click the link below to find out how to make your event Zero Waste!

Michigan Catering

Your knowledgeable on-campus catering choice offering hundreds of savory and healthy menu options prepared to your specifications by renowned chefs, and a full-service staff with that insider’s eye at managing events at the University of Michigan. We look forward to working with you to make your breakfast gathering, luncheon, conference or other special occasion a success.

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Cafe To Go


Browse our menu of café favorites, set up your account for shortcode billing and place your order. Or call us at 734-764-3000 to get started. It's that easy.


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Katherine's Catering

It's true, we love what we do. There is no better way to experience a Katherine's event than to be a host or guest, enjoying the warm hospitality of our service staff and our world class culinary creations.

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Pizza House

We've been satisfying U of M Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Ann Arborites for over 20 years by staying true to a simple philosophy: Provide good food and great service...every day! We cater to all event sizes, so whether you're hosting a small group that will require a light lunch or planning a large function and would prefer a catered pizza/pasta buffet, we are ready and anxious to serve.

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Zingerman’s catering specializes in combining the most exciting and flavorful food we could unearth with the unmatched eyes for detail. We get a thrill out of coordinating all aspects of your event. We think your job is to be the gracious host and receive your guests in style.
Call us today.

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Palmer Commons Approved Catering Partners

Katherine's Catering, 734.930.4270
Michigan Catering, 734.764.2142
Pizza House, 734.995.5095
Zingerman's Catering, 734.663.3400



Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Contact Us

The University of Michigan
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218
Phone: 734-615-4444
Fax: 734-764-5267

Our Welcome Desk is located in the Third Floor lobby on the Plaza Level.

We recommend arranging a facility tour with Event Services prior to scheduling your first event with us.