Catering in Madison Wi


Catering Options

Monona Catering offers a wide variety of menus and services. In addition to delicious, baked-to-order pastries and desserts from our in-house bakery, we offer an extensive published menu with many locally-sourced items near Madison. Our culinary team, led by Chef Shawn McDonald, excels at addressing ethnic menu needs, including Kosher foods and specialty foods hailing from India, Native America, Pakistan, Bolivia, France, Italy and Germany.

Catered Corporate Meetings, Weddings and other Events

Being the exclusive caterer in a LEED Gold Certified facility, Monona Catering works very closely with Monona Terrace to ensure we are meeting or exceeding all of the “green” practices and catering options required of this highly-valued certification. Not only do we offer our clients the ability to provide organic or locally-sustainable products to their guests, but we also practice what we preach by providing our clients with reusable cutlery, glassware and china, linen napkins and tablecloths for meal service, condiments and beverages in bulk when appropriate, recycling as a first priority and the donation of all acceptable leftovers to local food pantries.

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  • Close-up of a salad course with mixed greens, cashew nuts and red peppers, as well as shredded parmesan
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2021 Menu

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2021 Wedding Menu

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Onsite Options

Lake Vista Café

Enjoy sprawling views of Lake Monona and downtown Madison’s cityscape at Lake Vista Café, located in the William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens. It’s the perfect stop for lunch, dinner or happy hour. More information.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am – 7pm
Hours may vary due to inclement weather.


Located in the Grand Terrace on Level 4, the GrandView is only open when large events are in the building. Coffee, soft drinks and light snacks available when open. Call 608.261.4000 for hours and dates of operation.

Self Serve

Coffee/soda/water vending machines, change machine, and ATM are located on Level 4 West near the Gift Shop. An additional soda/water vending machine is located near the restrooms on Level 2 West.