About Us

Three Pillars Catering offers events in UB’s Center for Tomorrow, The Jacobs Executive Development Center (also known as the Butler Mansion), or anywhere else on campus and off. You can choose to have a drop off or full-service event.

Our services include menu planning, event site locations and coordinations, professional event staffing, linens, and event execution. Express Delivery drop off options are purchased by the tray and are perfect for a casual meeting. If you are looking to order by the person with a more upscale feel than our Everyday Events menu may be more suitable for you and your needs. To create customized or formal menus for your upscale event, please see our premier events or contact a catering professional to begin your planning process.

Please contact a catering sales professional if you have further questions or to get registered to begin ordering from our new and expanded website at (716) 645-3496, by using our contact form or by email at ub-catering@buffalo.edu.

Our Green Commitment

Three Pillars Catering & its Parent Company, Campus Dining & Shops (CDS), is a committed Green Partner with the University at Buffalo. Sustainability is a priority for us and we appreciate your support and ideas as we continue to develop a more sustainable company.

Recycling & Waste Reduction

Three Pillars recycle their cooking oil through Buffalo BioDiesel. In cooperation with the university’s Facilities department, we recycle glass and plastic bottles, metal cans, cardboard boxes, office paper and toner cartridges.

Energy & Water Conservation

To conserve on water, spray heads that are used in our kitchen dish rooms to rinse dirty pots, pans and dishes are high efficiency low-flow. This reduces our water usage by more than 50 gal. per minute. We have purchased wind energy certificates to offset the carbon emissions from the power it takes to operate our public websites.

Ecosystem Preservation

Our locations use environmentally friendly dish soaps and cleaning sanitizer. Three Pillars & CDS compost kitchen & post consumer food scraps which produces a soil amendment that is used in landscaping across UB and in community gardens across Western New York. We have composted over 1.5 million lbs. of food scraps and turned it into 600,000 lbs. of soil amendment!

Sustainable Foods

The Pride of New York Program promotes and supports the sale of agricultural products grown and food products processed within New York State. By supporting this initiative, we support local farmers and food manufacturers. It’s a win-win partnership that sustains local business development. These local businesses include: Perry’s Ice Cream, Kreher’s Eggs, Costanzo’s Bakery, Wardynski's Meats, Upstate Farms, Rich’s, Desiderio’s Fruit & Produce, Rosina Foods, Al Cohen’s Bakery and McCullagh Coffee. We are proud to feature locally grown fresh produce from the following farms: Freatman Farms, Robinson Farms, Eden Valley Growers, Piedmonte Farms and Dobbins Orchards. Three Pillars & CDS is proud to have spent $3.9 million in food purchases with local vendors last year. As a local company ourselves, we know the importance of helping our community find and choose local products while building relationships with growers, food artisans, and food manufacturers right here in Western New York.

Sustainable Purchasing

Three Pillars is Polystyrene (Styrofoam) free – using only paper-based tableware, many which are compostable. Stewardship of ocean resources and supporting sustainable aquaculture is critical for long-term viability of our seafood supply. Campus Dining & Shops is dedicated to ensuring that all of the seafood we serve is caught or raised sustainably. Our purchasing standards for fish influence our environmental footprint and send important market signals to manufacturers about the importance of sustainability. We do not use any endangered fish or any type of endangered seafood.